Originally Posted by SubElement
Does anyone know if these new firmware 1.64 and 1.66 actually fix the issues for Midway and Knives Out?
Looks like No. See comments below.
Originally Posted by brianl999
I have to say, I'm getting pretty tired of all the issues I'm having with this player. Last night I tried to watch Birds of Prey, and the 820 wouldn't even load the disc. Can't remember the exact error it popped up, but it never got to the first screen. Of course, the disc worked fine in the Xbox One. I've had issues with the following discs:
Rambo, Last Blood
Ford vs Ferrari - I ended buying a second copy, which actually played fine, but the problematic disc was fine in the Xbox
The Last Skywalker
Maleficent Mistress of Evil
Birds of Prey
I'm possibly forgetting some. All the above played just fine on the Xbox. I usually get blocking artifacts, and if you let it struggle long enough the audio gets _way_ out of sync. Monoprice Certified Premium cables all around.
I also have Knives Out and Midway, but haven't opened them yet as I'm aware of the issues.
Pretty sure it's the player, I did some fairly extensive troubleshooting with Ford vs Ferrari (took the Xbox output cable and used it to connect the player directly to the TV - identical issues). I had chalked the issue up to a bad disc when the second one worked, but I would suggest there's clearly more at play here.
I've reset the player several times. One time it seemed to help, but it just took a bit longer for the artifacts to appear.
I've reached out to Panasonic, and got a boiler plate response.
Sorry, bit of a vent here.
Let's hope we see new firmware soon.
New UB-820 owner. Intrigued by the HDR optimizer, and was hoping maybe it will be better than my buggy (freezing issues) Sony X800M2. Also own the X700.
The player have the 1.64 FW installed.
I happen to have some of the Discs you mentioned and started searching the forum for specific issues on the movies below and curious to see if I will experience the same.
Knives Out in DoVi
freezes for about 5 secs at 2:01.23 mark and then continue to play. this is quite exact scenario for several posters so looks like this is an UB820 issue, since disc plays without issues on my X800M2 and X700.
Midway in DoVi
froze for 5 secs at 0:39.26 mark UB820
this movie froze at 1:57.37 on the X800M2 few times, but OK on UB820 and x700
Birds of Prey - no issues
Rise of Skywalker - not tried yet.
From reading through the thread, it seems that this player will likely be as buggy as my X800M2.
I'm liking the HDR options though for sure. It made watching Blade Runner 2049, much better during the day.