Official Panasonic DP-UB820/824 Owner's Thread (No Price Talk) - Page 93 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 4814Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #2761 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 05:51 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bull3964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,507
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 369 Post(s)
Liked: 416
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevyh View Post
No.
Google Netflix Atmos support and you will see what devices do.

Windows 10
Xbox (later version)
Apple TV 4K
And a couple TV's.
This has popped up over and over in this thread. The 820 does in fact support Atmos on netflix. Multiple people in this thread can attest to that.

It honestly annoys me that it does because it's the only device I own that does do Netflix Atmos and it's useless to me without 24hz streaming support.
bull3964 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2762 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 05:52 AM
Member
 
gnicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 13
I apologize if this has been discussed previously.


I'm using an LG B7 with the UB820. If I'm using the HDR Optimizer on the 820, should I also have have tone-mapping enabled on the B7? (i.e. Dynamic Contrast set to Low)


Doing this would seem to add tone-mapping on both ends, and I'm wondering if this is ill-advised for any reason.



Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Greg
gymnos likes this.
gnicks is offline  
post #2763 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
Read the FAQ!
 
Bob Pariseau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 35,201
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5780 Post(s)
Liked: 8251
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnicks View Post
I apologize if this has been discussed previously.


I'm using an LG B7 with the UB820. If I'm using the HDR Optimizer on the 820, should I also have have tone-mapping enabled on the B7? (i.e. Dynamic Contrast set to Low)


Doing this would seem to add tone-mapping on both ends, and I'm wondering if this is ill-advised for any reason.



Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Greg
The reports here recommend keeping BOTH enabled. The Optimizer in the player dynamically tone maps non 1000 nit content to the 1000 nit range and sends that to the TV. The dynamic tone mapping in the B7 then optimizes its presentation of that 1000 nit input.
--Bob
Rudy1, claw, Bytehoven and 3 others like this.

Need personal consultation/training? Or just curious about my Blog? Check out my web site!
Bob Pariseau is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2764 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 08:37 AM
Advanced Member
 
jbrinegar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 339 Post(s)
Liked: 253
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOberhardt View Post
When you say non HDR, do you mean it is BT2020 but no HDR metadata? Or it is 4k rec709?
Its 4k rec 709. Id assume all the non hdr discs are
MOberhardt likes this.

JVC RS2000
Anthem mrx1120//Lumagen Radiance Pro
Klipsch Ref series 7.2.4 setup
Panasonic UB820 //Xbox one X //PS4 Pro // Apple 4k TV
Stewart Filmscreen 135" Cima Neve
jbrinegar is online now  
post #2765 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 08:54 AM
Member
 
Wire Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Burnsville, MN
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I finally got my 820... from BBY. Wow is the picture fantastic on my LG OLED!
Can someone direct me to the page (s) where guys talk about why there is no sound from the HDMI? I have looked at many pages but can't find reference to this.
I have sound through my stereo (RCA) but have the HDMI plugged into the 1 position on my Yami receiver, but no sound, I have the TV plugged into the #3 position but no sound from the 820 either.
Thanks a bunch!

Last edited by Wire Nut; 01-10-2019 at 02:04 PM.
Wire Nut is offline  
post #2766 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 09:47 AM
Member
 
kevyh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdnscg View Post
Anyone in Canada know if the UB820 gets Amazon Prime? I've ordered one weeks ago, Burt still waiting, and curious.
Yes. I received one for Christmas... Netflix, Prime, YouTube. Latest available firmware updated.
kevyh is offline  
post #2767 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 10:29 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
cdnscg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,685
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 586 Post(s)
Liked: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevyh View Post
Yes. I received one for Christmas... Netflix, Prime, YouTube. Latest available firmware updated.
Thanks for the response. I have since received my unit several months ago.
cdnscg is offline  
post #2768 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Gardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post
The reports here recommend keeping BOTH enabled. The Optimizer in the player dynamically tone maps non 1000 nit content to the 1000 nit range and sends that to the TV. The dynamic tone mapping in the B7 then optimizes its presentation of that 1000 nit input.
--Bob
Are these two different kinds of tone mapping? As I understand it, when the 820 Optimizer is on, it takes the static HDR10 metadata encoded into the source and maps it against the highest light output available on the TV set. This optimization means the image on the TV has the widest dynamic range possible for this content given the limits of the set, with no white clipping. In this case, there's a standard on the source material--the HDR10 metadata--that is being mapped onto the set's capabilities.

When the TV set does its dynamic tone mapping, though, the set is making a best-guess calculation on a scene-by-scene basis in which each scene is analyzed for its content and TV-generated changes are made based on that analysis. The analysis and changes may end up with pleasing results, depending on the viewer's preference and the content and the sophistication of the TV's calculations, but the tone-mapping is essentially independent of any metadata introduced into the source content by the color grader. What you get, then, isn't necessarily related to any decisions made by the content creator.

As I understand it, that's why rtings.com says to turn dynamic tone-mapping off on the LG.

As always, I speak under correction!
gymnos likes this.
Gardo is offline  
post #2769 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 04:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Liked: 17
I'm not sure what is going on with the availability of the UB820. I contacted Panasonic and the said it would be "pre-ordered". What is going on with the unit? I started out with oppo-93 for Blu-ray 1080p and the Optoma HD20. It is still a great projector, however, I bought the Optoma UHD60. I first bought the Samsung K8500 which is good and is now in our den. I bought the M8500 with the Optoma UHD60 and the picture is pretty good for a 71 year old man. I got a good deal on the Sony X700, so I bought it as well. I am using a Yamaha Aventage RX-A3070 AVR and the RX-A3010 for an external amp so that I could get 7.2.4 which will blow your ears off. I was looking at the forum and I saw several references to the Panasonic UB820-K and many said it is the best 4K UHD Blu-ray Player. I'm champing at the bit to get one, but I'm not sure where to go. Amazon doesn't show it, but Best Buy does at retail. I would appreciate if I could get some references for sources to buy one. Thanks, bunches for an old tarheel from the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. For those not educated, Tarheels are from the great state of North Carolina.
jdhelaman is offline  
post #2770 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 04:40 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
StevenC56's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,457
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 565 Post(s)
Liked: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdhelaman View Post
I'm not sure what is going on with the availability of the UB820. I contacted Panasonic and the said it would be "pre-ordered". What is going on with the unit? I started out with oppo-93 for Blu-ray 1080p and the Optoma HD20. It is still a great projector, however, I bought the Optoma UHD60. I first bought the Samsung K8500 which is good and is now in our den. I bought the M8500 with the Optoma UHD60 and the picture is pretty good for a 71 year old man. I got a good deal on the Sony X700, so I bought it as well. I am using a Yamaha Aventage RX-A3070 AVR and the RX-A3010 for an external amp so that I could get 7.2.4 which will blow your ears off. I was looking at the forum and I saw several references to the Panasonic UB820-K and many said it is the best 4K UHD Blu-ray Player. I'm champing at the bit to get one, but I'm not sure where to go. Amazon doesn't show it, but Best Buy does at retail. I would appreciate if I could get some references for sources to buy one. Thanks, bunches for an old tarheel from the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. For those not educated, Tarheels are from the great state of North Carolina.
Bought mine from BestBuy.com. Delivered in 2 days. They still have them in stock.

JVC X750R Projector,Yamaha CX-A5200 Pre-Pro, Yamaha RX-Z11 Receiver, (Amps Only) Yamaha MX-D1 Power Amps x 2, Yamaha RX-Z1 (L&R Surround Channel Amp), Oppo BDP-103D BR, Panasonic DP-UB820 UHD, Pioneer Elite CLD-99 LD, Definitive Tech BP7000SC Mains, CLR3000 Center, BPVX Surround Sides&Backs, BPX F&R Presence, Martin Logan Abyss Front L&R Subs/Dynamo L&R Rear Surround Channel Subs, Infinity SSW-210 Center Channel Sub.
StevenC56 is offline  
post #2771 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 05:26 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
healthnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,518
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 922 Post(s)
Liked: 904
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wire Nut View Post
I finally got my 820... from BBY. Wow is the picture fantastic on my LG OLED!

Can someone direct me to the page (s) where guys talk about why there is no sound from the HDMI? I have looked at many pages but can't find reference to this.

I have sound through my stereo (RCA) but have the HDMI plugged into the 1 position on my Yami receiver, but no sound, I have the TV plugged into the #3 position but no sound from the 820 either.

Thanks a bunch!


Congrats on your new player! It sounds like you need to go into the 820 menu and be sure bitstream is enabled under audio. If that doesn’t help, go through all your audio settings and double check all your settings (and make sure volume is at a comfortable level in your receiver)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
healthnut is online now  
post #2772 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 07:20 PM
Advanced Member
 
WOKNROX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SoCal HiDez
Posts: 537
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 298 Post(s)
Liked: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenC56 View Post
Bought mine from BestBuy.com. Delivered in 2 days. They still have them in stock.
Me too... the wife walked into our local BB/Magnolia store last Monday and took it off the shelf.
They had a few..
WOKNROX is online now  
post #2773 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 08:59 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ac388's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 184 Post(s)
Liked: 47
Noted with thanks. Does it mean if I use the SDR/BT2020(Auto) on the 820 for HDR material as Chris recommended on projector, I have to use my initial SDR calibration setting inside my projector, instead of HDR ???



Quote:
Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post

Man see things as they are n say why. I dream of things that never were, n say why not ....... A Perfect PROJECTOR

Last edited by ac388; 01-10-2019 at 11:12 PM.
ac388 is offline  
post #2774 of 5093 Old 01-10-2019, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 275
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 154 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wire Nut View Post
I finally got my 820... from BBY. Wow is the picture fantastic on my LG OLED!
Can someone direct me to the page (s) where guys talk about why there is no sound from the HDMI? I have looked at many pages but can't find reference to this.
I have sound through my stereo (RCA) but have the HDMI plugged into the 1 position on my Yami receiver, but no sound, I have the TV plugged into the #3 position but no sound from the 820 either.
Thanks a bunch!
HDMI audio is cut off if RCA is plugged in.
qoopy is offline  
post #2775 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Member
 
Wire Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Burnsville, MN
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Guys, I must be doing something wrong or have a defective unit. I unplugged the RCA and still have no sound.

Here are my settings
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Audio-settings.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	100.1 KB
ID:	2509304   Click image for larger version

Name:	HDMI-settings.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	106.5 KB
ID:	2509306  
Wire Nut is offline  
post #2776 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 12:11 PM
Member
 
kevyh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkyM View Post
Well, I can confirm that I can't seem to get the Amazon app to do HDR. I'm not even sure its doing UHD. I wonder why they would say that it won't be receiving an update?

I have Dolby Vision turned off on my 820 because my 2016 OLED can't be calibrated in that mode and I don't use it.

But the Netflix app is working great with HDR and Atmos.

Can you post a screenshot showing Atmos on the 820's Netflix app? Officially it's not supported.
kevyh is offline  
post #2777 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Member
 
Wire Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Burnsville, MN
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Got it! In audio I had to set both audio and video to HDMI only.
Al Kuenster likes this.
Wire Nut is offline  
post #2778 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 12:30 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
cdnscg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,685
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 586 Post(s)
Liked: 119
Anyone with a Sony pj find a way to get Netflix in HDR on the UB820?
cdnscg is offline  
post #2779 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Advanced Member
 
WOKNROX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SoCal HiDez
Posts: 537
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 298 Post(s)
Liked: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by ac388 View Post
Noted with thanks. Does it mean if I use the SDR/BT2020(Auto) on the 820 for HDR material as Chris recommended on projector, I have to use my initial SDR calibration setting inside my projector, instead of HDR ???
Not sure what PJ you have but with my JVC pj I set it to...

BT2020
65k
Custom-1 and select 2.4 gamma...

If you don't have any test equipment and are adjusting by eye then you'll want to make them in the PJ.

Hope this helps.
Bytehoven likes this.
WOKNROX is online now  
post #2780 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 07:18 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
claw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: L'Etoile du Nord
Posts: 2,825
Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2212 Post(s)
Liked: 2067
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdnscg View Post
Anyone with a Sony pj find a way to get Netflix in HDR on the UB820?
Don't have a Sony but I believe the issue is that it might not support 4K60 4:2:2. Netflix will not send HDR if the display can only support 4K60 at 4:2:0. I have no idea why the Netflix App behaves this way; 4K60 4:2:0 10-bit is perfectly legal for HDR.

CJ
JVC RS500|LG B7A OLED|Denon X6400H/X4200W|Panasonic UB820|Two Oppo 203|Samsung K8500|Apple TV 4K|HDfury Vertex/Linker/Integral
claw is offline  
post #2781 of 5093 Old 01-11-2019, 07:46 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
claw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: L'Etoile du Nord
Posts: 2,825
Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2212 Post(s)
Liked: 2067
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevyh View Post
Can you post a screenshot showing Atmos on the 820's Netflix app? Officially it's not supported.
Photos of Netflix App and my Denon AVR audio OSD.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CA8412B9-C77C-4CBF-B6E1-8302803DC5C0.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	79.0 KB
ID:	2509608   Click image for larger version

Name:	E1B027DD-6F6A-4B47-B164-C9BFF7A9ECC8.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	41.6 KB
ID:	2509610  
MOberhardt and lizrussspike like this.

CJ
JVC RS500|LG B7A OLED|Denon X6400H/X4200W|Panasonic UB820|Two Oppo 203|Samsung K8500|Apple TV 4K|HDfury Vertex/Linker/Integral
claw is offline  
post #2782 of 5093 Old 01-12-2019, 08:17 AM
Member
 
kevyh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrinegar View Post
Im curious about this too. Even though I get atmos on my apple tv and xbox, Id like it here too so I can use the 820s TM.

Ive never been able to get atmos on netflix or amazon prime, but I know others have said they get atmos with netflix and with Jack Ryan on Amazon. I cant find anything in the players setting to get it to output atmos.
The following devices support Dolby Atmos with Netflix:
Apple TV 4K (requires tvOS 12 or later)
LG OLED TVs (2017 or newer models)
Pixela 4K Smart Tuner.
Sony BRAVIA Android TVs (2018 models)
Windows 10 app (requires Windows 10 RS3 Build 16299 or later)
Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X.

Dolby Atmos on Netflix - Netflix Help Center
kevyh is offline  
post #2783 of 5093 Old 01-12-2019, 09:00 AM
Advanced Member
 
jbrinegar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 339 Post(s)
Liked: 253
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevyh View Post
The following devices support Dolby Atmos with Netflix:
Apple TV 4K (requires tvOS 12 or later)
LG OLED TVs (2017 or newer models)
Pixela 4K Smart Tuner.
Sony BRAVIA Android TVs (2018 models)
Windows 10 app (requires Windows 10 RS3 Build 16299 or later)
Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X.

Dolby Atmos on Netflix - Netflix Help Center
Im perfectly aware of this (possibly outdated) list. It doesn’t change the fact that many people do get atmos on the 820

JVC RS2000
Anthem mrx1120//Lumagen Radiance Pro
Klipsch Ref series 7.2.4 setup
Panasonic UB820 //Xbox one X //PS4 Pro // Apple 4k TV
Stewart Filmscreen 135" Cima Neve
jbrinegar is online now  
post #2784 of 5093 Old 01-12-2019, 10:12 AM
Member
 
Gotdablus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Is there a plan to fix the glitching on 4k content on Amazon prime? Unfortunate that there are only 3 apps and one doesn't work. Also, why no 24p on Netflix content?
Gotdablus is offline  
post #2785 of 5093 Old 01-12-2019, 10:16 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
gadgtfreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bama
Posts: 12,133
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 634 Post(s)
Liked: 5921
I gave up and just my Roku.

XBR65A9G / XBR65A8F
Oppo UDP-203 / Sony X800M2
AVRX6500H / RP-8000F / RP-504C / RP-502S / FV15HP
gadgtfreek is offline  
post #2786 of 5093 Old 01-12-2019, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
ProjectEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 270
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Has anyone had success in setting up Smart Assistant functionality? I am unable to register my player to use through Google Home because the registration site login endlessly says "parameter error, please try again".

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
ProjectEF is offline  
post #2787 of 5093 Old 01-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Member
 
stummala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrinegar View Post
Im perfectly aware of this (possibly outdated) list. It doesn’t change the fact that many people do get atmos on the 820
Yes, many people get Atmos with Netflix and Atmos with Prime Video. However, I've tried every possible combination for weeks to get Atmos with either one. No dice.

The fact is, OFFICIALLY, Atmos is NOT available with Netflix nor Prime Video. The fact that certain individuals get Atmos is the exception and not the rule. Obviously there is some combination of HDCP flag or signaling or something that is activating Atmos with those owners of the UB820 that get Atmos with streaming media.

However, one phone call to Netflix, Panasonic, or Amazon CS will confirm that **OFFICIALLY** the player doesn't support it; and MOST haven't been able to achieve it.

I finally bought a 4K Apple TV and couldn't be happier with the PQ and the Atmos support. Even if Atmos worked for me with Prime Video, the quality of picture sucked...with its stuttering, glitchy playback, etc....and I have gigabit internet with an ethernet connection to the 820.
Hawks07 likes this.
stummala is offline  
post #2788 of 5093 Old 01-13-2019, 09:28 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Ted99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,942
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 939 Post(s)
Liked: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post
Im not sure players and AVR's will get HDMI 2.1 chips this year, and I'd be really hesitant on the displays claiming it first year. They like to pull tricks with specs to be first.
Unless an HDMI 2.1 chip costs the same as an HDMI 2.0b chip, there is absolutely no reason to have one in a current BR player. Our current BR players cannot do 8K, nor is there even any prospect of an 8K physical medium in the offing. If 8K physical media ever appears, I'm sure it will require entirely new hardware and a new player. But, 8K can be sent via streaming and if one is able to access some future 8K stream via the BR player's apps, it would be useful to have an HDMI 2.1 chip. At some point, the HDMI 2.1 chips will become a commodity and there will be no reason one would use a 2.0b chip, even if it were available. That day is not today.

I mention 8K because THAT is the reason for HDMI 2.1. Many other HDMI 2.1 features, such as eARC, can be added to our existing HDMI 2.0b chips by firmware update. Two of my Denon receivers already have this.
Rudy1 likes this.

JVC RS600 Chad-callibrated, 120" 1.3g in Batcave HT, Denon X8500 Polk LSiM703 fronts,
RTi-12 rears, LSiM 706 center, Monitor 40 Heights, Monitor 60 FW, FXiA4 Bi-pole sides,
LSiC top front, Infinity 6" VOG. 4X 12" subs w/mini DSP on sub 1 and nearfield 18" from sub 2.
Ted99 is offline  
post #2789 of 5093 Old 01-13-2019, 09:46 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Nott'm, UK
Posts: 3,316
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 965 Post(s)
Liked: 714
And... if/when 8K arrives in earnest for consumer based products I doubt it will use the HEVC video format. It's more likely to use the forthcoming VVC (Versatile Video Coding) format

Meaning there will be no consumer based 8K products until 2021 at the earliest
645824 likes this.

I SUPPORT 'FAIR USE'. MY MORALS PREVENT ME FROM HELPING ANYONE WHO OBTAINS COPYRIGHTED CONTENT ILLEGITIMATELY
TV: LG 65UH770V | DISC SPINNER: OPPO UDP-203 | STB: VU+ UNO 4K SE
AMPS: 2No Audiolab 8000A, 2No Audiolab M-PWR | SPEAKERS: 4No KEF 103.2, 3No Wharfedale Diamond 10
ISP: Virgin Media @ 100Mbps | NETWORK: 1000Mbps | NAS: DS212+
SeeMoreDigital is online now  
post #2790 of 5093 Old 01-13-2019, 10:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle,WA
Posts: 176
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by stummala View Post
Yes, many people get Atmos with Netflix and Atmos with Prime Video. However, I've tried every possible combination for weeks to get Atmos with either one. No dice.

The fact is, OFFICIALLY, Atmos is NOT available with Netflix nor Prime Video. The fact that certain individuals get Atmos is the exception and not the rule. Obviously there is some combination of HDCP flag or signaling or something that is activating Atmos with those owners of the UB820 that get Atmos with streaming media.

However, one phone call to Netflix, Panasonic, or Amazon CS will confirm that **OFFICIALLY** the player doesn't support it; and MOST haven't been able to achieve it.

I finally bought a 4K Apple TV and couldn't be happier with the PQ and the Atmos support. Even if Atmos worked for me with Prime Video, the quality of picture sucked...with its stuttering, glitchy playback, etc....and I have gigabit internet with an ethernet connection to the 820.
Same thing with me as well. No Atmos with with Netflix and the Amazon app is just garbage, so just gave up and sticking with Apple TV.
Hawks07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Blu-ray Players

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off