Originally Posted by mhphoto
I have read through most of the threads extensively and my primary question is really about the potential upgrade in sound if any, via HDMI for movies. "if anyone can speak to the difference in movie audio, if any via HDMI between the two players. Is there any change in clarity, dynamics etc!"
I currently have a Pioneer LX500 that I am hoping to decide on in the upcoming week and want any insight I can get into the 9000 as a possible upgrade. I had 2 Panasonic 820's and returned them because they both would not physically load a John Wick bluray disc other players had no issues with. The Pioneeer definetly sounds different than the 820 for movies, the 820 was more immersive, while the Pioneer is more precise. Just trying to get more info before I put all my eggs in the basket. Did anyone notice a change in sound going from their 820 to a 9000?
Thanks for any help
Speaking as nothing more than a layman at best.
No, I didn't notice "Any" audio difference between "Any" of the many-many DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Players.
When I say I didn't notice any audio difference playing the same disc I do mean none !!!
You know just saying this in regards to the audio and someone hearing any appreciable difference I personally would be greatly surprised.
When I'm watching, listening to say either one of the below with the UB820 or the now UB9000 there is No-Noticeable-Audio difference IMHO.
I'll take this further with showing the below hard-disk and all of them I have played with both the Panasonic UB820 and now the UB9000.
No-Audio difference at all to me.
You crank-up my 7.1 (4-Subs) and it is simply Breath-Taking as you are totally enveloped in Sound.
You know this reminds me a little of the members comparing the Laser Projectors.
The very best comment I have ever seen went something like ..........
In reality there really-really is such very-very-small differences in any of the higher-end laser projectors that no normal consumer would ever notice.
I think the same applies to audio with the higher-end DVD, Blu-ray, 4K players.
Is there or could there be some Ultra-Subtle difference ???
Maybe, but once again no consumer would ever be able to tell the difference IMHO.
My UB9000 is HDMI hook-up ..........
Below is how mine is hooked-up for both the UB820 & UB9000 same exact way for both units.