I feel this is IMPORTANT info…So much so, I decided to try to get the word out to my fellow HK2288 owners.
SPOILER: Newer Panasonic UB420 DVD player make a huge difference!
I have been generally happy with the performance of my HK2288 and my Sony UBP-X800 disc player,but there have been some glitches including some 4K HRD discs were very difficult to properly display…too dark, faded images, general synch and synch delay issues, all the common issues so many have complained about. Even when I think I’ve got adjustments tuned and synched in, some blue ray 4K HRD titles were annoyingly darker that I thought they should be..
For grins, was scanning the web for any HK228s news.
Came across a recent positive review of our projector;
and buried in that review was mention of the “ Panasonic UB 820 with it’s HRD optimizer” as making a significant difference in the performance of this projector. Little more surfing to find that the UB820 was no less than $400…too much for my blood, after all, wasn’t the Sony UBP-X800 I bought about 2 years ago good enough?
More web research, and I discovered that the newer Panasonic UB 420 has the same “HRD Optimizer” and video processing as it’s big sibling, and at only $150 at Best Buy and other retailers. What the heck?
If there was not major improvement, I could return it, right?
BOTTOM LINE: That “HRD Optimizer” video processing with a specific projector setting work fantastic! This player takes the HK2288 to a new level of picture performance, a quantum step brighter HRD content and fewer synch delays and issues. Standard 4k looks even better, too! WOW! Wish I knew about this Panasonic 4K HRD player earlier! Very glad I got it!