Originally Posted by mani
I thought HDR tweaking available was same in 820 and 9000. From what I gathered 9000 was much better build quality and more audiophile directed ?
The overall Build-Quality of the UB9000 is way-way-way over the much-much Less-Expensive "Super-Light-Weigh" UB820.
The audio section is Far-Superior on the UB9000, fact, not an opinion.
And as I posted if the end-user is using a projector there really is no choice for the very-best-picture the UB9000.
There is nothing at all wrong with the UB820 and I had that one for something like, maybe, 9-months.
Waiting for the UB9000 to be available to the US market.
In my case I try to keep up on products I actually use in my H/T.
So I was well aware of the Panasonic UB9000 but there was No-Way to purchase it at that time.
I kept a close-eye on the Best Buy local internet site and finally there was the UB9000 actually available.
I contacted my buddy at local Best Buy that is the G/M of the store.
He already knew and recalled that when I got the UB820 I actually wanted the UB9000.
So, when I contacted him and told him I had intentionally saved all packing material as I received the UB820.
Including the plastic bag for the remote that I never even used, plus originally batteries UN-Used etc.
I repacked it exactly as I had received it and he (Ben) let me return it for Full-Credit.
I used that full credit against the actual cost difference on the UB9000.
Seriously, there is No-Way to really compare the 2-units if you see both in person.
Repacked the UB820 .........
Ben holding it for the return .........