"Panasonic’s 4K player delivers on many levels"
The UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player features our unique chroma processing technology to maximise the beauty of 4K/HDR content, built-in wi-fi with a full smart networking suite that supports 4K streaming, and a 7.1-channel analogue audio output for lifelike surround sound.
- Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K/HDR)
- New HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) Processor
- 7.1ch Analogue Audio Output
- 4K VOD Supported
- Hi-Res Audio Playback including DSD and ALAC music files
- WiFi and Wired Network support
- Backwards compatible with DVD and CD discs
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"On paper, the Panasonic DP-UB820EB looks like quite the prospect. This 4K Blu-ray player borrows much of the picture processing technology that you find in the company's flagship 4K machine, the DP-UB9000, but costs less than half the price."
"If the UB820 can produce a picture of a similar standard and nail the sound part of the equation, we could be looking at quite the home cinema bargain."
Panasonic's 4K PRO HDR model Ultra HD Blu-ray Player features an HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray packed with original imaging technologies for stunning picture quality. The precise colours and HDR reproduction that form the essential elements of Ultra HD are the basis of high-definition images. They bring you a whole new viewing experience that you've never had before.
Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray Players support multiple HDR formats, such as HDR10, which is the standard HDR format for films, and UHD Blu-ray discs. They newly support HDR playback of HDR10+TM dynamic metadata, the next-generation standard. And they are compatible with Dolby VisonTM and Hybrid Log-Gamma. The synergistic effect achieved with Panasonic's original high-quality image technologies enables even more precise image expression.
Tone mapping is used to adjust the brightness level of the content. And even HDR images from ordinary HDR10 and TV footage, which do not support special new formats like HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, provide optimal playback.
Technologies from Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, the base for Blu-ray Disc Research & Development, are applied to Panasonic‘s unique "4K High Precision Chroma Processing." 4K image colour signals (4:2:0) are interpolated into 4K (4:4:4) by a multi-tap chroma process, for natural textures and depth.
This model is designed for high-resolution audio reproduction. In addition to the conventional WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA/AIFF formats, DSD (5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz) and ALAC music files can be reproduced. Simply connect to your home audio system to enjoy music sources equivalent to studio master sound quality.
Because 4K internet video distribution is now supported by content such as Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube, a wide variety of high-quality content is at your fingertips. The high-definition internet video signals are processed by Panasonic's original 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor to achieve crisp, beautiful images.
Panasonic's New Ultra HD Player supports voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. A variety of operations, such as fast forward, pause and play, can be carried out by voice without having to use the remote control.