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Title: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 10, 2018, 18:59
Arriving tomorrow. Less than $600 here.

Can’t wait.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on September 10, 2018, 19:17
???
I keep asking Mustafa ppl... they say they never receive any news wor...
Less than $600!!! MAI TU LIAOZ!!!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 11, 2018, 14:00
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180911/116dcc2f96acea8a8174c707a0e96263.jpg)

It’s here!!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on September 11, 2018, 15:17
WahLauEhh... Brudder DH sibeh potong steam!!! This model Australia/NZ model... :(
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 11, 2018, 16:00
Can claim GST back some more
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Audio on September 11, 2018, 16:28
It wouldn't do any better than the Oppo 205....tsk tsk.

(Audio)
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: FookLai on September 11, 2018, 16:58
Still using a non HDR projector, how is this player fare in HDR to SDR mapping?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: dsj88 on September 11, 2018, 17:34
Hi DH. Where in Oz did you get this from? You bought with an ABN? How does this compare with the 900 which I have.  I also have the Sony X800 but Sony no fight when I did AB.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: DJQ on September 11, 2018, 17:36
It wouldn't do any better than the Oppo 205....tsk tsk.

(Audio)
haha eventually someone will do better than 205....
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 11, 2018, 19:41
There are reports the new processing on the 820 is better than the Oppo.

First impressions are good.

I just watched a few critical scenes from Black Panther UHD and there seems less of that black crush. The video settings allow you to set the display to a low luminance TV or projector and that seems to be the reason for the difference.

And yes it is better than the Oppo. Picture appears sharper too.

Compared to the the 900, it does
A. Dolby Vision
B. HDR10+
C. Better tone mapping
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Vinylfan on September 11, 2018, 19:45
There are reports the new processing on the 820 is better than the Oppo.

First impressions are good.

I just watched a few critical scenes from Black Panther UHD and there seems less of that black crush. The video settings allow you to set the display to a low luminance TV or projector and that seems to be the reason for the difference.

And yes it is better than the Oppo. Picture appears sharper too.

Compared to the the 900, it does
A. Dolby Vision
B. HDR10+
C. Better tone mapping

Sounds very promising.


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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: sevenz on September 11, 2018, 20:45
There are reports the new processing on the 820 is better than the Oppo.

First impressions are good.

I just watched a few critical scenes from Black Panther UHD and there seems less of that black crush. The video settings allow you to set the display to a low luminance TV or projector and that seems to be the reason for the difference.

And yes it is better than the Oppo. Picture appears sharper too.

Compared to the the 900, it does
A. Dolby Vision
B. HDR10+
C. Better tone mapping

Sounds like a potential replacement for our OPPOs in time to come.

Thanks DH for this! :)
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on September 11, 2018, 22:32
A "budget entry model" that gives a punch to Oppo on the chin!!!
If this can do so good... We betul betul cannot imagine when UB9000 gets launched!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on September 11, 2018, 22:41
There are reports the new processing on the 820 is better than the Oppo.

First impressions are good.

I just watched a few critical scenes from Black Panther UHD and there seems less of that black crush. The video settings allow you to set the display to a low luminance TV or projector and that seems to be the reason for the difference.

And yes it is better than the Oppo. Picture appears sharper too.

Compared to the the 900, it does
A. Dolby Vision
B. HDR10+
C. Better tone mapping


This is always a welcome sight!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: DJQ on September 11, 2018, 23:00
That's good news. Heheh.  ;D
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2018, 00:14
From AVS

Quote from: jbrinegar;56790622
Here are my settings that I like to use:

UB820:  SDR2020, HDR optimizer on, slider to +2

885:  Laser at 80, D65, Gamma 2.4, BT2020,  tune brighness and contrast with masciola disc (For me with masciola i get brightness on 50, contrast on max)

Youll get nice bright images. The HDR optimizer on in the SDR2020 setting will tone map according to each disc metadata.  I think it works great.  Much better details in dark scenes, and no clipping in the extra bright scenes (I can finally see the minister of magics face in harry potter goblet of fire quidditch scene).   I just wish it had an HDMI input like oppo.




Will try it out tomorrow.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: denon2311 on September 12, 2018, 08:30
What is the DAC used? Is there any App will work with the player



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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2018, 08:34
I use it only as a Transport. It’s not going to replace my other audio transports.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2018, 17:45
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180912/adb348e63c78676ce1c0419deae53f25.jpg)
Almost the same dimensions.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180912/e16f03b8a611a92022c416db13342a43.jpg)

Rear missing dedicated stereo out and coax out.

New firmware is out already. Wasn’t there yesterday.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 12, 2018, 18:07
Holee crap

Just hooked the 820 to my ZD9, enabled Dolby Vision and set display to high luminance display.

Then plonked in Black Panther. So much shadow detail. I swear a lot of it was missing in the 900 before.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on September 12, 2018, 20:17
Holee crap

Just hooked the 820 to my ZD9, enabled Dolby Vision and set display to high luminance display.

Then plonked in Black Panther. So much shadow detail. I swear a lot of it was missing in the 900 before.

Nice!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 14, 2018, 19:25
Tonight I decided to take the Oppo 203 out of the projector set up and replaced it with the 820.

And I used this setting

“Here are my settings that I like to use:

UB820: SDR2020, HDR optimizer on, slider to +2

885: Laser at 80, D65, Gamma 2.4, BT2020, tune brighness and contrast with masciola disc (For me with masciola i get brightness on 50, contrast on max)

Youll get nice bright images. The HDR optimizer on in the SDR2020 setting will tone map according to each disc metadata. I think it works great. Much better details in dark scenes, and no clipping in the extra bright scenes (I can finally see the minister of magics face in harry potter goblet of fire quidditch scene). I just wish it had an HDMI input like oppo.”

DAMN. After marveling at how good Black Panther looked on the ZD9 with Dolby Vision I had despaired at getting this title to work with projectors.

But with this new setting the terribly washed out scenes with the 760ES previously now look actually watchable.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on September 16, 2018, 06:18
Haizzz... Can see cannot buy...
https://www.videopro.com.au/p-11950-panasonic-dpub820gnk-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player.aspx

In few days time going to Melbourne liaoz... but Melbourne JBHiFi only carries UB420 nia...
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on September 16, 2018, 07:36
binglee might have a few
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: eggz on September 21, 2018, 14:21
Holee crap

Just hooked the 820 to my ZD9, enabled Dolby Vision and set display to high luminance display.

Then plonked in Black Panther. So much shadow detail. I swear a lot of it was missing in the 900 before.

So this player supports the low latency DV profile that the Z9D requires? Sooooo tempting!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: dsj88 on September 24, 2018, 17:51
If anyone in QLD or can arrange shipping here. $478 using PHOME20 code.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Panasonic-DPUB820GNK-Ultra-HD-Blu-Ray-Player/323463906161
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Vinylfan on September 24, 2018, 18:21
Is it available in SG yet?


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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on November 12, 2018, 12:06
I think for UB-820... we may have to order from elsewhere liaoz...
https://www.conrad.com/ce/en/product/1694516/UHD-Blu-ray-player-Panasonic-DP-UB824-4K-upscaling-Wi-Fi-Smart-TV-Amazon-Alexa-support-Google-Assistant-support-Blac?ref=list#emptylink
...locked to region 2 on DVD playback...
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: FookLai on November 14, 2018, 21:27
My pioneer bd 350 LCD screen just died. Going to need a uhd player which occasionally playing some Blu-ray gotten from JB. Anyone know if ub820 suffer from cineavia issue?

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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on November 15, 2018, 13:25
Depending on where u brought from... It's locked to the specific region it is sold.
BluRay region hack can be possible every time u put a disc in and execute a small pause in process. DVD wise... So far... There wasn't any mention.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on November 15, 2018, 19:21
Lagi budget friendly compare to CONRAD
https://www.sotel.de/index.php?cl=details&cnid=1483&anid=1000517036&listtype=list&&lang=1
with euro tax 420!!!

Ships to SG!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on November 16, 2018, 10:27
Take advantage of the low X-rates as much as possible. When u r going to Perth for holiday...
https://www.westcoasthifi.com.au/product/panasonic-dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player/
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: FookLai on November 25, 2018, 20:48
Anyone gotten any better deal for black Friday or cyber Monday for this player?

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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: FookLai on November 25, 2018, 20:52
Take advantage of the low X-rates as much as possible. When u r going to Perth for holiday...
https://www.westcoasthifi.com.au/product/panasonic-dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player/
Anyway to ship this back from Australia to Singapore?

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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on November 25, 2018, 22:27
Hand carry lo... Most of the Australian etailers I see... Don't do export. Except JBHiFi. But they to date, don't carry UB820.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on November 26, 2018, 09:37
I believe 820/9000 are specialists only. But you can get the 420 and lower models in JB and Harvey.

Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on November 30, 2018, 11:03
Arriving tomorrow. Less than $600 here.

Can’t wait.
I think buy from Australia is more economical than ordering from Germany liaoz... I tried to place an order from SOTEL.de above... thru PAYPAL after conversion it's close to $700!!! At least Australian price @ $600 can get additional tax claim some more!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Vinylfan on November 30, 2018, 21:43
I think buy from Australia is more economical than ordering from Germany liaoz... I tried to place an order from SOTEL.de above... thru PAYPAL after conversion it's close to $700!!! At least Australian price @ $600 can get additional tax claim some more!
Aussies used to come here to buy electronics at Sim Lim square. Now we have to buy from them.


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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on December 12, 2018, 11:46
UB820 hv this mosquito noise reduction!
(https://www.valueelectronics.com/images/albums/NewAlbum_4039b/tn_480_b54433968f024e67ce2d78f1a39647da.jpg.png)
https://www.valueelectronics.com/Panasonic_UB820.php

What's this mosquito noise reduction?
(https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_images/_MSQNOIS.JPG)
The arrow part.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: ncw on January 16, 2019, 07:13
Anybody using Panasonic ub820 from US?Is it multi voltage?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Jose on January 16, 2019, 09:16
I'm interested in the player too. Where are you getting it?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 16, 2019, 12:06
Why US?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/panasonic-dp-ub820-streaming-4k-ultra-hd-hi-res-audio-wi-fi-built-in-blu-ray-player-black/6278202.p?skuId=6278202&intl=nosplash

US$499

https://www.westcoasthifi.com.au/product/panasonic-dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player/
A$549
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on January 16, 2019, 12:13
It seems logical to buy U.S sets as most of our regular HDBD releases are same region as U.S mah... since no one cares about DVD compatibility anymore.

WestCost HiFi... international shipping doesn't seems to be available. Plus, it's locked to B zone for HDBD.
https://www.westcoasthifi.com.au/shipping-returns-policy/
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on January 16, 2019, 12:16
Panasonic SG hv Home-Entertainment section rebooted liaoz... now waiting for MAGIC to happen!!!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on January 16, 2019, 20:28
When is this player coming to Singapore? I'm going to test it with my new upcoming projector, the JVC N7.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 16, 2019, 23:07
A. A lot of recent movies on FHD BDs are region free

B. Who watches BD when got UHD and can get cheap player for region free
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 17, 2019, 08:28
Buy UHD player to play FHD facepalm
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on January 17, 2019, 08:37
Buy UHD player to play FHD facepalm
for me is using separate FHD player to play regular BDs lah... UHD is like modern "mini laserdisc" where no region coding is a major concern.

However, different individuals hv different "ideological" setups. Some goes separate gears for different purpose, some looks for minimalistic setups.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on January 17, 2019, 09:04
Everything I play these days are UHD discs.

Or streaming.

FWIW I had a region B locked Oppo 203 before and playing a number of Region A discs I imported from Amazon and they all played fine. I think most companies relaxed the region coding towards the end.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: kikoman on January 17, 2019, 10:34
Same here DH. I fully agreed on your last few posts. After going into UHD, I never turn back to FHD.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: matix on January 24, 2019, 11:31
for me is using separate FHD player to play regular BDs lah... UHD is like modern "mini laserdisc" where no region coding is a major concern.

However, different individuals hv different "ideological" setups. Some goes separate gears for different purpose, some looks for minimalistic setups.

Same here.  I have many FHD musicals and concerts which I won't double dip to get UHD.  Has anyone got a set from US? 
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on January 24, 2019, 22:42
Same here.  I have many FHD musicals and concerts which I won't double dip to get UHD.  Has anyone got a set from US? 

I'm on the verge of placing an order from US. At this moment, Panasonic Singapore has not announcement on the UB-820 availability.
 
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Vinylfan on January 26, 2019, 20:42
How does this compare with Panasonic 9000?


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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on February 10, 2019, 16:13
Bro Doggie, any "more" comments you like to make after using the UB820? especially the HDR Optimizer feature. Good, great?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on March 28, 2019, 18:23
New firmware available. Finally hitting the Info panel button twice can bring up the metadata details on the media disc itself (previously only available in UB-9000)

https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/bd/download/ub420/ub420_us.html



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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 28, 2019, 18:51
Bro Doggie, any "more" comments you like to make after using the UB820? especially the HDR Optimizer feature. Good, great?

I’ve been using it at work with a Benq W1700. Gonna test it with the W2700 and W5700 next.

Definitely a lot of pop with the Benq W1700
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on March 28, 2019, 19:38
I’ve been using it at work with a Benq W1700. Gonna test it with the W2700 and W5700 next.

Definitely a lot of pop with the Benq W1700

Thanks for sharing. Never use it in your SONY VW760ES?


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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 28, 2019, 19:52
The main issue is that when I watch Netflix or Amazon Prime on the AppleTV, can’t use the HDR Optimizer. Maybe I’ll try the Panasonic app. But they were pretty dismal before.

I have been watching more of Amazon and Netflix.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on March 28, 2019, 20:01
The main issue is that when I watch Netflix or Amazon Prime on the AppleTV, can’t use the HDR Optimizer. Maybe I’ll try the Panasonic app. But they were pretty dismal before.

I have been watching more of Amazon and Netflix.

Yes, both Youtube and the Netflix app will utilize the HDR Optimiser but I agreed with you that the built in apps is pretty dismal. I probably won't use it as well. LoL...Panasonic is like Pioneer, they don't really care about their user interface and their apps. If that is the case, they should be like Oppo - stick to what it does best - video and music...nothing else.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on March 28, 2019, 20:33
Is the Dolby Vision big still present on the built in apps?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on March 28, 2019, 20:44
Is the Dolby Vision big still present on the built in apps?

My UB-420 doesn’t have DV. So I dunno.


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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 05, 2019, 13:16
For those whom are going to Canada for trip, and wanna bring back a "souvenir"...
https://baybloorradio.com/tv/blu-ray-players/panasonic-dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player?sort=p.price&order=DESC
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 14, 2019, 13:00
while Australian E-tailers are concerned abt shipping overseas, the Germans are more willing to sell overseas.

From Conrad, €432.50+€42(shipping)
https://www.conrad.com/p/uhd-blu-ray-player-panasonic-dp-ub824-4k-upscaling-wi-fi-smart-tv-amazon-alexa-support-google-assistant-support-blac-1694516

From Sotel, €414+€45(shipping)
https://www.sotel.de/en/TV-Heimkino/DVD-Blu-ray-Player-Recorder/BluRay-Player/Panasonic-DP-UB824EGK-Blu-Ray-player-Black.html
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: petetherock on April 14, 2019, 13:17
while Australian E-tailers are concerned abt shipping overseas, the Germans are more willing to sell overseas.

From Conrad, €432.50+€42(shipping)
https://www.conrad.com/p/uhd-blu-ray-player-panasonic-dp-ub824-4k-upscaling-wi-fi-smart-tv-amazon-alexa-support-google-assistant-support-blac-1694516

From Sotel, €414+€45(shipping)
https://www.sotel.de/en/TV-Heimkino/DVD-Blu-ray-Player-Recorder/BluRay-Player/Panasonic-DP-UB824EGK-Blu-Ray-player-Black.html
$$$
I offered to carry the 820 back for you from Oz last month..
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 14, 2019, 13:35
Hee... Thx.
Still waiting to get my cables for the discrete channels to be ready. As well as searching for ways to make the device to be multicode for DVD play...
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 14, 2019, 17:08
http://www.youtube.com/v/GaCX8SaFPtk&fs=1
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 24, 2019, 11:59
Buy from German E-tailers, DVD not multi-region hacked.

Buy from Brits...
UB820
https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Panasonic-DP-UB820-DVD-MultiRegion-4K-UHD-Player-with-Sicario-2-Soldado/292843131944?hash=item442ecf9428:g:~~IAAOSwTxhcAp33
...@ $25 extra($725 ttl inclusive of shipping), not only you get region unlocked set, also a free UHD disk!

UB9000
https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Panasonic-DP-UB9000-DVD-MultiRegion-4K-UHD-Player-with-Sicario-2-Soldado/113415178738?hash=item1a681249f2:g:YjYAAOSwxPNcArvH
...@ $1660 ttl inclusive of shipping, you get free disk also with DVD multi-region hacked!
SOTEL Germany sells $1736 with shipping inclusive... not region hacked.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 24, 2019, 12:11
For those going to Queensland for holiday trip, and wanna bring back a "souvenior"...
UB820
https://www.videopro.com.au/p-11950-panasonic-dpub820gnk-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player.aspx
UB9000
https://www.videopro.com.au/p-12100-panasonic-dpub9000gnk-uhd-blu-ray-player.aspx
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: dsj88 on April 24, 2019, 13:49
If you buy from their eBay site you get 20% off. Use code PCLICK
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 24, 2019, 13:55
(https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/GiwAAOSwC8Zcv6cb/s-l1200.jpg)
Although they have a page... but no listings of products for sale ley...
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: dsj88 on April 24, 2019, 15:59
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Panasonic-DPUB820GNK-Ultra-HD-Blu-Ray-Player/323463906161?hash=item4b4ff38371:g:0oIAAOSwOkxbqEoE
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: sevenz on April 24, 2019, 16:46
Buy from Brits...
UB820
https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Panasonic-DP-UB820-DVD-MultiRegion-4K-UHD-Player-with-Sicario-2-Soldado/292843131944?hash=item442ecf9428:g:~~IAAOSwTxhcAp33
...@ $25 extra($725 ttl inclusive of shipping), not only you get region unlocked set, also a free UHD disk!


Wah, thanks for this bro. Do u know if they ship to SG?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 24, 2019, 17:10
According to their eBay page... when u click onto the shipping details, it will display according to your browser location the shipping quotes. That's why i did the calculation and comes out to total of SGD$725 after factoring the x-rates.

If u have the SCICARO2 UHD disk and u want other titles, click the "seller's other item" @ the right side of the page, they have other bundles available.
https://www.ebay.com.sg/sch/TV-Video-Home-Audio/32852/m.html?item=292843131944&hash=item442ecf9428%3Ag%3A%7E%7EIAAOSwTxhcAp33&LH_BIN=1&_ssn=tps1996&_sop=2

If you opt for the plain player only, cheaper, but note that the model is not region hacked for DVD play.
https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Panasonic-DP-UB820EBK-Native-4K-UHD-Player-1m-SlimHDMI-Premium-Certified-Cable/113319459902?hash=item1a625dbc3e:g:N2QAAOSwvv1byfNz
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 24, 2019, 17:28
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fwsAAOSwR9pbKOtp/s-l1600.jpg)
Quote
Item specifics
Condition:    
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read more
about the condition
   Type:    Blu-ray Player
Manufacturer warranty:    1 year    Built-In Combo Features:    Internet/Media Streamer
Features:    4K, Built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet Input, Upscaling, USB Input    Brand:    Panasonic
Custom Bundle:    Yes    Model:    DP-UB820
Playable Disc Formats:    Blu-ray, CD, DVD    MPN:    DP-UB820EB-K
Audio/Video Outputs:    Analog Audio, HDMI    Region Code:    DVD: 0/All
Colour:    Black    EAN:    0635341450827
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: jonlee on April 24, 2019, 19:48
Buy from German E-tailers, DVD not multi-region hacked.

Buy from Brits...
UB820
https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Panasonic-DP-UB820-DVD-MultiRegion-4K-UHD-Player-with-Sicario-2-Soldado/292843131944?hash=item442ecf9428:g:~~IAAOSwTxhcAp33
...@ $25 extra($725 ttl inclusive of shipping), not only you get region unlocked set, also a free UHD disk!

UB9000
https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Panasonic-DP-UB9000-DVD-MultiRegion-4K-UHD-Player-with-Sicario-2-Soldado/113415178738?hash=item1a681249f2:g:YjYAAOSwxPNcArvH
...@ $1660 ttl inclusive of shipping, you get free disk also with DVD multi-region hacked!
SOTEL Germany sells $1736 with shipping inclusive... not region hacked.

The multi code is only for DVD.  UK BD is different from US/HK/SG leh!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 24, 2019, 20:07
aiyoh。。。U comparing major marques against small makers like OPPO n Laser Australia mehh。。。where one can jailbreak thru firmware update,n the latter comes by default n not uhd as well?
BD play hack can be achieved thru “stop,top menu” method. DVD wise only Philips/Funai players can be achievable。Samsung wise is hit or misses。LG only with non U'h'd models。
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on April 30, 2019, 15:32
Quote
From Mr. Zohn:

For projector owners the UB9000 will be a nice advantage in HDR performance vs. the UB820 as the UB9000 has two projector HDR Optimizer selections, 350Nit and 500Nit tone mapping.  The UB820 only has the 500Nit mode for projectors.

Other advantages of the UB9000 is the overall premium design and build quality as well as the better 2-channel analog DACs.

Here’s the list of UB9000 advantages over the UB820:

    Better 2-channel audio DACs and the balanced XLR audio ports and of course the premium build quality.
    The UB9000 has one extra projector HDR Optimizer mode, so you get “Projector Basic Luminance” that tone maps to 350Nits and the “Projector High Luminance” that maps HDR to 500Nits.  The UB820 only have the 500Nit Projector High Luminance mode.

    The UB9000 has a nice full sized backlit remote control with direct access buttons to select the HDR mode and other useful hard buttons.

    The UB9000 has a second very detailed information status screen that displays all of the technical information on how the disc was mastered.  The UB820 just has one basic information screen.

    The separated, shielded and dedicated circuits and power supplies for the audio and video circuits help to isolate signal noise from cross polluting the adjacent circuits.

    JVC put out a press release announcing the collaboration between JVC and Panasonic with two new firmware updates that add Custom 5 and 6 modes when JVC's 2019 NX5, NX7 or NX9 projectors are connected to the UB9000.  The new custom modes will extract all of the color gamut detail at every luminance level, all of the HDR tonal details while perfectly following the PQ EOTF curve.

Robert Zohn
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/a-few-words-about-%E2%84%A2-hdr-and-the-new-panasonic-9000-in-4k-uhd-blu-ray.361799/
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on May 09, 2019, 15:27
Owners of UB820 be careful of the hiccups that HTF member faced on the latest 4K UHD release of Black Hawk Down!
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/a-few-words-about-%E2%84%A2-black-hawk-down-in-4k-uhd-blu-ray.361914/
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: comfortablynumb on May 11, 2019, 14:46
JB Hifi selling UB820 now but no oversea shipping
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on May 11, 2019, 15:28
australian etailers mostly don't ship overseas
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: ncw on May 11, 2019, 16:24
You can buy from B&H Photo from US and 1 outlet.sg.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: otomato on May 17, 2019, 15:18
are there any chances if Mustaffa carry this player?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on May 17, 2019, 15:25
Panasonic no bring in... no local stock supply.
Parallel... so far no sound in the market.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on May 24, 2019, 21:30
https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/tv-and-audio/audio/blu-ray-and-home-theatre/dvd-and-blu-ray-players/panasonic-4k-uhd-blu-ray-player-en-4.html

NZ's price
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Chowbotak on June 10, 2019, 20:59
So can the Aussie and NZ 820s play non 4k bds? I aldy have 3 bd players, one to play region B, please don't ask me to buy this just to play 4k discs  :(
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 10, 2019, 22:07
U can skip this Aussie set if U wanna go local. LG,Samsung,Sony are locked under region A locally。
But if ur setup is projection based。。。Aussie/Europe/UK set with FHDBD play locked @ region B is the only way for U to experience DV optimizer。
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 11, 2019, 17:18
Finally found one German E-tailer that ships PANASONIC UB9000* @ competitive price that ships to SG, with German TAX removal...
http://hidden-audio.de/index.php/panasonic-dp-ub9004-uhd-blu-ray-player-4k-hdr.html
Total under SGD$1.4k shipped.
*Region locked @ FHDBD-B/DVD-2
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Count on June 11, 2019, 17:56
In Australia now and thinking of picking up the 820. So no way around region lock for blu ray?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 11, 2019, 18:13
FHDBD region lock is not easy to break. Australian retailers seems to be selling region B locked sets.
For Panasonic players, the only way is to go by "hack per play" method with "Stop, Top Menu" hack as previously mentioned.

Apollo HiFi in Sydney hv DVD region free set... but not UB820 & FHDBD region free as well...
https://www.apollohifi.com.au/visual/blu-ray-players-recorders/panasonic-dp-ub9000.html
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 11, 2019, 20:12
Across the English channel,Brit E-tailer sells the UB9000 at the roughly same price as the German with roughly $25 difference,with the addition of multi-region capability for DVD play.
https://www.audiocomav.co.uk/4k-uhd-blu-ray-players/631-panasonic-dp-ub9000ebk.html
Total around SGD$1.41k(+/-$25 depending on x-rates)  shipped.
*Region locked @ FHDBD-B/DVD-all
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Chowbotak on June 11, 2019, 20:43
Finally found one German E-tailer that ships PANASONIC UB9000* @ competitive price that ships to SG, with German TAX removal...
http://hidden-audio.de/index.php/panasonic-dp-ub9004-uhd-blu-ray-player-4k-hdr.html
Total under SGD$1.4k shipped.
*Region locked @ FHDBD-B/DVD-2

Wow good price! If only it's region A!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 11, 2019, 20:51
if U want multi region on FHDBD,go to the Brit‘s etailer which i linked to their Pioneer LX500 offering. However,i couldn't guarantee on their hacking stability as it's known that any updates will factory reset the machine to it's original specified zone。
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Chowbotak on June 11, 2019, 21:40
Yup I saw your post there bro. Hmm tat means if I buy I shouldn't do any updates?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 11, 2019, 22:34
best to read other forum owners‘ response about the updatesla... today‘s new generation chipsets seems to be the culprit。
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 13, 2019, 02:53
Whoever now @ Melbourne, this HiFi shop is having offer on these 2 models
UB820 @ AUD$527
https://klappav.com.au/collections/specials/products/dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player
UB9000 @ AUD$1449
https://klappav.com.au/collections/specials/products/panasonic-dmp-ub9000-4kcoming-december

both models region locked @ FHDBD-B/ DVD-2
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Count on June 14, 2019, 17:21
Whoever now @ Melbourne, this HiFi shop is having offer on these 2 models
UB820 @ AUD$527
https://klappav.com.au/collections/specials/products/dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player
UB9000 @ AUD$1449
https://klappav.com.au/collections/specials/products/panasonic-dmp-ub9000-4kcoming-december

both models region locked @ FHDBD-B/ DVD-2

Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 14, 2019, 18:36
Whoever now @ in UK, these HiFi shop is having offer on these 2 models
UB820 @ GBP289(priced VAT inclusive, not available for export)
https://www.hughes.co.uk/product/tv-and-entertainment/dvd-blu-ray-and-homecinema/blu-ray-players/panasonic/dpub820ebk?c=850

UB820 @ GBP295(priced VAT inclusive, available for export-read below)
https://www.tps.uk.com/?tab_name=Panasonic&tab_id=52&choice_name=4K_Ultra_HD&choice_id=238&product_group_id=295&product_name=Panasonic_DP-UB820_4K_Ultra_HD_Blu-ray_Player_-_DP-UB820EBK&product_id=4230&choice_type=1

both models region locked @ FHDBD-B/ DVD-2*
TPS UK(eBay seller) offers DVD-play region hacked sets @ GBP349 with chargeable courier price to SG, lower than eBay charge estimates.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: sas_aaron on June 18, 2019, 13:36
hi i plan to import from USA or UK.

is there international warranty and how long?

what happens if the player got problem? will Panasonic Singapore entertain?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 18, 2019, 14:14
Typically most of the consumer electronics do not carry international warranty unless the selling country agent provides such warranty with limitation.
For example, Philips Singapore selling TVs with International warranty that thru Mustafa, is viable for warranty claim in India.

In another thread, other bros shared that Pioneer players bought from overseas can be serviced in SG Pioneer, but with some nominal charges. So... it's best if u can check with Panasonic SG on such serviceability.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Cubacuba on June 19, 2019, 00:18
https://youtu.be/RvJc6vwCcM8

https://youtu.be/ZZC1-B-kh1o
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Count on June 22, 2019, 09:07
Grabbed a player in Melbourne. Got tax refund somemore. Can't wait to set it up with the JVC NX7 for 4K/HDR playback.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: YANG on June 22, 2019, 13:59
from Sydney?Melbourne?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Count on June 22, 2019, 17:08
from Sydney?Melbourne?

Melbourne.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: desray on July 26, 2019, 20:07
New firmware ver 1.60 avail.

https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/bd/download/ub420/ub420_euro.html




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Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: jeffong on August 10, 2019, 16:08
Quite tempted to order one from Amazon US for US$499.  Anyone done it yet?
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: ncw on August 10, 2019, 16:30
Amazon previously was sell only US449.99,if you want to buy,better wait for the price to drop again.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: jeffong on August 10, 2019, 17:45
Thanks bro.. will watch out for it
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: ncw on August 18, 2019, 15:47
Thanks bro.. will watch out for it
Amazon price drop to 449.95 today.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: wcseow on August 18, 2019, 23:19
Amazon price drop to 449.95 today.

Maybe buy from Aus better?
With the low exchange rate
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 19, 2019, 06:16
What I’ve been saying all along.

Who cares about region free BD playback anymore.

I have old Oppos for that. Plus a lot of my region A discs play on the Aus Panny too.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: StephenBishop on August 19, 2019, 12:55
What I’ve been saying all along.

Who cares about region free BD playback anymore.

I have old Oppos for that. Plus a lot of my region A discs play on the Aus Panny too.

Any Melbourne store you would recommend which stocks the UB820? I am visiting Melbourne this week and hoping to pick one up.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: WIM on August 19, 2019, 13:14
Following JB hfi around Melb has ex stock

NORTHLAND
TENANCY K-23, NORTHLAND SHOPPING CENTRE, 2-50 MURRAY ROAD, PRESTON, 3072 VIC


In stock

AIRPORT WEST
TENANCY MM1, 29-35 LOUIS STREET, AIRPORT WEST, 3042 VIC


In stock

FOREST HILL
TENANCY T226, FOREST HILL CHASE, 270 CANTERBURY ROAD, FOREST HILL, 3131 VIC


In stock

NUNAWADING
SHOP 8 & 9 HOME HQ, 372-394 WHITEHORSE ROAD, NUNAWADING, 3131 VIC

In stock
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: StephenBishop on August 19, 2019, 13:56
Following JB hfi around Melb has ex stock

NORTHLAND
TENANCY K-23, NORTHLAND SHOPPING CENTRE, 2-50 MURRAY ROAD, PRESTON, 3072 VIC


In stock

AIRPORT WEST
TENANCY MM1, 29-35 LOUIS STREET, AIRPORT WEST, 3042 VIC


In stock

FOREST HILL
TENANCY T226, FOREST HILL CHASE, 270 CANTERBURY ROAD, FOREST HILL, 3131 VIC


In stock

NUNAWADING
SHOP 8 & 9 HOME HQ, 372-394 WHITEHORSE ROAD, NUNAWADING, 3131 VIC

In stock


Many thanks, WIM.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Doggie Howser on August 19, 2019, 14:45
Any Melbourne store you would recommend which stocks the UB820? I am visiting Melbourne this week and hoping to pick one up.

Try JBHifi but ask them to price match
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: StephenBishop on August 19, 2019, 18:05
Will do. Thanks DH.
Title: Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
Post by: Count on August 20, 2019, 13:24
I got my from one of the JB Hifi outlets around Melbourne. Easy pick up and plays UHD discs flawlessly. I just use my Oppo for any Blu rays or discs that won’t play on the Panasonic.