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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #75 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。

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2019, 15:32 »
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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/

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #77 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/

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2019, 14:46 »
JB Hifi selling UB820 now but no oversea shipping
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 15:04 by comfortablynumb »
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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2019, 15:28 »
australian etailers mostly don't ship overseas

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2019, 16:24 »
You can buy from B&H Photo from US and 1 outlet.sg.

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2019, 15:18 »
are there any chances if Mustaffa carry this player?

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2019, 15:25 »
Panasonic no bring in... no local stock supply.
Parallel... so far no sound in the market.


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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #84 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  :(
I buy hifi to suit my music, not buy music to suit my hifi.

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #85 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。

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #86 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

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #87 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?

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #88 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

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Re: Panasonic UB820 UHD player
« Reply #89 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