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Panasonic 2018 flagship UB9000 w/HCX video processor & dynamic conversion adjustment

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Robert_Zohn, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Message #1 of 23 Jun 27, 2018
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    Robert_Zohn

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    Here's some very good Panasonic UB9000 news....

    As you all know I work closely with Panasonic and we are factory direct dealers. We wanted to hit a price point that would be compelling for the enthusiasts to be happy with and to attract new clients to the world of high-end streaming and disc playback. To that end we came up with a launch price of $999.

    Our dedicated UB9000 web page has more information.

    Now for some more good news... I mid - end of July I'll have a UB9000 engineering production sample! Hope to see many HTF members and visitors at our showroom to audition Panasonic's new flagship UB9000 BD player.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    How about Home Theater Forum members?
     
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    Yeah!
     
  4. Robert_Zohn

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    OMG so very very sorry! Fixed it.
     
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    My engineering production UB9000 sample is in transit to me. If all goes as promised by the carrier I'll receive the player this Wednesday!
     
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    Just a teaser for now with lots more to come tomorrow...

    Here's a glimpse of Panasonic's UB9000 Analog Audio Menu. Thanks to the high-end internal audio DAC's and detailed analog audio controls you can connect the stereo XLR balance audio outs directly to a high-end power amplifier. I'll be rocking Hi Res audio and MQA with this baby.

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    Very nice back-lit remote control.

    The UB9000 has exceptional build quality.

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    Thank you for posting these Robert. Looks like a nice player.
     
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    Very nice. Looks like an Oppo. ;)
     
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    Even more expensive than Oppo. That's scary !!
     
  11. Message #11 of 23 Jul 11, 2018
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    Actually less expensive than the UDP-205, which would be its competition if Oppo was still manufacturing them.
     
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    Correct ^ OPPO's 205 was $1299, vs. Panasonic's new UB9000 for $999 delivered.
     
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    Are there any players with two full HDMI outputs? Not just one full and one audio-only?

    Or even one full and one video-only would be more useful for me. I've never understood the full + audio-only options.
     
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    A lifesaver if you don't want to run your video signal through a receiver.
     
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    Which is what I'm doing, and why it seems like a video-only output would be more useful than audio-only.

    I have my A/V HDMI connected directly to my projector. But if I want to watch any blu-rays on my HDTV (which I do for some older films or when the weather is very hot), I have to swap around the cables on the back of my equipment to have the video signal sent to the AVR and HDTV.

    It's a pain in the downstairs.
     
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    Good point.

    Does Panasonic have a direct competitor for the Oppo 203? Just wondering since I think that's what the majority would want even at the high end for standalone players.
     
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    Yes, ^ Panasonic's UB820, which is launching the week of July 23rd for $499, double boxed and delivered Nationwide.

    Regarding UB9000 you can make either of the HDMI outputs in whatever configuration you like. So if you want both to be video and audio that's doable. Or if your system needs one to be just video and the other to be video and audio that's easy to select in the HDMI set-up user menu. I'll post some pics of the menu later tonight.
     
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    Does this player support 3-D?
     
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    Yes, 3D compatible for all USA FHD 3D BD titles.
     
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    You heard it first on HTF!

    Here's a pic of the HDMI set-up mens for the HDMI output that is marked for "audio only". As you can see it's configurable to your system's needs.

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    Here's a few more pic from various user menus. This new advanced technology BD player/streamer is very technical and is best purchased from a speciality dealer who can support all of the advanced features so the enthusiast user gets all of the value and benefit this player can deliver when set-up properly for each a/v system.

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