Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Blu-ray player | High-end Audio/Video machine

Feb 8, 2011
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Some background reviews ...

https://blog.son-video.com/en/2018/...-ub9000-4k-hdr10-dolby-vision-blu-ray-player/

https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/panasonic-dp-ub9000-review

By the way, this new player is the top-de-la-creme when it comes to state-of-the-art image quality. ...And for both UHD 4K front projector's owners and flat panel displays using 4K OLED, QLED and LED technologies.

Oppo was the King, Panasonic is live, the 9000 is now. This is a serious player for serious people who want the best picture quality, with sound.

It's not made of plastic, it's made of steel metal, and thick 'aluminium' front face.
It sports gold on its 'derrière' apron.
 
Feb 8, 2011
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@ first we weren't too sure if this hi-end 4K Blu-ray player would be available in North America.
But just less than 48 jours ago it was confirmed that yes it would be available in the USA.
For hi-end videophiles living this side of the globe it goes without saying that this is very good news.

Quick preview from Germany (the 9004 is the same as the 9000, different region that's all):
http://www.areadvd.de/tests/preview-panasonic-dp-ub9004-neuer-champion-der-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player/

"With Dolby Vision, HDR10 + and HLG, the DP-UB9004 is particularly flexible with dynamic HDR standards. In contrast to static HDR, Dynamic Tone Mapping adjusts the representation of each individual scene and achieves optimum brightness and contrast values. Of course, the top model also has the HDR Optimizer on board, which improves static metadata of conventional HDR10 by its own tone mapping and distributes the brightness within the representable range. The excellent acoustic and visual qualities have been confirmed by the Japanese manufacturer at THX in the USA."
 
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Feb 8, 2011
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For build quality the 9000 is superior (to all the cheap plastic players out there).
For video quality the 9000 seems to be the new King, above Oppo and all the rest.
For sound quality the 9000 doesn't scare the Oppo 205.

Its main attribute is quality picture and construction.
If picture quality is your main goal this is your player, Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K BR player
 
Feb 8, 2011
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I've never seen a silver one, and I follow the new 4K Blu-ray players very closely.

It's true that for most video components the color black is de rigueur.
Sometimes some brands also offer the color silver, or champagne (Marantz, Yamaha).

You make a good point because I would like to see other colors as well; burgundy, navy blue, red corvette, racing green, 24 Kt gold, silk platinum, ...
 

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