Watch out cinephiles, Panasonic has simply introduced a new 4K HDR Blu-ray player that stands to rival a number of the finest decks available on the market.
A direct competitor for the Oppo UPD-203 and UPD-205, the Panasonic DP-UB9000 is a Blu-ray player with fairly a number of tips up its sleeve.
Not to be confused with the Panasonic DMP-UB900 that got here out again in 2016, the brand-new UB9000 has devoted sources for audio and visible, which means the 2 channels needs to be completely crisp and devoid of noise.
Of course, in order to actually isolate the channels, you want unbiased outputs, and the UB9000 has an HDMI output for every, which means you get a very uncluttered sign.
Surprisingly inclusive design
So what codecs can the new player deal with? According to Panasonic, the UB9000 will deal with each HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The latter of the 2 is likely to be just a little stunning for followers of Panasonic’s vary, because it doesn’t help Dolby Vision in any of its TVs, favoring the open HDR10+ format.
Apparently the reasoning behind the transfer is to not exclude customers on the lookout for a excessive finish Blu-ray player who could personal a TV from a producer like Sony which has supported Dolby Vision.
The audio output is 7.1 for house surround-sound programs, with THX certification in the works, an XLR balanced output and a ‘high performance’ DAC. In an extra effort to enhance sound high quality, the unit is 7.5 kilos, with a design that’s supposed to cut back vibration.
There’s no phrase on worth but, however we’re not anticipating to see the UB9000 hitting cabinets till towards the top of 2018.
Alongside the UB9000, Panasonic additionally launched new cameras, televisions, and a speaker with Chromecast constructed in.
The HC2020, pictured above, is the primary ever speaker from Panasonic to incorporate Chromecast in the speaker, which means you possibly can entry Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music, and TuneIn Radio utilizing Google Assistant on the speaker.
On high of that it’s a conventional CD player, and helps play over Bluetooth. At the second we’ve been given a worth of €249 (about £220) however we’ll let you already know after we get a particular worth. Release date is TBC.
Between the new speaker and the 4K Blu-ray player, it is trying like 2018 goes to be one other distinctive yr for audiovisual gear.