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Panasonic UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player w/ HDR10+ & Dolby Vision EXPIRED

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Amazon has Panasonic UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player w/ HDR10+ & Dolby Vision for $399.98. Shipping is free.

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  • Enjoy a new level of premium home entertainment with high dynamic range playback in four 4K/HDR formats — HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby vision and hybrid log-gamma (hog)
  • Panasonic powerful HCX Processor (Hollywood Cinema experience) delivers precise Chroma and HDR processing for beyond-dazzling color and detail in all your 4K/HDR content
  • Works with Alexa - command a variety of operations without your remote with Alexa, Plus Access a wider variety of 4K content with 4K VOD streaming from Prime video, Netflix and YouTube
  • 192-kHz/32-bit 4-DAC for high-res audio that reveals both rich and delicate tones. Twin HDMI terminals separate and transmit A/V signals for higher sound quality.
  • Connect to your audio system for Hi-Res studio Master sound from DSD (5. 6 MHz/2. 8 MHz/11. 2MHz) and ALAC music files and WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA/AIFF formats.

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So for anyone that missed out on last sale, Amazon has the Panasonic 820 player on sale for $399.


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BlueMagic1224 asked this question on 01-07-2022 at 09:58 AM
01-07-2022 at 08:56 PM
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jv071481 asked this question on 01-10-2022 at 10:43 AM
01-10-2022 at 10:43 AM
Technically yes disc is better especially on the audio side.
How much better will depend on the quality of your setup.

Keep in mind this player is for the person that wants the best out of all their disc content that includes Dolby Vision.

A better option for everyone else would be Panasonic’s 420 model.
It is basically the 820 minus Dolby Vision.

When on sale it can be had for $150.
IMO Dolby Vision doesn’t add $250 worth of difference.
Bstaznkid4lyfe asked this question on 01-10-2022 at 10:59 AM
01-10-2022 at 10:59 AM
To be honest you are better off get their 420 model when on sale for $150. With disc performance its basically the same player without DV. DV is not worth the $250 price difference.
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Well, the Xbox Blu-Ray app is solid trash. Also, with physical movie media, the Xbox won't be displaying Dolby Vision and will default to standard HDR.
First off, not a slick deal. $400 is the normal sale price that this thing goes down to multiple times per year.

The rest of my post is pretty much informational. There's a lot of good information in it. But a few firmly believe that Dolby vision is a must-have because it's squashes HDR 10, don't even read it. There's no convincing you otherwise.

You know, the debates on this whole Dolby vision player versus the non-Dolby vision console reminds me of the PS versus Xbox discussions we've had for God knows how long.

The bottom line is Microsoft fixed the elevated black levels. The Xbox series X is a fantastic 4K UHD Blu-ray player and 2K Blu-ray player.

The above statement cannot be any simpler than that.

But the Xbox series X drive is a little noisier than a dedicated player. I can hear mine from 12 feet away when there's absolutely no other sounds from the movie playing. So that is not really a big deal from my use case.

If you have a Logitech remote or a media remote then that's a non-issue also. I mean who controls their console with the game controller when watching movies? I guess some people do. I've even done it and it's relatively easy to do.

Spend 30 minutes on YouTube listening to reviewers, and I mean the good ones like Vincent teoh on HDTVtest, assess HDR 10 versus Dolby vision.

Spoiler alert:. The differences are so minimal, that you can only discern a difference when doing a side-by-side comparison of a Dolby vision movie versus the HDR 10 version. In other words, don't let Dolby vision make or break your buying decision. HDR 10 on a calibrated system looks fantastic.

There's no doubt that this Panasonic 820 is a fantastic player also. I personally will not buy one because I have an Xbox series X and an Xbox One S that do a great job at playing 4K discs. And it's not important enough for me to have a player that plays Dolby vision discs based on the assessment of multiple experienced calibrators and reviewers.
Well, first, a console is not a Roman magistrate or diplomat. That aside, the PS5 and Series X don't even do Dolby Vision and this will have better PQ than either...

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This machine is freakin' awesome. That is all.
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I have never seen the value in buying a 4K standalone Blu-ray player they cost the same amount of money as a consul and the reviews have always said that they give you more features but I'd rather just have a video game system with a 4K player then just a 4K player that gives me more features but more power to the people want it but you're talking about $400 you can get you a Xbox series X $100 more
Well, the Xbox Blu-Ray app is solid trash. Also, with physical movie media, the Xbox won't be displaying Dolby Vision and will default to standard HDR.
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I have never seen the value in buying a 4K standalone Blu-ray player they cost the same amount of money as a consul and the reviews have always said that they give you more features but I'd rather just have a video game system with a 4K player then just a 4K player that gives me more features but more power to the people want it but you're talking about $400 you can get you a Xbox series X $100 more
Well, first, a console is not a Roman magistrate or diplomat. That aside, the PS5 and Series X don't even do Dolby Vision and this will have better PQ than either...
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If I have an Epson 5050, will I still benefit from a better blu ray player?
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Quote from juniorrose :
I have never seen the value in buying a 4K standalone Blu-ray player they cost the same amount of money as a consul and the reviews have always said that they give you more features but I'd rather just have a video game system with a 4K player then just a 4K player that gives me more features but more power to the people want it but you're talking about $400 you can get you a Xbox series X $100 more
Yes I would agree, if you play any games a console is probably a better choice.

This is more for the person that wants the best quality from all UHD and upscaling disc performance that includes DV.

There are less expensive options but the overall performance isn't as good.
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If I have an Epson 5050, will I still benefit from a better blu ray player?
Yes these Panasonic players are ideal for projectors. As a matter of fact this is really overkill since DV is not an option in your case.

You are better off getting the 420, you get the same disc performance as this for much less.

When on sale it usually drops to $150, which is a steal IMO.
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I've been extremely impressed with my 820. Best player I've owned since the PS3's native Blu-ray support. Dolby Vision PQ is spectacular.
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It never went back to full price, also Amazon has been putting out warehouse used acceptable for 299 here and there. I've got one coming here tomorrow, will see how it looks, works
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Best Buy Price matched it.
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First off, not a slick deal. $400 is the normal sale price that this thing goes down to multiple times per year.

The rest of my post is pretty much informational. There's a lot of good information in it. But a few firmly believe that Dolby vision is a must-have because it's squashes HDR 10, don't even read it. There's no convincing you otherwise.

You know, the debates on this whole Dolby vision player versus the non-Dolby vision console reminds me of the PS versus Xbox discussions we've had for God knows how long.

The bottom line is Microsoft fixed the elevated black levels. The Xbox series X is a fantastic 4K UHD Blu-ray player and 2K Blu-ray player.

The above statement cannot be any simpler than that.

But the Xbox series X drive is a little noisier than a dedicated player. I can hear mine from 12 feet away when there's absolutely no other sounds from the movie playing. So that is not really a big deal from my use case.

If you have a Logitech remote or a media remote then that's a non-issue also. I mean who controls their console with the game controller when watching movies? I guess some people do. I've even done it and it's relatively easy to do.

Spend 30 minutes on YouTube listening to reviewers, and I mean the good ones like Vincent teoh on HDTVtest, assess HDR 10 versus Dolby vision.

Spoiler alert:. The differences are so minimal, that you can only discern a difference when doing a side-by-side comparison of a Dolby vision movie versus the HDR 10 version. In other words, don't let Dolby vision make or break your buying decision. HDR 10 on a calibrated system looks fantastic.

There's no doubt that this Panasonic 820 is a fantastic player also. I personally will not buy one because I have an Xbox series X and an Xbox One S that do a great job at playing 4K discs. And it's not important enough for me to have a player that plays Dolby vision discs based on the assessment of multiple experienced calibrators and reviewers.
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Will a remux file be the same quality as a UHD bluray disc with this type of player?
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