New Panasonic UHD Blu-ray Player - the Next Oppo?

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gene

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Panasonic’s DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player will sell for €1,000 when it hits European shelves this October. Packed with cutting-edge video technologies, the new flagship player hopes to fill the high-performance void left by the late Oppo Digital players. But will the DP-UB9000 reach American shores, or will it remain as elusive as Panasonic’s OLED TVs?

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Read: Panasonic Shows Off New Flagship UHD Blu-ray Player
 
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sterling shoote

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Since it does not support stereo or multi channel SACD the Panasonic is a non-starter for me.
 
j_garcia

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The Audio people are the minority, so while this one doesn't fill the whole gap, someone will almost certainly fill it.
 
John Parks

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What about the Cambridge CXUHD; doesn't that one fill the gap ?
IIRC, the Cambridge Audio has OPPO internals, so they will have to eventually source from another OEM. The CXUHD ticks all of the boxes for me except no analog outs - but that is just me being in a (preferred) 2.1 set up where I like my disc player to perform its own DA conversion. ;)
 
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Great write up! Very thorough and accurate. Just wanted to add the UPP for the USA is $999.
 
j_garcia

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IIRC, the Cambridge Audio has OPPO internals, so they will have to eventually source from another OEM. The CXUHD ticks all of the boxes for me except no analog outs - but that is just me being in a (preferred) 2.1 set up where I like my disc player to perform its own DA conversion. ;)
Not ALL of the Cambridge units used Oppo as OEM. What would be cool is if Oppo continued to OEM to other companies like that...hint hint
 
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sterling shoote

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I appreciate the unit's multi-channel output. It seems I could download multi-channel DSD audio and burn a DVD which the Panasonic would play, is that right?
 
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@Lil, not sure if the UB820 is better in regard to image or audio performance, but the features are much richer. e.g. the UB820 is Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+ capable and has AI Voice Control, (Firmware update this fall).

Nothing official, but I would think the UB900 will be discontinued later this year.

@sterling, I would say yes, but I have not personally tested DSD on a DVD.

My engineering production UB9000 is in transit to me and I should receive it this Wednesday! :)

Hope to see many Audioholics.com members stop by for a personal audition!
 
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Do you believe there equals, and to get get the best audio from movies should I use 7.1 analog or the hdmi audio out? Thank you. I'm still in audio quality training. Even though I have been a audioholic for years .
 
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Received my UB9000 engineering production unit.

Very nice back-lit remote control.

The UB9000 has exceptional build quality.







 
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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.



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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#20
Panasonics' UB9000 has 7.1 RCA Analog audio outputs and of course, HDMI video and audio and another HDMI audio only output.
 

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