Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray/DVD Player Ultra HD Premium Certified+ Free 2 years warranty+ Free delivery - £129 @ John Lewis
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Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray/DVD Player Ultra HD Premium Certified+ Free 2 years warranty+ Free delivery - £129 @ John Lewis

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Found 10th Dec 2017Edited by:"syedalitarek"
Product informationThe UB300 delivers awe-inspiring cinema-quality entertainment to your 4K TV. Ultra HD Premium certified, as well as playing 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, it upscales Full HD content to breathtakingly detailed 4K resolution. Supporting HDR, and armed with Panasonic's 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor, it offers a picture quality of stunning detail, depth, and a staggering colour range. With High Resolution Audio, its sound quality is just as amazing as the visuals, and you can connect it to the internet via cable to open up the world of 4K streaming.

Ultra High Definition Visuals
The next phase in visual entertainment, Ultra HD Blu-ray allows you to watch movies in unprecedented detail. With four times the resolution and pixel density of a standard Blu-ray disc, the picture gives incredible depth, natural motion, and realism. The experience of UHD is being described as "more like looking through a window than watching TV".

4K High-Precision Chroma Processor
The colours on your screen are given greater definition, bringing them to vivid life. 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor signals are interpolated into 4K resolution for visuals that are rich in natural texture, depth, and astonishing colour.

4K Upscaling
With 4K Direct Chroma Upscaling, the UB300 converts Full HD content into a 4K signal to give it the sparkling Ultra High Definition makeover. So Full HD films, programmes and standard Blu-rays look better than ever before.

4K Networking
Relive your most cherished moments on the big screen in vivid detail with 4K Networking. It allows you to connect your 4K camcorder or camera to your 4K TV, displaying your travelling videos and images in magnificent high-resolution. And you can connect the UB300 to your internet router with an Ethernet cable to stream 4K content from services like Netflix and Amazon (subscription required).

Optimised Picture
Even if your 4K TV doesn't have colour-boosting High Dynamic Range (HDR) this player uses Optimised Tone Remapping to deliver the best possible picture quality on a standard dynamic range television.

High Resolution Audio
The UB300 places you further into the action with High-Resolution Audio Playback. It enhances the sound's detail, to give you a more authentic, immersive listening experience. WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA/DSD and ALAC music formats are given master studio sound quality.

Versatile Player
It'll happily play your DVDs and CDs too so you can dig out your old favourites. It even features BBC iPlayer for direct access to the BBC's catch-up TV service (internet connection required).

Please note: a 4K TV is required to enjoy the 4K UHD picture.

Please note: A Smart Blu-Ray Player is a platform that can run 3rd party Apps. 3rd party content providers may remove Apps from the Smart TV platform or stop supporting them at any time and John Lewis cannot guarantee an App’s availability. When new Smart Blu-Ray Player products are launched, there may be also be a delay before certain Apps become available. Availability of Apps are not included within the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty or the John Lewis 5 Year Guarantee (2 Year for Audio Visual products).

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I went through the analysis a week ago as I wanted the very best picture quality too (who wouldn't!) for my new Lg 60SV850 (4k with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG). I came to the decision that Apple TV 4k is the best way to go right now. Here were my decision points:

1. This year's drives aren't a brilliant offering considering the important points people should be looking for..
a) Dolby Vision (hardly support by the current drives)
b) HDR 10
c) HLG (BBC broadcast format)
2. The issues with Blu-ray discs cause Oppo to put out regular patches to fix bugs, Sony discs in some drives cause issues. Most manufactures aren't fixing these issues with software updates nearly as fast as Oppo which means you might experience the following:
a) Crashing blu-ray player
b) Freezing or stuttering
c) Excessing disc vibration
d) Picture of image quality issues
3. Costs of discs are high and I have been trying to wind down my physical media collection
4. Quality
a) Xbox 4k isn't an option, the colours aren't good there have been many discussions about it.
b) I have tried Netflix and Amazon 4k and they didn't blow me away but were good compared to 1080p

I found a few discussion threads on AVSforums about Apple TV 4k and found this UK reviewer that does in-depth Youtube reviews comparing TVs and he compared a 4k stream from Apple TV to a 4k blu-ray (the latest spiderman film I think) and he said it was much better than he thought, be said very few people would be able to tell the difference (even the sound reproduction was excellent).

Apple TV 4k
1. Support HDR10 and Dolby Vision
2. Has Netflix, iPlayer and Amazon app
3. iTunes moves that are HD are getting covered over to 4k as and when they are available (at no extra cost).
4. Prices of 4k Dolby Vision content is cheaper than physical media (and you don't have to wait for discs to arrive)
5. £179, so not too bad compared to other physical media players.
6. iTunes extra are very good, you get most of the extra disc content beyond just the film.
7. Requires about 25mbit broadband (a minus for some, i'm on 50mb Virgin and it worked very well).
8. CheapCharts apps tells you when movies are discounted, lots of deals right now so i've brought quite a lot of films recently.

All in all the 4k content from Apple is much better than Netflix and Amazon 4k, the Dolby Vision is really good, the colours looks excellent.
Bigfootpete10 m ago

Nice price - but does anyone actually buy dvd's/blurays any more?


Yes they do. Streaming quality no substitute for discs.
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Good reviews with a good price plus 2 year warranty.
H.265/HEVC???
EDIT - Unfortunately no, just: Playback MKV/ MP4 (H.264/HEVC), TS (MPEG-2/H.264/HEVC).
Edited by: "BergkampWonderland" 10th Dec 2017
dannyzz24 m ago

Good reviews with a good price plus 2 year warranty.


True. Thought it's a good deal.
Almost sub £100... Then I'll bite
Does it have Netflix and amazon video? Or is it purely a disk player?
andysmoore15 m ago

Does it have Netflix and amazon video? Or is it purely a disk player?


Yes but no wifi
nubber19624 m ago

Yes but no wifi


Ah right. Thanks.

Think I’ll hold off and see if any deals pop up in the January sales.
Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to match it up.
no 3d and not wireless wifi only ethernet connection, have to stick with my lg bp620 for now
5Rivers7936 m ago

Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to …Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to match it up.


Get this instead.
5Rivers7938 m ago

Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to …Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to match it up.




I have the E6 and I shelled out for the Oppo 203 to go with it. No apps etc but the TV has them all in.

Night and day when it comes to how amazing the discs look between the Oppo and the Xbox One and also an LG player I tested. The Oppo is magnificent.

You have spent a large amount of money on an amazing TV. Don't cheap out on the player like I did to start with.
bbbking48 m ago

no 3d and not wireless wifi only ethernet connection, have to stick with …no 3d and not wireless wifi only ethernet connection, have to stick with my lg bp620 for now


It is 3d but not wifi. Stunning picture though.
UB390 is £129 in currys, which has got a WiFi and twin HDMI out
mreriksen1 m ago

UB390 is £129 in currys, which has got a WiFi and twin HDMI out


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Spec says no wifi
been looking for a 4k uhd player over the weekend. have an LG TV so did not want an Lg. if you look at any list of "the best of" you not found any LG players!?... 1) the Oppo. 2) Panasonic DMP-UB900. which is the one i am going for.
but will wait for the cost to come down. as to this one the 300. no wi-fi is a deal breaker.
5Rivers792 h, 23 m ago

Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to …Any recommendation on a LG player ? Just got an E7 and want something to match it up.

What's the E7 like? Have you wall mounted it or kept it on a stand?
mreriksen19 m ago

I respectfully disagree.... …I respectfully disagree.... http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-entertainment/blu-ray-and-dvd/dmp-ub390eb.specs.html[Image]


Thanks for sharing. It's absolutely fine. I checked here currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

and they say No wifi. Considering you are referring to the manufacturer then Currys must be in the fault.

Glad that you pointed this out
Edited by: "syedalitarek" 11th Dec 2017
doncarlos831 h, 49 m ago

I have the E6 and I shelled out for the Oppo 203 to go with it. No apps …I have the E6 and I shelled out for the Oppo 203 to go with it. No apps etc but the TV has them all in.Night and day when it comes to how amazing the discs look between the Oppo and the Xbox One and also an LG player I tested. The Oppo is magnificent. You have spent a large amount of money on an amazing TV. Don't cheap out on the player like I did to start with.

Are you using a sound system with the E6?
syedalitarek8 m ago

Thanks for sharing. It's absolutely fine. I checked here …Thanks for sharing. It's absolutely fine. I checked here https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/dvd-blu-ray-and-home-cinema/blu-ray-and-dvd-players/panasonic-dmp-ub390eb-smart-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-with-4k-ultra-hd-upscaling-10161139-pdt.html#srcid=11026and they say No wifi. Considering you are referring to the manufacturer than Currys must be in the fault. Glad that you pointed this out


No worries

Still a bloody good blu-ray player, and I would prefer buying from JL than Currys tbh.
mreriksen6 m ago

No worries Still a bloody good blu-ray player, and I would prefer …No worries Still a bloody good blu-ray player, and I would prefer buying from JL than Currys tbh.


I think it's time to upgrade for me. TV is just 1080p and around 6 years old! Am I missing a lot of the 4K? I was quite disappointed with the way 1080p progressed. It was so slow that now I fail to get interested with UHD, 4K etc ...
syedalitarek9 m ago

I think it's time to upgrade for me. TV is just 1080p and around 6 years …I think it's time to upgrade for me. TV is just 1080p and around 6 years old! Am I missing a lot of the 4K? I was quite disappointed with the way 1080p progressed. It was so slow that now I fail to get interested with UHD, 4K etc ...


yes and no, if you are willing to sit 6-7 feet away fro a 55 inch TV then the experience is great....otherwise, there's not a massive difference. HDR is pretty good though
mreriksen13 m ago

yes and no, if you are willing to sit 6-7 feet away fro a 55 inch TV then …yes and no, if you are willing to sit 6-7 feet away fro a 55 inch TV then the experience is great....otherwise, there's not a massive difference. HDR is pretty good though


I see...Now it's 6-7 feet but a 50 inch TV. Thought Curve TV was becoming a craze but that fizzled out quite quick.
Good DVD player for the price. Has a reasonable number of features.
doncarlos838 h, 7 m ago

I have the E6 and I shelled out for the Oppo 203 to go with it. No apps …I have the E6 and I shelled out for the Oppo 203 to go with it. No apps etc but the TV has them all in.Night and day when it comes to how amazing the discs look between the Oppo and the Xbox One and also an LG player I tested. The Oppo is magnificent. You have spent a large amount of money on an amazing TV. Don't cheap out on the player like I did to start with.


What makes this so much better than the likes of Xbox one? Is it upscaling, or is the picture processing so much better on full resolution content also?
havoc66610 h, 48 m ago

H.265/HEVC???EDIT - Unfortunately no, just: Playback MKV/ MP4 …H.265/HEVC???EDIT - Unfortunately no, just: Playback MKV/ MP4 (H.264/HEVC), TS (MPEG-2/H.264/HEVC).


HEVC is H.265
zircom01017 h, 30 m ago

Are you using a sound system with the E6?


Yes

I have a denon avr x4300h with Dali Zenzor 7's fronts, Zenzor Vokal center, E12f sub and Monitor Audio Bronze FX rears
basergorkobal1 h, 14 m ago

What makes this so much better than the likes of Xbox one? Is it …What makes this so much better than the likes of Xbox one? Is it upscaling, or is the picture processing so much better on full resolution content also?


Yeah, the picture and sound processing are far superior on the Oppo. It's a dedicated player, so you don't have anything else taking up resources. Dobly Vision & SACD output too, which were considerations for me when looking for a new player.

I would recommend the Oppo to anyone.
basergorkobal1 h, 22 m ago

What makes this so much better than the likes of Xbox one? Is it …What makes this so much better than the likes of Xbox one? Is it upscaling, or is the picture processing so much better on full resolution content also?



I think the £100 HDMI cable helps too....
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dan545 m ago

I think the £100 HDMI cable helps too....



Cheapskate
Nice price - but does anyone actually buy dvd's/blurays any more?
No Dolby Vision support from Panasonic, otherwise a good price.
Bigfootpete9 m ago

Nice price - but does anyone actually buy dvd's/blurays any more?


Yes
Bigfootpete10 m ago

Nice price - but does anyone actually buy dvd's/blurays any more?


Yes they do. Streaming quality no substitute for discs.
Bigfootpete14 m ago

Nice price - but does anyone actually buy dvd's/blurays any more?


Not me.
I have an xbox one S but from what I have read quality is better on a dedicated player plus I have £30 JL credit so very tempting.I believe the Xbox one S does not upscale except for some gaming titles.
Edited by: "Bully" 11th Dec 2017
I went through the analysis a week ago as I wanted the very best picture quality too (who wouldn't!) for my new Lg 60SV850 (4k with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG). I came to the decision that Apple TV 4k is the best way to go right now. Here were my decision points:

1. This year's drives aren't a brilliant offering considering the important points people should be looking for..
a) Dolby Vision (hardly support by the current drives)
b) HDR 10
c) HLG (BBC broadcast format)
2. The issues with Blu-ray discs cause Oppo to put out regular patches to fix bugs, Sony discs in some drives cause issues. Most manufactures aren't fixing these issues with software updates nearly as fast as Oppo which means you might experience the following:
a) Crashing blu-ray player
b) Freezing or stuttering
c) Excessing disc vibration
d) Picture of image quality issues
3. Costs of discs are high and I have been trying to wind down my physical media collection
4. Quality
a) Xbox 4k isn't an option, the colours aren't good there have been many discussions about it.
b) I have tried Netflix and Amazon 4k and they didn't blow me away but were good compared to 1080p

I found a few discussion threads on AVSforums about Apple TV 4k and found this UK reviewer that does in-depth Youtube reviews comparing TVs and he compared a 4k stream from Apple TV to a 4k blu-ray (the latest spiderman film I think) and he said it was much better than he thought, be said very few people would be able to tell the difference (even the sound reproduction was excellent).

Apple TV 4k
1. Support HDR10 and Dolby Vision
2. Has Netflix, iPlayer and Amazon app
3. iTunes moves that are HD are getting covered over to 4k as and when they are available (at no extra cost).
4. Prices of 4k Dolby Vision content is cheaper than physical media (and you don't have to wait for discs to arrive)
5. £179, so not too bad compared to other physical media players.
6. iTunes extra are very good, you get most of the extra disc content beyond just the film.
7. Requires about 25mbit broadband (a minus for some, i'm on 50mb Virgin and it worked very well).
8. CheapCharts apps tells you when movies are discounted, lots of deals right now so i've brought quite a lot of films recently.

All in all the 4k content from Apple is much better than Netflix and Amazon 4k, the Dolby Vision is really good, the colours looks excellent.
Stick to the X box S .. the 300 is the bottom of the range ... I would sooner stick pineapples up my ass than buy any over priced Apple shit
chriskautz1 h, 9 m ago

Stick to the X box S .. the 300 is the bottom of the range ... I would …Stick to the X box S .. the 300 is the bottom of the range ... I would sooner stick pineapples up my ass than buy any over priced Apple shit




Hey, whatever gets you off, I'm not going to judge.
LoRdPlOps1116 m ago

Hey, whatever gets you off, I'm not going to judge.



Hey .. no cream either .. .lol
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