Panasonic DMPUB700EBK  Ultra-HD 4K Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with Built-in Wi-Fi - Free delivery £239 @ RGB
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Panasonic DMPUB700EBK Ultra-HD 4K Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with Built-in Wi-Fi - Free delivery £239 @ RGB

£239£269 11% RGB Direct Deals
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Found 5th Nov
I have been waiting for this to drop in price for a while. The cheapest I have seen it previously was via Amazon when it dipped to £269 a few weeks back.
Gets great reviews from most sites that I have looked at (check out Techradar as one example).
It is also compatible with 4K Ultra HD streaming via Netflix, Amazon Video & YouTube which is great if you have the access .
RGB Direct also offer 12 months interest free credit which is a bonus.
Will there be a 'just get a Xbox One S' response?

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Xbox One S
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Xbox One S

Great find I’ve been looking for a replacement for my 2nd LGUP970 that I’m sending back! Think I’m gonna pull the trigger 🏻

Xbox s doesn't support Dolby vision, otherwise it would be a thread full of 'get an Xbox s'. Doesn't do HLG either. Not checked but I imagine for the price this player supports all 3.
Whether your TV does is another question, something like a cheapo lg uh850 does, but many far more expensive sets do not.

Does it do multi region dvds with a handset hack?

Original Poster

I have just taken a look and I don't think there is a hack available unfortunately.

Just buy the xbox one s =) it's not a cheap tacked on UHD br player it's brilliant.

Snakeyes64633 s ago

Just buy the xbox one s =) it's not a cheap tacked on UHD br player it's …Just buy the xbox one s =) it's not a cheap tacked on UHD br player it's brilliant.

Atmos & vision will come

Edit: Usual Panachronic, doesn't play mp4 from disc.
Anybody know if this plays mp4 container from disc, repeat: from disc? Most of the Panny BRplayers don't. Somebody please save me trawling thru multipage OM, thanks..
Edited by: "AndyRoyd" 5th Nov

This is a dedicated £700 thx certified uhd blu ray player if the highest audio and visual ability
Had one since day one and it is a superb machine
So how come the thread is full of uneducated posters comparing it to a flaming games machine

Tasker I wouldn't deride any thing capeable of playing tripple A games. They commonly have frame rates of 65 plus at at least 1080p. So a games console is a more than capeable movie player

jaydeeuk11 h, 17 m ago

Xbox s doesn't support Dolby vision, otherwise it would be a thread full …Xbox s doesn't support Dolby vision, otherwise it would be a thread full of 'get an Xbox s'. Doesn't do HLG either. Not checked but I imagine for the price this player supports all 3. Whether your TV does is another question, something like a cheapo lg uh850 does, but many far more expensive sets do not.


Panasonic doesn't support dolby vision

tasker29 m ago

This is a dedicated £700 thx certified uhd blu ray player if the highest …This is a dedicated £700 thx certified uhd blu ray player if the highest audio and visual abilityHad one since day one and it is a superb machine So how come the thread is full of uneducated posters comparing it to a flaming games machine


£700 ??? It was never that new. The Ub900 which the 700 is based on was £600 and That was nearly 18 months ago. I should know I bought it on release day.

Review of ub700 with price
Edited by: "TALON1973" 5th Nov

For people comparing the UB700 with an XBOX ONE S, read this please whathifi.com/new…yer


They're not comparable at all. I'd even argue that if you're going to spend over £200 and already have a HDR-cabable 4K TV, you may as well get the UB900 for £300 refurbished on Panasonic's Ebay store right now, which is still the best UHD player available and looks/sounds amazing with the right setup. With UHD/HDR stuff, these things are not created equally.

Give it a year, these will be down to £50...

TALON197332 m ago

Panasonic doesn't support dolby vision


Really?!
Ok, get an Xbox

jaydeeuk12 h, 31 m ago

Xbox s doesn't support Dolby vision, otherwise it would be a thread full …Xbox s doesn't support Dolby vision, otherwise it would be a thread full of 'get an Xbox s'. Doesn't do HLG either. Not checked but I imagine for the price this player supports all 3. Whether your TV does is another question, something like a cheapo lg uh850 does, but many far more expensive sets do not.



wrong

Panasonic DMPUB700EBK Dolby Vision media support has not been specified, so our wait for a Dolby Vision 4K Blu-ray player continues

jb663 h, 11 m ago

Xbox One S

Panasonic and sony have high quality powerful audio video decoding. No comparison with dedicated players.

If I have a 4k tv that doesnt support HDR would it make more sense to just pick up a Xbox one s?

Lukester4 m ago

If I have a 4k tv that doesnt support HDR would it make more sense to just …If I have a 4k tv that doesnt support HDR would it make more sense to just pick up a Xbox one s?


It'd honestly make more sense to buy a better 4K TV, as without HDR, you're missing out on half the advantage of it anyway.

If your not into gaming and just want the simpler use of a device like this that's low power, 24w, then buying this high spec model makes sense.
An other review... avforums.com/rev…071
Edited by: "morrig" 5th Nov

puzl46 m ago

It'd honestly make more sense to buy a better 4K TV, as without HDR, …It'd honestly make more sense to buy a better 4K TV, as without HDR, you're missing out on half the advantage of it anyway.


Agreed. And look for a TV with at least 1000 nits. And those looking for netflix use on Xbox need to be aware the hdr is borked on the app. It forces hdr even when it's no supposed to.
Edited by: "TALON1973" 5th Nov

I got this same player during Father's Day special offer at TJ Hughes, at a similar price. I've had no issues whatsoever, build quality looks very high. You see comparisons with the 900 model, which has formal THX branding. However, the hardware is basically the same, and since firmware upgrades apparently works just as well. I believe the 900 does have a couple more interfaces on the back, but this model has everything you are probably going to need.

Even makes DVDs look better, and has a USB slot for pictures/video files.
Edited by: "pr10rflanker" 5th Nov

puzl6 h, 5 m ago

For people comparing the UB700 with an XBOX ONE S, read this please …For people comparing the UB700 with an XBOX ONE S, read this please https://www.whathifi.com/news/no-xbox-one-s-isnt-very-good-4k-blu-ray-playerThey're not comparable at all. I'd even argue that if you're going to spend over £200 and already have a HDR-cabable 4K TV, you may as well get the UB900 for £300 refurbished on Panasonic's Ebay store right now, which is still the best UHD player available and looks/sounds amazing with the right setup. With UHD/HDR stuff, these things are not created equally.


No Don't read that, that is from 2016 BEFORE the Xbox one had Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio support, they have also updated the player firmware many times since then and the Menus have also been updated.

engadget.com/201…-x/
Edited by: "shasnir" 5th Nov

puzl9 h, 1 m ago

For people comparing the UB700 with an XBOX ONE S, read this please …For people comparing the UB700 with an XBOX ONE S, read this please https://www.whathifi.com/news/no-xbox-one-s-isnt-very-good-4k-blu-ray-playerThey're not comparable at all. I'd even argue that if you're going to spend over £200 and already have a HDR-cabable 4K TV, you may as well get the UB900 for £300 refurbished on Panasonic's Ebay store right now, which is still the best UHD player available and looks/sounds amazing with the right setup. With UHD/HDR stuff, these things are not created equally.


I must absolutely disagree with this and trusting Whathifi. I wouldn’t trust them to review a product. I wouldn’t trust anyone who reviews HDMI cables. Go to AVforums and you will see how professionals review products.
Any digital player is the same, all it’s doing is putting out 1s and 0s.

puzl19 h, 10 m ago

It'd honestly make more sense to buy a better 4K TV, as without HDR, …It'd honestly make more sense to buy a better 4K TV, as without HDR, you're missing out on half the advantage of it anyway.


Ahh..I had a feeling that might be the case, do you know any good cheapish TVs that have HDR?

Lukester1 h, 25 m ago

Ahh..I had a feeling that might be the case, do you know any good cheapish …Ahh..I had a feeling that might be the case, do you know any good cheapish TVs that have HDR?




You can't get good and cheap when it comes to HDR, unfortunately. HDR10 certification is what you want (like a KS8000) but again, you'll have to pay for it. Anything less than HDR10 (1000+ nits brightness) is pointless IMO and you won't get the true benefits of HDR without it.

I always recommend that if people don't want to pay a premium for HDR/UHD TV right now, then they may as well just wait until the standard matures and prices come down. Buying some cheap setup now will only hurt you in the long run and quite honestly, you're better off with a good 1080p HD/SDR set instead.

puzl6 m ago

You can't get good and cheap when it comes to HDR, unfortunately. HDR10 …You can't get good and cheap when it comes to HDR, unfortunately. HDR10 certification is what you want (like a KS8000) but again, you'll have to pay for it. Anything less than HDR10 (1000+ nits brightness) is pointless IMO and you won't get the true benefits of HDR without it.I always recommend that if people don't want to pay a premium for HDR/UHD TV right now, then they may as well just wait until the standard matures and prices come down. Buying some cheap setup now will only hurt you in the long run and quite honestly, you're better off with a good 1080p HD/SDR set instead.




Thanks for the advice, I don't mind paying more to be honest, just wanted to see if there was a cheaper option. So If I wanted to get a pretty decent one, a samsung KS8000 would be a good one to look at then? or would you recommend any others?

Lukester5 m ago

Thanks for the advice, I don't mind paying more to be honest, just wanted …Thanks for the advice, I don't mind paying more to be honest, just wanted to see if there was a cheaper option. So If I wanted to get a pretty decent one, a samsung KS8000 would be a good one to look at then? or would you recommend any others?


Yeah, the Samsung KS8000 is probably still the best combination of price/performance IMO. It's the set I have and besides some banding issues, it's pretty flawless and has regular firmware updates.

I've heard good things about the TCL P607 too, which is supposed to be a really good mid-range model.


The LG OLED's are the best and make the most of the HDR format, but they're £1500+

puzl1 h, 17 m ago

Yeah, the Samsung KS8000 is probably still the best combination of …Yeah, the Samsung KS8000 is probably still the best combination of price/performance IMO. It's the set I have and besides some banding issues, it's pretty flawless and has regular firmware updates.I've heard good things about the TCL P607 too, which is supposed to be a really good mid-range model.The LG OLED's are the best and make the most of the HDR format, but they're £1500+


Awesome, thanks alot for the advice, much appreciated, going to hold out untill black friday, just incase there might be a good deal on one.
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