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Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray player £219 in-store only @ Hughes
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Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray player £219 in-store only @ Hughes

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Posted 3rd JanAvailable: National
The Panasonic DP-UB820 is probably the best 4K Ultra HD player around and now Hughes are selling it for just £219 in store. It’s still £299 on their web site but you can see the spec via the link above.

This is a great player as it is the only one to offer Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDR10 and HDR10+ flavours of High Dynamic Range (apart from its much more expensive 9000 big brother).

The user interface is easy to use and it supports Netflix too. It can play 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray discs, standard Blu Rays, 3D Blu Rays, DVDs and CDs (but not Super Audio SACDs). The remote control works well and the player supports Ethernet and WiFi. It’s also quiet in operation unlike some models (Cough, LG, cough).

It even has physical Open/Close and On/Off on the top which is a big improvement over the earlier Panasonic players with silly touch sensitive buttons that were invisible in a dark room.
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Liam51709 m ago

This or PS4...?


Seeing as the PS4 can't play 4k disks it's a no brainer.
This was £399 everywhere until recently and this is the first time I’ve seen it anywhere below £299.

I’ve always liked Panasonic players and there are very few 4K UHD players that support Dolby Vision let alone Samsung’s preferred HDR10+ (although there’s no content using HDR10+ yet and its likely that Dolby Vision will emerge as the HDR victor). LG offer a cheaper 4K player with Dolby Vision but it gets bad reviews for being noisy and a friend had to return his for being too noisy. Sony players have had HDMI compatibility problems in the past although they may be better now.

The HDR Optimizer feature on this player is particularly useful for projector owners and allows you to fine tune the settings so you don’t lose fine detail.

Dual HDMI outputs are useful if you have an older AV receiver that doesn’t support 4K, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 OR Dolby Vision - just connect the video HDMI output to your TV and the audio HDMI output to your AV receiver.

The only better player that I’ve encountered is the Panasonic UB9000 which has a metal case, better DACs (only relevant if you connect the analogue output to an amplifier) and XLR output. The video and other features are identical. For most Home Cinema users there’s little point in paying a lot more for those features though. The remote is similar to that provided with earlier models but not back-lit like the UB900 remote.

There’s a review of the UB820 at soundandvision.com/content/panasonic-dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-review and a video review at
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 3rd Jan
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Yep, great player with Dolby Vision. If I didn’t have an OPPO 203 I would buy this one. Best price I’ve seen for this, good spot OP.
Edited by: "DaveKp" 3rd Jan
This or PS4...?
Liam51709 m ago

This or PS4...?


Seeing as the PS4 can't play 4k disks it's a no brainer.
Hughes only offer a 1 year guarantee and charge an extortionate £119 for their “5 year service plan”. John Lewis may price match and offer 2 year warranty but these players are very reliable in my experience so I just bought from Hughes.

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Love the probably the best player around quote then in the next paragraph mention its more expensive 9000 big brother. Still a cracking buy though.
This was £399 everywhere until recently and this is the first time I’ve seen it anywhere below £299.

I’ve always liked Panasonic players and there are very few 4K UHD players that support Dolby Vision let alone Samsung’s preferred HDR10+ (although there’s no content using HDR10+ yet and its likely that Dolby Vision will emerge as the HDR victor). LG offer a cheaper 4K player with Dolby Vision but it gets bad reviews for being noisy and a friend had to return his for being too noisy. Sony players have had HDMI compatibility problems in the past although they may be better now.

The HDR Optimizer feature on this player is particularly useful for projector owners and allows you to fine tune the settings so you don’t lose fine detail.

Dual HDMI outputs are useful if you have an older AV receiver that doesn’t support 4K, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 OR Dolby Vision - just connect the video HDMI output to your TV and the audio HDMI output to your AV receiver.

The only better player that I’ve encountered is the Panasonic UB9000 which has a metal case, better DACs (only relevant if you connect the analogue output to an amplifier) and XLR output. The video and other features are identical. For most Home Cinema users there’s little point in paying a lot more for those features though. The remote is similar to that provided with earlier models but not back-lit like the UB900 remote.

There’s a review of the UB820 at soundandvision.com/content/panasonic-dp-ub820-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-review and a video review at
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 3rd Jan
AndyMCarr53 m ago

Love the probably the best player around quote then in the next paragraph …Love the probably the best player around quote then in the next paragraph mention its more expensive 9000 big brother. Still a cracking buy though.


Hey, big doesn’t mean better - it’s all nasty cold metal and big ugly XLR sockets and who wants them?
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 3rd Jan
Oh boy I paid £379 for this. Oops. Amazing player though
CaptainSlog03/01/2019 18:44

Hughes only offer a 1 year guarantee and charge an extortionate £119 for …Hughes only offer a 1 year guarantee and charge an extortionate £119 for their “5 year service plan”. John Lewis may price match and offer 2 year warranty but these players are very reliable in my experience so I just bought from Hughes. [Image]


There's not a Hughes store near me so a price match is the only option. Only problem is how can I prove this is £219 in store if it doesn't say this on the website?
Cold. It's £199 in Sevenoaks.
Some retailers are offering special Panasonic promotional packs with a free 4K Blu Ray of your choice from Zoom. I’ve ordered my player from Hughes so hope I get one. See panasonicdirect.store.panasonic.co.uk/c-5…spx

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r.simsini03/01/2019 19:18

Cold. It's £199 in Sevenoaks.


Sevenoaks price is £298 online. Is that an in-store promotion?
Edited by: "CaptainSlog" 3rd Jan
Tez4u2nv8 m ago

There's not a Hughes store near me so a price match is the only option. …There's not a Hughes store near me so a price match is the only option. Only problem is how can I prove this is £219 in store if it doesn't say this on the website?


Try calling a Hughes store - they may ship to you for a small fee.
CaptainSlog03/01/2019 19:21

It’s £298 online. Is that an in-store promotion?


Yes, and a voucher for a free movie from Zoom was enclosed.
Edited by: "r.simsini" 3rd Jan
Wrong! It's showing as £298
Tez4u2nv2 h, 5 m ago

There's not a Hughes store near me so a price match is the only option. …There's not a Hughes store near me so a price match is the only option. Only problem is how can I prove this is £219 in store if it doesn't say this on the website?


John Lewis will call the store and match if it’s within a certain radius but it’s quite small so probably won’t help you.
Premium Blu Ray players like this always boast 7 channel analogue outputs but that always seems silly in this digital age? Does anybody ever connect these analogue outputs to an amp?

Surely all the high-end enthusiasts will be using Dolby Atmos via an HDMI feed or will at least have AV receivers with very good DACs, so I’ve never understand why manufacturers bother with this nonsense feature and it’s less relevant than ever today.
r.simsini6 h, 27 m ago

Yes, and a voucher for a free movie from Zoom was enclosed.


Why not post the deal for others then instead of calling this cold? Just a thought..
CaptainSlog11 h, 18 m ago

Premium Blu Ray players like this always boast 7 channel analogue outputs …Premium Blu Ray players like this always boast 7 channel analogue outputs but that always seems silly in this digital age? Does anybody ever connect these analogue outputs to an amp? Surely all the high-end enthusiasts will be using Dolby Atmos via an HDMI feed or will at least have AV receivers with very good DACs, so I’ve never understand why manufacturers bother with this nonsense feature and it’s less relevant than ever today.


It depends on peoples' set-ups, some are running audio/video to a display, projector and two receivers, so they need flexibility. This is basically a watered-down dedicated theatre-room player, and those cats like a lot of options!
CaptainSlog3rd Jan

Hughes only offer a 1 year guarantee and charge an extortionate £119 for …Hughes only offer a 1 year guarantee and charge an extortionate £119 for their “5 year service plan”. John Lewis may price match and offer 2 year warranty but these players are very reliable in my experience so I just bought from Hughes. [Image]


What store was this from?
Hughes in Martlesham, Suffolk but other nearby stores were offering the same deal when I phoned.
This or save a bit more by getting the Sony X700?
Excellent player, I own this and its 5/5.
Previously owned the ub900 and the super buggy Sony ubx800.
I paid £299 in December so this is 🔥.
Highly recommend this and the oled setting is fantastic.
Also I redeemed my free film from zoom and it only took 3 days to come.
I picked this up yesterday and it came with the free 4K Blu Ray offer via Zoom, worth £20. Hughes were very helpful and I’ve always found them good to deal with.

I’ve no idea why this is still £299 on-line but I’m all for supporting real stores especially with deals like this.
r.simsini03/01/2019 19:18

Cold. It's £199 in Sevenoaks.


Wow, just seen this. Which store was that? Do you know if the deal is still running?
b0b131/01/2019 11:12

Wow, just seen this. Which store was that? Do you know if the deal is …Wow, just seen this. Which store was that? Do you know if the deal is still running?


In any of their stores that are centrally run and not franchised. The one in Sevenoaks itself had them.
Try calling your local store. It’s not online - you have to visit or call.
r.simsini4 h, 16 m ago

In any of their stores that are centrally run and not franchised. The one …In any of their stores that are centrally run and not franchised. The one in Sevenoaks itself had them.


Thanks
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