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Panasonic DP-UB820EBK 4K Ultra HD Player & 5 4K UHD Bundle £289 @ Zoom
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Panasonic DP-UB820EBK 4K Ultra HD Player & 5 4K UHD Bundle £289 @ Zoom

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Posted 29th Nov 2019

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Normally £299 on its own, but this comes with 5x 4k films. Includes the same Panasonic's HCX processor as the £1000 UB9000 which upscales 4k 4:2:0 to 4k 4:4:4 to improve colour detail.
Supports HDR10, HDR10+ , Dolby Vision (DV).

10% off for first orders. Not available on hardware bundles.

When it comes to value for money, the Panasonic DP-UB820 4K player is a difficult proposition to beat. If you already own, or have plans to invest in, a Dolby Vision or HDR10+ compatible TV, the UB820 warrants the price premium over the cheaper DP-UB420

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Welcome discount doesn't work on harware bundles.
Standard price at Zoom.
Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You can get one brand new for around £160-£170
Decharvinator29/11/2019 20:51

Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You c …Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You can get one brand new for around £160-£170


Not all 4k players are equal
Decharvinator29/11/2019 20:51

Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You c …Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You can get one brand new for around £160-£170


To have better quality and features
Decharvinator29/11/2019 20:51

Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You c …Please help me to understand why you wouldn’t just buy an Xbox One S? You can get one brand new for around £160-£170


It's not as simple as it was when the Xbox was pretty terrible and wouldn't even be considered by any self respecting enthusiast. The Xbox got better. The difference in "pure" picture quality between the 4k players is now negligible.

But for example, this player can tone map to get the best out of your TV picture if you have an average to poor TV. That also applies to upscaling.
Also if you have an OLED TV or an LED TV with less than 1000 nits brightness, then you need tone napping. But then some OLED TVs do tone mapping as well.

Bottom line is that if you got this player you know you have one of the better players whose features enable it to do its one job as well as probably any other player on the market.

If you got the Xbox and you are not an AV enthusiast then it is perfectly fine and should play anything you throw at it and look about as well as your TV allows it to be. Plus you can play games.
Edited by: "Enet" 30th Nov 2019
Doesn't say anything about this playing being able to handle HDR or Dolby Vision?
SeanUSX29/11/2019 22:33

Doesn't say anything about this playing being able to handle HDR or Dolby …Doesn't say anything about this playing being able to handle HDR or Dolby Vision?


It handles both I have this machine
Enet29/11/2019 22:25

It's not as simple as it was when the Xbox was pretty terrible and …It's not as simple as it was when the Xbox was pretty terrible and wouldn't even be considered by any send respecting enthusiast. The Xbox got better. The difference in "pure" picture quality between the 4k players is now negligible.But for example, this player can tone map to get the best out of your TV picture if you have an average to poor TV. That also applies to upscaling.Also if you have an OLED TV or an LED TV with less than 1000 nits brightness, then you need tone napping. But then some OLED TVs do tone mapping as well.Bottom line is that if you got this player you know you have one of the better players whose features enable it to do its one job as well as probably any other player on the market.If you got the Xbox and you are not an AV enthusiast then it is perfectly fine and should play anything you throw at it and look about as well as your TV allows it to be. Plus you can play games.



so are you saying this will make my blu rays look better than they do on a xbox or my basic lg 4k blu ray player on my my budget phililps 4k hdr tv I just cant see it would maybe in more expensive tv
Edited by: "Alf.Garnett" 30th Nov 2019
Alf.Garnett30/11/2019 11:46

so are you saying this will make my blu rays look better than they do on a …so are you saying this will make my blu rays look better than they do on a xbox or my basic lg 4k blu ray player on my my budget phililps 4k hdr tv I just cant see it would maybe in more expensive tv


I'm not sure, but what I've read online it can. Imo digital is digital so how can it was my thinking. I actually think the more expensive TV might do what this player does. The HDR enhancer in the player is I believe is a tone mapping feature which done TVs have. Either way the disc drive should be quieter and faster than my Samsung 8500 player from 3 years ago.

Just a shame I already have all the 4k discs bundled in the deal.
Jonwillis30/11/2019 11:50

I'm not sure, but what I've read online it can. Imo digital is digital so …I'm not sure, but what I've read online it can. Imo digital is digital so how can it was my thinking. I actually think the more expensive TV might do what this player does. The HDR enhancer in the player is I believe is a tone mapping feature which done TVs have. Either way the disc drive should be quieter and faster than my Samsung 8500 player from 3 years ago.Just a shame I already have all the 4k discs bundled in the deal.



im slightly death so disc noise not a problem for me but can see why it would be anoying
Alf.Garnett30/11/2019 11:46

so are you saying this will make my blu rays look better than they do on a …so are you saying this will make my blu rays look better than they do on a xbox or my basic lg 4k blu ray player on my my budget phililps 4k hdr tv I just cant see it would maybe in more expensive tv


Technically you want your player to be as transparent as possible and simply play what's on the original source. In that case pretty much all 4K players are identical. But not all screens are equal, just like not all speakers are equal. If you have a great turntable or you are using Tidal as sources but your speakers are made by a box brand, then at best you will get something sounding passable but no more. The same goes with TVs. The average TV has pretty poor contrast ratio*, blacks are crushed, brights are dim**, and detail is lost at both ends. The Panasonic players can take the source material and map it in such a way that you retain more of the shadow detail and more of the highlight detail. So the picture looks closer to what was originally intended.

Once you get into it, it gets a lot more interesting (or boring depending on your point of view) than my over simplification written above. Hope this helps a little

*When talking about the contrast ratio claims on some LED TVs, Samsung in particular used to lie, a lot! and that's from someone who was happy with their Samsung TVs back in the day.

**This is an area today where Samsung cheats, relying on the vast majority of people not being enthusiasts. They simply make their TVs "look" brighter. The weird thing is that their TVs are the brightest TVs around by far, and yet this wasn't enough for them. Wierd!
Edited by: "Enet" 30th Nov 2019
Enet30/11/2019 12:24

Technically you want your player to be as transparent as possible and …Technically you want your player to be as transparent as possible and simply play what's on the original source. In that case pretty much all 4K players are identical. But not all screens are equal, just like not all speakers are equal. If you have a great turntable or you are using Tidal as sources but your speakers are made by a box brand, then at best you will get something sounding passable but no more. The same goes with TVs. The average TV has pretty poor contrast ratio*, blacks are crushed, brights are dim**, and detail is lost at both ends. The Panasonic players can take the source material and map it in such a way that you retain more of the shadow detail and more of the highlight detail. So the picture looks closer to what was originally intended. Once you get into it, it gets a lot more interesting (or boring depending on your point of view) than my over simplification written above. Hope this helps a little *When talking about the contrast ratio claims on some LED TVs, Samsung in particular used to lie, a lot! and that's from someone who was happy with their Samsung TVs back in the day.**This is an area today where Samsung cheats, relying on the vast majority of people not being enthusiasts. They simply make their TVs "look" brighter. The weird thing is that their TVs are the brightest TVs around by far, and yet this wasn't enough for them. Wierd!



thanks for info
One decent film you’d actually want to watch then
Anyone know of a decent bluray recorder for 1080p?
Edited by: "sprite127594" 30th Nov 2019
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Mines just arrived. Tried justice league (not a great film) and the difference between my old Samsung 4k player was significant. It brought out alot not detail in the Darks on my LG c9 TV whilst blowing out the highlights
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