Panasonic UB400 4k UHD Player £190 instore Sainsbury's -  Wandsworth
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Panasonic UB400 4k UHD Player £190 instore Sainsbury's - Wandsworth

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Found 18th Sep 2017
Seems a good price to me for the Panasonic UB400.

Has the same software as its more expensive cousins the UB700 and UB900. The playback of the Panasonic players is universally praised. I have the 700 myself, UHD playback and upscaling is quite superb and it has all the on demand services. It doesn't have the analogue outputs of the 900 but if you're rocking HDMI connections then it's happy days.

I know you can potentially get a 700 through Panasonic refurbs on eBay for £200 but if you're looking for a new machine then this seems a winner.

Also comes with a free copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. This was in the AV section of Sainsburys Wandsworth. Staff believed it to be nationwide.

£230 at John Lewis so possible price match.
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For roughly the same price you could get an Xbox one s which does the same thing and you can play games on it!
damo752 h, 34 m ago

For roughly the same price you could get an Xbox one s which does the same …For roughly the same price you could get an Xbox one s which does the same thing and you can play games on it!



It certainly won't have as good an output for 4k films though - you can easily appreciate the difference on a decent TV.

£220 worth of console where a fraction of the components are dedicated to 4k playback vs a 4k Bluray player foor similar money that was made for that very purpose.
monkeyhanger7519 h, 11 m ago

It certainly won't have as good an output for 4k films though - you can …It certainly won't have as good an output for 4k films though - you can easily appreciate the difference on a decent TV. £220 worth of console where a fraction of the components are dedicated to 4k playback vs a 4k Bluray player foor similar money that was made for that very purpose.

There is absolutely no difference in picture quality when it comes to 4k blu ray & blu ray players. So long as a player isn't doing anything it shouldn't, the picture is identical. It's just 1s & 0s at the end of the day.
^ it's 1s and 0s on the disk, but the way they're processed and output by the player differs a lot. Have you ever seen a high end bluray player vs a £30 job? I'm not saying the picture output of a £600 bluray player is 20x better than that of a £30 player, but it is very noticeable.
monkeyhanger7521 m ago

^ it's 1s and 0s on the disk, but the way they're processed and output by …^ it's 1s and 0s on the disk, but the way they're processed and output by the player differs a lot. Have you ever seen a high end bluray player vs a £30 job? I'm not saying the picture output of a £600 bluray player is 20x better than that of a £30 player, but it is very noticeable.

Again, the only difference is if the cheap player is doing some processing it shouldn't be doing, but once turned off there will be no difference. Just like there's no difference in HDMI cables. I suggest reading some articles on AVForums, the editors there will tell you there's no difference.
Enjoy any player you get as it will be fine.
You keep thinking that an Xbox One S will put out as good a picture as a dedicated unit of similar, lower or higher price. My Xbox360s isn't a patch on my Sony UBP-X800 for Blu Rays. A console playing at being a Blu Ray player is more likely to be doing some processing it shouldn't be rather than a Blu Ray player.

Cables only transmit data, but players process and interpret data and output to the TV a completely different set of 1s and 0s to what goes in. The output from 2 different models is different, otherwise we'd all be buying £30 blu ray players.
Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 19th Sep 2017
monkeyhanger752 h, 41 m ago

You keep thinking that an Xbox One S will put out as good a picture as a …You keep thinking that an Xbox One S will put out as good a picture as a dedicated unit of similar, lower or higher price. My Xbox360s isn't a patch on my Sony UBP-X800 for Blu Rays. A console playing at being a Blu Ray player is more likely to be doing some processing it shouldn't be rather than a Blu Ray player.Cables only transmit data, but players process and interpret data and output to the TV a completely different set of 1s and 0s to what goes in. The output from 2 different models is different, otherwise we'd all be buying £30 blu ray players.


Xbox360 doesn't play Blu rays
Edited by: "prodigy8" 19th Sep 2017
Typo, Meant Xbox One S. Thought i'd corrected it earlier. Either way, if you have a decent TV, you will appreciate a better pic on a £200 bluray player than a £200 console, it'll also be quieter and use a hell of a lot less power (15w vs 300w)
monkeyhanger7519th Sep

You keep thinking that an Xbox One S will put out as good a picture as a …You keep thinking that an Xbox One S will put out as good a picture as a dedicated unit of similar, lower or higher price. My Xbox360s isn't a patch on my Sony UBP-X800 for Blu Rays. A console playing at being a Blu Ray player is more likely to be doing some processing it shouldn't be rather than a Blu Ray player.Cables only transmit data, but players process and interpret data and output to the TV a completely different set of 1s and 0s to what goes in. The output from 2 different models is different, otherwise we'd all be buying £30 blu ray players.

And you keep thinking that. I’ll just go by what reviewers and professionals in the industry tell me, not you. My Xbox one S and Panasonic UHD player look identical on my Oled. But please, enjoy what you believe.
Just a heads-up that my local Sainsburys (Blackpool) has knocked these down even further now to £150. Might be worth checking local stores in case they're the same.
Typical I just snapped the one in Sainsburys Poole for £170 last week as was previously down to £210 but still way cheaper than anywhere else . So far I'm extremely pleased with it , stunning picture and very quiet
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