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Panasonic DP-UB820PCK DP-UB820P-K 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player For Sale


Panasonic DP-UB820PCK DP-UB820P-K 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player

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Panasonic DP-UB820PCK DP-UB820P-K 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player :
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Panasonic DP-UB820PCK Blu-ray DVD Player 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
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The new king of Blu-ray picture quality

Ever since Oppo stopped building their fantastic Blu-ray players in 2018, we've been waiting for another player that could match their reference-quality picture and sound. Panasonic's DP-UB820 is definitely a contender. In head-to-head tests, some reviewers have found that the DP-UB820 slightly outperforms the Oppos, at least when it comes to 4K Blu-ray playback and upconversion of 1080p Blu-rays.

If you have an entry-level 4K TV, this player will provide a slightly better picture than more basic 4K players. But if you're a videophile with high-end equipment, the DP-UB820's powerful processing and flexible adjustments will help your4KTVor4K projectordeliver the best possible 4K/HDR picture.

Getting the best HDR picture quality

A big part of why 4K Blu-ray and streamed 4K content looks so lifelike is HDR — High Dynamic Range. It can provide a much wider range of contrast and colors than HDTVs ever could. But while all current 4K TVs can accept HDR-enhanced signals, many can't display the full potential of HDR due to their limited peak brightness.This Panasonic player can help your TV overcome that problem.

It comes down to "nits"...

A TV's brightness is measured in "nits." Before TVs had HDR, typical peak brightness was around 250-300 nits, and most TV shows and movies were mastered at 100 nits. By comparison, today's OLED and midrange LED-LCD 4K TVs produce peaks of 700-1000 nits, and a handful of the brightest LED TVs can hit peaks of 1200-1500 nits. Meanwhile, 4K/HDR content is mastered at levels up to 4000 nits —waybeyond the capability of any consumer 4K TV.

...and tone mapping

So how do you display 4000-nit content on a TV capable of only 25% of that brightness level? Tone mapping. This process helps a TV properly display content with higher peak brightness than the TV was designed to support. There's a lot of variation in the way tone mapping works from one TV maker to another, and what often happens on high-brightness material is the extreme highlights are "clipped," resulting in a "blown out" look that obscures detail.

Panasonic has developed some unique menu controls that make it easy to improve the look of HDR-enhanced content on your 4K TV. For example, you can choose from four tone-mapping options that are customized for different TV brightness levels:

  • OLEDis recommended for OLED TVs like those from LG andSony
  • Super High Luminance (1500 nits)is ideal for the brightest LED-LCD TVs, like Sony's X9 and Z9 models, and Samsung's Q90R QLED models
  • Middle or High Luminance (1000 nits)is the best choice formost mid-range LED-LCD TVs
  • Basic Luminance (500 nits)should be the best option for 4K projectors, and more basic 4K TVs with lower brightness

Selecting the appropriate setting for your display should provide better-looking HDR picture quality with more visible fine detail in bright and dark areas of the screen.

You can further fine-tune HDR performance with the HDR Optimizer feature. It lets you adjust brightness based on the light level in your room. These picture adjustments work whether you're watching a UHD Blu-ray disc or 4K streamed content using the player's Netflix® app.

Sound that keeps you riveted

Panasonic didn't forget about the sound — all the top movie formats are supported. There's built-in processing for the most common flavors of Dolby and DTS surround, and you can send three-dimensional audio formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to a compatible receiver via HDMI. When it comes to music, the player delivers crisp, detailedsound for your CDs, and its advanced DACs can handle high-res PCM and DSD audio files.

The DP-UB820's versatile design includes a 7.1-channel set of RCA outputs for getting great surround sound even when connecting to A/V receivers that lack HDMI.


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