CES 2017: Panasonic Details New Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

Posted Wed Jan 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM PST by

Three new Ultra HD Blu-ray players have been revealed.

Panasonic has announced three additions to its Ultra HD Blu-ray player lineup. The new models include the DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300.

The players all feature a new processor developed by the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) Blu-ray R&D facility. Likewise, the units are capable of using Panasonic's multi-tap process to interpolate the decoded 4K (4:2:0) signals of Ultra HD Blu-ray content to 4K (4:4:4). In addition, the devices include a 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling function to deliver 4K-quality pictures from 2K content. Finally, the new players offer 4K VOD support and high resolution audio playback as well.

Here's a full rundown of features for each model per the press release:

DMP-UB400

High-Quality Picture

● Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K)

● HCX Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray

● 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling

● 4K 60p/50p Output  

● Multi Content 4K Up-scaling

● Full-HD 3D Blu-ray DiscTM Playback

● Picture Type Presets 

High-Quality Sound

● TWIN HDMI PURE AV (Twin Isolated Output)

● High Clarity Sound Premium

● HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process

● Digital Tube Sound with Up-sampling

● High-resolution Audio Playback (DSD (2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV)

● 192-kHz/96-kHz Surround Re-master 

Smart Features

● 4K VOD Supported*1

● 4K Networking (4K Video/ 4K Jpeg Playback)

● Internet Apps*1

● Network Drive Access

● External HDD Playback

● Mirroring with Smartphone / Tablet

● Web Browser*1

● Wireless LAN Built-in

● Stylish GUI

● Quick Start

● Home Screen Wallpaper

● VIERA Link 

Design

● 3D Cut Design

● Compact Design 

DMP-UB310/300  

High Quality Picture

● Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K)

● HCX Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray

● 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling

● 4K 60p/50p Output  

● Multi Content 4K Up-scaling

● Full-HD 3D Blu-ray DiscTM Playback

● Picture Type Presets 

High-Quality Sound

● HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process

● High-resolution Audio Playback (DSD (2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV) 

Smart Features

● 4K VOD Supported

● 4K Networking (4K Video/ 4K Jpeg Playback)

● Internet Apps*1

● Network Drive Access

● External HDD Playback

● Web Browser*1

● Wireless LAN Built-in*2

● Stylish GUI

● Quick Start

● Home Screen Wallpaper

● VIERA Link 

Design

● 3D Cut Design

● Compact Design

*1 Requires broadband Internet service. *2 Only the DMP-UB310

Pricing and availability for the new Ultra HD Blu-ray players have not been announced yet.

Source: Panasonic

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