Panasonic Announces First 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Players with HDR10+

Posted Mon Jan 8, 2018 at 03:35 PM PST by
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Four new Ultra HD Blu-ray players have been detailed.

Panasonic has revealed its latest lineup of Ultra HD Blu-ray players, including two models with support for the new HDR10+ format. The collection is comprised of the DP-UB820, DP-UB420, DP-UB330 and DP-UB320 series.

All fours players use Panasonic's proprietary HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) processor and include a 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling feature, an HDR to SDR conversion option to optimize tone remapping on SDR-TVs, HDR adjustments for different viewing conditions, and high resolution audio playback. In addition, the flagship DP-UB820 and DP-UB420 will add HDR10+ support through a software update, along with planned support for voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Likewise, the premium DP-UB820 also includes Dolby Vision capabilities and a 7.1-channel analog audio output.

Pricing and availability for Panasonic's new 4K Blu-ray player lineup has not been announced yet. Here's a more detailed rundown of specs and features for each model per Panasonic:

DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player 

● Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K/HDR)

● HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

● Supports HDR10+/ Dolby VisionTM dynamic metadata technology*1

● 4K High-Precision Chroma Processing

● 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling

● 4K 60p/50p/4:4:4 Output

● HDR Optimizer

● FULL HD 3D Blu-ray DiscTM Playback

● 7.1ch Analogue Audio Output 

● 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 (11.2MHz/2.8MHz/5.6MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF)

● 192kHz/96kHz Surround Re-master

● Viewing Experience Controlled via Voice

● 4K VOD*1 *2

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

● Internet Apps*2

● DLNA (Client/Renderer)

● Network Drive Access

● External HDD Playback

● Mirroring with Smartphone / Tablet

● Web Browser*2

● Wireless LAN Built-in

● Stylish GUI

● Quick Start

● Home Screen Wallpaper

● Control by HDMI Connection

*1 Enabled by software update

*2 Requires broadband Internet service.

DP-UB420 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

● Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K/HDR)

● HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

● Supports HDR10+ dynamic metadata technology*1

● 4K High-Precision Chroma Processing

● 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling

● 4K 60p/50p/4:4:4 Output

● HDR Optimizer

● FULL HD 3D Blu-ray DiscTM Playback

● 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 (11.2MHz/2.8MHz/5.6MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF)

● 192kHz/96kHz Surround Re-master

● Viewing Experience Controlled via Voice

● 4K VOD*1*2

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

● Internet Apps*2

● DLNA (Client/Renderer)

● Network Drive Access

● External HDD Playback

● Mirroring with Smartphone / Tablet

● Web Browser*2

● Wireless LAN Built-in

● Stylish GUI

● Quick Start

● Home Screen Wallpaper

● Control by HDMI Connection

*1 Enabled by software update 

*2 Requires broadband Internet service.

DP-UB330/320 Ultra HD Blu-ray Players 

● Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K/HDR)

● HCX(Hollywood Cinema Experience) Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

● 4K High-Precision Chroma Processing

● 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling

● 4K 60p/50p/4:4:4 Output

● FULL HD 3D Blu-ray DiscTM Playback

● HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process

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

● 4K VOD Supported*1*2

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

● Internet Apps*2

● DLNA (Client/Renderer)

● Network Drive Access

● External HDD Playback

● Web Browser*2

● Wireless LAN Built-in*3

● Stylish GUI

● Quick Start

● Home Screen Wallpaper

● Control by HDMI Connection

*1 Enabled by software update

*2 Requires broadband Internet service.

*3 Except the UB320.

Source: Panasonic

Tags: Panasonic, CES 2018, Ultra HD Blu-ray players, 4K, HDR10+, Dolby Vision (all tags)