Panasonic announced the launch of its latest Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, including two models – the DP-UB820 and DP-UB420 – which support HDR10+ dynamic metadata technology, the next-generation HDR format. The 2018 line-up of Ultra HD Blu-ray players is powered by an HCX Processor, expertly developed and refined by specialists in the heart of Hollywood. Regardless of the type of content, the result is a thrilling home entertainment experience, just as the artists intended. Panasonic’s 2018 Ultra HD Players support voice control from both Amazon Alexa (coming soon) and the Google Assistant (coming soon). Simply speak to an existing Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa enabled device, and you can conveniently fast forward or pause your favorite movie without having to use the remote control.

Taking HDR to the max

The Panasonic UB820 and UB420 support HDR10+ dynamic metadata technology which will offer considerable benefits to viewers through optimizing the viewing experience on a scene-by-scene basis. HDR10+ is an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform created by 20th Century Fox, Panasonic and Samsung. Furthermore, as a step up model, the UB820 also supports Dolby Vision.

High Quality Pictures: Proprietary technologies faithfully reproduce original images

The 4K engine powering the line-up is Panasonic’s proprietary HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray. This has been improved by applying unique chroma and gradation processing to the video technologies which were developed at the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL), the R&D facility for enhancing Blu-ray picture quality. Launched last year, the HCX Processor reproduces Ultra HD Blu-ray and internet-streamed 4K video images with stunningly precise colors and optimal brightness.

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DP-UB820 Series Main Features

High Quality Picture

  • 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

High Quality Sound

  • 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

Smart Features

  • 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

DP-UB420 Series Main Features

High Quality Picture

  • 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

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 (11.2MHz/2.8MHz/5.6MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF)
  • 192kHz/96kHz Surround Re-master

Smart Features

  • Viewing Experience Controlled via Voice
  • 4K VOD
  • 4K Networking (4K Video/ 4K Jpeg Playback)
  • Internet Apps
  • DLNA (Client/Renderer)
  • Network Drive Access
  • External HDD Playback
  • Mirroring with Smartphone / Tablet
  • Web Browser
  • Wireless LAN Built-in
  • Stylish GUI
  • Quick Start
  • Home Screen Wallpaper
  • Control by HDMI Connection

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