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    Default Panasonic Reveals More Details for DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player

    Full specs have been detailed for the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...y-player/28849
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    How does a player decode content from 4:2:0 to 4:4:4? Can't decode what isn't there! It sounds like a great marketing blurb but can it be real?

    Nice to see this player actually has a display on the front.
    A little leery on the THX logo being there, it has been my experience that THX used to, a very long time ago mean something, nowadays it just means add a couple of Benjamins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krawk View Post
    How does a player decode content from 4:2:0 to 4:4:4? Can't decode what isn't there! It sounds like a great marketing blurb but can it be real?
    Man, I don't even know what that means. Thanks for making me feel stupid, Krawk!!

    I see it can play 3D blu-rays, so I'm also assuming it can play regular blu-rays. Now, can it play DVDs? Or even CDs? Also, anyone wanna take a guess as to what the MSRP will be? I'll take a stab and say...$349USD.
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    All 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play standard Blu-rays, and DVDís. My understanding is that all manufactories plan on offering legacy audio CD support also. When it comes to Blu-ray 3D it is a optional feature, however it looks like all or most 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play 1080P Blu-ray 3D discs also.

    I prefer OPPO, Sony, and Panasonic brand Blu-ray players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krawk View Post
    How does a player decode content from 4:2:0 to 4:4:4? Can't decode what isn't there! It sounds like a great marketing blurb but can it be real?
    All it does is upscale the Chroma Subsampling color resolution. Just a marketing blurb as you stated. It will probably do very little to improve the picture because you are going from 4:2:0 to 4:4:4. Sorta like upscaling DVD to 4K. There just isn't enough data to really make an noticeable improvement

    4:4:4 is only used in high-end film scanners and cinematic post production

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    Any news on a US release date for this player?
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    Available for order on Amazon UK already...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CGC6JC2/

    As it has a detachable power cord it will might work in the USA, I find it impossible to believe a modern device like this does not have a switching power supply. Although if you look at the back it is expecting 220-240 Volts input. As I said, I strongly question this. Research needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krawk View Post
    Available for order on Amazon UK already...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CGC6JC2/

    As it has a detachable power cord it will might work in the USA, I find it impossible to believe a modern device like this does not have a switching power supply. Although if you look at the back it is expecting 220-240 Volts input. As I said, I strongly question this. Research needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Limey View Post
    I am a major fan of this player after only a day. Here it is hooked up to my Panasonic CZ952B OLED TV.
    Thanks Limey. Can you share with the other readers here by looking in your owner's manual to see if in fact the input voltage is restricted to 220-240? I just find it hard to believe!
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    I doubt with the performance quality of Panasonic since they fail to work at good rate

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    US pricing and availability have been announced.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...t-at-699/33259
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish05064 View Post
    I doubt with the performance quality of Panasonic since they fail to work at good rate
    The Japan-made Panasonic I bought in 2006 still works somewhat but no longer plays Blu-ray as of about a year ago. I'm buying this new Panasonic day of release. Probably Chinese though, like my OPPO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupboy View Post
    The Japan-made Panasonic I bought in 2006 still works somewhat but no longer plays Blu-ray as of about a year ago. I'm buying this new Panasonic day of release. Probably Chinese though, like my OPPO.
    When I bought a Sony PS2 way back when I made sure it was a Japan build and not China. And. lo and behold the Chinese ones had laser mech issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scohen View Post
    US pricing and availability have been announced.

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    I bet they could have knocked $100 off the price if they'd dropped the pointless THX certification.
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