Posted Tue Jul 5, 2016 at 07:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player will hit the US market in September.
Panasonic has announced pricing and availability for its DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The DMP-UB900 will start shipping in September for $699.
Pansonic's DMP-UB900 offers playback for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs along with HDR (high dynamic range) and BT.2020 wide color gamut support. In addition, the player features a new 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor which uses "an original high-accuracy multi-tap process to interpolate the decoded 4K (4:2:0) signals of Ultra HD Blu-ray content to 4K (4:4:4)." Likewise, THX certification, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Full HD Blu-ray 3D disc playback, and support for various apps and video services are included as well. Finally, the player also features twin HDMI & 7.1-channel analogue audio outputs, and high quality audio parts with high-res audio support (including WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA formats, DSD and ALAC).
Here's a full rundown of specs and features per the press release:
High Quality Picture
- Native 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback (4K/HDR)
- 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor
- 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling
- 4K 60p/50p Output
- 4K Networking
- THX Certification
- Multi Contents 4K Up-scaling
- FULL HD 3D Blu-ray DiscTM Playback
- Picture Type Presets
High Quality Sound
- TWIN HDMI PURE AV (Twin Isolated Output）
- 7.1ch Analog Audio Output
- High-quality Audio Components (Power Supply, Audio Circuit, Digital Circuit)
- High Clarity Sound Premium
- HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process
- Digital Tube Sound with Up-sampling
- High-resolution Audio Playback (DSD (2.8MHz/5.6MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV)
- 192 kHz/32bit DAC x 5
- 192 kHz/96kHz Surround Re-master
- Internet Apps*1
- DLNA (Client/Renderer)
- Network Drive Access
- External HDD Playback
- Web Browser*1
- Wi-Fi Built-in (802.11n(11ac))
- Stylish GUI
- Quick Start
- Home Screen Wallpaper
- VIERA Link
- 3D Cut Design
The DMP-UB900 will now join the previously released Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player and the upcoming Philips BDP7501.
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