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Hi,

 

Looking for advice for new 4k Disc player to replace Sony X700 (which freezes - both video and audio for a few seconds).

 

Regards,

Ron

 

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If you don't need Dolby Vision, Panasonic's UB420 for $275. There's no display and the case and remote are cheap.

 

If you want Dolby Vision etc, the UB820 can usually be negotiated for ~$500.

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1 minute ago, Quark said:

If you don't need Dolby Vision, Panasonic's UB420 for $275. There's no display and the case and remote are cheap.

 

If you want Dolby Vision etc, the UB820 can usually be negotiated for ~$500.

Thanks, yes I was looking at the Panasonic UB420. I do have a Sony Tv with Dolby Vision!!!!! 

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26 minutes ago, ronsound said:

Thanks, yes I was looking at the Panasonic UB420. I do have a Sony Tv with Dolby Vision!!!!! 

 

Then I'd recommend you stretch for the UB820.

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On 14/06/2021 at 6:21 PM, ronsound said:

Thanks, yes I was looking at the Panasonic UB420. I do have a Sony Tv with Dolby Vision!!!!! 

 

FYI JB have the UB820 for $448 - cheapest I've seen one.

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4 hours ago, Quark said:

 

FYI JB have the UB820 for $448 - cheapest I've seen one.

Would there be any difference in Audio quality between the UB420 and 820 using only HDMI (output 2 Audio) to receiver (non-4k). Not using analog outputs from the player.

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32 minutes ago, ronsound said:

Would there be any difference in Audio quality between the UB420 and 820 using only HDMI (output 2 Audio) to receiver (non-4k). Not using analog outputs from the player.

 

No, wouldn't expect it to sound different.

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43 minutes ago, ronsound said:

Would there be any difference in Audio quality between the UB420 and 820 using only HDMI (output 2 Audio) to receiver (non-4k). Not using analog outputs from the player.

 

10 minutes ago, Quark said:

No, wouldn't expect it to sound different.

I agree there should be no difference with HDMI outputs of the 420 and 820.

 

Outside OP's budget, but please note that I found the the UB9000 HDMI output to be better, perhaps aided by the better transport? So, with high end models, there may be a difference!

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Panasonic UB820 can be made multi-region too (if that's of interest).  I've done this - not straightforward, but worthwhile.

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1 hour ago, ronsound said:

Would there be any difference in Audio quality between the UB420 and 820 using only HDMI (output 2 Audio) to receiver (non-4k). Not using analog outputs from the player.

What model is the avr Ron '  you say non 4k? The hdmi audio out is for older avrs that cant handle 4k hdcp 2.2... The release dates of hdcp 2.0 and hdcp2.2 was a schemozzle [ i like technical terms ] ; hdcp2.2 was required for 4k @ 60p that many components can put out in this space 👌

If you have an avr that is hdmi 1.4 or 1.3 and want to send full bandwidth 4k from a player or streaming you need the 820 or 9000. 

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8 minutes ago, cwt said:

What model is the avr Ron '  you say non 4k? The hdmi audio out is for older avrs that cant handle 4k hdcp 2.2... The release dates of hdcp 2.0 and hdcp2.2 was a schemozzle [ i like technical terms ] ; hdcp2.2 was required for 4k @ 60p that many components can put out in this space 👌

If you have an avr that is hdmi 1.4 or 1.3 and want to send full bandwidth 4k from a player or streaming you need the 820 or 9000. 

Before HDMI 1.4 unfortunaley - Marantz SR7002 (1.3a HDMI).

 

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Just now, ronsound said:

Before HDMI 1.4 unfortunaley - Marantz SR7002 (1.3a HDMI).

 

 

10 minutes ago, cwt said:

What model is the avr Ron '  you say non 4k? The hdmi audio out is for older avrs that cant handle 4k hdcp 2.2... The release dates of hdcp 2.0 and hdcp2.2 was a schemozzle [ i like technical terms ] ; hdcp2.2 was required for 4k @ 60p that many components can put out in this space 👌

If you have an avr that is hdmi 1.4 or 1.3 and want to send full bandwidth 4k from a player or streaming you need the 820 or 9000. 

Using HDMI 1 (Video) to Sony 4k TV and HDMI 2 (Audio only) to Marantz SR7002. Sounds great!

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17 minutes ago, ronsound said:

 

Using HDMI 1 (Video) to Sony 4k TV and HDMI 2 (Audio only) to Marantz SR7002. Sounds great!

Your paying for the analogue stages and dac with the 820 Ron ; if you can look past the lack of DV the 420 is very good value . Have many dv discs ? The 420 has the same HCX processor as the 820 :)

 

Panasonic Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR10+ Blu-ray Player with Built-in WiFi & Twin HDMI (DP-UB420GNK): Blu-ray Players & Recorders: Amazon.com.au

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12 minutes ago, cwt said:

Your paying for the analogue stages and dac with the 820 Ron ; if you can look past the lack of DV the 420 is very good value . Have many dv discs ? The 420 has the same HCX processor as the 820 :)

 

Panasonic Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR10+ Blu-ray Player with Built-in WiFi & Twin HDMI (DP-UB420GNK): Blu-ray Players & Recorders: Amazon.com.au

Can look pass the DV - Thanks!

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Ron,

 

With my Sony X700, I find that if I clean the 4K disc with a lens cleaning cloth (even brand new discs) that the problem is solved *.  But I hear you - it is friggin' annoying when it happens!  The previous sony non 4k did the same thing on bluray and that worked with cleaning.

 

* I have one disc that this didn't work on and I had to use the DVD version to complete the movie.   That's one disc in about 15-20 that I've watched. 

 

NFA

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