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  1. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    This setting cannot be selected when radio is the source. Yeah, that doesn't sound like the UB9000 to me.
  2. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The Panasonic hack will work on many titles, but not all, which is why I also have a dedicated region-free player.
  3. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    The key sequence hack doesn't work on all non-Region A titles, unfortunately. Apparently it's dependant on the authoring of the disc. Region B Studio Canal releases, for example, are problematic. In other words, it's a crap shoot.
  4. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    As far as I know, it's not possible to modify the UB820 or the UBA9000 to be region free for Blu-ray playback.
  5. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Glad to hear that Robert helped you get things sorted Tino, and it's always great to put a human face on someone I chat with here! I predict that you'll LOVE the 820.
  6. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Indeed. However, I only buy a new player if it's an improvement over what I currently have, so that tends to balance out the melancholy for me. Plus, hey, new toy!!! ;)
  7. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I’ve felt this all along, even with my previous Panasonic UB900. Better detail than the UDP-203 to my eyes in my system. The Oppo is most definitely a fine player, however. If I’d never compared it with the Pannys I would have been perfectly happy with it, and as a do-it-all player it stands...
  8. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Mostly because it was sitting in my rack almost completely unutilized. I was using the UB820 for disc playback almost exclusively due to its superior video output. I only used the Oppo for the occasional Region B Blu-ray title. Rather than let it just sit there doing almost nothing, I thought...
  9. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Yep and yep. My Yamaha is a RX-A2080. So far no problems with lip sync. Didn't have any with the UB820 either.
  10. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I've only had the player for a few days Tino, but for me the answer is yes. It's built like a tank, with excellent construction, and the unit just screams quality. Totally unlike the cheap plastic of the UB820, and it even leaves the Oppo UDP-203 in the dust as far as materials and fit/finish...
  11. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    You can buy a stand-alone Sony or LG region-free player for $150 any day of the week, so for me the lack of this capability in the UB9000 is a moot point.
  12. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Plus, AFAIK, region-free hardware mods are not available for Panasonic players.
  13. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    That sucks Tino! It's a GREAT player! Maybe you just got a lemon. You might try exchanging it for another unit before you jump ship to a Samsung or something else.
  14. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I've never had an issue with any 4K disc in my 820, and I never clean them.
  15. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I can imagine. Premium Certified is Premium Certified, so you should be good there. A receiver issue? Certainly a possibility, but I thought you were running your primary HDMI directly to the LG and audio only to your Yamaha?
  16. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For 4K you DEFINITELY want to use a Premium Certified HDMI cable, one that displays this logo: Anything else is a crapshoot. You'll save yourself a LOT of trouble by using the proper cable.
  17. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I also tried the latest Region B release of The Thing, and it worked with that title. Apparently Studio Canal authoring is immune.
  18. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Just tried this on my 820 with the Region B Studio Canal release of Quatermass and the Pit. No bueno.
  19. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I would try putting it in Direct mode to make sure it's not doing anything funky to the incoming audio bitstream.
  20. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Yep, Atmos is basically Dolby TrueHD with extra bits. However, on Yamaha receivers, if the display is showing TrueHD for an Atmos track, you're not getting Atmos, you're getting TrueHD. TIno, have you tried setting audio on your Yamaha to Direct?
  21. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I'm not sure Tino. Was your previous setup decoding Atmos correctly?
  22. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I mean Atmos front heights, rear heights, etc. My Yamaha receiver does not decode to Atmos unless I have some form of Atmos speaker configuration connected to the correct speaker outputs on it. Your 5.2.1 setup should be fine in this respect. It's not a function of the 820, which is simply...
  23. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Do you have Atmos speakers connected to your receiver or do you have a 5.1 setup? Atmos will decode to its TrueHD core if Atmos speakers are not present.
  24. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    It doesn't, but make sure you have the Deep Color setting enabled for the input you'll be using on the TV. I believe it's turned off by default.
  25. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For me, it's because I have four HDMI source devices. It's much cleaner to run them all through my receiver and have a single HDMI cable going to the display. Works like a charm.
  26. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    If your receiver passes 4K *and* Dolby Vision, passing it through is no problem.
  27. dpippel

    A few words about...™ HDR and the new Panasonic 9000 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    It is a Region A player for DVD and Blu-ray, with no modification available to make it region-free. 4K UHD discs, of course, have no region coding.