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

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Robert Harris, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. PMF

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    This was posted by Tino on Saturday. It's now Wednesday. The suspense is killing me.
    O Tino, Where Art Thou? I'm living my Panny 9000 life vicariously through you.:D
     
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    I have my new 820 and all is well so far.
     
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    Going there tomorrow.
     
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    How do you have it hooked up?
     
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    To my Denon receiver by hdmi. That then gets split to my 55" UHD LCD and my 1080p projector.
     
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    No sync issues?
     
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    No sync problems, and the sync problems I had playing Bumblebee with my Oppo are not there with the Panny.
     
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  8. Message #188 of 207 May 16, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    Tino

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    8075F7D9-4B38-4912-B83F-824C0EF27C68. E7538191-B6BE-4AD9-BB86-B30780115B79. 2AA72140-1D7F-4FEB-A1A1-4C7DFFA3906C. Had a great day today visiting Value Electronics and spending some time with the amazing Robert Zohn.

    He was very generous with his time and knowledge and talked me through the issues I was having.

    I wound up purchasing the Panny 820 (at a great price) again this time knowing it wasn’t a player issue but rather a receiver issue. He also gave me some tips on setting it up properly with my equipment.


    I suggested he start some king of Official Value Electronics thread somewhere here on the forum. I think the membership would greatly appreciate that.

    Thanks @Robert_Zohn :)
     
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    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.
     
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    I am an Elite Member with Best Buy but I decided to give Value Electronics a shot even though the Magnolia Best Buy is about 17 minutes away and Value Electronics is on the other side of the country. I want to thank Robert Zohn for all his help and can not wait to get this player here and installed.
     
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    I am giving myself a birthday present for my 81st birthday next week. Can't decide whether it should be the Panny 820, or the 9000. It will be used with my EPSON 6040, (Aussie 9300). Not considering price, any opinions on which I should choose for maximum benefit in picture quality?
     
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    Happy 81st !!!:drum:
     
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    I will start out with Happy 81st Birthday :cheers:

    If your projector is HDR then the 9000 has an HDR optimizer that would make it a great choice. I am sure with projection the 9000 is just a better choice but if you do not have HDR capability I am sure the 820 will work just fine.
     
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    The 820 also an HDR optimizer.
     
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    Thanks guys for your good wishes, I think I will choose the 9000. A better remote and the build quality are swaying my decision.
     
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    Will the fine folks at Value Electronics perform the region free modifications if you purchase from them?
     
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    Call them and ask. They are a factory authorized dealer so I don’t think so.
     
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    Have the exact same lip synch issues with my Panasonic 9000

    It’s usually fleeting at the beginning of a movie then settles

    Pic quality is better than my oppo 103 with their DNR Marvell qdeo chip that I’ll stick with Panasonic

    Maybe it’ll get fixed in future firmware but I recall the flagship Onkyo DVD player had this years ago and was a chip implementation issue and they never fixed it
     
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  19. Message #199 of 207 May 19, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    As far as I know, it's not possible to modify the UB820 or the UBA9000 to be region free for Blu-ray playback.
     
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    By the way, the Panny 820 is on sale this week at Value Electronics and Best Buy for $449.00.
     
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