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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. JohnRice

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    I only tried it on a couple titles, and they worked. I do recall there being a limitation, accessing menus, no fast forward, something like that. I have a hardware hack for my Oppo, so that's what I use.
     
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    The Panasonic hack will work on many titles, but not all, which is why I also have a dedicated region-free player.
     
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    Thank Robert Zohn for a great purchase experience and I love the Panasonic 9000 it is a huge step up from my 1st generation Samsung 4K player. Anyone that is looking for a top notch 4K UHD Blu-ray/ Blu-ray player will not be disappointed with the Panasonic 9000 so give Robert Zohn a shot at your business!
     
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    Just a reminder that Panasonic's $50 Instant Rebate for the UB820 ends Sunday, July 14th. Further, in reading the latest roadmap that goes through September no more promotions are schedulled.
     
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    I am looking to add a second UHD Blu-ray player to the mix this coming fall. Right now I’ve settled on the Sony X800M2 that comes with the Region Free mods.

    @Robert_Zohn could you offer me a deal on said above X800M2?
    (PM me with details).

    Probably around early November for the X800M2.

    Much as I would like a Panny UB9000, I still have a cruise, make that two cruises (for the wife) to pay for, plus my newly acquired Vizio PQ759 Quantum. Oh and in the photography realm, I’m going for my new Canon EOS 6D, Mik II DSLR late in August.

    But I’m wanting a UB9000 in the future.
     
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    Bryan^H

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    My only issue with this player, and it is a doozy is that a lot of my old DVD titles don’t have the time display info in either screen status, or on unit display window. I’m talking a ton of my TV on DVD titles. Just a blank lines in the on screen status, and “play” on the unit window itself instead of time readout.

    Works great for everything else, as it should.
    It is a feature even the most basic DVD, and BD players normally have. Shocking.
    Is this an MPEG-2 issue?

    Sigh, I might have to get that Pioneer LX500 after all.
     
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    I have both and they are both awesome players. Each has a few pluses and minuses depends on your priorities.
     
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    There's a new firmware update (version 1.60) for the UB9000 (released a couple of days ago). Sadly, it does NOT correct the auto shutoff after 20 minutes on pause. It does NOT add any settings option to change the auto shutoff behavior. The player still shuts off after 20 minutes. If the disc in the player has the disc-based resume feature, the player will start over at the paused spot once it wakes back up after the play button on the remote is pressed. But if the disc doesn't have disc-based resume, the UB9000 just reloads the very start of the disc (menu, trailers, etc) after auto shutoff (after a measly 20 minutes on pause).

    Grrrr....

    Mark
     
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    I have had the Panasonic UB9000 for about the end of May and I have been watching everything from DVD, 1080p Blu-ray to 4K Blu-ray in this player. The build quality is amazing and the unit is very quite. I have actually not had that problem with the player shutting off but I have not had the player paused for any length of time. I would highly recommend this player to anyone looking for a high end player for there home theater and especially if you have an OLED TV! I personally have yet to experience a minus with this player and it is in the beginning of the chain which for me is rock solid!

    Panasonic UB9000 4K Blu-ray Player
    Marantz SR-8012 11 Channel Surround Sound Receiver
    Sony XDR55A9F 55" 4K OLED TV

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    I also have not had one issue since I have had this player. I recently tried a pioneer lx500 witch also had a great build and picture quality but had freeze ups and audio drops from the get go even after its recent update, and I was able to return it. I did have a bit of stutter with Amazon Prime but a small adjustment on my OLED stopped it.
     
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    There has to be a service menu that can be activated through a sequence of button codes or something. There is no way that "auto off" cannot be canceled. I'm not sure why the solution hasn't been exploited yet, but I know it is there somewhere.
     
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    Thanks Dave, this ^^ is very valuable information!!

    Two new items:

    1st, just put our exclusive .pdf technical spec document on all of the audio features and technical and behind the scenes information on the UB9000.

    2nd, to help our new UB9000 owners get the most out of their a/v system we're gifting all new customers with Spears & Munsil's new 10bit disc.
     
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    Hey Robert am I covered on this? If not no problem buy the disc just let me know how much it is.
     
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    Tried this just keeps bringing me to hdmi/ color mode / advanced settings and back to color mode what am. I missing
     
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    Have you contacted Panasonic ?
     
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    No I haven’t yet guess I will have to thanks
     
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    Thanks Dave. I’ll try this when I get home later today. Given that William wasn’t successful, Is it possible the player must be in service mode before you can make this change? If so, how do we put it in service mode?

    Mark
     
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    I'm having the same experience as William. First of all, there isn't any [SETUP] button on the remote. The only [SETUP] I can find is the one in the home menu of the player. Pressing it repeatedly only ends up accessing the same group of settings that William mentions. I've checked all of the settings in every menu (including Advanced) and can't find ANYTHING that remotely resembles "Auto Off".

    Based on the comment in the instructions about "no sound" and the reference to the SC-PMX150 (which is a CD player), I suspect these instructions are for other Panasonic products. Dave, I hope you can prove me wrong.

    Mark
     
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    • This setting cannot be selected when radio is the source.

    Yeah, that doesn't sound like the UB9000 to me.
     
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    My bad I went and did a google search and was in a big hurry and will delete it!
     

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