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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. Tino

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    I have no idea what you’re saying in this paragraph. :wacko:
     
  2. YANG

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    Ok... I'm kinda poor in delivering my thoughts in english...
    What i meant there was that discussions on how to get other region releases play in your, or mine, others designated region seems to be a taboo to touch on as studio representatives are more concern about their domestic sales as than the little percentage of collectors wanting to get other region releases to be able to play in their country. Hence... the region coding and controls over the years.

    There wasn't region control, movie disc collectors all over the world needs not to fumble over how to hack their players to be other region release compatible... isn't it?
     
  3. Adam Gregorich

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    I picked up an 820 at a local Best Buy open box for $375. The 9000 while a beautiful player is a bit overkill for my needs.
     
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    I would definitely pick up an 820 if I could get one at that price and it did the 350 nits feature. No way am I spending $1k. I wouldn't have spent $1k for an Oppo.
     
  5. Tino

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    Let me know how you make out with the 820. I’m having a bunch of issues with the new one I got (lip sync, Dolby Vision issues, freezing etc).
     
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    Yikes. Return for refund!
     
  7. Mark McSherry

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    You've probably considered all this but I'll mention it anyway.

    The 'Dolby Vision issues, freezing etc' could be cable issues. Are you using a high-speed UHD cable?

    And for the lip-synch issue, did you go to the Audio Delay setting under Audio in the Setup Menu?

    My player is working fine since I set it up last fall. During that time, the UB820 has updated its firmware twice over the internet. The last time was in March/April. Good luck!
     
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  8. Tino

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    Yes. I had it initially set to:

    4K/60p (4:4:4)

    Had to change it to
    4K/60p (4:2:0) to view Dolby Vision encoded titles (???)

    Do I need a special cable for the 4:4:4?
     
  9. Tino

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    [QUOTE="Mark McSherry, post: 4736645, member: 391312

    And for the lip-synch issue, did you go to the Audio Delay setting under Audio in the Setup Menu?

    I have. It is so time consuming as I have to stop playback, adjust, check, stop playback, adjust, check etc....

    And the delay is off different amounts for HDR titles vs Dolby Vision titles. Frustrating.

    Also viewing on s 65” LG OLED thru a Yamaha Atmos receiver.
     
  10. Wayne_j

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    I'm planning on getting an 820 from Best Buy with my tax refund.
     
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    "Do I need a special cable for the 4:4:4?"

    Maybe. Here's the cable I'm using. From Amazon, 10 feet length for $13.00.

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    My UB820 4K60p Output Setting is 4K60p(4:4:4).

    Put the UHD of Aquaman in player. When loading, the player GUI displays 'Dolby Vision' in banner at top of screen. My TV also displays the DV logo briefly in the upper-right corner. While playing, pressing the 'Playback Info' button on remote displays 'Dolby Vision' along with the other stats.

    Reading the UB820 manual (page 28), it states that your TV must support 4K/60p(4:4:4/8 bit) or 4K/60p(4:2:2/12 bit) to select 4K/60p(4:4:4). Could that be an issue?
     
  12. Mark McSherry

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    The LG OLED should support 4K/60p(4:4:4/8 bit) or 4K/60p(4:2:2/12 bit). Is there a setting in the LG to accept 4:4:4 vs 4:2:0?

    I take it you are running separate cables to the LG and the Yamaha?
     
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    For 4K you DEFINITELY want to use a Premium Certified HDMI cable, one that displays this logo:

    [​IMG]

    Anything else is a crapshoot. You'll save yourself a LOT of trouble by using the proper cable.
     
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    Dunno. As I said I have an LG 65E6P. Nothing in the settings.

    While I had enabled 4:4:4 I was able to view DV discs but not HDR discs.
     
  15. Tino

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    Nothing in the settings.

    Yes I am running separate 4K cables.
     
  16. Tino

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    Yup. That’s what I’m using.

    Wonder if it’s a Yamaha receiver issue. Or do I need better 4K cables.

    Frustrating.
     
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    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?
     
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    Here's a policy I use with every disc I play now in my UHD player (a Sony X700; notorious for freezing but which has never given me one lick of trouble): I wipe down every disc I put in the player with a microfiber cloth before I insert it. Even brand new discs have a thin film residue from their manufacture which sensitive UHD lasers seem to choke on. I'm so accustomed to it now that I wipe down ALL discs whether they're UHD or not before they go in that player.
     
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    I've never had an issue with any 4K disc in my 820, and I never clean them.
     
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    Just purchased a new hdmi 4:4:4 cable.

    Let’s see if that’s the issue.
     

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