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Panasonic UB40, er UB450 deck decloaks at CES

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Sam Posten, Jan 7, 2019.

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  1. Sam Posten

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    The new DP-UB450 UHD Blu-ray player is a more affordable option for those buyers who seek wide support for HDR formats. Like the more expensive UB9000 and UB820, UB450 supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, in addition to the base HDR10 format.

    Panasonic DP-UB450
    Picture quality
    - Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback (4K/HDR)
    - Supports HDR10+ dynamic metadata technology
    - Supports Dolby Vision
    - 4K 60p/50p/4:4:4 output
    - 4K video / 4K JPEG playback
    - Full HD 3D Blu-ray disc playback

    Sound quality
    - High-Resolution Audio playback (DSD (11.2MHz/5.6MHz/2.8MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF)
    - Twin HDMI Pure AV (isolated twin output)
    - Digital audio output (coaxial)
     
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    I will be interested to see the pricing on the UB450. Since I have waited this long to pull the trigger on the current UB820, I may as well wait a little longer to see how this model shakes out for my upgrade to a Dolby Vision capable player.
     
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    Bit too late for me... Sorta wish they'd announced it a month ago, but then again...

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    It looks like Sony is coming out with a X800M2, as well. Supposedly adding Dolby Vision support to the original X800 and retaining both SACD and DVD-Audio playback capabilities. I will have to compare pricing and performance between the UB450 and X800M2. I currently own the original X800, and it's nice to have the SACD/DVD-A capability, as my Oppo 980H is getting long in the tooth.
     
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    UB450 is now available for export to U.S as well as other countries from UK.
    https://www.tps.uk.com/?tab_name=Panasonic&tab_id=52&choice_name=4K_Ultra_HD&choice_id=238&product_group_id=295&product_name=Panasonic_DP-UB450EB-K_4K_Ultra_HD_Blu-ray_Player_-_DP-UB450EB-K&product_id=4631&choice_type=1
    Note that the price is inclusive of UK VAT, unlike German e-tailers, will not be removed even if shipped overseas.

    DVD play region hacked sets available, but not hacked for FHD BluRays.
     
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    I guess my question is if the UB450 has the optimizer. I would most likely be getting a UHD player before I have a 4K display. Since it's not mentioned, I doubt it has it.
     
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    Thanks, but I recently pulled the trigger on a Panasonic UB820 when Value Electronics had it on sale. So far, I have been happy with the player, although I have not had as much chance to use it as I would like.
     
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    What was the sale price? Funny, I just looked there and it says "On Sale $449.98 - Normal Price $449.99"

    Wow, $0.01 off regular price. :cheers:
     
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    LOL. The normal price is $499, and it was on sale for $449, with free shipping and no sales tax.
     
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    ...tempted...
     

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