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Hi Guys,

The plans for my home theater room are shaping up nicely, and I'm wondering if there are any recommendations for a 4k UHD DVD player.

I'll be using a LG AU810PB 4K UHD CineBeam Projector as the source.

- Mark
 

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The three best on the market (in my opinion anyway) are:


Panasonic DP-UB420-K : Best bang for the buck UHD BD player but lacks Dolby Vision support (I personally use one in my HT)
Panasonic DP-UB820-K : More expensive but adds Dolby Vision support and a few other things
Panasonic DP-UB9000 : The end-all, be-all flagship UHD BD player

There are some who like the Sony line of UHD BD players but the ones that support Dolby Vision require the user to access a menu to enable Dolby Vision, whereas the Panasonics default to it automatically if it is present on the disc.
 

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There are some who like the Sony line of UHD BD players but the ones that support Dolby Vision require the user to access a menu to enable Dolby Vision, whereas the Panasonics default to it automatically if it is present on the disc.
As @JohnRice pointed out, the OP is using an LG CineBeam projector, so Dolby Vision is not required. If you want to save some money, the Sony UBP-X800-M2 is usually around $250 and is a very solid-built machine. It also plays SACD and DVD-Audio. Not to knock the Panasonics - they are good players, too.
 

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Yeah, I'd probably just save $ and go w/ the Panny 420 if I were you -- and yes, that's what I did as well for my FP setup -- unless there's another unexpectedly great deal on the 820 like when it briefly dropped down to ~$350(?) a few months back IIRC.

Too bad the 420 doesn't seem to get discounted as much these days as when it originally came out ~3.5 years ago -- I paid ~$150 for mine back then.

And yes, the Sony X800 Mk2 is probably worth considering too, especially since it doesn't cost much more than the Panny 420 right now and would include DV (and SACD) support...

_Man_
 

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Thanks Clinton! I like the sound on the Panasonic DP-UB820-K
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Hi Guys,

The plans for my home theater room are shaping up nicely, and I'm wondering if there are any recommendations for a 4k UHD DVD player.

I'll be using a LG AU810PB 4K UHD CineBeam Projector as the source.

- Mark
The three best on the market (in my opinion anyway) are:


Panasonic DP-UB420-K : Best bang for the buck UHD BD player but lacks Dolby Vision support (I personally use one in my HT)
Panasonic DP-UB820-K : More expensive but adds Dolby Vision support and a few other things
Panasonic DP-UB9000 : The end-all, be-all flagship UHD BD player

There are some who like the Sony line of UHD BD players but the ones that support Dolby Vision require the user to access a menu to enable Dolby Vision, whereas the Panasonics default to it automatically if it is present on the disc.
I have the 820. Upgraded from a Sony without Dolby Vision. The Panasonic has more tweaks and adjustments available than I use but it’s great to have them if you need them. Picture and sound are outstanding. I’m using with a Sony OLED and could not be happier.
 

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I've had the Pan 420 for a couple years and it's been problem-free.

Prior to that I had a Samsung 4K player that had a number of glitches.
 

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