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    Panasonic 4K Blu-ray Coming

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    Panasonic is preparing to release their first 4K Blu-ray player.

    The DMP-UB900 will offer 4K resolution, support for High Dynamic Range discs, 60 frames per second video output, support for the BT.2020 wide color gamut, and native support for Netflix and YouTube 4K streaming.

    In addition to all those features, the DMP-UB900 will also include features that the company hopes will make the player the go to player for high resolution music fans. The player has support for all the regular audio file formats but also supports WAV, FLAC, DSD, ALAC files.

    Here's a bit more information about the player's audio capabilities from the Panasonic website.

    Audio/Video Isolated Twin HDMI & 7.1-Channel Analogue Audio Output
    The UB900 comes with a wide range of digital and analogue terminals to suit a diversity of users' system environments. The new twin HDMI arrangement separates audio and video signals to suppress unwanted noise and achieve high-quality audio reproduction. In addition, it supports analogue 7.1-channel audio for a direct connection to a home theatre system for lifelike surround sound. Each terminal is gold-plated to resist oxidization and maintain high signal conductivity.

    Carefully Selected High-Quality Audio Parts

    The UB900 uses many high-quality audio parts equivalent to those found in hi-fi audio products. Large-capacity electrolytic capacitors ensure a stable power supply and provide the sound with incredible power, while a Mica capacitor reduces internal digital noise from the power line. Digital circuitry features a LAN Common Mode Filter that decreases noise from external devices during network playback, and the audio circuitry supports high-resolution 192-kHz/32-bit Audio DAC. Essentially every part of the UB900 is designed to deliver high sound quality, from signal processing to audio device output.

    High-Resolution Audio Format

    The UB900 is designed for high-resolution audio reproduction. In addition to conventional WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA formats, DSD (5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz) and ALAC music files can be reproduced. Simply connect to a home audio system to enjoy music sources equivalent to studio master sound quality.

    Digital Tube Sound with Up-sampling

    The distinctive, warm, comforting sound characteristics of tube amplifiers are faithfully simulated. Six different kinds of sounds from vacuum tubes with 96-kHz/192-kHz Up-sampling can be enjoyed in exceptionally high quality.
    The Panasonic DMP-UB900 is set to hit the market this September, at a MSRP of $699. For more information visit the product page.
    Debut of Panasonic 4K Blu-ray Player Announced at CES 2016

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    Yawn...waste of money compared to the Samsung IMO. I'm waiting for the Oppo to come along in late Q4 or early Q1 2017.
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    Have you made your peace with the Samsung's bugs, or have they been solved via firmware?

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    Firmwares have helped a lot from both Samsung and JVC. It's a decent player, but cheaply made. It is serving it's purpose though and has played every UHD disc I've put in it. It's also a very good streaming machine...we've been using it for Amazon Prime Video to watch Doctor Who episodes. My biggest gripe is that it doesn't have a discrete on/off codes, but that's not a huge deal.
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    I am waiting for the OPPO! I have learned my lesson!
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    I really NEED one of these before the Oppo comes out as I have Crestron DM switching and UltraHD in nearly every room of my house but FEW sources to play on it.

    My concern is there is no IR or RS232 control of the Samsung thus its a flash back to 1995 with an epoxied IR emitter in a professionally installed system. That's such bullshit.

    I still likely will get the Samsung for now but then the Oppo when it comes out. I talked to Jason at Oppo and it sounds like it will be what we want. I just can't wait until then.

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    Jerry,

    I have two pieces of equipment without IR inputs...a Tivo Series 3 that's still going strong, and the Samsung player. I hate more that the Samsung doesn't have discrete on/off codes, meaning I have to do a workaround on my macros!
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    The lack of discrete on/off codes can be such a pain at times. You just have to ask, how hard it would be to include them.
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