CES 2019 News: Panasonic launches UB450 and UB150 4K disc players

That's quite a line-up of 4K disc spinners

by Steve Withers Jan 7, 2019 at 6:59 PM


  • Panasonic has added the UB450 and UB150 models to its already extensive line-up of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players.
    The two new players both support HDR10+ and the UB450 also supports Dolby Vision, which means the latter can handle both dynamic metadata formats. By optimising the brightness of each image, scene by scene, these cutting-edge HDR formats faithfully reproduce HDR images that accurately match the creator’s original intentions.

    These new players also feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility, enabling you to enjoy an exceptionally immersive 3D soundstage with a compatible audio device such as a TV, soundbar or AV receiver. In addition to conventional surround sound, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X use height channels to precisely place sound effects or the sounds of individual objects at or above ear level.

    Panasonic’s new Ultra HD Blu-ray players are equipped with High-Resolution Audio reproduction, so in addition to conventional MP3/AAC/WMA formats, Hi-Res audio music files such as DSD (11.2MHz/5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz) ALAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF can be reproduced. Simply by connecting to a home audio system users can enjoy music sources with unmatched studio master sound quality.

    The UB450 series also features dual HDMI outputs for isolating and separately transmitting TV (4K video) and amplifier audio. By separating audio and video signals unwanted noise is suppressed, which results in the highest-quality sound reproduction.

    Panasonic DP-UB450 Main Features

    High Quality Picture
    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

    High Quality Sound
    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)

    Panasonic DP-UB150 Main Features

    High Quality Picture
    Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback (4K/HDR)
    Supports HDR10+ dynamic metadata technology
    4K 60p/50p/4:4:4 output
    4K video / 4K JPEG playback
    Full HD 3D Blu-ray disc playback

    High Quality Sound
    High-Resolution Audio playback (DSD (11.2MHz/5.6MHz/2.8MHz), ALAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF)

    Panasonic's line-up of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players already includes the flagship DP-UB9000 and the excellent DP-UB820.

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