A good 4K player also good upscaling?

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  1. baba850r

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    Hi I'm after a 4K player and wondering if anyone can recommend something?
    Mainly used to upscale blu-rays but also 4K dvds as my collection grows.
    Read alltof reviewsetc and don't want to spend money on a player with features I won't ever use I guess.have been looking at the Panasonic ub900 and wondered if it will be any better than say the ub400 for what I'm looking for?
     
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    All of the Panasonic players are the same upscaling wise AFAIK.
    Reported differences seem to be that the smaller case size UB300/UB400 are a bit noisier as they use a smaller fan than the UB700/UB900. The best bang for the buck would seem to be the UB390 at Currys (£129.99) which is the same as the UB400 except no wifi.
     
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    Feature wise the UB700 seams to hit the sweet spot.
     
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    Agree, but I'm not sure it really gives anything extra for more than double the price of a UB390. If I was the OP I'd get a UB390, try it out and if it meets their requirements (and is quiet) stick with that and put the money saved towards UHDs or anything else. If it didn't then look at the UB700.
    And this is coming from a happy owner of a UB700 which hasn't failed to play a disc in 14 months.
     
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    Just remember any of you guys with cabinets to store these players, the width of the two top of the range pannys is 43cm. the 400 model is better choice at about 30cm same picture quality as the other two, but a lot more manageable when you need to store it in a cabinet.

    I was going to go with the ub700 myself, but the width was a problem, just a small bit too big, so i finally went with a samsung 9000 at 40 cm it was just right for me, a good picture quality as well.
     
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    I have had a UB700 for almost a year & have to say I'm very impressed with it especially in terms of upscaling.
     
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    So really the ub300 would be ok apart from slightly noisier in operation?
    I will see what they go to
    On xmas eve then thanks very much guys.
     
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    No, not the UB300 as it's only got one HDMI out but rather the UB390 which has two HDMI outs like the UB400/UB700/UB900. It's the same price as the UB300 but has a bit more to offer feature wise.
     

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