A Question About the Joker UHD Blu-ray...

IntelliVolume

Well-known Member
I just received the Joker Ultra HD Blu-ray yesterday in the mail, and upon watching it last night, I took notice right away that when the disc was initially loading, it made my Panasonic DP-UB9000 exhibit some rather loud operational noises that I never heard before on ANY disc in this player. It eventually stopped once the feature began, but prior to that, when the disc was initially loading and then going to the setup menu, the player exhibited distinct operational sounds that were akin to "growls" and "whirs," if that makes any sense.

Can anyone who owns this 4K Blu-ray tell me if this is normal and if you experience this in your disc player?
 

Moonda

Member
My player is a different model made by the same manufacturer & I didn’t notice any noises myself.

Have you tested other discs since you played Joker?
 

IntelliVolume

Well-known Member
My player is a different model made by the same manufacturer & I didn’t notice any noises myself.

Have you tested other discs since you played Joker?
Thanks Moonda.

Indeed, seems you have the step down 820 model, but it's running the same processor as the UB9000; I didn't play another 4K Blu-ray since Joker, but, as I said, this was the first time this happened with ANY UHD disc I've played.

It's just during the load up process...it didn't occur during the feature playback.
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
Have you tried loading the joker disc again?
 

Kapkirk

Active Member
Think this is pretty normal, its just the read head in the player shifting around between files/menus on the disk, My older Sony player did this also, I dont really hear it on my CXU tho, I guess some players are just noisier than others, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

IntelliVolume

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IntelliVolume

Well-known Member
Think this is pretty normal, its just the read head in the player shifting around between files/menus on the disk, My older Sony player did this also, I dont really hear it on my CXU tho, I guess some players are just noisier than others, I wouldn't worry about it.
Thanks, and I'm sure this is what it is; I was just curious because I had never heard these noises up until this point and with this title.
 

Moonda

Member
I haven't; I can certainly do that just to test it.
The reason I asked if you tested any other discs since Joker, was to eliminate potential issues from within the player that may have occurred by coincidence when you played that particular disc.

As others mention above, it may not even be anything worth worrying about. Good luck.
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
My old oppo 203 used to do this on random discs. Sounds awful but nothing to worry about.
 

IntelliVolume

Well-known Member
The reason I asked if you tested any other discs since Joker, was to eliminate potential issues from within the player that may have occurred by coincidence when you played that particular disc.

As others mention above, it may not even be anything worth worrying about. Good luck.
I'm sure it's not anything to worry about; was merely curious if anyone else who owned this title experienced the same thing when it loads, that's all. I am going to re-run it as soon as I can.

Thanks.
 

IntelliVolume

Well-known Member
My old oppo 203 used to do this on random discs. Sounds awful but nothing to worry about.
Thanks mb.

Why did you get rid of your Oppo? Just out of curiosity (it's the player I originally wanted but couldn't get one because they were already shut down by the time we were ready to buy)...

Are you referring to noises when playing 4K discs or other media?
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
Thanks mb.

Why did you get rid of your Oppo? Just out of curiosity (it's the player I originally wanted but couldn't get one because they were already shut down by the time we were ready to buy)...

Are you referring to noises when playing 4K discs or other media?
just 4k discs.

decided to go digital, best decision I ever made tbh.
 

IntelliVolume

Well-known Member
just 4k discs.

decided to go digital, best decision I ever made tbh.
Someone over on another forum told me he checked this title with his Oppo 203 and it DIDN'T make any loading noise. Indeed, I may have gotten a faulty disc or possibly a faulty Panasonic...

I applaud you, I suppose, for taking the leap of faith to digital, but I for one will never give up on physical media. :)

I would have bought your 203 if I was still in the market for one and if it was a decent price (they want like 10 times the value of these players new on eBay and such; it's insane, and that's why I went with a brand new Panny 9000).
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
applaud you, I suppose, for taking the leap of faith to digital, but I for one will never give up on physical media. :)
still own the discs, but have put them on a NAS -same quality, just easier to store and watch.
 

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