See answer in the other thread you started
Which magazine tested the Panasonic DP-UB450 and also had issues with internet connectivity. Quote 'We weren't able to successfully complete a firmware update either; we kept getting a failure message stating that it wasn't connected to a network, although it was'.Hi all , wonder if you can help me ,im on my second 450,both of machines wont connect to the internet they say they have connected by when you try to do an update it say cant connect ,ive tried diffrent cables turned firewall of my virgin hub png the player ,says its getting traffic,rebooted internet ,did a factory reset on the machine,nothing,panasonic havent been much help,does anyone else have this problem.
As it appears the only thing which the UB450 can do with the internet is download firmware updates I wouldn't let these problems put you off. You can still update the firmware if necessary via USB.Are some still having internet connectivity issues? I like the specs of the player and the cost (about £180 now) but I think I'm steering clear because of these problems. I'm looking at the Sony UBPX700 instead which is a shame as Panasonic are one Blu ray brand that tend to display images correctly instead of interfering with them.
Hi doug56hl, great to hear your experience of the various UHD players, thanks!As it appears the only thing which the UB450 can do with the internet is download firmware updates I wouldn't let these problems put you off. You can still update the firmware if necessary via USB.
Having said that I've a X700 which I'd take over a UB450. I initially replaced a UB820 with a X700 and didn't see much, if any difference, between them PQ wise. I did get a UB820 again later though as its HDR Optimiser and picture adjustment controls are better if you like tweaking the picture.
Hi Broken Hope, I'm glad you mentioned this, that is a ridiculous bug. That would put me off buying it.I couldn't use a Sony player the non auto switching DV would be a deal breaker, am I honestly supposed to know which disc uses which HDR format? How can Sony put out a player with such stupid limitations?
I've written at far more length and detail of my experiences with the two players elsewhere on these forums, but I don't know where and I've no intention of doing it againHi doug56hl, great to hear your experience of the various UHD players, thanks!
You and @Broken Hope are missing one thing. The Sony X700 and the X800 M2 are the only players now available (Oppo 203/205 were the others) which let you do forced DV on blu-rays and UHDs. One benefit of that is you give a new lease of life for blu-rays which can now play in HDR on DV TVs. Results are better than the HDR Effect modes on LG Oleds and best on Pixar etc animations stuff Question - Dolby vision worth it?Hi Broken Hope, I'm glad you mentioned this, that is a ridiculous bug. That would put me off buying it.
I wouldn't like that, I'm a bit of a purist. Sony players generally have great reliable software with frequent firmware updates, which is a big plus. But I'm leaning back towards the DP-UB450 if it has HDR autoswitching. Can anyone confirm if it has for HDR / HDR+ / Dolby Vision?Yes.
It kicks TV into DV viewing modes. Results are a bit marmite like. Some like it, others don't.
I've a lot of Disney/Pixar blu-rays and have no intention of double dipping and replaceing them with the soon to be released UHDs as the results of playing them in forced DV on the X700 are good enough for me. So saving around £1800-£2000 for the cost of replacing my near 100 animation blu-rays...I wouldn't like that, I'm a bit of a purist. Sony players generally have great reliable software with frequent firmware updates, which is a big plus. But I'm leaning back towards the DP-UB450 if it has HDR autoswitching.
From what I've read all Panasonic players from decades ago to now can be changed to MR via that remote hack. It would be odd if the UB450 was the only one which couldn't.Does anyone know if the UB450 can be made multi-region for DVD using one of those remotes available on eBay? Traditionally this has worked for years, but although the adverts mention earlier UHD players, the 450 isn't specifically mentioned. The advert may just be out of date.
The UB450 is a very cut down player in terms of build quality, SOC and features compared to the UB820.I just picked up a GZ950 so I'm looking for a player that support HDR10+ and DV.
I found a few comments about the difference in price of the UB450 and UB820 being quite small so you may as well opt for the 820 but now the 450 appears tp be £110 cheaper. What are your thoughts on the 450 and is the 820 worth the extra £110?
I don't need any built-in apps and I'll only be using it for 4K discs.
Thanks in advance
It doesn't seem to have DV or HDR10+, but I guess there's a lot of older TV's/projectors out there that don't support either and would really benefit from the HDR optimiser.The UB391 might be a better option than the UB450 for those who need HDR optimisation. No wifi but separate audio/video HDMI connections. £129 on Amazon. Anybody got it?
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