I pretty much had everything on Auto for picture settings and the picture was superb. I compared the picture side by side with a Sony x800 with its settings tweeked, identical content and hdmi cable and must say the auto out the box 420 was spot on for my 55 inch led. Guessing use with projectors may need a tweek or two?Does anyone have the best picture settings to use on their UB420?
According to Panasonic, its a file format issue. They very efficiently replaced my dodgy unit and now it plays MKVs just fine providing the container doesn't have only hi-res audio in. As long as there is a lossy audio DD file all is good. Feed it anything else and it plays until the LFE kicks in and it freezes instantly. Only M2TS files will play flawlessly from the USB port (rear) with hi-res audio. As previously mentioned, neither Atmos nor DTSX are supported from file over usb. I downloaded a selection of test files, both mkv and M2TS with hi-res D-truehd, dts master, Atmos and DTSX and verified their comments. Still think its a superb bit of kit for the money though and ultimately, Atmos discs sound fab.....even the neighbours in a two mile radius agree!!!just tried the same movies but on a usb 3.0 drive and a usb 3.0 hd and they both worked fine,the freezing happened on my usb 2.0 stick
Update!! movie froze off my usb 3.0 hd so not pleased ,any ideas anyone?
No. SDR/BT2020 output mode will only tone map HDR10 to SDR/BT2020.Couldn't see this covered, but the player supports HDR10+ and Dolbyvision and also supports HDR to SDR conversion keeping the colour depth.
Does that mean that if I set the player to do the conversion I can get the benefit of HDR10+ or Dolby vision (i.e. per frame HDR metadata) on my projector which only supports HDR?
I guess I can go try it some evening when I have time but don't care for watching anything. I think Alien 4k has HDR10+ any scene to recommend?
£287.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D9K6SC1/Any tips on where to get the 820 for a good deal less than the current asking price of 329. I was holding out hoping the price would drop, it went up instead...!
Bit of a random one, but does anyone know if the backlit remote from the UB9000 (N2QAYA000172?) also works with the 820 ? I'm guessing it probably does, but to what extent?
Yes, the UB9000 remote works perfectly with the UB820. The UB900 remote works but does not have the HDR button.Bit of a random one, but does anyone know if the backlit remote from the UB9000 (N2QAYA000172?) also works with the 820 ? I'm guessing it probably does, but to what extent?
From DP-UB9000/UB9004/UB820/UB824/UB420/UB424 Firmware Download (Europe/UK) | Download | Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder | Digital AV | Support | Panasonic GlobalNew firmware version 1.60 installed today on my 820. Not sure what it does and can’t find anything after googling. Anyone have any idea?
Hope you have better luck then me.Just done the firmware update on my UB420 and the red power light is just constantly flashing now.
Not responding to remote power down either.
Held power button on player which did turn it off, but still flashing red light when powered on. Nothing onscreen on all.
I unplugged and left it for half an hour. This seems to have resolved it.Hope you have better luck then me.
After the update on my 820 I tried to play a disc, but the onscreen message said (reading disc), but the player display said (stop). No buttons worked on the player or the remote, so I had no choice but to power off on the mains.
Something is going wrong with this update