Panasonic UB-820 vs Sony UBP-X700 vs LG UBK90

What should I get?


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micope21

Standard Member
Most of the UKB90 reviews I've seen seem to think it's quite quiet, so that's interesting.
It same model hardware and software as old 970. Noise level seem quiet than old 970! Picture is same as old 970! All lg did was improve noise to fix the problem that the reason why it call ubk90.

By contrast, a number of people have reported significant drive (or possibly fan) noise on the UB820; again, looking forward to your review!
Yes I heard about it? I been offer 7 days money back or exchange, if I'm not happy with panasonic ub820! So wait and see review from me starting tomorrow for next 48 hours.
 

GoingGoingGone

Distinguished Member
Well, "easily discernable", then. :)
Nope.
Both the UB820 and the UB700 (a very quiet player) test out at the same at <29dB at their loudest.
By contrast the LG UP970 I had was audible, when at the fastest spin speed, over a full blast atmos soundtrack in Transformers The Last Knight, not the quietest of movies...
 

NicolasB

Distinguished Member
Nope.
Both the UB820 and the UB700 (a very quiet player) test out at the same at <29dB at their loudest.
By contrast the LG UP970 I had was audible, when at the fastest spin speed, over a full blast atmos soundtrack in Transformers The Last Knight, not the quietest of movies...
I guess I've been spoiled by my Oppo 105D I'm that respect - I'm fairly sure it doesn't hit 29dB except maybe when the tray is sliding in and out.

But yeah, the UP970 is not on my list of options, for precisely that reason. :)
 

GoingGoingGone

Distinguished Member
I guess I've been spoiled by my Oppo 105D I'm that respect - I'm fairly sure it doesn't hit 29dB except maybe when the tray is sliding in and out.
Your 105D is a blu-ray player. The figure I gave was for playing UHDs which spin faster, the Panasonics (and other players) are a lot quieter playing blu-ray.
 
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micope21

Standard Member
My tv is lg c6.
Panasonic ub820 wallpaper
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Setup
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Click Player Settings
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HDMI Video Format:
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HDMI 4K(50P/60P) Output:
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HDMI 24P Output:
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HDMI (VIDEO) Video Mode
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HDMI(AUDIO) Output Mode:
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Set up new message as photo only hold up to 10. Next is HDMI Advanced Settings.
 
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micope21

Standard Member
HDMI Advanced Settings
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Colour Mode
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Deep Colour Output
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HDR/Colour Gamut Output
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SDR/HDR Conv. (Network Service)
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HLG/PQ Conversion
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HDR TV Type
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HDCP Output Setting
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Contents Type Flag
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Next message
 

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micope21

Standard Member
Sound Settings
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Dynamic Range Compression
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Digital Audio Output
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Dolby Audio:
Bitstream or PCM

DTS/DTS-HD:
Bitstream or PCM

MPEG Audio:
Bitstream or PCM

BD-video Secondary Audio
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OPICAL Down Sampling:
Up to 48kHz
Up to 96kHz
Up to 192kHz

Downmix:
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HDMI Output Settings of Music Playback:
Sound Quality Priority or Normal

Settings for High Clarity Playback:
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Output Selection of Video and sound playback:

Audio Output:
Automatic
HDMI Only
OPTICAL Only
Analogue Only

Front Panel Display:
On or Off

Audio Delay:
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Analogue Audio Output
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That it for sound settings
 

micope21

Standard Member
3D Settings
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3D BD-video Playback:
Automatic or Set Before play.

3D AVCHD Output:
Original or 2D.

3D Playback Message:
On or Off

That it for 3D settings
 

micope21

Standard Member
Language Settings
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Everyone know this language settings.
No point taking each photo?

That it for language settings
 

micope21

Standard Member
Network Settings
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Easy Network Setting
This go automatic setup your choose network: wired or wireless?

Network Settings
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No point take any more of this above picture settings as we all know what our network setting!

Legal Notices
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That it for Network settings
 

micope21

Standard Member
Ratings Settings
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DVD-video Ratings:
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BD-video Ratings
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Network Service Lock:
On or Off

That it for Ratings Settings
 

micope21

Standard Member
System settings
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That it for player Settings
Next is wallpaper settings
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Choose your own Wallpaper?
As you see my tv is wallpaper 1 black.
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Wallpaper 2 blue as see my tv.
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This be same change colour as wallpaper 3 and 4

Wallpaper 5 (Photo)
You can put your own choice Photo on
Brilliant.

That it for wallpaper settings.
Last is BD-video Data Erase settings
This will Erase your usb data.
That it for Setup.
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What do you think about Panasonic ub 820 setup?

In my view? Panasonic ub820 is not far off to oppo 203 settings compare to very basic setup settings on sony ubp x700, LG up970 and LG ubk90!

There is more settings when put 4k or blu ray disk put in player next message soon!
:clap::clap:
 

micope21

Standard Member
Panasonic ub820
Hacksaw Ridge 4k HDR
show you 4 different brightness settings depend on your TV oled or led! What sue you with your own eye?
Here sample: sun
Standard
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Natural Environment
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Light Environment
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Bright Environment
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See above picture say:
More detailed settings by pressing and holding HDR SETTING button?
Come this settings picture below
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This 4 different settings choice adjustment setting to sue you what is best for your TV!

Press button return
Other settings: colour, sharpness and Noise reduction see picture below
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Luminance adjustment only work SDR not HDR see below
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Press button return again click down to sound settings
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That it for HDR settings button.
 
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micope21

Standard Member
Panasonic ub820
Hacksaw Ridge 4k HDR
Press button OPTION
See this
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Soundtrack give you info

Subtitle settings
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Subtitles: Main 1ENG
Subtitle Style: - not doing anything? Maybe next update from panasonic?
Subtitle Position: See subtitle above picture? You can move down to black border so you can see subtitle in black border rather on the film screen?
Sample like this below
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Subtitle Luminance:
See picture above? How bright white subtitle? If you in dark room and subtitle is too bright in your eye? You can turn it down like this picture below
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See different between 2 picture?
That it for subtitles settings

Angle: nothing happen?

Repeat Play
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Secondary Video
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Playback Information Window:
Control Panel:
Top Menu:
Pop-up Menu:
This info above is already on remote control button!
STATUS button
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PLAYBACK INFO button
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That it for all setting I show you today.
I'm afraid there is no Netflix or Amazon Prime apps at this minutes, till next update from panasonic! I see their website say Netflix and Amazon will be update? But when no idea? Sorry can't show you!

I have watch 2 4k and 1 blu ray films? No freeze or blur or judder? Everything run smooth with beautiful clear HDR films with 4 different brightness setting by HDR SETTING button. No noise from drive as it quite where I'm sitting is 3 metre away!
I'm keeping it as I'm happy with panasonic ub820? Look forward dolby vision and HDR10+ update
 
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micope21

Standard Member
See this Panasonic ub 9000 dolby vision on YouTube. Looking great when it come out on ub9000 and ub820. Here link
 

micope21

Standard Member
After 2 days off work and testing panasonic ub820 and sony x700? Watching 4 4k and 5 blu ray on both players! On sony x700 with update dolby vision, 3 off 4k freeze half way though films and 1 blu ray too. That not good at all! With sony bug in dolby vision always on in settings screen and blu ray on dolby vision and don't look right at all make them too dark! So turn dolby vision off in settings and it back to normal? As far I say sony had made a big cock up in their software and hardware? Why x700 when x800 is better and it a shame no dolby vision? I can't tell the difference in either HDR or Dolby vision as both look the same? I have see LG ubk90 and I can tell the difference in HDR and Dolby vision! Make no sense with sony! In my views sony made bad decisions doing this down grade to x700 compare good x800?

Panasonic ub820. No.problem so far no freeze at all or noise or any other problem in hardware or software at all? Colour and black is far better compare to sony x700. Just have to wait for update on dolby vision? The way I have see on YouTube in ub9000 can see difference in HDR and dolby vision? Im sure the same way to ub820. So far I'm happy with panasonic ub820.

I see lot of reviews forums as lot people not happy with sony x700 and some say it okay? Okay? How can it be okay? It not, as far I concerned that sony had let lot of people down with their promises? Yes sony do make brilliant 4k tv! How many people had complain about android that are so slow and put up with it? Sony had not done nothing about it? Seem sony not listen to people at all? It really sad the way sony doing at the moment making bad decisions!

I have now return back sony x700 and keep panasonic ub820! Ub9000 is too much money for £900 just 4k blu ray players?
 
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Lesmor

Distinguished Member
The 820 autoplays a disc when you close the tray
is there any way to disable autoplay?
 

GoingGoingGone

Distinguished Member
The 820 autoplays a disc when you close the tray
is there any way to disable autoplay?
Don't have a disc in when you close the tray unless you want it to play...;)
It will also autoplay at power on. Both cannot be disabled AFAIK.

I power on using eject for this reason unless I know I want to watch whatever disc may be in the player.
 

micope21

Standard Member
That's a bit of a bugger then
I also power on using eject
Just remember as I'm at work! It will autoplay if put disc in the tray! But to stop autoplay? Just press home on remote control and this will take to home screen.
 

Lesmor

Distinguished Member
Just remember as I'm at work! It will autoplay if put disc in the tray! But to stop autoplay? Just press home on remote control and this will take to home screen.
Thanks for that
I prefer to have control of when to playback
 

panman40

Distinguished Member
Don't have a disc in when you close the tray unless you want it to play...;)
It will also autoplay at power on. Both cannot be disabled AFAIK.

I power on using eject for this reason unless I know I want to watch whatever disc may be in the player.

You leave discs in your player... :eek::rotfl:
 

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