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Panasonic DP-UB820

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi

Item # 133UB820K

Panasonic's advanced processing and HDR controls provide the best picture no matter what 4K TV or projector you use.

Panasonic's advanced processing and HDR controls provide the best picture no matter what 4K TV or projector you use.

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About the Panasonic DP-UB820

The new king of Blu-ray picture quality

Ever since Oppo stopped building their fantastic Blu-ray players in 2018, we've been waiting for another player that could match their reference-quality picture and sound. Panasonic's DP-UB820 is definitely a contender. In head-to-head tests, some reviewers have found that the DP-UB820 slightly outperforms the Oppos, at least when it comes to 4K Blu-ray playback and upconversion of 1080p Blu-rays.

The new king of Blu-ray picture quality

Ever since Oppo stopped building their fantastic Blu-ray players in 2018, we've been waiting for another player that could match their reference-quality picture and sound. Panasonic's DP-UB820 is definitely a contender. In head-to-head tests, some reviewers have found that the DP-UB820 slightly outperforms the Oppos, at least when it comes to 4K Blu-ray playback and upconversion of 1080p Blu-rays.

If you have an entry-level 4K TV, this player will provide a slightly better picture than more basic 4K players. But if you're a videophile with high-end equipment, the DP-UB820's powerful processing and flexible adjustments will help your 4K TV or 4K projector deliver the best possible 4K/HDR picture.

Getting the best HDR picture quality

A big part of why 4K Blu-ray and streamed 4K content looks so lifelike is HDR — High Dynamic Range. It can provide a much wider range of contrast and colors than HDTVs ever could. But while all current 4K TVs can accept HDR-enhanced signals, many can't display the full potential of HDR due to their limited peak brightness. This Panasonic player can help your TV overcome that problem.

It comes down to "nits"...

A TV's brightness is measured in "nits." Before TVs had HDR, typical peak brightness was around 250-300 nits, and most TV shows and movies were mastered at 100 nits. By comparison, today's OLED and midrange LED-LCD 4K TVs produce peaks of 700-1000 nits, and a handful of the brightest LED TVs can hit peaks of 1200-1500 nits. Meanwhile, 4K/HDR content is mastered at levels up to 4000 nits — way beyond the capability of any consumer 4K TV.

...and tone mapping

So how do you display 4000-nit content on a TV capable of only 25% of that brightness level? Tone mapping. This process helps a TV properly display content with higher peak brightness than the TV was designed to support. There's a lot of variation in the way tone mapping works from one TV maker to another, and what often happens on high-brightness material is the extreme highlights are "clipped," resulting in a "blown out" look that obscures detail.

Panasonic has developed some unique menu controls that make it easy to improve the look of HDR-enhanced content on your 4K TV. For example, you can choose from four tone-mapping options that are customized for different TV brightness levels:

  • OLED is recommended for OLED TVs like those from LG and Sony 
  • Super High Luminance (1500 nits) is ideal for the brightest LED-LCD TVs, like Sony's X9 and Z9 models, and Samsung's Q90R QLED models
  • Middle or High Luminance (1000 nits) is the best choice for most mid-range LED-LCD TVs
  • Basic Luminance (500 nits) should be the best option for 4K projectors, and more basic 4K TVs with lower brightness

Selecting the appropriate setting for your display should provide better-looking HDR picture quality with more visible fine detail in bright and dark areas of the screen.

You can further fine-tune HDR performance with the HDR Optimizer feature. It lets you adjust brightness based on the light level in your room. These picture adjustments work whether you're watching a UHD Blu-ray disc or 4K streamed content using the player's Netflix® app.

Sound that keeps you riveted

Panasonic didn't forget about the sound — all the top movie formats are supported. There's built-in processing for the most common flavors of Dolby and DTS surround, and you can send three-dimensional audio formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to a compatible receiver via HDMI. When it comes to music, the player delivers crisp, detailed sound for your CDs, and its advanced DACs can handle high-res PCM and DSD audio files.

The DP-UB820's versatile design includes a 7.1-channel set of RCA outputs for getting great surround sound even when connecting to A/V receivers that lack HDMI.


Product highlights:

Video features:
  • plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
    • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
  • full 4K resolution video for use with Ultra HD TVs
    • 4K video upscaling for standard Blu-ray and DVDs
  • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
    • supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision®, and HLG
    • "HDR TV Type" provides four tone-mapping options to more accurately match the brightness capabilities of your display
    • "HDR Optimizer" lets you adjust HDR screen brightness to match the light level in your room
    • HDR-to-SDR conversion optimizes HDR content for a 4K TV or projector without HDR
  • Panasonic's HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) processor delivers precise HDR and color processing for stunning color and detail in all your 4K/HDR content
  • dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) provides fast, reliable wireless streaming
  • built-in apps for Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube support 4K streaming (subscription may be required; requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • mobile-to-player wireless mirroring with Miracast™ enabled phones and tablets
Technical specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
    • can pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks when HDMI output is set to "bitstream"
  • plays AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (.dff and .dfs files), FLAC, MP3, WMA, and WAV audio file formats
  • 32-bit/192kHz 4-DAC supports high-resolution audio
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device; PCM files up to 32-bit/384kHz resolution, and DSD files up to 11.2 MHz
  • 2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals
    • "VIDEO" HDMI output is HDMI 2.0a (connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input, and must have HDMI 2.0a to support HDR)
    • "AUDIO" HDMI output is HDMI 1.4a and does not output video signal
  • Toslink optical digital audio output
  • 7.1-channel analog RCA audio output
  • two USB ports: front-panel 2.0 and rear-panel 3.0, to play music, movies, and images from a thumb drive or external hard drive
  • Ethernet port for internet connectivity
General info:

What's in the box:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray player
  • 63" AC power cord
  • Remote control (N2QAYB001206)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Basic Owner's Manual

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Features & specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD Yes
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion up to 4K
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 90 Days
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output None
HDMI Outputs 2
HDMI Version 2.0a/1.4a
Ethernet Ports Yes
Analog Audio Outputs 7.1ch
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None
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Video Section
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Network & Internet Content
Convenience & Remote Features

Disc & USB Playback

Disc Compatibility: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

Disc Type Disc Description
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW

Ultra HD Blu-Ray: Ultra HD Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages over standard Blu-ray.

  • 4K Resolution: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 4x as many pixels as Full HD televisions, and 27x as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions
  • Wider Color Gamut: Ultra HD Blu-ray can display over 75% of the visible color spectrum; this is known as "Wider Color Gamut". That's more than twice the color range of current Ultra-HD TVs.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): Ultra HD Blu-ray also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much greater clarity and detail.
  • Smooth, Realistic Motion: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.
  • Greater Capacity & Speed: Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will be available in a dual layer 66 gigabyte disc and a triple layer 100 gigabyte disc. Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128 Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.
  • Backward Compatible: Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc & DVD content. When connected to a current Ultra-HD TV television, the player will output a standard Ultra-HD TV signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media, as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality to match the connected television's capabilities.

Note: Like standard BD, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs use region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. This Blu-ray player is region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

Dual USB Ports: The Panasonic DP-UB820-K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is equipped with dual USB ports for connection of a USB MSC (mass storage class) device - up to 4TB. There is a USB-A 2.0 (5V/500mA) port located on the front-panel for connection of a USB thumbdrive, as well as a USB-A 3.0 (5V/900mA) port located on the rear-panel for connecting a USB hard disk drive (HDD). The player supports playback of a variety of video (including 4K), photo, and music (including hi-res) files stored on a USB MSC device.

  • The USB-A 2.0 port on the front-panel supports MSC devices formatted in FAT 12, FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS.
  • The USB-A 3.0 port on the rear-panel supports an HDD formatted in FAT32 and NTFS. If the HDD is not recognized, the power to the HDD may not be supplied. Supply power from an external source. *Use the rear-panel USB 3.0 port for 4K video playback.

Note: It is not possible to use two connected USB devices simultaneously.

Media File Formats: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K supports the following video, photo, and music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs; or downloaded onto a USB MSC device.

Media Type Format
Video AVCHD (up to 1920x1080), MKV (up to 3840x2160/30p or 4096x2160/24p), MPEG-2 (up to 3840x2160/30p or 4096x2160/24p), MP4 (up to 3840x2160/30p or 4096x2160/24p)
Music MP3 (up to 320kbps/48kHz), WMA (up to 385kbps/48kHz), AAC (up to 320kbps/48kHz), ALAC (up to 32-bit/192kHz), AIFF (up to 32-bit/384kHz), FLAC (up to 24-bit/192kHz), WAV (up to 32-bit/384kHz) , DSD (2.8/4.5/11.2MHz)

Note: A combined total of up to 10,000 files and folders can be displayed as playable data in each folder regardless of their format.

Firmware Updates: Occasionally, Panasonic may release updated firmware for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. This unit is capable of checking the firmware automatically when connected to the Internet via a broadband connection. You can also check for firmware updates here and download them via USB to the player.

Note: Make sure the player has the latest firmware update installed to take advantage of all its latest features.

Video Section

Twin HDMI Outputs: The Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray player is equipped with twin HDMI outputs (One HDMI 2.0a output and one HDMI 1.4a output) for separating audio and video signals for higher quality picture and sound, or for enjoying two of the same high definition audio/video signals simultaneously. The HDMI 2.0a output resolution can be set to 480p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p (4K), or Auto. The HDMI 1.4a output terminal does not support 4K and is limited to standard (480p) or high definition (1080i/1080p).

Note: It is not possible to output 4K, HDR, or 3D video content from either HDMI outputs when you have both set to output audio/video signals.

Ultra HD 4K Playback & Upscaling: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K supports 4K(60Hz) video playback with 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD. Its newly develolped 4K engine delivers incredibly life-like images with a level of detail and clarity like you've never seen before. The player will even upscale your favorite high-definition (1080i/1080p) content to 4K Ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160). The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K garners UHD Alliance's ULTRA HD PREMIUM logo which identifies products and services that meet or exceed strict performance levels for 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and wide color spectrum.

Note: This unit does not contain any analog video outputs.

HCX Processor: Panasonic's powerful HCX processor (Hollywood Cinema Experience) delivers precise chroma and HDR processing for optimal brightness, color and detail in all your 4K/HDR content. The HCX processor delivers life-like depth effects and vivid colors through high contrast between dark and light areas, as well as displays sharp and beautiful images enhanced by smooth motion. It also provides HDR-to-SDR conversion for your non-HDR television.

  • Chroma Processing: The unit supports up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of ultra high-definition video. This allows the Ultra HD Blu-ray player to offer twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64x higher color expressions, surpassing the digital cinema standard. With 4K high precision processing and upscaling, 4K (4:2.0) image color signals are interpolated into 4K (4:4:4) by an advanced chroma process to give you full, natural textures and depth. As a result, you'll get to enjoy realistic picture quality like never before.
  • HDR Optimizer: The HDR Optimizer will display highly bright scenes with smooth gradations based on the luminance information (static metadata) of your playback content. It can even improve high-brightness imaging on HDR-compatible TVs with low peak brightness. Select which type of HDR compatible TV you own - OLED, Super High Luminance LCD, Middle Luminance LCD, or Basic (Low) Luminance LCD/Projector.
  • HDR-to-SDR: When this unit is connected to a TV that does not support HDR (High Dynamic Range), the player's HDR video output is converted to a SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) video signal. You then can manually adjust the dynamic range of the image to produce the best brightness and contrast.

HDR Video: The DP-UB820 supports four HDR (High Dynamic Range) formats; including HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG). HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.

  • HDR10: HDR10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
  • HDR10+: HDR10+ is a a new open standard that leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colors. The HDR10+ technology incorporates dynamic metadata that allows the player to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. By applying individualized tone mapping to each scene, HDR10+ delivers an incredible viewing experience. The picture quality offers an enhanced visual experience with more detailed expressions, brighter shadow areas and more accurate color renderings that stay true to the creator's original intent.
  • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. It supports 12-bit color and 10,000 nits. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended. As a result, Dolby Vision delivers incredible brightness, color, contrast, detail, and dimensionality.
  • HLG: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.

Note: Please use a premium high speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view Ultra HD and HDR content.

24p Output: Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second, the DP-UB820P-K will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.

3D-Ready: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K UHD Blu-ray disc player supports 3D playback of high-definition (up to 1080p) 3D Blu-ray discs when connected to a 3D-Ready HDTV via HDMI, along with wearing a pair 3D vision glasses.

Deep Color & x.v. Color: The Panasonic UHD Blu-ray player supports a color depth of up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does not support Deep Color. This player can also playback AVCHD discs using the x.v.Color format. x.v.Color offers a wider color range than normal DVD camcorder discs.

Picture Adjustments: You can make picture adjustments to tailor the image quality to your type of content and preference. You can choose between a variety of Picture Types (Normal / Cinema / Fine Cinema / Retro Cinema / Animation / Live), based on what type of movie or TV show you are watching. You can fine-tune the picture image by manually adjusting the picture's Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Hue, Sharpness. In addition, you can turn on Noise Reduction (Block / Random / Mosquito) to reduce unnecessary noise in videos.

Audio Section

Surround Sound Decoders: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K UHD Blu-ray player has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors with support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output. If you have an AV receiver which decodes Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, you will need to set this UHD Blu-ray player's HDMI output to bitstream. It also streams Dolby Atmos movies from built-in apps (service and movie must support Dolby Atmos).

32-Bit/192kHz DAC with Upsampling: A 32-Bit/192kHz DAC supports high-resolution audio to reveal both rich and delicate tones in music and vocals. The high-resolution DAC can even upsample low res music files up to 32-bit/192kHz (when the Voice Guidance feature is activated, the maximum upsampling frequency will be fixed at 48kHz).

HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process: The DP-UB820P-K utilizes a HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process that faithfully reproduces the original sound recorded onto your UltraHD Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray discs, and DVDs for exceptional audio performance.

Sound Effects: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K offers a variety of Sound Effects to to improve the audio quality of your movies and music tracks. You can choose between Night Surround, Remaster, or Digital Tube Sound (you can only choose one).

  • Night Surround: The Night Surround features lets you enjoy a movie with powerful sound even when the volume is kept low at night. The audio is set in such a way that it can be heard easily.
  • Remaster: The Remaster feature gives you brighter sound by increasing the high frequency portion of the audio that is lost during the compression of some audio formats. There are three settings - 1 (for Pop and Rock music) / 2 (for Jazz music) / 3 for Classic music).
  • Digital Tube Sound: The Digital Tube Sound feature gives you a warm sound, like that produced by a vacuum tube amplifier. You can choose between one of six settings - 1 (crisp, delicate sound) / 2 (tight, hifi sound) / 3 (soft, rich sound) / 4 (clear, powerful sound) / 5 (distinctive midrange sound) / 6 (soft, enveloping sound).

Audio Settings: The DP-UB820P-K offers several audio adjustments to to tailor the sound to your specific application.

  • Dialog Enhancer: The Dialog Enhancer feature increases the volume level of the center channel to make it easier to hear dialog and voices over movie sound effects and background music.
  • High Clarity Sound: The High Clarity Sound feature stops the digital signal processing (DSP), front-panel display, and video output in order to produce the best audio signal for your high resolution music files without any interference.
  • DRC (Dynamic Range Control): DRC (Dynamic Range Control) allows you to listen to a movie at a lower volume without losing clarity of sound. This feature is only available for Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital Plus audio signals. DRC can be set to Auto, On, or Off.
  • Audio Delay: In some cases when the player is connected to a TV, the audio signal may not synchronize with the video signal. If this occurs, adjust the audio delay time to match the video signal. You can set the audio delay time between 0 msec and 250 msec.

Digital & Analog Audio Outputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the DP-UB820P-K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player features both digital and analog audio outputs. An optical (toslink) digital output supports Dolby Digital, DTS, & PCM (2ch to 5.1ch) audio signals with a sampling frequency of 48, 96, or 192kHz. The 7.1ch analog audio output lets you connect to an AV surround receiver, preamplifier, or processor with a corresponding 7.1ch analog audio input. In addition, the "Front" outputs of the 7.1ch analog audio output can be used for a 2-channel connection to a stereo receiver.

Note: It is not possible to simultaneously output audio from the player's analog & digital audio outputs terminals.

Network & Internet Content

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the Ultra HD Blu-ray player's network & internet connection, you can enjoy select online entertainment services, as well as access content on your home network devices.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the UHD Blu-ray player to your home network and computer. A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is required for wired connection to this player.
  • WiFi (wireless LAN): The DP-UB820P-K offers built-in dual-band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac) that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The player's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the unit with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security; a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N or better router is recommended for 4K streaming.
Note: Panasonic recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

Online Content: The Panasonic DP-UB820P-K offers access to a variety of online entertainment applications once the player is connected to your home network and the internet. You'll have access to online movie, music, gaming, weather and other applications.

  • Movies & Videos: Watch online movies, TV shows, and videos on Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube. Content is available in 4K, high-definition, and standard definition.
  • Music: Listen to your favorite music and internet radio on Pandora, TuneIn, ShoutCast, and Napster (Rhapsody).
  • Other: You all get access to several gaming, kids, health, lifestyle, and weather (including AccuWeather) applications.

Note: Online content is not available in all regions and may change without notice.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as music (including hi-res), photo, and video (including 4K) files stored on your Windows 7/8/10 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) through the Panasonic DP-U820P-K. The UHD Blu-ray player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or WiFi connection (via built-in WiFi).

Media Type Format
Video AVCHD (up to 1920x1080), MKV (up to 3840x2160/30p or 4096x2160/24p), MPEG-2 (up to 3840x2160/30p or 4096x2160/24p), MP4 (up to 3840x2160/30p or 4096x2160/24p)
Music MP3 (up to 320kbps/48kHz), WMA (up to 385kbps/48kHz), AAC (up to 320kbps/48kHz), ALAC (up to 32-bit/192kHz), AIFF (up to 32-bit/384kHz), FLAC (up to 24-bit/192kHz), WAV (up to 32-bit/384kHz) , DSD (2.8/4.5/11.2MHz)

Note: A combined total of up to 10,000 files and folders can be displayed as playable data in each folder regardless of their format.

Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the UHD Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen.

BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The player features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage.

Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's USB slot in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience & Remote Features

Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies, so discs start faster after they're inserted into the UHD Blu-ray player. The Panasonic Ultra-HD Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 5.1 seconds in Quick Start mode (23.7 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 29.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (37.1 seconds in normal mode).

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the UHD Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the UHD Blu-ray disc began playback.

Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides full wireless operation of the Ultra HD Blu-ray player. You can also program the included IR remote to operate basic functions of select brands of TVs (including Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio). Programmable control functions include Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, and AV Input.

HDMI CEC (VIERA Link): HDMI CEC (VIERA Link) links select operations of this player with other VIERA Link and HDMI CEC compatible devices that are connected to one another via HDMI. Linked operations included Auto Power On/Off and Auto Input Switching. When you power your HDMI-connected TV on or off, the player will also turn on or off. In addition, when you begin playback on the UHD Blu-ray player, your HDMI-connected TV will automatically switch to the appropriate input.

Optional Voice Control: You can command a variety of the Panasonic DP-UB820P-K's operations using your voice and an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). Voice controlled functions include - Power On/Off, Open/Close Tray, Play/Pause, Stop, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Reverse, Slow Forward/Reverse, and Launch Netflix/Amazon/YouTube.

Note: The player is not equipped with a built-in microphone and requires either an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device to use the voice control feature.

Gapless Playback: Gapless playback is supported for FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and DSD music files on a USB MSC device or a DLNA network device. Gapless playback is not supported if there are more than 100 songs contained in a single folder.

Photo Slideshow: Play a slideshow of photos (JPEG files only) with music (MP3 or FLAC music files) in the background from a USB MSC device or DLNA network device.

Parental Control: The Panasonic offers Parental Control settings to limit Ultra HD BD, BD, and DVD content according to the age of the users. You can also block access to network and internet content.

Voice Guidance: Voice Guidance reads aloud various on-screen information, such as menu items, explanatory text, and currently-selected items. When Voice Guidance is activated, the player is restricted to PCM and only offers 48kHz upsampling.

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What does the letters DP in front of the model number on disc players refer to?
[ John  Sep 21, 2022 ]
1 answer
Greetings John, and thank you for your question. Its just part of model number some manufactures of players have it as part of their model numbers. My guess is for them to identify one model year player from another. Best guess is Disc Player. UBP Ultra high definition Bluray Player etc.
[ Thomas J.  Sep 21, 2022 ]  Staff
My DP-UB820 will be connected to an AV amp (USB 2.0/2.2 compatible), that is connected to a UHD TV via an 18Gbps HDMI cable (between ARC terminals). The AV amp runs a 5.1 audio system. What is the best setup to optimize the audio quality while playing video discs AND ALSO for listening to conventional music CDs?
[ John  Aug 18, 2022 ]
1 answer
A high quality HDMI cable from the Player to your AV receiver will do perfectly for the movies. If you wanted, you could also use the optical digital output for conventional CDs and send that to an optical input on your AV receiver as well.
[ Calvin  Aug 19, 2022 ]  Staff
Will this unit play PAL discs? Not asking about Region locked discs just Region Free PAL discs.
[ TomEJedi  Jul 21, 2022 ]
1 answer
Sadly the Panasonic DP-UB820 cannot playback DVD-Video discs in PAL format, Tom. This is direct from page 7 of the manual, confirmed from Panasonic. This does appear to go for all Panasonic models, up to the DP-UB90001K as well.
[ Bo  Jul 21, 2022 ]  Staff
is it region free?
[ Edward  May 19, 2022 ]
2 answers
No, it is not region free.
[ JOHN  May 22, 2022 ]
For Blu-ray and DVDs it is not. For 4K UHD, it is, but that is because 4K Blu-rays are inherently region free as there is only one region for the entire world.
[ Taylor  May 20, 2022 ]
Will the UB820 output HDR content from Netflix and Youtube ? If so, what are the settings to enable it ?
[ Paul  Mar 16, 2022 ]
1 answer
It can play HDR content from services like Netflix. There are menu options that can be turned on allowing the output of the HDR to the TV and they are discussed on page 29 of the owner's manual. If this player was purchased from us, our technical support can help with the HDR settings. Their toll free phone number is found on the order invoice.
[ Paul  Mar 20, 2022 ]  Staff
Is there an included HDMI cable, and, if so, is it capable of 18 Gps? Thanks!
[ AG2021  Dec 21, 2021 ]
7 answers
I don't remember cable being included
[ JIM  Dec 22, 2021 ]
You will need to purchase the high end HDMI cable.
[ Richard  Dec 22, 2021 ]
[ Franky  Dec 22, 2021 ]
No. You have to supply the HDMI cable. Crutchfield and Amazon have a wide selection of compatible cables.
[ James  Dec 22, 2021 ]
Only the remote, batteries and power cord are included. No HDMI cable. Just a general warning about HDMI cables and 4K. If you are connecting through an AVR to a 4K TV then try to keep the HDMI cables at a minimum length as the performance is impacted by the total length of the 2 cables. Buy good quality cables and keep them short. Great player.
[ DON  Dec 22, 2021 ]
No cables are included.
[ Patricia  Dec 21, 2021 ]
No,there was no hdmi cable included
[ Wilfredo  Dec 21, 2021 ]
is the remote IR or RF?
[ sushisean  Oct 05, 2021 ]
2 answers
[ MYRON  Oct 05, 2021 ]
[ Bob  Oct 05, 2021 ]
Can a remote button be assigned as a shortcut to Amazon Prime Video?
[ Brian  Aug 14, 2021 ]
1 answer
Based on the owner's manual, there is no way to reprogram a button as a shortcut to Amazon
[ Paul  Aug 17, 2021 ]  Staff
Does this player support HDMI 2.1?
[ Andrew  Jun 19, 2021 ]
1 answer
There is not a player out there that supports hdmi 2.1....if you hook it up with a 2.1 hdmi cable and to a hdmi 2.1 tv, you will be just advantages in doing so though
[ Chris  Jun 22, 2021 ]
Why would I need an optical out?
[ John  Mar 19, 2021 ]
4 answers
to connect to an amp or processor to carry the A/V signal.
[ JOHN  Mar 20, 2021 ]
Years ago, optical out and coaxial out were the two high end ways to send 5.1 Dolby Digital sound to your receiver. Video was then sent over a separate connection. With the advent of HDMI, optical and coaxial connections are not needed if your receiver also has an HDMI input. There may be other ways an optical connection can be used but for home theater, HDMI takes care of everything.
[ Robert  Mar 19, 2021 ]
It's just an option if you are hooking it up to an older receiver or device without hdmi. Don't have to use it if you don't need to.
[ Michael  Mar 19, 2021 ]
Flexibility to connect it to other audio equipment if you want the sound processed separately from the video. It's not optimal, but allows you to be creative if necessary based on your AV config
[ Dhyanesh  Mar 19, 2021 ]
slow motion playback- does this player have slow motion playback and a repeat function of slow motion playback of the selected portion of the video chosen? Also step or frame to frame capability? Thanks! Kevin
[ Kevin  Jan 17, 2021 ]
1 answer
This unit does have slow motion playback and frame to frame capability. However it does not have the repeat function of slow motion playback.
[ Allison  Feb 01, 2021 ]  Staff
SET CODE 3 I am constantly getting this error message. I know I need to the system setup screen to fix it but every time I use the remote I get the "SET CODE 3" Error message and the unit freezes. There are no manual controls besides Eject and Power. How eles can I access the DVD software?
[ Mark G  Jan 10, 2021 ]
2 answers
Sounds like you have an other Panasonic near by. Mine is set to Code 2. Check the help menu section and follow the instructions on how to change that to code 2 or code 3. Hope this helps...
[ RICHARD O.  Jan 22, 2021 ]
I have never had a lick of problem with mine. Have you called Crutchfield for technical support? They have always come through for me.
[ Marty  Jan 10, 2021 ]
Can it download Disney+ app or other apps for streaming?
[ Steven  Jan 07, 2021 ]
3 answers
No. basically Netflix and Amazon. However I bought mine for 4K ultra HDR disc playing. It does that GREAT! Hope this answer helps..
[ RICHARD O.  Jan 22, 2021 ]
Although I do not use the streaming of this unit it does not have an app that support Disney+. This is according to a Panasonic support rep.
[ DON  Jan 21, 2021 ]
No it can not
[ Wilfredo  Jan 21, 2021 ]
I have an LG CX tv and ordered an lg sound bar from you. How should the Panasonic UB 820 connect, given the gear I have now (once the back ordered sound bar comes in, that is)?
[ Jeremy  Dec 05, 2020 ]
2 answers
I connected my UB820 to the back of the sound bar. From there, the output will go through the ARC into the ARC on your tv. Since you have a newer tv model, I think it is now called eARC. Should work perfectly Good luck!
[ Bernadette  Dec 18, 2020 ]
The Panasonic has separate HDMI out connections, one is Video Out (Video + Audio) and the other is Audio Out. In your setup it makes sense to connect the video out to the TV, and then the audio out to the sound bar. In my case I have a good quality receiver, and the HDMI connection is from the Panasonic Video + Audio out to the Receiver, with a video connection out to my TV, while running the sound through the receiver to my speakers. I hope that helps.
[ Robert  Dec 17, 2020 ]
Is the player able to adjust the volume on the RCA 7.1 outputs?
[ T  Nov 23, 2020 ]
4 answers
If you have a multi channel setup on your amp there is a management system sweep setup to adjust each of your 7.1 setup. Only high end AVRs or older amps with the muli chanel outputs will do the same job. However on the older AVRS it will play back in the best bitstream audio in the AVR. Hopes this helps...
[ RICHARD O.  Jan 22, 2021 ]
I don't believe you can. I really don't think that you can adjust volume through the unit. Volume is usually done through receiver or TV.
[ George  Nov 23, 2020 ]
Hi.... as far as I know there is no volume control in the player itself. Your AVR will do the job and the Panasonic player will play the best picture and sound from your movies. Enjoy !!!
[ ROMEO L  Nov 23, 2020 ]
I do not think so
[ Harris  Nov 23, 2020 ]
Does this player automatically detect Dolby Vision HDR content and does not have to switched manually like the Sony?
[ Stephen  Nov 02, 2020 ]
3 answers
It automatically detects everything I have played about 50 4K dvds in this unit and have no problems.
[ John  Nov 03, 2020 ]
Yes the player detects and switches to Dolby Vision HDR automatically without any manual action.
[ JEROME  Nov 02, 2020 ]
Yes, it is automatically detected and enabled as long as your television is capable of playing it.
[ Anthony  Nov 02, 2020 ]
Just connected this player to new lg cx48 tv. tried to play a few 3-d blue-ray discs, message says not able to play. Is this on the tv or the player issue?
[ NEWTON  Oct 31, 2020 ]
2 answers
Hello, the Panasonic DP-UB820 player does support 3D Blu-Ray disks. However, the new LG TVs do not. TV manufacturers stopped producing 3D-capable TVs after 2017.
[ Bryan  Nov 01, 2020 ]
This player does not support the 3D Blu Ray format.
[ Patricia  Oct 31, 2020 ]
If streaming video content through this player that is not 4k UHD, will the content be upscaled to 4k UHD?
[ Boots too large  Oct 31, 2020 ]
4 answers
I found in the manual where this unit can take standard definition network content (streaming video) and upconvert it to HD. Page 30 discusses this setting in the menu
[ Paul  Dec 02, 2020 ]  Staff
Only if your tv has a near 4k upscaler. 1080P will be upconverted on a Bluray disk. But at the end of the day if don"t start out with pure 4k uhd hdr video you will get a goood picture fron all other sources. PS. This player is as close to OPPO as you can get. Hopes this helps.
[ RICHARD O.  Dec 01, 2020 ]
I cannot say for sure that the player will upscale streaming. It does upscale DVD and Blu-ray discs to 4K. I can find no where in my manual or online that addresses this specific issue. It has a Chroma upscaler but again I do not know if this applies to streaming. That function is usually provided by the streaming service. It will display standard to 4K streaming.
[ DON  Nov 30, 2020 ]
Regrettably I don't know. IMO I believe it's more the ability of the TV to upgrade.
[ Richard  Nov 30, 2020 ]
Is this the DP-UB820-K? The "K" is what I am questioning.
[ Wolf  Oct 28, 2020 ]
4 answers
Not sure but i an awesome machine
[ EDWARD  Oct 28, 2020 ]
Back in the day it used be the color Black. Now it is quite possible the country it is intendeed to be sold.' It does not mean Gray Goods or refurbed.
[ RICHARD O.  Oct 28, 2020 ]
I do not have the answer specifically. Although the order was for a DP-UB820 the actual product shipped says DP-UB820P-K. Maybe the original name was more generic.
[ DON  Oct 28, 2020 ]
Happy to help, but I was dissatisfied with this product's performance and returned it immediately..
[ Daryle  Oct 28, 2020 ]
Does the DP-UB820 support HDR10+, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X? The overview here states yes but after reviewing the owners manual I do not see it being supported?
[ Mike  Oct 24, 2020 ]
3 answers
Pages 29 and 31 of the owner's manual cover how to enable settings to display HDR10+ along with how to get Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio output. We keep a copy of the manual for download with the link found in the "What's in the Box" section of this web page
[ Paul  Nov 22, 2020 ]  Staff
Yes it does support HDR10 , Dolby Atmos, and for DTS-X you need to set the output to bitsream. Your home theater amp should show you the mode of the audio output which is also based on the media type you play on the DP-UB820. Hope that helps?
[ LAWRENCE  Nov 19, 2020 ]
[ Charles  Nov 19, 2020 ]
Is this region free?
[ Omeng  Oct 17, 2020 ]
6 answers
Not region-free. Plays Region 1 DVDs and Region A Blu-ray discs only!
[ Steven C.  Feb 15, 2021 ]
Mine says Region 1. The player does not play back DVD-Ram a format no longer used in advd player. Format was intended for dvd recording. I have a Panny and a high eng Samsung for my DVD-Ram recordins.
[ RICHARD O.  Oct 28, 2020 ]
No it is not.
[ George  Oct 18, 2020 ]
Sorry no idea what you want to know
[ Harris  Oct 17, 2020 ]
Hi... I don't know what region free means but it is a very good player. You'll experience stunning colors for your 4 k movies as well as Blu-ray. Sounds goes welll we all the formats of what movies offers now. Good looking player as well. Hope this help, Enjoy!
[ ROMEO L  Oct 17, 2020 ]
[ LANCE  Oct 17, 2020 ]
can i play 2 channel output to my powered monitors?
[ cloys  Oct 16, 2020 ]
6 answers
Yes. Use the optical output and change sound settins from Bitstream to PCM or sterio.
[ RICHARD O.  Oct 28, 2020 ]
[ Steven  Oct 16, 2020 ]
Not sure. But it seem like it should work.
[ JOHN  Oct 16, 2020 ]
Yes. I would recommend using the Optical Out.
[ Prasad  Oct 16, 2020 ]
This unit has analog RCA outputs on the back. You should be able to run them to the back of your powered monitors with no problem.
[ Michael  Oct 16, 2020 ]
I think you need to add some kind of volume control. It isn't like some of the oppo where it has a preamp function.
[ Anonymous  Oct 16, 2020 ]
Some DVDs do not fill the screen. They make my 55 inch screen look like a 40 inch screen. The aspect ratio is correct. Tech support was no help. These same DVDs play correctly on other players. The problem is the player, not the TV. Any thoughts?
[ JOHN  Aug 29, 2020 ]
3 answers
Answer above is correct.. Richard
[ RICHARD O.  Jan 22, 2021 ]
Francis is correct. The tv first and than the device. Also some Panasonic and high end players dont allow for changing the intended ratio. I have 2 players like that. At the end of the day zooming the aspect ratio does not look good ,
[ RICHARD O.  Oct 28, 2020 ]
hey John. I would play with the aspect ratio settings of the TV first off. And then the ratios of the player. I never had a problem with it. I watched a dvd movie called The art of war with Wesley Snipes back from 2000. And it was an absolutely beautiful perfect picture
[ Francis  Sep 11, 2020 ]
Does this Panasonic DP-UB820 work with 3D "Passive" 3D glasses (no batteries in glasses/ polarized) viewing of Blurays?
[ Shawn  Aug 28, 2020 ]
3 answers
No. It is a high-end 4K HDR player with superb audio capabilities, it does not do 3D.
[ Todd  Aug 30, 2020 ]
I can't say for sure, since my projector is geared to the powered glasses, but I think it likely that the use of Polarized depends on your display (i.e., television set, projector, whatever) more than the player. The Polarized TV is what sorts out the signal to use in that fashion. I think you'd be okay with this machine, which is an excellent player.
[ Lance  Aug 28, 2020 ]
This will depend on your TV/projector rather than the player. It will output the 3D signal from a 3D Bluray and if your 3D TV/projector is compatible with passive glasses than it will work fine.
[ Michael  Aug 28, 2020 ]
Will this play discs without having an internet connection?
[ B  May 23, 2020 ]
11 answers
Absolutely it will play discs without ever having an internet connection. Connecting it to the internet from time to time is advisable however as you will want to take advantage of firmware updates even if you don't want to use the built in streaming apps.
[ Todd  May 26, 2020 ]
Yes it does. They are not linked.
[ Prasad  May 23, 2020 ]
Yes it will play discs without any internet connection. You will not be able to update the firmware on a regular basis. I'm not sure if you can use a USB dive to perform the update instead of having a direct connection to the internet?
[ LAWRENCE  May 23, 2020 ]
Yes. It plays DVD's and cd's without internet.
[ Kenny  May 23, 2020 ]
[ JOHN  May 23, 2020 ]
YES. Good machine.
[ Lance  May 23, 2020 ]
I don't have an internet connection and it plays my Blu-ray and 4K discs. I haven't used it much so I can't say definitely if there are no issues.
[ John  May 23, 2020 ]
Yes. Blu Ray, 4k Blu Ray and Standard discs.
[ Michael  May 23, 2020 ]
[ Shawn  May 23, 2020 ]
Yes indeed
[ Chris  May 23, 2020 ]
Yes. The internet connection is used to update the players firmware
[ Charles  May 23, 2020 ]
Does this player have an app that can be downloaded to a phone or tablet that will allow you to control the player over a wi-fi network connection?
[ James  Apr 20, 2020 ]
4 answers
If your cell phone is Apple IOS there is a Panasonic Blu-Ray remote you can download that works with this player. Just go to the AP store and search Panasonic Blu-Ray Remote. Do not know about an Andriod Cell phone but they should have the AP as well. Hope that helps.
[ LAWRENCE  Apr 21, 2020 ]
Sorry, I don't know.
[ JOHN  Apr 21, 2020 ]
I don't believe so...but check the App Store. With is player looks great and sound great!
[ Steven  Apr 20, 2020 ]
No, not that I am aware of.
[ Michael  Apr 20, 2020 ]
Does it play sacd's?
[ B  Apr 19, 2020 ]
5 answers
Todd G. correct. The Sony 800 series plays back SACDs.Sony had a deal to play back DTS multichannel DVDS.
[ RICHARD O.  Oct 28, 2020 ]
No it does not, nor does it play dvd-a discs.
[ Todd  Aug 30, 2020 ]
According to my research, it does play SACDs. I don't actually own any SACDs.
[ Josh  Apr 21, 2020 ]
I have no idea what they arei
[ Harris  Apr 21, 2020 ]
This player is use exclusively for watching 4 k and Blu-ray disc. Picture and sound is of pristine quality. So far my best player for movies. I would suggest you buy a stand alone cd player from Crutchfield also if you want to enjoy your music. Thanks!
[ ROMEO L  Apr 21, 2020 ]
Does it have the Sirius App?
[ Aaron  Dec 30, 2019 ]
6 answers
Have not seen the Sirius AP listed in the AP list.
[ LAWRENCE  Jan 03, 2020 ]
Did you look in the Manual?
[ Kevin  Dec 30, 2019 ]
Not sure. I don't think so, but I'm not using it for streaming at all. Just discs.
[ Guest  Dec 30, 2019 ]
I don't know Aaron, I have only used it to play 4K blu ray discs. Sorry.
[ Michael  Dec 30, 2019 ]
No...and i have not found a way to install any apps that are not preloaded, which are very few sadly
[ Chris  Dec 30, 2019 ]
Not sure about Sirius app? Great player...looks and sounds spectacular.
[ Steven  Dec 30, 2019 ]
Does this player pass DSD files?
[ Stiehl11  Sep 06, 2019 ]
4 answers
Yes it does, But not SACDs
[ Francis  Sep 11, 2020 ]
I don't have any DSD files to try out. I could not tell you at this time.
[ Michael  Sep 06, 2019 ]
I've never used Direct Stream Digital but I did a quick check on the UHD820 specs and it certainly appears that it does pass DSD. Below is a compatibility list. Hope this helps! AUDIO SYSTEM DSD (DFF, DSF) yes (2.8 MHz (2ch/ 5.1ch), 5.6 MHz (2ch/ 5.1ch), 11.2 MHz (2ch)) Dolby Audio (Dolby Digital/ Dolby Digital Plus/ Dolby TrueHD) yes (Decode and Bitstream Output*2) DTS-HD Master Audio/ DTS-HD High Resolution Audio yes (Decode and Bitstream Output*2) Dolby Atoms/ DTS:X yes (Bitstream Output*2) FLAC yes (Max. 192 kHz/ 24 bit) WAV yes (Max. 384 kHz/ 32 bit) ALAC yes (Max. 96 kHz/ 32 bit (7.1ch), 176.4/192 kHz/ 32 bit (5.1ch)) AIFF yes (Max. 384 kHz/ 32 bit (2ch))
[ ROY  Sep 06, 2019 ]
Yes. It does everything but SA-CDs.
[ Kevin  Sep 06, 2019 ]

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