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Panasonic DP-UB9000

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

Item # 133UB9000

The superior design and build quality of Panasonic's flagship player ensures reference-quality picture and sound.

The superior design and build quality of Panasonic's flagship player ensures reference-quality picture and sound.

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About the Panasonic DP-UB9000

The 4K Blu-ray player for videophiles and audiophiles

We were stunned when Oppo stopped building their fantastic Blu-ray players in 2018. Since then we've been waiting for a player that could match their reference-quality picture and sound. For many, Panasonic's beautifully built flagship model DP-UB9000 will put an end to the waiting.

The 4K Blu-ray player for videophiles and audiophiles

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The DP-UB9000's incredible build quality contributes to its remarkable picture and sound quality.

We were stunned when Oppo stopped building their fantastic Blu-ray players in 2018. Since then we've been waiting for a player that could match their reference-quality picture and sound. For many, Panasonic's beautifully built flagship model DP-UB9000 will put an end to the waiting.

The Panasonic gives up nothing to the Oppos when it comes to picture quality. In fact, some reviewers have found that it slightly outperforms them, at least when it comes to 4K Blu-ray playback and upconversion of 1080p Blu-rays. If you're a videophile with high-end equipment, the DP-UB9000's powerful processing and flexible adjustments will help your 4K TV or 4K projector deliver the best possible 4K/HDR picture.

To be fair, the DP-UB9000 doesn't match the flexibility of the Oppo players — especially the UDP-205. It's not a universal player so it can't play SACD or DVD-Audio discs. And it lacks the digital audio and HDMI inputs that allowed the UDP-205 to improve the quality of external audio and video signals.

But as a Blu-ray player, it is currently without peer.

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.

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 several tone-mapping options that are customized for different TV or projector brightness levels: OLED, High Luminance Projector, Basic Luminance Projector, Super High Luminance LCD, Middle/High Luminance LCD, and Basic Luminance LCD.

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 by adjusting 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 built-in apps.

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 rich, detailed sound for your CDs, and its high-performance DAC can handle high-res PCM and DSD audio files.

Panasonic paid a lot of attention to the construction of this player, for better sound with hi-fi home theater and stereo systems. This is one of the very few Blu-ray players you'll find with a vibration-reducing metal chassis, and the disc drive is rock solid. Panasonic's engineers separated the power for the audio DAC and analog output circuit, greatly reducing noise generated by the optical drive and video signal processing.

The DP-UB9000'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. 

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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 six 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
    • THX-Certified Image and Sound for a cinema-quality experience
    • 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 required; requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
    • mobile-to-player wireless mirroring with Miracast™ enabled phones and tablets
    Technical Specs and General Info:
    • 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
    • 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
    • AKM AK4493 32-bit/768kHz digital-to-analog converter for precise playback of digital music files
    Connections:
    • 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
    • audio outputs:
      • 7.1-channel analog RCA audio output
      • unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR stereo analog audio outputs
      • coaxial and Toslink optical digital audio outputs
    • 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
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    What's in the box:

    • Ultra HD Blu-ray player
    • 63" AC power cord
    • Remote control (N2QAYA000175)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Basic Owner's Manual

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    Great player

    Crutchfield customer from Indian Trail, NC on 8/10/2019

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    Great picture and sound. HDR optimizer work very good also.

    Pros: Picture and sound,build quality

    Cons: None

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    Amazed by the picture and sound

    Crutchfield customer from Wasilla, AK on 7/23/2019

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    I own an aging Oppo 103D. I never thought I would find a comparable Bluray Player let alone one that is so much better. But the UB9000 is better than my Oppo in terms of picture quality and sound. The upscaling is amazing. Old DVD's look great and my Bluray collection looks better than ever before. The separation and clarity of surround sound surpasses my expectations. I wish everyone could see and hear the difference that the UB9000 can make in their home theater experience. I am now very glad that the Oppo started to fail. This machine is well worth every dollar!

    Pros: The best picture and sound I have ever seen. Superior to the Oppo 103D which really surprised me. Solid build which easily compensates for the cost.

    Cons: The cost may deter some but anyone who wants the very best in 4K and bluray as well as amazing upscaling should not let the cost be a factor. The UB820 is cheaper but is not even close in terms of the quality of its' construction.

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    Crutchfield customer from Englishtown, NJ on 7/22/2019

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    Loads really quickly and provides an exceptional picture.

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    Better Blu-ray

    Crutchfield customer from Selma, OR on 7/11/2019

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    Love the balanced outputs. Bluray performance better than my BDP-105. Sound and video very good. USB 3.0 playback from a HDD sound quality is also good but the interface lacks some of the iPhone app functionality . If you are playing a track in a folder and want to queue the next track in a different folder playback stops when you leave the current folder. Overall a solid performer.

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    OPPO Part II

    RacerX from NASHVILLE on 7/10/2019

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    As the fans of the former king of blu-ray are aware, OPPO has stopped production of blu-ray players. Panasonic, old school Japanese awesomeness, has stepped up to the plate and created the finest blu-ray player on Earth to date. This new model is a real machine - heavy - first class in all regards - a work of art. Picture quality is amazing. One thing I want to mention is that Netflix on this unit is stunning - having separate audio and video hdmi outputs allows you to have the BEST in picture and sound quality. Connect this to your brand new SONY OLED and you will smile.

    Pros: Build quality Picture quality Separate hdmi out for audio

    Cons: ZERO

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    Panasonic UB9000: The Ultimate UHD Player

    Michael from Calumet, MI on 7/9/2019

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    I received the UB9000 yesterday, and have it hooked up to my system. (Marantz SR7012, and a Samsung Q9FN 65" TV.) I started with the factory 'auto' settings, but have been tweaking a bit over the past day or so. I have owned several BD and UHD players, and this is the best unit I have ever used. The picture quality is fantastic; yes, there is a difference, and if you have the time to do some experimenting with the vast array of settings, you can dial in amazing PQ, specifically tailored for your display device, whether it be an LCD, OLED, projector, etc. I have more experimenting to do, although I'm loving the quality I'm getting so far. The unit is built like a tank, weighing 16-17 lbs. The disc tray slides in and out solidly and smoothly, and the player just feels wonderfully solid and stable. A short quick start guide comes with the player, but there is a more extensive user manual available online. I know that streaming services are improving in delivery and quality, but there is still nothing like playing a good UHD 4K disc in a player like this. If you watch and collect BD and/or UHD movies on disc, this player is the absolute top of the line. Worth every penny; I'm very satisfied and would highly recommend this if it's in your budget.

    Pros: Fantastic picture out of the box, but lots of custom settings available; heavy and solid; great build quality.

    Cons: Price

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    Features & specs

    General
    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 Netflix,Amazon,YouTube
    Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    DLNA Certified Audio
    Video
    Photo
    Smartphone App Control No
    DVD Video Upconversion 4K, 1080p, 1080i, 480p
    Multibrand Remote Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 90 Days
    Compatibility
    CD-R Capable Yes
    CD-R/W Capable Yes
    SACD Playback No
    DVD-Audio Playback No
    Outputs
    Digital Optical Output 1
    Digital Coaxial Output 1
    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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    Disc & USB Playback
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    Network & Internet Content
    Convenience & Remote Features

    Disc & USB Playback

    Premium Construction & Design: The Panasonic DP-UB9000P-K features a newly developed drive with a 3-dimensional, thick steel plate that fixes the optical drive to the center of the 2-layer chassis to reduce vibration and noise during disc rotation. The Ultra HD Blu-ray player also features thick aluminum treated with alumite is used on the front and side panels, as well as four heavy-duty insulator feet to increase rigidity of the chassis and reduce unwanted vibration for optimum disc playback.

    Disc Compatibility: The Panasonic DP-UB9000P-K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

    Disc Type Disc Description
    Blu-ray UHD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, 3D-BD
    DVD DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    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 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-UB9000P-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)
    Photo JPEG, MPO
    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 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

    THX Certified Image: This THX certified Ultra HD Blu-ray player reproduces the rich colors and detailed images that the film creator intended. Now, you can watch movies in your own home with cinema-level quality.

    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 from either HDMI outputs when you have both set to output audio/video signals.

    Ultra HD 4K Playback & Upscaling: The Panasonic DP-UB9000P-K supports 4K(60Hz) video playback with 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD. Its newly developed 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-UB9000P-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 source material.

    • Chroma Processing: The unit supports up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of ultra high-definition video. This allows theÃ' 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, High Luminancce Projector, Basic Luminance Projector, Super High Luminance LCD, Middle/High Luminance LCD, and Basic Luminance LCD.
    • 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. Ã' 
    • 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-UB9000P-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-UB9000P-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

    Reference Quality Construction: The Panasonic DP-U9000P-K Ultra HD Blu-ray player offers reference quality construction for audiophile-grade sound that is free from interference, vibration, and noise.

    • AC/DC Conversion Circuit: The main power supply, which provides power to the optical drive and video signal processing circuits, generates a variety of low-to-high frequency noises. These occur, for example, when driving the motor during disc playback, accessing memory, and communicating between peripheral circuits. By separating the power for the audio D/A converter and analog output circuit at their origin, the noise affects are greatly reduces. In addition, soft switching control lowers the noise of the power supply itself.
    • 10-Line Isolated DC Regulator Circuit: The digital and analog power supplies for the D/A converter are isolated. The analog channel is further separated into 2 channels and 7.1 channels, and for the 2-chanel output, the reference voltage of the left and right channels is isolated, making a 10-line regulator circuit and reducing mutual effects to improve distortion. Moreover, high-quality audio grade electrolytic capacitors are used in the analog channel to minimize noise.
    • Low-Noise Op Amps & Audio-Grade Electrolytic Capacitors: The analog circuits for 2 channel and 7.1 channel output are mounted onto special glass-epoxy circuit boards. Together with the use of quality components, such as low-noise operational amplifiers and audio grade electrolytic capacitors, a totally balanced signal transmission is achieved by using differential circuits all the way from the D/A converter output to the XLR output terminal.

    THX Certified Sound: This THX certified Ultra HD Blu-ray player achieves lifelike surround sound the way the director intended. Now, you can enjoy movies in your own home with cinema-level quality.

    32-Bit/768kHz DAC with Upsampling: An AKM 32-Bit/768Hz DAC (AK4493) supports high-resolution audio to reveal both rich and delicate tones in music and vocals. This audiophile-grade 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-UB9000P-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.

    Analog & Digital Audio Outputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the Panasonic DP-UB900P-K is outfitted with both analog & digital audio outputs. There is a 2ch analog stereo balanced XLR output, a 7.1ch analog unbalanced RCA output, a coaxial (RCA) digital output and optical (toslink) digital output. The balanced (XLR), unbalanced (RCA), and coaxial (RCA) output terminals are gold-plated for excellent signal transfer and resistance to corrosion.

    • Balanced (XLR) & Unbalanced (RCA) Outputs: The DP-UB900P-K is outfitted with a 7.1ch unbalanced RCA analog audio output that lets you connect to an AV receiver, preamplifier, or processor with a corresponding 7.1ch RCA analog audio input. The "Front" RCA outputs of the 7.1ch analog audio output can also be used for a 2-channel connection to a stereo receiver. In addition, there is a balanced XLR 2ch output for connection of high-quality stereo receivers and integrated amplifiers. A Balanced XLR connection provides better audio quality with less noise.
    • Optical & Coaxial Digital Outputs: The Ultra HD Blu-ray player is equipped with a optical (toslink) digital output and coaxial (RCA) digital output. Both digital outputs support Dolby Digital, DTS, & PCM (2ch to 5.1ch) audio signals with a sampling frequency of 48, 96, or 192kHz.

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

    Surround Sound Decoders: The Panasonic DP-UB9000P-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 most support Dolby Atmos).

    Sound Effects: The Panasonic DP-UB9000P-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-UB9000P-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.

    Network & Internet Content

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Panasonic DP-UB9000P-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-UB9000P-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-UB9000P-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-UB9000P-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)
    Photo JPEG, MPO
    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 4.7 seconds in Quick Start mode (24.3 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 30.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (35.7 seconds in normal mode).

    Note: The Start Up/Playback 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 Playback 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-UB9000P-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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    Customer Q&A

    4 questions already asked

    Q
    Does the unit play SACDs?
    [ Fishfanatic  Aug 10, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Nope. Pretty much covers all other formats though. Killer good on Blu-Ray audio.
    [ Jeff  Aug 10, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is eARC supported on DP-UB9000?
    [ Manny  Jul 25, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The Panasonic has HDMI 2.0a output and does not support eARC directly. However as long as your TV and receiver do you should still be able to enjoy many of the benefits.
    [ Cosmo  Aug 08, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the Panasonic DP-UB9000 change the aspect ratio, ie remove the black bars?
    [ DENNIS P  Jul 09, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I don't think so as the TV would make that change not the DVD player.
    [ Terry  Jul 17, 2019 ]
    A
    No. The only UHD player I am aware of that had this capability was the now discontinued Oppo 203.
    [ Michael  Jul 17, 2019 ]

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