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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

Steve Kindig

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. 


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
    • 32-bit/768kHz digital-to-analog converter for precise playback of digital music files
    • 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
    General Info:

    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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    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 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
    The Panasonic DP-UB9000 replaces these items:

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    Disc & USB Playback
    Video Section
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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
    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-UB9000P-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 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 either HDMI output 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 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, 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-UB9000P-K 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-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 effects are greatly reduced. 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: A 32-Bit/768Hz DAC 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 must 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-UB9000P-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

    18 questions already asked

    As of August 2021, Panasonic released the UB9000P1K in stores. Is this is still the original model or the newer 'P1K' model?
    m  Aug 24, 2021
    2 answers
    Hi as far as I know Panasonic did not release a blue ray Ub9000P1k and the Panasonic DP-UB9000 is still the best high end blue ray player plus it is also a high end cd player. Larry
    larry  Aug 26, 2021
    The players are identical, except for a different set of DAC's being used, as the previous plant producing the DAC's was destroyed in a fire. Production stopped as a result, and is now being resumed with the different DAC's. All specifications are the same, according to Panasonic.
    scott  Aug 25, 2021
    Is this player more responsive than the 820 model, and quicker with loading discs and/or netflix, amazon prime, etc.?
    brian  Aug 23, 2021
    2 answers
    Its my first high end player,, very happy with it.. loads disc's very quickly. I dont use it for netflix and such and we have very good internet so our samsung TV loads very quickly.
    matthew  Aug 24, 2021
    I have the 9000 and love it. I have no experience with the 820. I can tell you that if the 9000 times out and turns off with a 4k Blu-ray on pause, you can hit play and it boots back up to the screen to resume the movie in 12 seconds or so which I feel is pretty fast!
    matt s  Aug 24, 2021
    Can a remote button be assigned as a shortcut to Amazon Prime Video?
    brian  Aug 14, 2021
    1 answer
    No the remote buttons are not programable....But there is a button on the remote already to " Shortcut" NETFLIX.
    robert  Aug 14, 2021
    Best audiophile player that does not play SACD's?
    kevin  May 02, 2021
    1 answer
    Unit will not play SACD or DVD-AUDIO discs. I have a couple Oppo blu-ray players for those discs. The Panasonic is top notch at what it can do!
    matt s  May 03, 2021
    Hi! may I ask if this is 110 or 220 voltage?
    matthew  Apr 03, 2021
    4 answers
    110 v
    shane  Apr 04, 2021
    howard  Apr 03, 2021
    denis  Apr 03, 2021
    If you are asking about the power supply it is neither. It operates on 120 AC
    robert  Apr 03, 2021
    Can you use apps like fandango or movies anywhere?
    david  Feb 19, 2021
    3 answers
    Joe, unfortunately, I dot no use apps through the Panasonic DP-UB9000. I did however test it when I first received it and it worked great with Netflix when available the streaming was in 4K. I generally use Apple TV for all my streaming services. Good luck. The Panasonic DP-UB9000 is a fantastic 4k player.
    geoffrey  Feb 19, 2021
    Hi you cannot add apps to this Panasonic player they only have the big three app on the unit. Panasonic only downside is limited apps on unit and the same for Panasonic Tv. So no fandango or movies anywhere for this unit.
    larry  Feb 19, 2021
    To tell you the truth I bought it back in December 2019 and never got to use it. It's been in storage for more then a year.
    miguel  Feb 19, 2021
    What setting would work best for a Pioneer Elite Plasma tv?
    ghara  Jan 11, 2021
    1 answer
    I have a Panasonic TV and mine was just plug and play. Did not have to make setting changes.
    kermit  Jan 11, 2021
    Is this device able to get on with Pandora or spotify?
    kody  Aug 16, 2020
    2 answers
    No, this device cannot be used with Pandora or Spotify at the moment, or at least I am unable to find options to use these programs on my player.
    jeff  Aug 16, 2020
    Yes to Pandora....I don't use spotify so I can not answer to that.
    robert  Aug 16, 2020
    Does this player have Pre-amp capabilities? does is it volume control? I was using my old oppo and a pre-amp/processor. Will this do the same?
    thomas  Dec 26, 2019
    5 answers
    It does have discrete preamp analong outputs in addition to HDMI and digital outputs. The analog outputs do have a variable volume adjustment through the options menu.
    casey  Jan 15, 2020 (Staff)
    The player has the capability to control the connected tv volume.
    denis  Jan 15, 2020
    Better than oppo but very slow to commands
    al  Jan 14, 2020
    There is no volume control as the audio output level is fixed.
    robert  Jan 14, 2020
    If you are asking whether or not the UB9000 will replace your old Oppo AND a pre-amp/processor, the answer is no. This unit is a stand-alone disc player, designed to be connected to an AVR, or a pre-amp/processor, if that is what you meant. The UB9000 is currently the best UHD player available, so if it's in your budget, get one!
    michael  Jan 14, 2020
    I have an ultra high-end audio system but it is truly only a two-channel stereo system with 4 giant pro-series speakers in each corner of the room powered by 8,000 watts RMS of Crown amplifiers. Does this Blue-Ray player allow you to hear quality movies in stereo rather than surround sound? Also, is it a great sounding stereo CD player for the audiophile?
    tim  Nov 10, 2019
    6 answers
    This player received an award for 2019. You can change it to stereo using the optical or coaxial cables. I do not know if the HDMI connection can be switched to stereo. The audio on this player is excellent. Hopefully this information is helpful to you.
    keith  Nov 10, 2019
    It sounds fine, this unit has no DVD Audio or SACD so I had to add another unit for those. Why can't someone make a universal DVD/CD player with high quality balanced outs. Frustrating, buy an old Oppo.
    donavan  Nov 10, 2019
    Yes to movies in stereo, you can use the analog outputs with the player converting the signal. As far as the cd playback, goes I find the player to be excellent. For more on this unit, check out sound and visions recent review. I actually bought this player for 2 channel music playback and love it.
    robert  Nov 10, 2019
    It would depend on your processer.
    thomas  Nov 10, 2019
    Hi Tim: Yes it has analog stereo output for RCA connectprs. I cannot tell you about the quality of the sound from them because I haven't used those outputs. It is a great sounding stereo CD Player for me. Again I don't use those outputs. I use the XLR outputs for the stereo CD. I hope this helps. Arnold
    kenneth  Nov 10, 2019
    Hey there. I have it connected to an Emerson's Audio/Multichannel Home Theater. I've never tried it for 2 ch music. The picture quality is the best I've ever seen though.
    stephen wayne  Nov 10, 2019
    Can either unit play iso files from a network storage?
    steve  Aug 12, 2019
    1 answer
    I've looked through the manuals for both models and neither listed having the ability to play ISO files
    jason  Aug 20, 2019 (Staff)
    Does the unit play SACDs?
    albert  Aug 10, 2019
    2 answers
    Sadly no. Awesome on most other formats though.
    darryl  Mar 02, 2020
    Nope. Pretty much covers all other formats though. Killer good on Blu-Ray audio.
    jeff  Aug 10, 2019
    Is eARC supported on DP-UB9000?
    manuel  Jul 25, 2019
    2 answers
    player has not been taken out of the box.
    otis  Mar 04, 2020
    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.
    casey  Aug 08, 2019 (Staff)
    Can the Panasonic DP-UB9000 change the aspect ratio, ie remove the black bars?
    dennis p  Jul 09, 2019
    2 answers
    I don't think so as the TV would make that change not the DVD player.
    terry w  Jul 17, 2019
    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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