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Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi

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About the Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K

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The 4K Blu-ray player for videophiles and audiophiles

Call this a slight re-tooling of Panasonic's DP-UB9000 4K Blu-ray player — and our best audiophile Blu-ray player of 2023. This heavy-duty machine boasts the best picture quality available today for your 4K TV or 4K projector, thanks to Panasonic's advanced video processing and flexible adjustments. You'll get the most out of your 4K Blu-ray discs and upconverted 1080p discs.  
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The Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K's incredible build quality contributes to its remarkable picture and sound quality.

The 4K Blu-ray player for videophiles and audiophiles

Call this a slight re-tooling of Panasonic's DP-UB9000 4K Blu-ray player — and our best audiophile Blu-ray player of 2023. This heavy-duty machine boasts the best picture quality available today for your 4K TV or 4K projector, thanks to Panasonic's advanced video processing and flexible adjustments. You'll get the most out of your 4K Blu-ray discs and upconverted 1080p discs.  

And the internal audio circuitry is still top-shelf. Panasonic has updated the built-in digital-to-audio converters to high-grade ESS Sabre DAC chips, so you won't skip a beat when playing your CD collection or high-resolution music files. 

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 ESS 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-UB9000P1K'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
  • 2021 version with ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters
  • 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
  • high-grade ESS Sabre 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:
  • aluminum front and side panels reduce vibration for superior sound quality
  • illuminated remote control
  • detachable power cord
  • 16-15/16"W x 3-1/4"H x 13-5/8"D
  • weight: 17.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • MFR # DP-UB9000P1K

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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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

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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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 Luminance 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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.

Four 32-bit/192kHz ESS DACs with Upsampling: The Panasonic DP-UB900P1K utilizes four 32-bit/192kHz ESS DACS (digital-to-analog converters) that supports high resolution audio (up to 32-bit/384kHz) to reveal both rich and delicate tone in music and vocals. This audiophile-grade 4-DAC configuration 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). Supported Hi-Res music files include ALAC/FLAC (up to 32-bit/192kHz), AIFF/WAV (up to 32-bit/384kHz), and DSD (up to 11.2MHz).

HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process: The DP-UB9000P1K 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-UB90001K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K 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-UB9000P1K. 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 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.

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

20 questions already asked

REMOTE I was wondering what steps you need to take to program the remote to control an LG TV? I've searched online but haven't been able to find that info.
michael  Jun 16, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Michael, and thank you for your question. Seeing as you purchased this player from Crutchfield, we have free technical support that can help you program the remote. Their direct number will be on your shipping confirmation email. We just do not offer technical support over the Q&A section on our website. Thank you for understanding.
hogan  Jun 16, 2023 (Staff)
Hello, I just bought the Panasonic dp-ub820, but I'm considering swapping it for this model. While I'm looking for the best video, I'm mostly concerned about audio. I'm a musician and stream prime music and premium YouTube daily. I have the marantz amp10 and I'm getting the marantz av10 preamp this week, and currently have a 5.2.2 setup.. I want to know if it's worth getting this model instead? I like the idea of the xlr outputs. How does this connect, is there a separate connection for video to my preamp then?? Thanks guys, you are the best!
phil  Jun 05, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Phil, and thank you for your question. The XLR outs are just 2 channel, mainly to go to a dedicated 2 channel preamp, or 2 channel integrated amp. There are not XLR outs for all channels. In this case to do effectively 5.2.2 just use the HDMI, and let the AV10 do the decoding. The video difference from the UB820 would be a mild step up, but mainly the 9000 is more stable, of course Aluminum front and side panels for vibration reduction, and the better DACs if you were using the alanog outs. In the case of the AV10 then, your not going to be using the anaolg out on the UB9000. If you would be connecting a 2 channel integrated as well, then you would be using the DAC for music only, and the XLRs as well.
hogan  Jun 05, 2023 (Staff)
What's the correct way to utilize the DACs for the best sound out of this? HDMI-out (audio only) to my Anthem MRX 720 (HDMI-IN) or do coax-out to coax-in? If I do HDMI then that bypasses the DACs for movie audio right? I have a 3.1 setup.
mous3y  Jun 03, 2023
1 answer
Using any output aside from the RCA or XLR outputs from the DP-UB9000P1K will bypass its internal DACs. It would not be possible to input 3.1 channels into your MRX 720 via RCA because the receiver's RCA inputs are only 2-channel stereo.
zachary  Jun 04, 2023 (Staff)
Does it play regions free or all region discs?
paul  Feb 15, 2023
1 answer
This plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs.
zachary  Feb 16, 2023 (Staff)
Can the analog RCA jacks be used as a line level output to a headphone amplifier?
lanny  Feb 13, 2023
1 answer
You can use an external headphone amplifier in 2-channel mode with the Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K 4K ultra HD player, Lanny. You cannot output sound via HDMI at the same time however, you need to select audio output to "off" in the advanced settings on the Panasonic's menu disabling audio output over HDMI to enjoy the sound over your headphones. If your plan is to watch late night without disturbing others, it's a solid one!
bo  Feb 14, 2023 (Staff)
What's the difference between the Panasonic DP-UB9000 and the DP-UB9000P1K ? Like, what's the "P1K" stand for?
david  Dec 27, 2022
1 answer
The DP-UB9000 is an older, discontinued model David. The DP-IB9000P1K has updated the built-in digital-to-audio converters to high-grade ESS Sabre DAC chips for better sound quality over the DP-UB9000. All of the other core features folks love are still onboard as well, this is a slight improvement over the older model!
bo  Dec 27, 2022 (Staff)
Using a high quality LG oled t.v., which should I choose: medium to high, or super high luminance?
brian  Dec 14, 2022
1 answer
If you purchased the player from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings to ensure they are properly adjusted for your application. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
zachary  Dec 14, 2022 (Staff)
Does the Panasonic DP-UB9000 have "Subtitle shift", where you can shift the subtitles either up into the picture frame or down into the black bar area? If not what DVD player has this feature?
thomas  Dec 05, 2022
1 answer
This does have a setting for adjusting the position of subtitles. Panasonic does not use the term "subtitle shift," but subtitle positioning can be adjusted in the settings.
zachary  Dec 06, 2022 (Staff)
Is this player compatible with PAL format discs?
brian  Dec 04, 2022
1 answer
Greetings Brian, and thank you for your question. The PAL format is more widely used in Europe which is a different region code that would be found on players sold in the U.S. There was no mention of this player being able to play a PAL formatted disc.
hogan  Dec 05, 2022 (Staff)
When does the HDMI AUDIO OUT port need to be connected? Connecting the HDMI AUDIO OUT then requires the HDMI VIDEO OUT to go directly to the TV (bypassing my Yamaha receiver). Consequently, I have to give up the video processing the receiver can provide and the receiver volume control indicator cannot reach the TV since that path is gone. The HDMI AUDIO OUT connection can provide "High-Resolution Audio" but I'm not clear on when that would be an advantage. What sources provide high-resolution audio?
david k  Dec 02, 2022
1 answer
Greetings David, and thank you for your questions. The main reason for the second HDMI out is for older receivers that are not compatible with 4K content. If this Bluray player were connected to it, the video would not come out to the 4K TV. So, what's the fix for those older non compatible 4K receivers? A second audio only HDMI output. If your receiver is HDCP 2.2 4K capable, you don't use the second HDMI output.
hogan  Dec 02, 2022 (Staff)
How resistant is the Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K 4K player to stuttering and freezing when playing the larger capacity "triple layer" 4K disks? I have an Oppo UDP-205 and as my collection has grown (over 300 4K films and 3,000+ standard Blu-rays) I've experienced numerous skips, stutters and freezes during the last third of longer films using the 100 GB, triple-layer 4K disks. I would like to hear from someone with a comparable library of 4K films who also owns the Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K. I've never had a single playback issue with the standard Blu-ray format, so this bothers me quite a bit. I'm liking 4K physical media a lot less these days.
mattl  Nov 03, 2022
4 answers
I haven't had any issues with my current 4 k collection playing in the UB9000 player, however I have had a few disc like Spider Man Homecoming freezing and pixelating due to a defective disc.The replacement disc played perfect. The Lord of the Rings 4 k collection played without issues . Check your disc it is doesn't play properly. I notice 4 k disc seem to have a few issues from what I have read but I haven't had any issues. The Some Like It Hot had an issue with playing Dolby vision with flickering but after I updated my firmware it played just fine. Hopefully this helps you.I love my player and I am completely satisfied with it and I am very picky when it comes to my equipment!!
timothy r  Nov 04, 2022
My library is quite a bit smaller than yours (2000 BR/70 4K), but I am using an Oppo 95 as well as the Panasonic, so I can give you a relative comparison. The Panasonic has been handling the 4K discs extremely well, but I try to stay away from using the PAUSE button, which sometimes stirs up a skipping problem on a few discs. Other than that, I would say that the Panasonic has been, for me, an excellent machine to enjoy the upgrade in picture & sound quality that 4K provides. Also, occasionally, my Oppo 95 will have a problem with a blu-ray, but the Panasonic handles the same disc just fine ... so, it's nice to have 2 machines for troubleshooting etc :-) Good luck ....
richard  Nov 04, 2022
Greetings. My 4K library is more than twice the size of yours so I have a lot of experience with these discs. With the UB9000P1 I have yet to have a single skip, stutter, stall on any 4K disc unless it was due to the disc needing cleaning. I have both the Panasonic 9000P1 and the 820. Both are superb in every way. Best of luck.
michael  Nov 04, 2022
I had a very similar issue with this unit when I first purchased this, where 1080p discs would frequently freeze during playback and some 4k titles. Typically the film would freeze about 2/3rds of the way through the running time. It turned out that this was some kind of manufacturing defect. I had to send in the unit to Panasonic for repair. Since it came back I have had no issues whatsoever with 4k or blu-ray playback. I think I have about 50 4k titles and 200+ 1080p blu-ray discs for comparison.
patrick  Nov 04, 2022
Has anyone noticed an improvement in the sound of movies with this unit over others you have had? I have no complaints with 4K picture on my existing player but one never knows if they are being short changed on the dolby. Running 7.2.4 Thanks
glenn  Sep 06, 2022
5 answers
Everything seems to work great for me on this player, to me it's one of the best ones out there.
nick  Sep 08, 2022
I am currently a 5.1.4 and I definitely notice a difference in audio quality .The UB 820 is great but I have better audio or with the UB 9000 .I get more volume out of the 9000 when both are set at the same volume level. I know because I have them both setup in my system and alternate playing my 4 k Blu ray disc and Blu ray discs.
timothy r  Sep 07, 2022
I haven't heard any other 4K players, but the sound on this player outdoes the sound quality of my Oppo BDP-95 Blu-ray player (second to none in the Blu-ray format). I believe the sound quality of the Panasonic UB-9000 to be State of the Art in the 4K format at this time.
richard  Sep 06, 2022
First and foremost this is an excellent unit, well worth the money. Build quality is top notch. Regarding your question about sound, running this and an older Oppo unit.. They both sound the same to me, sending the same audio format. The processor decoding Dolby Atmos is where the sound magic happens. I hope that helps you friend.
michael  Sep 06, 2022
Greetings Glenn, and thank you for your question. What we cannot do here is side by side comparisons. The Panasonic DP-UB9000P is using all top shelf components and circuitry inside. Knowing that, performance on video, as well as audio would be a step up from any other player we currently offer.
hogan  Sep 06, 2022 (Staff)
Does this player have an eARC connection? Does any UHD player?
robbyrocketz  Jun 28, 2022
1 answer
You won't find a specific eARC connection on this Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K, Robert. If you are connecting directly to a 4k TV you would use the Audio/Video out. That does support Dolby Atmos and other 7 channel content. Since these are designed to be used with a home theater receiver/preamp or plugged in directly to a screen, you won't find that specific "eARC" descriptor as there is no two way communication (audio streaming back, like when an AVR/Soundbar is connected to a smart TV with eARC). You can connect this Panasonic to practically any setup, and it's in my opinion one of the best 4K Ultra player's available. I hope this helps!
bo  Jun 28, 2022 (Staff)
Does this play DVD-Audio?
jeffrey  Apr 04, 2022
3 answers
james  Apr 05, 2022
No ... This unit will NOT play DVD-A or SACD discs
richard  Apr 05, 2022
Does not play DVD Audio nor does it play SACD. One of the downsides. Great player otherwise. I have other players for my SACD's and DVD Audio's
howard  Apr 05, 2022
If I wanted to connect two Klipsch RP-8060FA and a center speaker and sub would I need an amplifier connecting this blu ray player? Or will they run fine directly out of the connections on the back? New to surround- thanks.
corey  Jan 31, 2022
3 answers
The UB-9000 needs to be connected to a preamplifier or surround sound receiver via the HDMI outputs, or with its analog outputs (provided that your preamp/receiver has analog inputs).
richard  Jan 31, 2022
For sure you need a reciever/amplifier. The connections your referring to if memory serves are for powered speakers.
james  Jan 31, 2022
You would still need an amplifier to power your speakers.Enter an answer to this question.
mark  Jan 31, 2022
While looking thru the online manual it states 'Discs that cannot be played with this unit...HD DVD'. Will this top of the line unit NOT play the many ultra HD dvds that I already own?
morris  Dec 03, 2021
4 answers
It will play all UHD disks. It's hd audio dvd disks, which are music cds, special ones. This unit quality is second to none. Picture quality will leave your mouth hanging open..
donald  Dec 03, 2021
I believe they are referring to blu ray disc's when they say "HD DVD" mainly because there is no HD DVD technically. I can tell you this player definitely plays blu rays and I'm sure DVD as well. I only have one DVD left but I have for sure played blu rays many times. This player in my opinion really shines with 4k blu rays.
james  Dec 03, 2021
HD DVD was a disc that was beaten out by the Blu-ray format and has died off years ago. Ultra HD discs sure will play fine it's the newest playback format.
elwood  Dec 03, 2021
I have used mine with Ultra HD discs and works just fine
gino  Dec 03, 2021
Why can't I find a manual for the DP-UB9000P1K?
patrick  Nov 05, 2021
1 answer
You will find a link on the items page. Scroll down on the page and you will see the owners manual link.
william  Nov 06, 2021
Hi there, I wanted to know if the Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K is multi region? as I still have blu rays from UK that I would like to use.
ali  Oct 08, 2021
2 answers
The Panasonic DP-UB9000P1K only plays Blu-rays from Region A. Multi-Region UB9000s are available on Amazon for a much higher cost.
richard  Apr 05, 2022
This player only plays Blu-ray with region A and DVD with region 1 encoding. It will not play discs with other region codes
jason  Oct 10, 2021 (Staff)
So I have a samsung dvd player which I bought to use with my old stereo receiver. That unit is finally starting to get old and I wonder if this would work as a replacement. I see it has stereo output so that is good. I want a unit that will play my concert dvds and regular dvds. I do not have a lot of blue ray discs. And I would like to use Netflix and Amazon but I have a fairly old Vizio Tv. Will this unit work with the older equipment I have?
mr joe  Sep 29, 2021
3 answers
The UB9000 has RCA & balanced stereo outputs, & would make a wonderful CD/DVD player for your system. It also has built-in apps for Netflix & Amazon.
richard  Apr 05, 2022
The UB9000 will play all your DVDs & upconvert them to the native resolution of your TV. The Netfix/Amazon apps should work fine if your Vizio TV is set to receive them. You might want to invest in a new 4K TV, so that you can truly enjoy this machine's capabilities :-)
richard  Nov 05, 2021
Yes, but you are going to have to make some adjustments to the settings. You can even run XLR outs in true stereo from this unit. If you do decide to go this route, I would suggest contacting Crutchfield technical support or panasonic tech support for analog set up options.
james  Sep 29, 2021

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