Product Comparison: Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK vs Samsung UBD-K8500/XU


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Samsung
Model
DMP-UB900EBK
UBD-K8500/XU
Origin
China
Indonesia
About the Product
Ultra HD Blu-ray reproduces images with cinema-level quality at home, using unique Panasonic technologies to deliver images that are faithful to the original. By raising video and audio quality, the UB900 invites you to experience an overwhelming world of pictures and sounds.
Enjoy revolutionary picture quality the way the director has intended it to be seen. With 4 times higher the resolution than Full HD, the UBD-K8500 also delivers crystal clear and detailed images in UHD, especially on big screens bringing your movies to life.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
No
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • It was easy to set-up, the picture quality is excellent
  • Very good quality picture from this player with standard bluray and 4k.
  • Excellent player. Great quality and reproduction.
  • This a great Blue Ray player, Picture and sound great.
  • Fantastic Picture especially on ultraHD blu-ray. HDR was excellent too!
Samsung UBD-K8500/XU
  • Colours are superb, clarity is out of this world and a host of other features, which are built into the kit, made it worth every penny.
  • This is an excellent piece of equipment. Crisp sharp 4K pctures with immersive audio. I
  • Great looking 4k bluray player with an excellent picture on 4k films and much better upscaling of hd blurays than my old sony home cinema.
  • Works great, easy menus with add one. plays my 4k blue rays great on my uhd tv, love it. The touch sensitive buttons are great too. and good Samsung quality build.
  • Arrived the very next day as stated, set it up in minutes, the picture quality of the 4k dvds supplied with it are fantastic, colour is vibrant, images are crystal clear, I would definitely recommend this item, yet another superb product from Samsung.
Size & Weight
Height
2.68 in.
1.76 in.
Width
17.13 in.
15.9 in.
Depth
7.83 in.
9 in.
Weight
5.29 lbs.
4.2 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, Ultra HD Blu-ray
Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video
Web Browser
Supported Formats
BD Video, JPEG, MPO, Xvid, MKV, DVD Video, AVCHD, MP4, MPEG-2
MPEG2/4, DivX, DivX HD, AVCHD, MKV, WMV, JPEG, MPO
Built-in Audio Decoders
FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD, WMA, AAC, MP3, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
USB Port(s)
1
1
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, DLNA
DLNA
Controls
Remote control
Remote control
Extras
4K High-Precision Chroma Processor, 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling, 4K 60p/4:4:4 Output, THX Certified, High Clarity Sound Premium
BD Wise, UHD Up-Scale, Screen Mirroring, Octa Core Processor, BD Profile, Video Up-Scale (DVD), Full Screen, Smart Hub, CD Ripping, Multiroom Link
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • The online services, firmware updates, apps are all fast and efficient. The remote is very intuitive and also has a backlight, which is invaluable when watching Blu-ray films in an otherwise dark room.
  • Amazing player. Quiet and fast and reliable (unlike the Xbox One X which I made the mistake of buying first). Worth paying that bit extra for such a great machine.
  • It also looks stylish with the entire front panel opening downwards to reveal the disc drawer, alongside a USB and SD card slot.
  • The DMP-UB900EBK plays all of my old DVD's but it's like watching them for the first time because they're up scaled so well the colour and clarity are fantastic Bluray is even better and my new 4K films are out of this world.
  • Upscaling extremely effective, connectivity and operation intuitive.
Samsung UBD-K8500/XU
  • Great price now and with 3D playback for DVD (which Samsung have dropped from the new range) a must if you have a Samsung 4K telly. Take a little to time to set it up properly so you can get the best results from it.
  • Clunky menus and small remote spoil the overall enjoyment. That said, i use a logitech Harmony one remote so no problem.
  • Slim product, doing at least what it says on the box. In short a smashing piece of equipment. Delivery reasonable, but it took a couple of attempts to place the order! Would recommend, this item if you have the TV to go with it!
  • Remote is a bit small which makes it fiddly - especially if you are attempting to enter sign in email address or passwords. On the whole though I would definitely recommend.
  • However I am disappointed that while i can connect to Amazon Prime, You Tube & Netflix I can not with the WWE Network.
Outputs
HDMI
2
2
Optical Digital Audio
1
1
Coaxial Digital Audio
1
0
What customers say about "Outputs"
Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • One things that sold it for me, was the discrete analogue outputs for audio, meaning I could use my 5.1 amp and 2.0 receiver amp together to create a temporary 7.1 surround set-up.
  • There is a second HDMI socket to route the audio to my home cinema amp. A spare HDMI cable is supplied. Plays music & movies via USB and SD cards as well.
  • Sound via HDMI through the receiver is top notch too.
  • It has two HDMI outlets on the back. One goes direct to the TV, the other to the receiver, as my Onkyo receiver is not 4K enabled, so won't decode the new UHD sound.
  • It has two HDMI ports (one for audio & video and the other for audio) which is brilliant for us audio fanatics.
Samsung UBD-K8500/XU
  • Connects to Wifi, finds my NAS and streams files from it, no different quality wise to the TV connecting. Looks to have same smart hub features as the TV. Very pleased.
  • WOW!!! Picture is awsome and so easy to set up. Just plug it in connect hdmi cable and bingo. Highly reccomend this beauty.
  • Had a couple of random black screens, bought new HDMI cables as per an online troubleshooting guide suggested, worked flawlessly since.
  • Missing HDMI cable. With this player requiring as fast data transfer HDMI 2.0, I would have assumed that it would be supplied with one.
  • To connect it to your 4K TV you need a "directional HDMI" 4K cable, Samsung does not tell you this so I spent the first afternoon wondering why the TV would not recognise the player.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, Batteries, HDMI cable
Remote control, Battery
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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