Product Comparison: Panasonic DP-UB820 vs Panasonic DP-UB420


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Panasonic
Model
DP-UB820
DP-UB420
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
The next level of home entertainment is yours with the DP-UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. Panasonic's HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) processor maximizes color, clarity and detail in 4K/HDR formats like HDR10+ and Dolby Vision to provide a range of home cinema options from 4K UHD Blu-ray discs to 4K upscaling, voice assist, VOD 4K streaming and more.
Bring a cinema-quality experience home with this Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The HCX processor maximizes the visual appeal of 4K UHD images to display your favorite films in stunning picture quality. Smart networking technology lets you create your own home streaming network with this Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
Yes
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Panasonic DP-UB820 Smart 3D 4K UHD Upscaling Blu-Ray /DVD Player
  • I started with Blue Planet 2 and was immediately impressed. This is a fantastic 4k UHD demo series that's also quite entertaining to watch.
  • This player was able to handle everything perfectly. Even having slightly better UHD and color reproduction than my Samsung.
  • 4K with Dolby Atmos - I watched John Wick, I love the scence where it is raining, as the atmos-speakers create a truly emersive sound field -- the rain, the bullets, the action - wow.
  • The Panasonic delivered the same impressive sound field as I received from the sony 4K player. It is an impressive scence and the panasonic delivered an excellent show.
  • Works well for the most part and the picture quality is superb. For playing regular and 4K Blu-rays this is a top notch player without having to pay top dollar.
Panasonic DP-UB420 DVD Player
  • Wifi connection is excellent (much better than my Samsung TV) my home movies transferred to DVD look great.
  • The 4K UHD image is stunning and audio is very impressive.
  • The wireless internet connection is fast and reliable, with no dropouts at all.
  • The picture and sound quality is of course perfect, though it delivers much more than that.
  • Last of all, the wifi connectivity is slow as hell, and quite annoying.
Size & Weight
Height
2.4 in.
1.77 in.
Width
17 in.
12.5 in.
Depth
8.03 in.
7.7 in.
Weight
5.29 lbs.
3 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+RW, DVD+R DL, AVCHD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, DTS-CD
BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video
Supported Formats
FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD, WMA, AAC, MP3, AIFF, JPEG, MPO, MKV, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos
MKV, AVCHD, BDAV, AVCHD 3D, JPEG, MPO, DVD-Video, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD, WMA, AAC, MP3, AIFF, CD-DA, DTS-CD
Built-in Audio Decoders
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD, AIFF
USB Port(s)
2
2
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Wi-Fi, Ethernet
Controls
Remote control
Remote control
Extras
Works with Alexa, More vivid color and detail, 4K Direct chroma upscaling, High clarity premium sound, Enhanced sound purity, Hi-Res playback
Cinematic, Hollywood Picture Quality, Stunning colour and details, 4K VOD Supported
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic DP-UB820 Smart 3D 4K UHD Upscaling Blu-Ray /DVD Player
  • It covers most people's needs with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support, 4k upscaling, usb connection for most of your content.
  • It's excellent. The player has no issues handling everything from Dolby Digital to DTS-HD Master or even TrueHD Atmos tracks.
  • The player sent the right signals to my receiver and completed the overall theatrical experience perfectly.
  • HDR brightness adjustments, contrast, change sound-track, manually set display mode, bandwidth limitation, 3D, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and much much more.
  • The remote is a basic design, no backlight, the buttons are squishy, but it works.
Panasonic DP-UB420 DVD Player
  • Very easy install, including wifi connection and movie stream apps.
  • Wired and WIFI network both easy to setup. YouTube works well.
  • With the built-in wifi it will also play Netflix, YouTube and other things, although the TV will also do that.
  • Overall, i think that this is a good piece of kit. The picture quality is great on 4k bluray discs (& 4k Youtube).
  • The biggest problem however was that I couldn't access any of the streaming apps.
Outputs
HDMI
2
2
Optical Digital Audio
1
1
Coaxial Digital Audio
0
0
What customers say about "Outputs"
Panasonic DP-UB820 Smart 3D 4K UHD Upscaling Blu-Ray /DVD Player
  • If you've set up a blu-ray player before, this will be the same out of the box. Connect the power, HDMI, and away you go.
  • The back panel of the players has dual HDMI outputs (one audio-only), a 7.1-channel analog audio output, USB support, a LAN connection and an optical digital output.
  • There is a USB port in the front under the pivoting flap. The player also has wifi connectivity.
  • In addition to using the player for 4K movies, I have been using it to play audio discs and FLAC files via the USB port and have been pleased with the sound quality.
  • Does not include an HDMI cable (for $500, it should include an HDMI cable).
Panasonic DP-UB420 DVD Player
  • Simple to connect via HDMI and LAN. Recommended!
  • Premium HDMI cable produces excellent 4K disc ultra-high-definition image quality and upscales normal Blu-ray discs to what looks like 4K.
  • I received this 4K player today, plugged in the Ethernet cable, the (high-speed) HDMI cable, and plugged in the power cable - I was watching a 4K disc within 1 minute!
  • Dual hdmi outputs is helpful if you want to reduce noise or if you have an older av receiver.
  • This player connected to my network with no issues and gives the best output of any of the devices I have with web apps.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, AA batteries, AC power supply cord
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
499.99 $
369.00 $


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