Product Comparison: Panasonic DP-UB9000 vs Pioneer UDP-LX500


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Pioneer
Model
DP-UB9000
UDP-LX500
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Panasonic 4K Pro HDR model ultra HD Blu-ray player features an hcx processor for ultra HD Blu-ray packed with Original imaging technologies for stunning picture quality. The precise colours and HDR reproduction that form the essential elements of ultra HD are the basis of high-definition images. They bring you a whole new viewing experience that you've never had before.
Pioneer’s brand-new universal disc player brings the spectacle of Ultra HD Blu-ray to your home entertainment, with four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD. Featuring three-block internal layout, Ultra Rigid Construction, and Double-Layered Chassis
Key Specs
Smart Capable
Yes
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • A wonderful high end Blu ray Player to go with my High end system and setup.
  • Very easy to install and picture quality is good.
  • The picture is superb, if anything marginally superior superior to the Oppo, with plenty of user adjustments to fine tune.
  • A wonderful high end Blu ray Player to go with my High end system and setup.
  • It's well built machine and heavy too.
Pioneer UDP-LX500 Ultra HD Blu-ray, DVD (Video/Audio), Audio CD (CD-DA/SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW)
  • Pioneer’s player delivers a double whammy of superb picture and awesome sound quality.
  • Impressive image quality, including the upscaling of sources with a resolution inferior to 4K.
  • Big variety numerous video settings to adapt the displayed image to the TVs specifications.
  • Plays SACD and DVD Audio discs as well as 4k Blu-ray. It’s extremely well constructed.
  • The highly efficient HDR to SDR conversion with the ability to adjust the maximum brightness level in three profiles.
Size & Weight
Height
3.1 in.
4.64 in.
Width
16.9 in.
17.12 in.
Depth
11.8 in.
13.26 in.
Weight
17.19 lbs.
22.7 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-R, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, Ultra HD Blu-ray
BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM
Supported Formats
BDAV, AVCHD, JPEG, MPO, AVCHD 3D, MKV, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, DSD, WMA, AAC, MP3, AIFF, CD-DA, DTS-CD
MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, DSD, AIFF, ALAC, JPEG, MPO, PNG, GIF, MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, FLV
Built-in Audio Decoders
DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DSD, AIFF
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DSD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 2.0 + Digital Out, Linear PCM
USB Port(s)
2
2
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi
No
Controls
Remote control
Remote control
Extras
HCX Processor for Ultra HD Blu-ray, Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Voice control via Google Assistant, Deep Color, BD-Live™
36-bit Deep Colour/ "x.v.Colour", Zero Signal Terminal, PQLS Jitter-less Sound Transmission, Three-Block Internal Layout, Ultra-Rigid Construction, 6-Layered Main Circuit Board
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • The audio side of this player is amazing. Movies sound great and CD's sound much clearer then Oppo
  • The remote control is very good, with tactile buttons and a backlight.
  • Good thing that player have four types of HDR support.
  • Blu Ray movies look fantastic upscaled, quality sound too.
  • A Shame it doesn’t play all format dvds and cds.
Pioneer UDP-LX500 Ultra HD Blu-ray, DVD (Video/Audio), Audio CD (CD-DA/SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW)
  • The player does support many audio and video formats via a USB port located on the front of the player.
  • I have it paired with an LG C8 OLED tv and the picture quality was perfectly sublime with Dolby Vision encoded discs.
  • I can adjust perfect image with various settings output resolution, aspect ratio, dynamic range, brightness, contrast, hue, chroma level, and more.
  • Pioneer doesn’t have any built-in smarts such as Netflix or YouTube.
  • Quietly sad thing was that player has no wi-fi to take updates without one more unnecessary cable.
Outputs
HDMI
2
2
Optical Digital Audio
1
1
Coaxial Digital Audio
1
1
What customers say about "Outputs"
Panasonic DP-UB9000 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • Connections of this blu ray player are best in class at the moment.
  • In addition to twin HDMI outputs (one of which is audio only) player have two USBs so I can reproduce all I needed.
  • Full 7.1 channel output, plus well balanced Neutrik XLR stereo connectors provide a perfect sound quality.
  • I would say that the lack of an HDMI input would give less flexibility.
  • I'm disappointed that this blu-ray player hasn't SACD or DVD-Audio playback.
Pioneer UDP-LX500 Ultra HD Blu-ray, DVD (Video/Audio), Audio CD (CD-DA/SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW)
  • It have analog audio output for audiophiles.
  • Twin HDMI outputs, allowing me to split the audio and video signals to connect my audio receiver.
  • It feels a bit more solidity and focus to the sound, and so it’s worthtrying out if you’ve got a spare interconnect lying around.
  • I'm disappointed that player does not have analog Pre-out outputs.
  • An unpleasant surprise was lack of multi-channel analogue out.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, Batteries
Remote control, Batteries
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1099.00 $


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