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The ub900 is still one of the best players for upscaling DVD and playback of 1080 SDR.
I'll second that motion! And don't forget the audio DSP modes and the ability to apply them to sources/devices via the USB port.

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Yes, you still have the dynamic slider which is effective. Definitely check it out.

I believe you can also force HDR into and SDR conversion, but you will need to check earlier parts of this thread for the best methods.

hi again. ok...I will try the dynamic slider on the UB900...lower or higher values?

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hi again. ok...I will try the dynamic slider on the UB900...lower or higher values?

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It's a "slider": try out different values and see what you like.
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hi again. ok...I will try the dynamic slider on the UB900...lower or higher values?

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One approach, use a scene with hdr highlights, and increase the slider until they crush/clip then back off.

There are several scenes in various movies i have used. What hdr movies do you have and I'll see if i can recommend something.

Also, if you have an hdr calibration disc or file, you can do the same and watch for clipping of 1000 - 1200 nits on the test pattern. Clipping highlights at 1000 will work many movies. Going down to 800 nits can also work to further brighten the overall image.
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One approach, use a scene with hdr highlights, and increase the slider until they crush/clip then back off.

There are several scenes in various movies i have used. What hdr movies do you have and I'll see if i can recommend something.

Also, if you have an hdr calibration disc or file, you can do the same and watch for clipping of 1000 - 1200 nits on the test pattern. Clipping highlights at 1000 will work many movies. Going down to 800 nits can also work to further brighten the overall image.
thanks so much! I have many 4k movies! I jumped in to 4k for sure and I realize that results are YMMV! I can't afford the most expensive OLED so a Samsung KS8000 is good enough but I'm sure that results may be better with a higher end TV...however I can see 4K and HRD10 for sure in many discs but some are just meh...I have Planet Earth 2, Lucy, Pacific Rim 1 ans 2 etc
I have played with the HDR slider and it does make picture a big brighter but perhaps leaving it at default 0 is ok...I wonder if the HDR optimizer on the 820 and 9000 does just that...perhaps I'm getting the most I can out of my set up...I hate placebo effects!
but I would appreciate your help for sure to get the best pic possible. I certainly watch TV in a dark room and I use the movie setting and don't try to make the TV superbright...
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Secondary HDMI Audio Out

I have finally upgraded My AVR to an up to date unit that handles 4k HDMI to my OLED, so no more Toslink from the Panny. I am able to get True HD sound and 4k HDR in what seems to be HQ to both my TV and to my Amp when i run from the UB900, through the head unit and to my TV.

My question is, would there be any benefit in sound Quality and/or video if I separate the outputs on the UB900 and use both the audio only and video HDMI outs? The instructions on the Panny website state "You can enjoy richer sound by using the HDMI AUDIO OUT
(Audio is output in high resolution.)" Is this only the case when comparing to say using the analog outs, or toslink. or is the output on this port better, and should I be separating audio and Video to get the best result?

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http://eng-ca.faq.panasonic.com/app/...u-ray-player#2


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I have finally upgraded My AVR to an up to date unit that handles 4k HDMI to my OLED, so no more Toslink from the Panny. I am able to get True HD sound and 4k HDR in what seems to be HQ to both my TV and to my Amp when i run from the UB900, through the head unit and to my TV.

My question is, would there be any benefit in sound Quality and/or video if I separate the outputs on the UB900 and use both the audio only and video HDMI outs? The instructions on the Panny website state "You can enjoy richer sound by using the HDMI AUDIO OUT (Audio is output in high resolution.)" Is this only the case when comparing to say using the analog outs, or toslink. or is the output on this port better, and should I be separating audio and Video to get the best result?

The short answer is: NO, there is no advantage to using (1) HDMI out vs splitting audio/video into (2) HDMI out.
You are correct in that those comparisons apply to analog outs (even Toslink doesn't support Atmos data). As long as the DACs in your AVR are as good/better than those in the player (which is true for me), you will never use the analog outs. However, the DSP modes are still an added bonus that I use when listening to music (usually FLAC files via USB).

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The short answer is: NO, there is no advantage to using (1) HDMI out vs splitting audio/video into (2) HDMI out.
You are correct in that those comparisons apply to analog outs (even Toslink doesn't support Atmos data). As long as the DACs in your AVR are as good/better than those in the player (which is true for me), you will never use the analog outs. However, the DSP modes are still an added bonus that I use when listening to music (usually FLAC files via USB).

Thank you for your response.
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I’m sorry to annoy with this question but I’m having trouble searching the thread for a question I’m sure has been asked dozens of times recently. I have this beautiful player as well as just having purchased the 820 and I must say I kind of miss using the 900.. I’m wanting the Dolby vision support though and I’m just wanting to confirm this hasn’t been added via firmware and won’t be, correct? Thanks so much in advance.
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I’m sorry to annoy with this question but I’m having trouble searching the thread for a question I’m sure has been asked dozens of times recently. I have this beautiful player as well as just having purchased the 820 and I must say I kind of miss using the 900.. I’m wanting the Dolby vision support though and I’m just wanting to confirm this hasn’t been added via firmware and won’t be, correct? Thanks so much in advance.

No: the UB900 will never have Dolby Vision support. However, as you point out, it's still a very good player...which means there's nothing keeping you from using it on all the non-DV discs (which are still the majority of releases).

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I’m sorry to annoy with this question but I’m having trouble searching the thread for a question I’m sure has been asked dozens of times recently. I have this beautiful player as well as just having purchased the 820 and I must say I kind of miss using the 900.. I’m wanting the Dolby vision support though and I’m just wanting to confirm this hasn’t been added via firmware and won’t be, correct? Thanks so much in advance.

No: the UB900 will never have Dolby Vision support. However, as you point out, it's still a very good player...which means there's nothing keeping you from using it on all the non-DV discs (which are still the majority of releases).
Thank you so very much for the response. I didn’t think so but just wanted to make absolutely sure. Absolutely! It is the best Blu Ray player I’ve ever had. If it had the hdr optimizer I would definitely be using it with my new tv. Will definitely still be more than wonderful for my old tv though. 🙂
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I’m sorry to annoy with this question but I’m having trouble searching the thread for a question I’m sure has been asked dozens of times recently. I have this beautiful player as well as just having purchased the 820 and I must say I kind of miss using the 900.. I’m wanting the Dolby vision support though and I’m just wanting to confirm this hasn’t been added via firmware and won’t be, correct? Thanks so much in advance.
Just curious, what does the 820 lack that you miss from the 900?
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I’m sorry to annoy with this question but I’m having trouble searching the thread for a question I’m sure has been asked dozens of times recently. I have this beautiful player as well as just having purchased the 820 and I must say I kind of miss using the 900.. I’m wanting the Dolby vision support though and I’m just wanting to confirm this hasn’t been added via firmware and won’t be, correct? Thanks so much in advance.
Just curious, what does the 820 lack that you miss from the 900?
Well aside from the build quality and being much quieter than the 820, I’m mainly missing the ton of extra picture quality features that I just feel still make it superior in comparison outside of the hdr optimizer the 820 has. I’m thinking the UB9000 is what I am after but they are practically impossible to get right now.
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has anyone here had any issues with video drop outs when playing back discs? When I stream from netflix and amazon, the picture is fine with no issues, but when I play a blu ray or UHD disc, the video keeps going in and out, but the audio remains intact. I did a hard reset and tried unplugging it and firmware is up to date so I have no idea what else to do.
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