Thinking of getting the UBK90 for its Dolby Vision support.
When I got my setup, we had the choice of the Panasonic UBD900 or the cheapy Samsung, so went with the Panasonic - but no Dolby Vision. Was toying with the idea of a Oppo 203, but given it's now years old, and the recent farewell from Oppo, looking elsewhere.
I know the settings on the Panasonic are pretty comprehensive - especially compared to the UBK90 from looking at reviews and the manual - but does anyone have two cents to contribute to whether it is a decent upgrade from the UBD900?
The UBD900 looks better, has a solid build and display - the UBK90 is plastic and not as polished to look at, so cosmetically feels like a step back.
The UBK90 is new, where as the UBD900 is a few years old, so does the processing capability warrant the upgrade?
Panasonic are good at their sales speil about processing and quality - LG is more relaxed in that nature - but given the overall physical look of each product, it feels like you're comparing a cheap product vs a premium product - but do admit I'm clueless RE the actual potential and capabilities of what the player does. Basically top video is a good priority for me.
Basically, Dolby Vision support is the driving factor in upgrading. The UBD900 would become the player for the Marty Cave's TV.
The other query is about Simplink - I saw in a review for last year's 970 that you couldn't turn it off. What impact would that have if the UBK90 was routed through the Yamaha AVR then to the LG OLED, given I don't want the TV to power on/off the UBK90 as the Harmony remote handles all the devices on the setup. I still do use the ARC for one device (that bugs out unless connected directly to the TV, but that's another story), so pretty sure disabling CEC on the TV would disable ARC, yes?
Would the UBK90 still be a suitable fit in terms of performance and compatibility with the setup, or wait for something a little more configurable such as the UB820, when it arrives? Won't be until July in Australia, and may still not have Dolby Vision yet as Panasonic say it will come with a software update.
Edit: added notes about the UB820.
LG OLED65B6 | Yamaha RX-A860 | LG UBK90 | Morel SoundSpot SP2 (x5) | Morel Sub 8X | 2 x Atmos/DTS:X speakers | Fetch Mighty | Plex | Apple TV 4K
LG OLED55C7 | PS4 Pro | Panasonic UB900 | LG SJ9 | Apple TV 4K
Last edited by martyfriedel; 05-24-2018 at 06:27 PM.