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Panasonic DMP-UB700 Blu-ray проигрыватель 4K HDR

У Panasonic появился второй Ultra HD Blu-ray плеер в этом году. Panasonic обещает, что в новой модели DMP-UB700 качество изображения и его характеристики будут на уровне старшей модели DMP-UB900, а при первом тестировании великолепное качество UB900 поразило посетителей выставки. В то время как две модели имеют много общего, есть, конечно, различия – они касаются обработки звука в DMP-UB700.

Panasonic UB700 обзор

Конструкция и дизайн

Новый плеер Panasonic 4K Blu-ray отличается от 900-й модели отсутствием ножек подставки. Но мы предполагаем, что это не ухудшит качество воспроизведения. Ведь в старшей модели ножки исполняли роль своеобразного демпфера. В остальном весь дизайн сохранен как в старшей модели – минимального размера простой дисплей и скрытый привод UHD Blu-ray диска.

Подключения

При включении плеера вы увидите сравнительно ограниченный набор возможных подключений в отличие от старшей модели. Для пользователя доступно всего два HDMI-интерфейса для передачи аудио и видео контента, дополнительно есть цифровой оптический выход звука и Ethernet RJ-45 порт. И это все. В плеере не предусмотрено аналоговых звуковых выходов.

Panasonic не включил в спецификацию 7.1 канальную систему, как и обычные стерео аналоговые выходы. Цифровой коаксиальный выход тоже отсутствует. Можем предположить, что производитель пытается такими методами подать конечному потребителю более дешевую модель, урезав в ней спецификацию. Возможно, это верный путь, как и отказ от функции 3D в большинстве современных 4K телевизорах.

Спецификация

Основные функции и спецификации были переняты у старшей модели, что, несомненно, заинтересует бюджетных покупателей. Рассматриваемая модель сертифицирована Ultra HD Premium. Поддерживается цветовой спектр стандарта BT.2020 и HDR при воспроизведении 60p контента. Диапазон яркости находится в пределах от 1000 до 10000 нит. В устройстве применен высокоточный 4K Chrome процессор обработки изображения. Заводом-изготовителем установлены сервисы для потокового контента Amazon, Netflix и YouTube.

Panasonic заявляет об идентичности обеих моделей, но оказалось, что это маркетинговый ход. В рассматриваемой модели установлен ЦАП (DAC) более дешевой модели. Тем не менее, проигрывать DMP-UB700 поддерживает высококачественные форматы ALAC и DSD.

Качество видео и аудио

В связи с тем, что Panasonic 4K Blu-ray плеер довольно новый, то полной оценки производительности и качества звука мы пока не можем дать в этом обзоре на нашем ресурсе UltraHD. По представленным данным Panasonic DMP-UB700 очень впечатляет изображением 4K по сравнению с более дорогими моделями. Но качество звуковой системы не удалось сравнить, в выставочном варианте звук был выключен.

Производитель Панасоник утверждает, что в дешевой модели качество изображения не будет уступать предыдущей модели, и это легко проверить, если одновременно воспроизводить одинаковый контент на двух проигрывателях одновременно. Факт качества изображения подтвердился, а вот звук, повторимся, протестировать не представилась возможность.

Характеристики DMP-UB700

Изображение Воспроизведение Blu-ray (4K/HDR). Процессор для обработки изображения 4K High-Precision Chroma. Масштабирование 4K Direct Chroma. Режим воспроизведения 4K 60p/50p. Сетевая обработка 4K контента. Масштабирование 4K Multi-content. Воспроизведение Full HD 3D Blu-ray контента.

Предустановки воспроизведения различного контента.

Звук TWIN HDMI PURE AV два раздельных канала. Обработка звука High Clarity Sound Premium. Дополнительно HDMI Low Clock Jitter. Звуковая схема Digital Tube Sound с апсемплом. Высококачественный звук DSD (2,8 МГц/5,6 МГц), ALAC, FLAC и WAV.

Частота ЦАП 192 КГц/96 КГц.

Сетевые возможности Приложения Internet apps можно дополнительно устанавливать.

Встроенный DLNA сервер.

Доступ в интернет Воспроизведение с внешнего HDD. Подключение смартфона и планшета.

Встроенный Web Browser.

Дополнительно Встроенный адаптер беспроводной сети. Стильное меню и интерфейс пользователя. Обои на огромном экране.

Сервис VIERA.

Цена DMP-UB700 Новый DMP-UB700 в отличие от Panasonic DMP-UB900 будет продаваться по цене £400, а цена предшественника составляет £600. Ценовой диапазон UB700 может сравниться с проигрывателем Samsung UBD-K8500, у которого стартовая цена была около £430, но в данный момент можно найти по сниженной до £350 цене.

Итоги обзора UB700

Новый более доступный Ultra HD Blu-ray плеер от Panasonic показал себя с хорошей стороны. Обещания производителя по качеству изображения соблюдены. Основные спецификации примерно на одном уровне со старшей моделью. Поэтому такой бюджетный вариант мы можем смело рекомендовать потенциальному покупателю. Но низкая цена вовсе не говорит о низком качестве проигрывателя.

В заключение обзора UB700 от Panasonic следует заметить, что в любом случае, цена в £400 и октябрьский выход в продажу проигрывателя Panasonic DMP-UB700 дает покупателю возможность скорректировать свой выбор перед походом в магазин. Если вас не стесняет тот факт, что спецификация 4K проигрывателя чуть урезана в плане акустической системы, то вы смело можете приобретать этот проигрыватель от Panasonic.

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Panasonic DMP-UB700 review

This year has seen 4K finally became an affordable reality. However, Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray players have been rather like buses – you wait ages for one to arrive, then you get three in a row.

Until now, the choice has been limited, but those options have increased with the new Panasonic DMP-UB700.

We’re expecting good things from the DMP-UB700. After all, its older sibling, the DMP-UB900, wowed us with a stunning 4K picture and ran away with the 2016 Award for the best 4K Blu-ray player.

However, at £600, it was quite a pricey proposition, so the idea of a cheaper player promising the same top specs and similar picture and sound performance as its Award-winning flagship has us eager to try it out.

MORE: Panasonic DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray player review

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At first glance, there are few obvious differences between the DMP-UB700 and its top-spec sibling.

The finish on the fascia is slightly different, but otherwise, the design is pretty similar: a metal and glossy rectangle that gives the player a sleek and sturdy look.

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The controls are the same, too. There are two touch sensitive buttons on the top of the player, with response times for powering up and loading discs as quick as on the UB900.

A crisp display peeks through the flap on the front panel, under which hides the UHD 4K disc drive, an SD card slot and a USB port.

The most obvious cosmetic differences are the lack of the dampening feet seen on the UB900 (and so the UB700 stands a touch shorter) and that the sides don’t have the glossy panels.

You also get a different remote control. Instead of the sleek, long metal wand that comes with the UB900, the cheaper player gets a smaller, plastic one.

Though the UB700 remote works perfectly with the player and its simple menu, we miss the backlit buttons of the UB900’s remote.

Panasonic has made the most significant budget cut with connections. Unlike the UB900, there are no stereo or 7.1-channel audio analogue outputs on the UB700, nor a digital coaxial output.

On the bright side, the flagship’s key video specs and features have been carried over to its more affordable player. There are two HDMI outputs on the UB700 with full 4K and HDR support, and an optical output.

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The player is UHD Premium certified, supporting the BT.2020 colour gamut and claiming a brightness range of 1000 to 10,000 nits – perfect conditions for playing your 4K Blu-ray discs.

4K content can also be streamed from Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube (and standard content from BBC iPlayer) using wired ethernet or built-in wi-fi. Just make sure you connect to the correct HDCP2.2 input of your TV to get the full blast of a 4K picture.

You can also stream music over your home network thanks to DLNA support. The UB700 continues to provide support for high-resolution music up to 24-bit/192kHz in popular formats, as well as supporting DSD files.

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Picture

It may not have THX certification, but the DMP-UB700 does have the same 4K High-Precision Chrome Processor as the UB900 – so in theory, the picture quality should be identical. In reality, it’s not quite as clear-cut as that.

We start off with the 4K Blu-ray of Deadpool, and the UB700’s picture impresses us with its clarity and well-balanced colour palette. It’s a similar character to the UB900.

There’s a natural touch to the UB700’s picture, with grey, concrete highways and black cars looking realistic in overcast weather. Skin tones are fleshed out with plenty of detail to show off stubble, scars and wrinkles.

Motion is a strong point: when the action gets frantic or during any of the slow-motion scenes, the UB700 remains stable.

It makes for a comfortable, enjoyable experience. But what’s odd though, is that it doesn’t wow us in the way the DMP-UB900 does when watching the same disc.

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On the £600 player, the picture just pops – the edges are that bit crisper, there’s a touch more subtlety that adds shine and depth to the picture, and there’s a proper sense of watching a superior picture format.

In contrast, the UB700 looks more like a good conventional Blu-ray player, not a 4K one.

Switch over to the Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we’re struck by how much glossier and defined the shiny black interior of Starkiller Base looks on the UB900.

As the First Order stomps about looking menacing, the Stormtrooper uniforms gleam and hallways glisten as if newly cleaned on the UB900; it doesn’t look quite as polished on the UB700.

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We want a better sense of the sweeping, desert landscape of Jakku, too.

The UB700 does a decent job of showing the ruins of former starships as Rey speeds past them, but the more insightful UB900 gets the huge scale of the set pieces across better.

The DMP-UB700’s upscaling talents are commendable, though. We watch The Lady In The Van on DVD and are impressed.

Noise levels are minimal, the picture doesn’t lose its balanced palette or its stable motion handling, and detail is decent, too. The fire in Maggie Smith’s eyes is conveyed well through the UB700, as is the yellow paint covering the old van.

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Verdict

Considering these two Panasonic players are meant to be identical in performance, we’re puzzled by the differences between our samples.

At £400, the DMP-UB700 is a decent player whose natural picture, smooth motion and excellent upscaling should be admired. The fact that it brings 4K disc playback to a more affordable level should also be celebrated.

But if you want the very best experience that physical 4K HDR media has to offer, we’d still recommend its older sibling: the DMP-UB900.

If the performances were comparable, we’d expect the more affordable DMP-UB700 to knock the UB900 off its Award-winning perch.

However, the UB900’s cinematic and immersive performance more than justifies its £200 price difference. The UB700 is good, but if you’re serious about your 4K experience, its sibling remains the player to go for.

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The DMP-UB700 (officially the DMP-UB700EB) is the second 4K UHD Blu-ray player from Panasonic. It’s a stablemate to the award-winning Panasonic DMP-UB900, but retails for £200 less. Buy early and you’ll even receive a copy of the Ghostbusters reboot UHD Blu-ray disc thrown in.

Given that it looks much the same as its predecessor, just how much are you sacrificing if you opt for this new, cheaper Panasonic 4K offering? Not all that much.Related: Best Blu-ray Players

Panasonic DMP-UB700 – Design and features

Panasonic certainly hasn’t cut corners when it comes to features. Not only is the DMP-UB700 compatible with 4K discs, standard and 3D Blu-rays, plus DVDs and CDs, there’s also a well-stocked app portal. Connected services include BBC iPlayer, BBC News and Sport, Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube, plus a bunch of Eurocentric apps (ARTE, Euronews|) and Aupeo!  

Netflix is 4K HDR-enabled. The Amazon app supports UHD streams, but at the time of review, doesn’t appear to be HDR-enabled. Given that these are regularly updated, this may well change. 

Chassis-wise the DMP-UB700 is clearly related to the UB900. It’s a full-width, half-depth player with a plop-down fascia with chamfered edges. The anti-resonance feet have been kicked into the long grass, however. It isn’t as well made as – admittedly, more expensive – regular Blu-ray decks from the likes of Pioneer and Oppo, but it isn’t too shabby either.

On the rear are two HDMIs, one of which is an audio-only output. This is useful if you have a non-4K-capable AV receiver and need to connect the player direct to a UHD screen. Multi-channel audio can be routed from the player directly.

Unlike the DMP-UB900, there’s no coaxial digital output; only optical. There are no analogue (stereo or multi-channel) outputs, either. This player really intends to do all its business over HDMI.

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Panasonic DMP-UB700 – Setup and Operation

In general, usability is fine. The main menu is clean and graphical, with icons for Videos, Music, Photos, Home Network (for NAS content, screen mirroring or media rendering), Network Service and Setup. Most of these are self-explanatory.

Streaming services can be picked via Panasonic’s standard selectable grid, complete with annoying beep (you’ll want to turn this off asap).

The player comes with a dumpy IR remote control. This has a dedicated button for Netflix, but it’s inconveniently positioned immediately above the directional pad. Consequently, whenever I tried to thumb-up I’d often inadvertently hit Netflix and launch the app.

In operation the player is reassuringly quiet.  It’s also a fast loader: a Java-heavy movie disc goes from tray to menu is just 41 seconds.

Picture quality is exceptional. Side-by-side, there’s no appreciable difference between the UB700 and its more expensive companion. In short, it delivers as good an image as it’s possible to get right now. Detail and colour performance can be considered first-rate.

The HDR encode of San Andreas plays hard and fast with peak luminosity, and while I’m not advocating it as a great example of HDR mastering, it certainly demonstrates that the player will shine with the right display. Like rival players, the model has UHD Premium certification, although the actual value of that beyond basic standards compliance is debatable.

The player interpolates 4K content from 10-bit native to 12-bit with 4:4:4 colour sub sampling. Alternatively, it will output 4K at 8-bit 4:2:0. If your 4K TV isn’t HDR-enabled, there’s a Dynamic Range Conversion circuit that enables you to optimise playback for your own screen.

There are a host of connection options in the Player setup menus, but these can largely be left alone. In Auto mode, the HDMI output selects the most appropriate resolution for your display, from 4K to SD.

Media playback is rather good. The deck, after a slight chin scratch, identified my connected NAS devices and Twonky Media server. Navigating the contents of these is pleasingly fast. Video playback functionality is decent – MKVs played without a grumble.Related: HDR TV Explained

Panasonic has downgraded the power supply and removed some of the more expensive audio components beneath the lid, but on the evidence of this performance I’d argue that there’s no reason why this player can’t hold its head aloft in a high-end AV system.

The deck’s two-channel streaming performance is excellent. Mozart’s violin concerto in D Major by Marianne Thorsen (from 2L) was crisp and beautifully defined. There’s nothing cut-price about the presentation.

Network music playback is a tad less accommodating. The deck failed to play DSD recordings over my network, but at least 24-bit FLAC files weren’t a problem. The media player renders album art and track data; it all looks very nice.

Media playback from USB is more comprehensive. The deck manages DSD 2.8 and DSD 5.6 files from a thumbdrive, with supreme clarity. It even handles 5.1 DSD, which isn’t at all common.

The UB700 isn’t compatible with either DVD Audio or Super Audio CDs. This is disappointing if you’re a collector of high-res-packaged audio media. It will of course play Blu-ray audio discs, of which there are several interesting releases out there in the wild. It’s also perfectly happy with DVDs mastered for audio.

Naturally, the player bit-streams out both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Should I buy the Panasonic DMP-UB700?

If you’re after a no-compromise 4K UHD Blu-ray player, but the UB900 is just a little too rich for your budget, then the UB700 is the obvious alternative.

It retains all the formidable imaging talent of the UB900, and trades away few other attributes. It may not aspire to please audiophiles, but with the right High-Res Audio content it sounds almost ridiculously good. The OTT service provision is great, too – having 4K HDR Netflix and UHD Amazon is a welcome refinement.

Related: Ultra HD Blu-ray: Ultimate guide to 4K Blu-ray movies

Verdict

Panasonic’s DMP-UB700 4K UHD Blu-player offers the best performance in its class.

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Panasonic DMP-UB700 review

With millions of discs sold and a catalog of hundreds of titles, the UHD Blu-ray format has defied critics and appears to be finding an audience amongst keen 4Kphiles with an eye for quality. But if you want to jump on board, what UHD deck should you buy? We finally have a definitive answer: the Panasonic DMP-UB700. 

The second 4K Blu-ray player ever released by Panasonic, at £400 (approximately $500, AU$670) the DMP-UB700 is a good deal cheaper than its predecessor, the high falutin’ £600 DMP-UB900. 

But what has been sacrificed, if anything, to hit this new price point with the Panasonic DMP-UB700? 

Not much at all, at first glance, with the unit promising something close to content nirvana. In addition to 4K UHD compatibility, it'll spin regular Blu-rays (including 3D platters), plus DVDs and CDs. It doesn't support DVD-Audio or Super Audio CD, but it does offer High-Res Audio file support, and there's a decent selection of streaming apps on board too.

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Panasonic DMP-UB700: design

Design-wise, the Pana deck is similar to the UB900 – in a dark theatre you'd struggle to tell them apart. The chassis looks much the same, with its full-width drop down fascia, but the UB900 has a little more refinement. 

Look to the bottom and you’ll notice heavy-duty anti-resonance feet have been replaced by sorry-looking pads. Connectivity has also been stripped back: there's a single digital optical output, and no analog provision at all. 

And while the UB900 comes with a full-size remote control, the UB700 has a dumpy half-pint alternative. What you get in the box is still as functional, but it's slightly more awkward to use.

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Spin the Panasonic DMP-UB700 around and you'll find two HDMIs on the rear – one of which is audio only – in case your AV receiver isn't 4K UHD compatible. A typical setup would see 2160p video sent direct to your 4K telly from the main HDMI, while multichannel sound from the audio HDMI goes to a home cinema receiver. 

The deck also has an SD card reader and a slot for USB. Plus, in addition to a 10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet port, there's dual-band Wi-Fi here too.

Panasonic DMP-UB700: content

The Panasonic DMP-UB700 player itself is easy to use. The main menu, with buttons for Videos, Music, Photos, Home Network, Network Service (aka apps) and Setup, is clean and aesthetically pleasing to our eyes.

Headline apps include Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, BBC News and Sport, Netflix and My Space. Dig deeper and you’ll find some euro-specific news services, plus Aupeo! (which is owned by Panasonic but used by barely anyone).

Significantly, the Netflix app is 4K HDR-enabled. The Amazon app supports UHD streams, but at the time of writing doesn't appear to be HDR-ready yet.

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The deck's file playback talents are considerable. DSD, played from USB, sounds sensational. The deck reads 2.8MHz and 5.6MHZ DSD as well as 24-bit FLAC and for OCD media collectors, album art and metadata is all recognised. Video file support covers all popular file formats, including MKV.

That said, while Panasonic may have downgraded the power supply and removed some of the more expensive audio components from the mix, its HRA performance makes a good argument that there's no reason why the UB700 shouldn’t find a role in a high-end AV system. 

Also good for audiophiles, the High Clarity Sound mode can be used to disable video when you're just listening to music.   

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Panasonic DMP-UB700: performance

Image quality of the Panasonic DMP-UB700 is outstanding – the player delivers an extraordinary level of fine detail, with superb color accuracy.

The Times Square showdown in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (UHD Blu-ray) is incredibly dynamic and vibrant. Side-by-side with the pricier UB900, there's no obvious visual shortfall. It also does a cracking job playing regular Blu-rays, offering images of nuance and depth.

There's some clever processing beneath the bonnet too. The UB700 interpolates 4K Blu-ray content from 10-bit native to 12-bit with 4:4:4 colour sub sampling. Alternatively, it can output 4K at 8-bit 4:2:0, depending on your screen. 

In all probability, you won't need to route around in the HDMI sub menus to set things up. In Auto mode, the player selects the most appropriate resolution for your screen. If you have a non-HDR 4K TV, however, a Dynamic Range Conversion circuit is available for you to manually optimize image quality. 

Panasonic DMP-UB700 review

Naturally, the UB700 player bitstreams out both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D audio, too. Hook up a Dolby Atmos AV receiver for some delicious sonic immersion. 

We can confirm that when the remnants of the Russian spy satellite collide with George Clooney's space shuttle, and Sandra Bullock tries to disengage herself from the spinning arm in Gravity on Blu-ray, the Dolby Atmos soundtrack will send your viewing room into a dizzying spin. 

The Panasonic DMP-UB700 is a pleasingly fast loader too: a feature-heavy movie platter goes from tray to Blu-ray menu in just 41 seconds, and a simple Blu-ray concert disc does the same in 33 seconds. In the world of Blu-ray, this is a sprightly performance. Finally, in use, the deck is reassuringly quiet.

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We rate the DMP-UB700 a first-rate Blu-ray player. There are clear differences with the more expensive UB900, but these mostly center on build quality and audio spec – video-wise there's nothing significant between the two. 

Here's a bit of bad news, though: at present, there’s no news on an American or Australian release for the DMP-UB700, which means US and AU movie fans won't be able to try out this amazing UHD player out for themselves. 

Admittedly, the deck looks expensive next to something like the Xbox One S, but if you're after the best value dedicated 4K disc player available, then take the savings on the table and run.

We liked

The Panasonic DMP-UB700 is cut from the same engineering cloth as the more expensive DMP-UB900, and plays UHD discs with similar accuracy. 

Detail and colour performance are superb – and that includes regular Blu-rays too. It also wins points for offering 4K iterations of Netflix and Amazon. It even does a cracking job with High-Res Audio files.

We disliked

Panasonic has jettisoned refinement when it comes to finish and build quality with the UB700, and the dumpy little remote control has the ergonomic appeal of a potato. Audiophile pretentions have largely been abandoned, though not entirely.

Final verdict

When it comes to 4K UHD image quality, the DMP-UB700 effectively sets a new benchmark for price and performance. Streaming service support, with HDR-enabled 4K Netflix, is well worth trumpeting and the player does a swell job with 24-bit audio, be it with FLAC or DSD files. 

We would've liked universal disc support to be included, but that's probably not going to come until Sony launches its rival 4K disc spinner. In the meantime, though, if you haven't got the quid to drop on Panasonic's higher-end player, and you live in the UK, the UB700 is the UHD BRP you need to audition.

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