Panasonic announces DMP-UB400 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Panasonic today announced the DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player which supports  HDR, 4K streaming services and according to the Japanese electronics giant, is ready for 8K Ultra HD as well.

The DMP-UB400 is a fully fledged and complete Ultra HD Blu-ray player which not only plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs but is also able to stream 4K video on demand. It is able to display HDR content and supports the latest BT.2020 standard for a large color gamut.

Interesting about the announcement is that Panasonic claims that the player is 8K Ultra HD ready, although it's unclear how this will works in the future.

The DMP-UB400 has two HDMI outputs that separate audio and video signals to suppress unwanted noise and achieve high-quality audio reproduction. Panasonic uses its HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) CPU in the player that is able to upscale 2K video to 4K Ultra HD quality.

The DMP-UB400 is also able to playback high resolution audio. Besides the traditional WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA-formats also DSD- (5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz) and ALAC-music files can be played back.

Panasonic has not announced any information on the release date nor any price indication. Full specifications can be found here.

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