It took a while, but since this week the new DP-UB824 and DP-UB424 Ultra HD Blu-ray players from Panasonic are in Dutch stores. The models also appear slowly in Belgium, but then under the names DP-UB820 and DP-UB420. In terms of specifications, the Dutch and Belgian models are similar.
Panasonic DP-UB824 and DP-UB424 for sale
The absolute top model UHD Blu-ray player from Panasonic is the DP-UB9004, but this player can only be installed somewhere expect the autumn on the market. Yet that is not a big disaster, because with the DP-UB824 you can probably also very well. This model offers virtually all the features you could wish for, even support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10 +. Furthermore, this player comes with an analogue 7.1-channel output and gold-plated connections.
Both the DP-UB824 and the DP-UB424 are equipped with two HDMI outputs to send audio and video separately, support for high-resolution audio ( WAV / FLAC / MP3 / AAC / WMA, DSD (11.2MHz / 5.6 MHz / 2.8 MHz) ALAC and AIFF), Digital Tube sound, 4K streaming services, the HCX video processor and voice control support via the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 19659004] An overview of all specifications and features can be found in the Panasonic 2018 Ultra HD Blu-ray line-up.