Panasonic Ultra Assist Blu Ray Player Review

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The Panasonic Ultra HD Blu Ray Player does not disappoint. It ranks on our list of the best 4K blue ray player along with the Sony Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray Player, the LG 3D Ultra High Definition 4K Blu-ray Player, and the Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray Player. These Blu Ray players are all high quality and, therefore, are on the high end of the price spectrum. The Panasonic DP UB820 UHD Blu Ray Player comes with Alexa as well as your popular streaming services included.

Why We Like It – Panasonic Ultra Assist Blu Ray Player

The sound and video on this blu ray are superb. Utilized in conjunction with a 4K television and you will feel like you are in the movie theater every time you turn it on to watch a disc, use streaming services, or listen to music.

Pros
  • Great res audio sound quality
  • Supports HDR 10
  • Great 4K Dolby Vision picture quality
Cons
  • Too many buttons on the remote control

Performance

The Sony UBP comes with HDR 10 Dolby Vision, High Resolution Audio, and Hi Res Video Playback. Its HDR processing ensures you get the best 4K experience possible from Blu Rays and DVD players. The Alexa voice-activated remote allows you to get just where you need to go, without fiddling with buttons. The streaming networks include Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube. It supports HDR10 content and HDR content. However, it does not support Bluetooth or Wi Fi.

Design

This sleek black HDR10 Dolby Vision Blu Ray Disc Player matches any audio and video accessories you may already own. It is 8.06 x 16.9 x 2.5 inches and just about seven pounds. It was designed with twin HDMI terminals separate and transmit A/V signals for higher sound quality. It supports high resolution audio but does not have analog audio outputs. The build quality is superb for Blu Ray discs. Overall, you will enjoy the sound with a 192-kHz/32-bit 4-DAC for high-res audio that reveals both rich and delicate tones.

Value

The Panasonic Ultra Assist Blu Ray Player is at the upper end of the spectrum for the price, compared to other Ultra HD players. This device has both Blu Ray Playback for audio and video playback, for both visual and sound enjoyment. You can also connect your home audio system to the Blu Ray for true studio master sound quality. A 4K TV is required to run these Blu Ray players at their peak performance capabilities. It does not have the Spotify music app as part of its incorporated streaming services, which is unfortunate given the sound quality.

Panasonic Ultra Assist Blu Ray Player Wrap Up

The Panasonic Ultra Assist Blu Ray Player is a great system to have in your home theater. It includes both HDR Dolby Vision and Hi Res audio outputs for a great listening and viewing experience. While there are a lot of buttons on the remote, the built in Alexa can help you overcome that hurdle with ease. Overall, this blu ray player is of high quality to provide you with a Hollywood cinema experience.

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Gina Sartirana

Writer/Editor/Professional Volunteer with a love for all things tech, gadgety. If it beeps, chirps, or has a screen, I've probably played with it.

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