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Panasonic releases Dolby Vision firmware for UB820 UHD Blu-ray player

22 Aug 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

Panasonic’s UB820 (UB824) has just become the first UHD Blu-ray player to support both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Firmware version 1.21 includes the promised Dolby Vision support along with an Amazon Prime Video app.

Dolby Vision and HDR10+

The Panasonic UB820 (UB824) was launched in July and the company had expected to release the firmware later that same month. It took a little longer than that but it has now arrived.

Firmware version 1.21 includes support for Dolby Vision as well as Amazon Prime Video. It should also improve stability, the company said. The news was first reported by 4KFilme.de. The company previously added support for Netflix and HDR10+ via firmware update 1.12 and 1.10, respectively.


Panasonic UB820 Dolby Vision HDR10+


The new firmware should be available directly from your UHD Blu-ray player’s built-in update function. If not, you can download it manually from Panasonic’s US support page and EU/UK support page. The support page also offers instructions on how to install it manually.

With the update, Panasonic UB820 has become the first UHD Blu-ray player to support both premium HDR video formats. Last year, Panasonic formed an alliance with Samsung and 20th Century Fox to promote the HDR10+ format as an alternative to Dolby Vision. While the company has refrained from including Dolby Vision in its TVs, it clearly feels differently about its UHD Blu-ray players. There are still no UHD Blu-ray disc releases in HDR10+, whereas there is a handful or two in Dolby Vision, depending on your region.

Later this year, Panasonic will introduce its flagship UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player that will also support both formats.

Panasonic UB820/UB824

ModelFeatures Price
UB820 / UB824 Dolby Vision
HDR10+
HDR10
4K
(UK)
(DE)
(USA)
Firmware version 1.21
Dolby Vision support (UB820/824 only)
Prime Video Support
Stability of system
- Source: Panasonic support via 4KFilme.de



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