Among the innovations that we will (almost certainly) at IFA 2016 there will also be a new player Ultra HD Blu-ray Panasonic. The news is not official yet, but the rumors to that effect are now very insistent. The only real uncertainty is the name given to the new product. Some sources claim that will be called DMP-UB700 (the choice may have been dictated by the desire to inspire a connection with the Blu-ray player DMP-BDT700) and will complement the existing DMP-UB900. The two products will not be installed on the same price range: the top of the range will remain UB900 and UB700 will be proposed at a lower price.
On specifications there are less uncertainties. Motivation is tied to the output of DMP-UB90 player in Japan (the photos in the article are based on this model). UB90, announced last June, should provide the basis for UB700. The two models thus constitute two variants of the same product.
What changes than UB900? Apart from some slight external difference (you can see in the picture above: UB90 UB900 is left and right), the allocation of UB90 / UB700 waiver of certain features and functionality. They are no longer present the analog outputs 7.1, the audio section is of lower quality, the processor is slightly less evolved and is also absent THX certification.
Instead, there are two HDMI outputs (to separate audio and video, so you can manage all functions even with amplifiers not equipped with HDMI 2.0a) and an Ethernet port, and audio is conveyed solely through an optical digital output
The price of DMP-UB700 list should be around 499 euros (UB900 is proposed to 799 euros). The confirmation (or possible denial) of these rumors will come later this month from Berlin.
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