Panasonic today started rolling out a new firmware update with which Dolby Vision for DP-UB824 Ultra HD Blu-ray player. That makes this model the first UHD Blu-ray player that supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Panasonic rolls out Dolby Vision for DP-UB824
The Panasonic DP-UB824 has been officially launched for several months and has been available in the Netherlands and Belgium (DP-UB820) for several weeks. The player has support for HDR10 and HDR10+ thanks to previous updates, but thanks to a firmware update it now also supports the Dolby HDR standard. Both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision offer HDR playback through dynamic metadata. This means that the HDR display can be optimized per shot or frame. HDR10, the most commonly used standard, has static metadata, which means that the HDR display is fixed for a single broadcast. At the moment, however, there is no content with HDR10+. Dolby Vision can be seen on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and via streaming services such as Netflix.
In addition to support for Dolby’s HDR standard, firmware version 1.21 brings Amazon Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service, to the UHD Blu-ray player of Panasonic. Netflix has already been added to the player via an update.
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