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Reviews of non-TV hardware products.

OPPO UDP-203 4K Blu-ray Player Review

OPPO 203

OPPO Digital is an electronics manufacturer with an interesting history. When large, digitally-driven flat-panel displays were becoming common, OPPO joined other manufacturers and brought to market “upconverting” DVD players which scaled 480i and 576i DVD content to HD resolution. The rationale back then was that in-TV processing left something to be desired, and there were benefits of allowing deinterlacing chips ... Read More »

Panasonic DMP-UB400 4K Blu-ray Player Review

Panasonic UB400

Panasonic is truly committed to bringing high-quality 4K Blu-ray playback to the masses – no company offers more UHD BD player models than the Japanese brand at this time of writing. Besides the critically-acclaimed flagship DMP-UB900 and step-down DMP-UB700, Panasonic has also introduced three new series at CES 2017 back in January, namely the DMP-UB400, the DMP-UB310 and the DMP-UB300. ... Read More »

Panasonic DMP-UB700 Review: Nailing 4K Blu-ray Chroma

Panasonic UB700

In some ways, it’s actually more difficult for us to write reviews of Blu-ray players: due to the digital workings of HDMI and HDCP, correct video output should result in identical picture quality. However, with the arrival of 4K Blu-ray, it transpires that most manufacturers have got certain key aspects wrong. Not Panasonic though. We’ve been long-time admirers of the ... Read More »