No 4Ks given: Panasonic waits till September to release UHD Blu-Ray player

No 4Ks given: Panasonic waits till September to release UHD Blu-Ray player

As great as Netflix’s 4K streams are, there are still plenty of reasons why Ultra HD Blu-ray will benefit users looking for uninterrupted 4K movie experiences that aren’t hampered by server hammering, connection problems and network congestion.

Though 4K Blu-rays will start selling in Australia within the next month, manufacturers have been quiet when it comes to local news regarding 4K Blu-ray players – until today.

Panasonic has announced that its stellar DMP-UB900 4K Ultra HD Premium Blu-ray player will launch in Australia this September.

Unfortunately, local pricing has yet to be made available, though when you consider that the U.K. version goes for £599, that likely puts the Australian price point at over $1,100.

Along with HDR capability, the DMP-UB900 also supports frame rates of up to 60p and high-resolution audio formats such as DSD, ALAC, FLAC and WAV.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.