- Jul 28, 2018
My AV System
- Main Amp
- MARANTZ SR5006
- Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
- LG UBK90
- Front Speakers
- PSB Image T55
- Center Channel Speaker
- PSB C-60
- Surround Speakers
- PSB Bi-bolar surround S-250
- PSB Subsonic 8
- Video Display Device
- JVC UH1B, 4K DLP Projector
- 120” Grandview 1.0 gain (white)
On every 4K Blu Ray I have put in the UB820, I have been amazed. The increase in detail, clarity, contrast and colour is visibly noticeable on my 120” Grandview Screen, strikingly so! I honestly cannot believe the difference. Was it worth the extra $200 over the Sony X800? Absolutely! Being someone who is a true home cinema enthusiast (not a pro calibrator like many here), with a keen eye for the best video quality I can achieve in my man-cave set up, I’m floored. The HCX processor delivers big time! Black Panther, Passengers, The Great Wall, Pacific Rim , Infinity War (to name a few) look noticeably different in positive ways. It’s not just the obvious increase in detail, to my very pleasant surprise, the contrast is also improved. And the HDR def ‘pops’ now more than before.
And if that wasn’t enough, what it does with my 1080p Blu Rays is stunning! “Avengers” on Blu Ray looked jaw-droppingly good. As did Avatar. My son and I were amazed and continually made comments to each other about how noticeably different the movie we have enjoyed several times before looked.The difference was as dramatic as the move from my older Mitsubishi HC7800D 1080p DLP projector to my JVC LX-UH1was - and that is saying a lot! The up-scaling to 4K is superb! The amount of detail in clothing, texture, uniforms, skin we now saw, compared to what we had noticed before was amazing. Colours were deeper, explosions visibly brighter but not blown out, and contrast was much richer. As if I wasn’t already thrilled with my JVC LX-UH1 already, the UB-820 takes it to another level yet again. The Reference quality of the DP-UB820 brings out the best in my JVC LX-UH1!
A few pics of ‘Avatar’ (1080p); ‘’The Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies” (1080p SDR); “Avengers” (4K) show the incredible picture quality of the UB820. The “Avatar” and “Hobbit” shots the impressive colour, contrast (who said a DLP can’t have great contrast?) and clarity the UB-820 puts out, while upscaling 1080p content...in my humble opinion.
NOTE: Some of the white highlights appear a lil overblown in the photos. As in the last on on her face, his arm. The actual image on screen however, does not.
What you are seeing is the limitations of my Ipad Pro’s camera.
Would live to hear other opinions about this player.