Panasonic DP UP9000 arrived… now gone back and I have a refund.
The packaging is rubbish and the remote comes with no protection, no clear film, just in a bag and so inevitably gets marked. The finish of the player is nothing spectacular and clearly no where near what you expect from any Naim product. In fact, it looks like these Japanese manufactures try and copy the brushed alloy look of Naim, but fail miserably. It’s built to look substantial, but it’s not. The front facia had two very faint scratches, if you looked close. I tried to ignore them, but couldn’t.
I had a Monster Ultimate black platinum hdmi cable to try it out. It wouldn’t let the player pass a 4:4:4 signal to the tv. I tried a Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 hdmi and this now allowed a 4:4:4 picture to be achieved, but it went black for a few seconds shortly after, and then again. So two relatively expensive hdmi cables didn’t work. I set the player to 4:2:0 and then got a stable picture. The quality of the picture is superb, but got very short audio dropouts every 3 mins or so. No settings would solve this. I only had it for 1 1/2 days and I wasted too much time on the usual rubbish audio/visual market garbage, so it’s gone.
Need to think of my next stage.