Adding three models in 2017.

Panasonic has expanded its 4K Ultra HD premium certified Blu-ray player range with two new models – the DMP-UB400 (RRP $549) and DMP-UB300 (RRP $449) that were unveiled at its recent television launch event. Due to arrive in retail stores in June, the Blu-ray players provide life-like depth effects and vivid colours through high contrast, and display sharp images enhanced by smooth motion.

Panasonic category manager for AV and imaging, Doug Campbell said, “With these competitively-priced new models, Panasonic is opening up the amazing cinema level viewing experience of 4K Blu-ray to a greater number of Australian consumers.”

The Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) Blu-ray R&D facility has also provided an extra boost in the development of the new players, creating and refining a new processor to provide the ultimate home entertainment experience.

For more flexibility and convenience, the DMP-UB400 features Twin HDMI outputs. By separating video and audio signals, transmission of the picture and sound is clearer and more accurate. The DMP-UB400 and DMP-UB300 also support high-resolution audio formats such as WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD, as well as popular 4K Video on Demand.

Panasonic will also expand the range later in 2017 with the introduction of the DMR-UBT1 4K Ultra HD Premium Blu-ray Player and Full HD Recorder. This model will include a two terabyte hard disk drive, and offer Full HD recording onto HDD or Blu-ray disc, as well as offering 4K UHD playback.

The DMP-UB400 and DMP-UB300 also have an original 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling function to deliver 4K-quality pictures with high resolution and beautiful colours from 2K content.