Following the hi-end Panasonic DMP-UB900EGK model is another player format Ultra HD Blu-ray – Panasonic DMP-UB704. The recommended price of the flagship is 749 euros, and a novelty – 549 euros. In Europe, DMP-UB704 appears at the beginning of October. In addition to Ultra HD Blu-ray, the novelty supports Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD formats.
With 4K Direct Chroma Upscaling they will scale to Ultra HD. Naturally, the new technology also supports such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and extended color space BT.2020. However, the price is set, so the number of functions creators DMP-UB900EGK had to sacrifice. So, DMP-UB704 no audio DAC, and therefore, it can not reproduce the audio track with the video format of 192 kHz / 32-bit. In addition, there is no analog connectors, there are only HDMI and optical audio connector. Both HDMI connectors on the Panasonic DMP-UB704 is not gilded.
Remote also became more modest: the number of buttons has decreased from 55 (DMP-UB900EGK) to 44 (DMP-UB704). Downgrade touched and connectors Wi-Fi. The flagship of Panasonic supports Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, and the DMP-UB704 – a Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. To reduce the price, Panasonic has withdrawn from the supplied HDMI cable and cradle.
Nevertheless, Panasonic DMP-UB704 at an attractive price might interest those who are willing to give up hi-end-features DMP-UB900EGK, thus saving 200 euros.