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Streaming on the Panasonic 9000

Barry

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Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:13:49 PM »
I am thinking of getting the 9000. I see in the instruction booklet that you can get Netflix.  An y0u also get Hulu and Amazon Prime? This is a big issue!
Krell 707 3D; Krell 400e (center) 600e; S-1500 (rear); Oppo BDP 205; Revel speakers: Salon 2, Voice 2; W990; SVS subs SB-13 Ultras; JVC DLA-RS3000; Stuart StudioTek100; Krell Cipher; Day Sequerra FM Reference: VPI 19 Mark 4 & SME 309 & Audioquest 404i & Krell KPE

Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 07:51:03 AM »
I am thinking of getting the 9000. I see in the instruction booklet that you can get Netflix.  An y0u also get Hulu and Amazon Prime? This is a big issue!
Barry, get a Roku Ultra. It's the best streaming device that I have. Its apps load quickly without any problems versus what I've found on TiVo and various Blu-ray players. 
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Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 08:59:52 AM »
Barry, get a Roku Ultra. It's the best streaming device that I have. Its apps load quickly without any problems versus what I've found on TiVo and various Blu-ray players.
The downside with the Roku (I have the Premiere+) vs the Panny 820 or 9000, is the lack of the Optimizer and related adjustments, to adjust according to the content's metadata.  I agree on the Roku's better speed and UI.  Just wish it had the control features the Panny's provide.

For the OP, I watch Netflix on my 820 (which afaik provide the same streaming performance as the 9000), and it works just fine - HDR and Atmos when available come through just fine.  No stuttering, everything is good.

I haven't tried it again recently, but Amazon was a different matter: there were frequent stutters, such that I stopped using the 820 for Amazon content.  Will have to rely on Roku for that, as Dave indicates.

Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 09:53:39 AM »
The downside with the Roku (I have the Premiere+) vs the Panny 820 or 9000, is the lack of the Optimizer and related adjustments, to adjust according to the content's metadata.  I agree on the Roku's better speed and UI.  Just wish it had the control features the Panny's provide.

For the OP, I watch Netflix on my 820 (which afaik provide the same streaming performance as the 9000), and it works just fine - HDR and Atmos when available come through just fine.  No stuttering, everything is good.

I haven't tried it again recently, but Amazon was a different matter: there were frequent stutters, such that I stopped using the 820 for Amazon content.  Will have to rely on Roku for that, as Dave indicates.
True, but the new JVC's handle the HDR better than the first generation series of JVC HDR projectors (I believe you have one of those, right?). Regardless, I still use the Ruku Premiere (I may have the + too...it's about 3.5"x3.5"x1") and use the HD Fury Vertex to switch to my HDR settings. 
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Barry

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Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 10:05:55 AM »
Houston, we have a problem.  I currently have the Roku Ultra and it is  plugged into my Oppo, which i use as a "pre-amp".  The Oppo has a 4k wire that goes into the projector and a seperate one that goes into my Krell 707 for the audio.

My 707 is not 4k. I NEED the OPPO to make that connection. The Panasonic 9000 does NOT have a port for me to add the Roku so I will lose streaming on the new projector.
Krell 707 3D; Krell 400e (center) 600e; S-1500 (rear); Oppo BDP 205; Revel speakers: Salon 2, Voice 2; W990; SVS subs SB-13 Ultras; JVC DLA-RS3000; Stuart StudioTek100; Krell Cipher; Day Sequerra FM Reference: VPI 19 Mark 4 & SME 309 & Audioquest 404i & Krell KPE

Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 10:14:21 AM »
Houston, we have a problem.  I currently have the Roku Ultra and it is  plugged into my Oppo, which i use as a "pre-amp".  The Oppo has a 4k wire that goes into the projector and a seperate one that goes into my Krell 707 for the audio.

My 707 is not 4k. I NEED the OPPO to make that connection. The Panasonic 9000 does NOT have a port for me to add the Roku so I will lose streaming on the new projector.
Correct Barry...I'd keep the Oppo then. No need to get the Panasonic.
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Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 12:42:07 PM »
True, but the new JVC's handle the HDR better than the first generation series of JVC HDR projectors (I believe you have one of those, right?). Regardless, I still use the Ruku Premiere (I may have the + too...it's about 3.5"x3.5"x1") and use the HD Fury Vertex to switch to my HDR settings.
Correct - I have the RS400, where the native Gamma D is the worst of the worst!

I'm at the point where I think I'm getting about as much as I can out of my RS400: UB-820 with the 500-Nit Display Mode, Optimizer On, Dynamic Range Slider up about +3, HDFury Linker to prevent Gamma D auto-switching and retain Dynamic Iris, and with what seems to be a very good Custom Curve (tweaked with some assistance from Dominic Chan).

I'm pretty happy with what I'm seeing, and waiting until JVC (or Sony potentially) has something that would work correctly with a DCR A-Lens, good Black Levels and Contrast, etc.  I posted recently elsewhere that I think that it would require an A-Lens in combination with a good Native 4k Projector, to provide a dramatic enough improvement to justify the cost.  Unfortunately, neither JVC nor Sony have anything that will meet these criteria (or at least at a price I'm willing to pay), so I'll sit tight for now.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program!???

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Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 08:42:34 PM »
I am thinking of getting the 9000. I see in the instruction booklet that you can get Netflix.  An y0u also get Hulu and Amazon Prime? This is a big issue!

Netflix and Amazon only.   No Hulu.
AKA claw on the other forum

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Barry

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Re: Streaming on the Panasonic 9000
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 09:35:49 PM »


Please let me know what aka claw refers too. Thanks
Krell 707 3D; Krell 400e (center) 600e; S-1500 (rear); Oppo BDP 205; Revel speakers: Salon 2, Voice 2; W990; SVS subs SB-13 Ultras; JVC DLA-RS3000; Stuart StudioTek100; Krell Cipher; Day Sequerra FM Reference: VPI 19 Mark 4 & SME 309 & Audioquest 404i & Krell KPE

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