DP-UB420/DP-UB424(Black)DP-UB424(Silver)DP-UB820/DP-UB824DP-UB9000/DP-UB9004

We are proud to announce the immediate availabilty of our enhanced firmware for Panasonic™ DP-UB420, DP-UB424, DP-UB820, DP-UB824, DP-UB9000 and DP-UB9004 Ultra HD Blu-ray players !

Enhanced firmware version: 1.66C

Supported device models:

DP-UB420EB/EG/GN/PC
DP-UB424EG
DP-UB820EB/EF/EG/GN/P/PC
DP-UB824EG
DP-UB9000EB/EG/GK/GN/P/PC
DP-UB9004EG

Features:

  • Multi-Region playback for DVD and Blu-ray
  • Country code selection
  • DVD UOP (User Operation Prohibition) deactivation
  • Blu-ray PUO (Prohibited User Operation) deactivation
  • Automatic power-off deactivation
  • Cinavia™ free operation
  • PAL support for non-PAL models
  • Stock firmware feature upgrade

  • Multi-Region playback for DVD and Blu-ray

    This feature of our enhanced firmware allows you to adjust the DVD and Blu-ray region settings of your Panasonic™ Blu-ray device.

    By applying a special remote control button sequence with the original Panasonic™ remote control, you can set the DVD device region (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) and the Blu-ray device region (A,B,C).

    In addition to adjusting region settings, the remote control button sequence also deactivates DVD region verification, which allows most region locked DVDs to play without having to change the DVD device region, while at the same time providing the ability to adjust the DVD device region manually if required for specific RCE protection scenarios.

    Please read our FAQ section about region verification for more information about region verification for DVD and Blu-ray.

    Apply the following remote control button sequence to adjust the DVD and Blu-ray region settings of your Panasonic™ Blu-ray device:



    can be one of the following remote control buttons:

    to set the device to DVD region 1
    to set the device to DVD region 2
    to set the device to DVD region 3
    to set the device to DVD region 4
    to set the device to DVD region 5
    to set the device to DVD region 6
    to set the device to DVD region 7
    to set the device to DVD region 8

    can be one of the following remote control buttons:

    to set the device to Blu-ray region A
    to set the device to Blu-ray region B
    to set the device to Blu-ray region C

    Example 1: The following remote control button sequence will set the region settings of your device to

    DVD region 1 / Blu-ray region C with DVD region verification disabled



    Example 2: The following remote control button sequence will set the region settings of your device to

    DVD region 5 / Blu-ray region A with DVD region verification disabled



    Note:

    The device will restart itself after each complete remote control button sequence to acknowledge sequence recognition. This is part of the normal operation !

  • Encapsulation of advanced features within the Advanced feature collection

    This feature of our enhanced firmware provides a single remote control button sequence to collectively enable or disable advanced features for enhanced firmware.

    Apply one of the following remote control button sequences to adjust the status of the Advanced feature collection:



    to enable all features within the Advanced feature collection or



    to disable all features within the Advanced feature collection

    Note:

    The device will restart itself after each complete remote control button sequence to acknowledge sequence recognition. This is part of the normal operation !

  • Country code selection

    This feature of our enhanced firmware allows you to override the default mechanism for determining the country code setting of your Panasonic™ Blu-ray device and play DVD and Blu-ray discs which require specific country code settings. Sometimes disc publishers abuse this setting to impose additional access restrictions on top of standard region locking.

    Please read our FAQ section about the difference between region code and country code for more information.

    Country code overriding is part of the Advanced feature collection. Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> Country code overriding enabled -> The device will use your country code selection.

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> Country code overriding disabled -> The device will use the default mechanism for determining the country code (Factory behavior)

    Apply the following remote control button sequence to adjust the country code of your Panasonic™ Blu-ray device:



    is an activation code from our Country code list.

    Example 1: The following remote control button sequence will set the country code of your device to

    United States of America (ISO code: "US" / Activation code: 63634)



    Example 2: The following remote control button sequence will set the country code of your device to

    Japan (ISO code: "JP" / Activation code: 56231)



    Note:

    The device will restart itself after each complete remote control button sequence to acknowledge sequence recognition. This is part of the normal operation !

  • DVD UOP (User Operation Prohibition) deactivation

    This feature of our enhanced firmware deactivates UOP (User Operation Prohibition) processing for DVD playback on your Panasonic™ Blu-ray device.

    UOP is a mechanism which allows DVD publishers to restrict the possible user activity during DVD video playback. This can include restrictions like prohibition from turning off forced subtitles, prohibition from pausing video, etc. With our UOP deactivation feature UOP processing on the device is completely deactivated and you regain full control because the prohibitions are no longer applied.

    UOP deactivation is part of the Advanced feature collection.

    Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> UOP deactivation enabled -> The device will not apply UOPs

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> UOP deactivation disabled -> The device will apply UOPs (Factory behavior)

  • Blu-ray PUO (Prohibited User Operation) deactivation

    This feature of our enhanced firmware deactivates PUO (Prohibited User Operation) processing for Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray playback on your Panasonic™ Blu-ray device.

    PUO is (just like UOP for DVD video playback) a mechanism which allows Blu-ray publishers to restrict the possible user activity during Blu-ray playback. This can include restrictions like prohibition from turning off forced subtitles, prohibition from pausing video, etc. With our PUO deactivation feature PUO processing on the device is completely deactivated and you regain full control because the prohibitions are no longer applied.

    PUO deactivation is part of the Advanced feature collection.

    Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> PUO deactivation enabled -> The device will not apply PUOs

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> PUO deactivation disabled-> The device will apply PUOs (Factory behavior)

  • Automatic power-off deactivation

    This feature of our enhanced firmware deactivates the automatic power-off function which turns the device off after a certain time of inactivity.

    Automatic power-off deactivation is part of the Advanced feature collection.

    Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> Automatic power-off deactivation enabled -> The device will not will not automatically turn itself off

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> Automatic power-off deactivation disabled -> The device will automatically turn itself off after a certain time of inactivity (Factory behavior)

  • Cinavia™ free operation

    This feature of our enhanced firmware allows you to operate your device without Cinavia™ audio watermark detection.

    Cinavia™ audio watermark detection deactivation is part of the Advanced feature collection.

    Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> Cinavia™ audio watermark detection deactivation enabled -> Cinavia™ audio watermarks will not be detected

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> Cinavia™ audio watermark detection deactivation disabled -> Cinavia™ availability depends on model number and firmware version (Factory behavior)

  • PAL support

    This feature of our enhanced firmware removes the restriction to NTSC-only playback from American Panasonic™ Blu-ray devices (PAL media playback on Panasonic™ Blu-ray devices requires a PAL capable display device).

    PAL support overriding is part of the Advanced feature collection.

    Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> PAL support overriding enabled -> The device will support PAL

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> PAL support overriding disabled -> PAL support depends on device model (Factory behavior)

  • Stock firmware feature upgrade

    This feature of our enhanced firmware removes functionality restrictions and unlocks available features for all supported device models.

    Stock firmware feature upgrade is part of the Advanced feature collection.

    Its status is determined by the status of the Advanced feature collection:

    Advanced feature collection enabled -> Stock firmware feature upgrade enabled -> All stock firmware features will be available for all supported device models.

    Advanced feature collection disabled -> Stock firmware feature upgrade disabled -> Feature restrictions apply (Factory behavior)

    Feature availability for supported device models with Stock firmware feature upgrade disabled (Factory behavior / Functionality restrictions marked in red):

      DP-UB420 / DP-UB424 DP-UB820 / DP-UB824 DP-UB9000 / DP-UB9004
    External SRT subtitle support from USB flash drive for Blu-ray disc playback No No Specific models only
    Basic (350 nits) / High (500 nits) Luminance Projector HDR Display Types No No Yes
    HDR10 Metadata Information No Yes Yes
    System Gamma Control No Yes Yes

    Feature availability for supported device models with Stock firmware feature upgrade enabled:

      DP-UB420 / DP-UB424 DP-UB820 / DP-UB824 DP-UB9000 / DP-UB9004
    External SRT subtitle support from USB flash drive for Blu-ray disc playback No Yes Yes
    Basic (350 nits) / High (500 nits) Luminance Projector HDR Display Types Yes Yes Yes
    HDR10 Metadata Information Yes Yes Yes
    System Gamma Control Yes Yes Yes

We provide enhanced firmware for contributors to our development project. If you would like to become a contributor and use our enhanced firmware on your own device, please use our Contributor application form.