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by Marc Rushton

13th September, 2018


Interdyn has announced today that it will bring Panasonic's range of premium Blu-ray players to the Australian market via selected specialist dealers and custom integrators.

The new partnership with Panasonic will see two 4K Blu-ray players available starting with the DP-UB820 UHD, and flagship player, the DP-UB9000 UHD, which will be available from December 2018.

The announcement follows the cease of manufacturing by OPPO earlier this year, a brand Interdyn very successfully represented in Australia and New Zealand for many years. OPPO was the brand of choice for discerning movie and home cinema lovers and the announcement left many scratching their heads for a replacement. StereoNET previously reported on Pansonic as a potential OPPO replacement just a week after OPPO's shock announcement.

Interdyn Director, Evgeny Vizelman, told StereoNET:

It is Interdyn’s focus to cater to the needs of our retailer and integrator networks, and with the closure of OPPO Digital, we are excited to be able to bring our customers a new generation of Blu-ray players from a world-class brand. We’re looking forward to working closely with Panasonic to ensure both of their players are strongly established in the Australian specialist market.

The new partnership has the blessing of Paul Reid, Managing Director of Panasonic Australia who added:

Panasonic warmly welcomes Interdyn to our lineup of partners, as they bring our latest premium Blu-ray offerings to discerning Australian customers. Interdyn has proven expertise in the distribution of products in this segment and a strong network of both AV Specialist retailers and integrators. We’re confident that our new Premium 4K Blu-ray players are in the best hands.

Panasonic's DP-UB9000 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player was awarded High-End UHD Blu-ray Player of the Year by EISA this year.

It is considered to be a Reference level player, praised by EISA judges for its “gloriously engineering, custom processing, high-spec components and advanced user adjustments”.

It also features a 768kHz/32-bit DAC, and is built to a very high standard with double-layer base and top plates, an aluminium chassis and a new, rigid drive mechanism.

Pricing for the DP-UB820 UHD has been announced as $659 RRP, while the DP-UB9000 has not yet been confirmed, but as reported previously it will sell in the UK for £999.

For more information visit Panasonic.


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StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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Tags: panasonic  interdyn