Comparing Panasonic DP-UB820-K and PlayStation 5

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Panasonic DP-UB820-K ranks #8 out of 62. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
PlayStation 5 ranks #3 out of 62. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Panasonic DP-UB820-K: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Experts recommend Panasonic DP-UB820-K more than PlayStation 5

As of 8 Aug 2022, experts prefer Panasonic DP-UB820-K over PlayStation 5, but both Blu-ray Players have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Panasonic DP-UB820-K received 6 recommendations: from IndieWire (18 Nov 2021), AnxietyTech (2 Jun 2022) Wirecutter (20 Oct 2021) and 3 others. By contrast, PlayStation 5 received only 3 recommendations from CNET (6 Mar 2022), The Master Switch (3 May 2021) and Fix the Photo.

Rank Change Price Blu-ray Player
IndieWire
AnxietyTech
Digital Trends
Wirecutter
Crutchfield
CNET
The Master Switch
The Techlounge
Fix the Photo
What Hi-Fi
2
- $420
Panasonic DP-UB820-K
3
1
-
2
1
-
12
7
-
-
11
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PlayStation 5
-
-
-
-
-
4
8
-
11
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 3 May 2021 The Master Switch ranked PlayStation 5 as #8 and Panasonic DP-UB820-K as #12
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    #8 out of 15 PlayStation 5
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    #12 out of 15 Panasonic DP-UB820-K
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  • On 18 Nov 2021 IndieWire ranked Panasonic DP-UB820-K as #3
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    #3 out of 5 Panasonic DP-UB820-K
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  • On 2 Jun 2022 AnxietyTech ranked Panasonic DP-UB820-K as #1
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    #1 out of 10 Panasonic DP-UB820-K
    This is our top pick when it comes to 4K Blu ray players
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  • On 20 Oct 2021 Wirecutter ranked Panasonic DP-UB820-K as #2
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    #2 out of 3 Panasonic DP-UB820-K
    If you own a Dolby Vision–capable 4K HDR TV
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  • On 9 Feb 2022 Crutchfield ranked Panasonic DP-UB820-K as #1
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    #1 out of 4 Panasonic DP-UB820-K
    Best high-end 4K Blu-ray player
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  • On 1 Jun 2022 The Techlounge ranked Panasonic DP-UB820-K as #7
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    #7 out of 7 Panasonic DP-UB820-K
    A Great Value For The Money
  • On 6 Mar 2022 CNET ranked PlayStation 5 as #4
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    #4 out of 4 PlayStation 5
    Best PlayStation for Blu-ray movies
  • Fix the Photo ranked PlayStation 5 as #11
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    #11 out of 11 PlayStation 5
    Stylish

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 70 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Panasonic DP-UB820-K outranks PlayStation 5. This is not to say that PlayStation 5 is a bad option. Like Panasonic DP-UB820-K, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Panasonic DP-UB820-K outranks PlayStation 5 by 9 positions. This indicates that, as of 8 Aug 2022, Panasonic DP-UB820-K is more critically acclaimed than PlayStation 5.
Rank Change Price Blu-ray Player
IndieWire
AnxietyTech
Digital Trends
Wirecutter
Crutchfield
CNET
The Master Switch
The Techlounge
Fix the Photo
What Hi-Fi
1
- $328
Sony UBP-X800M2
4
8
2
-
-
-
7
1
2
4
2
- $420
Panasonic DP-UB820-K
3
1
-
2
1
-
12
7
-
-
3
- $198
Sony UBP-X700
-
6
1
-
-
1
6
-
7
2
4
- $1000
Panasonic DP-UB9000
-
-
-
-
4
-
9
-
1
6
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [5]

96
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 1
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 5 reviews
96
Lowest score by techuplife.com
92

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [24]

86
Total expert reviews: 24
  • with a score: 12
  • without a score: 12
Highest score by T3
100
Average score based on 24 reviews
86
Lowest score by Gadgets 360
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Panasonic DP-UB820-K: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 4948872415026
Model Numbers: CFI-1000A01
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Panasonic DP-UB820-K is a very popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling blu-ray players and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Samsung UBD-K8500 or Samsung UBD-M8500 .

Panasonic DP-UB820-K is $221.95 more expensive than an average blu-ray player ($198).

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