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Your wait for an Ultra HD Blu-ray player is almost over

UPDATE 1/3/2016: The UB900 will go on sale with a suggested retail price of £600 in the UK, and $800 in the US.

Panasonic has confirmed the European release date for its UB900 Ultra HD disc spinner and it’s good news for AV fans.

While we still don’t have a price, which is kind of annoying, Panasonic today confirmed that the UB900 will go on sale in mid-April.

This is better than expected news as many feared it wouldn’t arrive until later in the year, which wouldn’t have done anyone any good.

Better yet, it will also come with two free Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, six-time Oscar-winner Mad Max: Fury Road and San Andreas – so that’s one useful film, at least.

Price could be a sticking point, however. While Samsung’s effort is selling for $399 (~£299) in the US, what we’ve seen of the UB900 suggests it could command a higher price tag.

We hope it’s not too much, however, as it would be really nice if we could enjoy top-quality Ultra HD films without a ruinously high price to boot.

We live in hope.

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