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Someone asked me recently what home theatre setup I'd build myself if money was no issue. I'm not talking about an actual theatre -- I'd rather just go to the movies for that -- but here's what I'd buy myself. If you have an appropriately fat bank account, enough space at home and an afternoon to buy everything, here's what you should get.

Slowly but surely, after years of waiting and angst, 4K is becoming a thing. Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are already available in stores around the country -- at a moderate price premium over a standard Blu-ray or DVD -- and Netflix's repertoire of 4K content is growing and growing. The Panasonic DMP-UB900 is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player that not only promises amazing improvements in picture quality, but also the best sound, including for 7.1-channel home theatre systems, as well as a design that'll be at home in the most distinguished and serious home theatres.

Panasonic's DMP-UB900 was the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player to be launched in Australia, but when it's released onto store shelves later this month it'll be more expensive than its Samsung competitor, thanks to some higher-quality audio components and apparently superior video output. Internationally, Panasonic now has two new 4K Blu-ray players launching that -- if they come to Australia -- should be pretty damn tempting, and provide stronger competition at for anyone looking to get into the new format without breaking the bank.