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    Default CES 2017: Sony Announces UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

    A new consumer model Ultra HD Blu-ray player has been detailed.

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    According to the spec sheet the new Sony UBP-X800 will play both DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CDís. I would be really interested in this Sony UBP-X800 since it appears to be the second brand on the market that will play those niche audiophile optical discs.

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    It is a bad ideal to remove all analog audio outputs. Some consumers need 2 channel stereo RCA jacks for the multi-room zone 2 feature on some A/V receivers.

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    Sony missed the boat with their installer-only model on their other player. It's like they don't care if the format survives or not.
    Now they see it is doing well for its infancy so they see money making potential.
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    Pricing and availability have been revealed.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...-for-300/38124
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    "The companyís first 4K Blu-ray player hitting the market will be the $299-suggested UBP-X800, in stores in March and followed by the specialist/installer-dedicated UBP-X1000, as yet unpriced."


    http://www.twice.com/news/blu-raydvd...rojector/64305


    These first generation 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray models from Sony might not support Dolby Vision. Or maybe a future firmware update might offer it.


    I am interested in the UBP-X1000 model since it looks like it might have 2 channel analog stereo outputs for a multi-zone A/V receiver or for those consumers that need 2 channel audio for older stereo systems. The UBP-X1000 might also have RS-232. But this needs to be verified to make sure the information I got is correct. That might be the only 2 differences between the UBP-X1000 and UBP-X800.


    The $299 list price on the UBP-X800 is nice, this should easily see a street price of $199 by Christmas of 2017. Great price for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that plays SACD's and DVD-Audio discs. Plus 4K streaming is a nice feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scohen View Post
    Pricing and availability have been revealed.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...-for-300/38124
    Dang, this has me regretting spending so much on my Oppo 203. Does the 203 offer any advantage over the Sony?

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    The OPPO UDP-203 offers better build quality using a metal case, etc. The OPPO has 7.1 analog audio outputs and optical audio output for older A/V receivers, RS-232 port, 2 USB 3.0 rear ports, rear IR and in/out triggers, promised Dolby Vision upgrade with firmware update. The OPPO UDP-203 for $250 more is a better Blu-ray player.

    The only advantage of the new Sony is 4K Ultra HD streaming and a lower price. In the future OPPO Digital INC might decide to offer some streaming features with a firmware update, however that is not guaranteed.

    The OPPO UDP-203 will always be priced locked at $549, however by late 2017 the Sony UBP-X800 should be available for $199.

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    Here is a brief article from Sound and Vision magazine regarding the Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Amazon has pictures of the remote and there is a Netflix button on the remote. So this player most likely ships with native 4K Ultra HD Netflix streaming. Also according to the article one will be able to receive two 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs that has a $50 value if they purchase the player thru June 30th. That is like paying only $250 for the player since one is getting two movies with it for free.


    http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...TpSxYuttYKX.97

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    I'm hoping I can pick up an X800 from BestBuy on the way home tonight. They are finally showing in stock at several of the local BestBuys near me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDTV1080P View Post
    Here is a brief article from Sound and Vision magazine regarding the Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Amazon has pictures of the remote and there is a Netflix button on the remote. So this player most likely ships with native 4K Ultra HD Netflix streaming. Also according to the article one will be able to receive two 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs that has a $50 value if they purchase the player thru June 30th. That is like paying only $250 for the player since one is getting two movies with it for free.


    http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...TpSxYuttYKX.97
    And Sony also allows you to purchase other Sony UHD BD movies, at a discount, when getting your free ones. I've read the price is under $20 after the discount.
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    I picked up the X800. I definitely like what I see better than what the Samsung K8500 outputs. And I had thought the Sammy looked really good.
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    Sony UBP-X1000ES Blu-ray player comments

    The only advantages as far as I am aware is that the Sony UBP-X1000ES offers a front display, has an optical audio output, 2 analog stereo audio outputs, and infrared inputs. The suggested retail price of $699 would be ok if the OPPO UDP-203 Blu-ray player did not exist for $549. The OPPO UDP-203 for $549 is a much better Blu-ray player with two rear USB 3.0 ports and 1Gbps Ethernet. Sonyís original PS3 has had 1Gbps Ethernet since the year 2006. I would have liked to have seen at least one rear USB port on the Sony UBP-X1000ES since it looks better cosmetically to have a USB drive plugged in the back.


    Therefore,my first choice in Blu-ray players is the OPPO UDP-203 for $549, and then my second choice in Blu-ray players would be the Sony UBP-X800 for $299. The difference in price between the Sony UBP-X800 and UBP-X1000ES is $400. For $400 more Sony should have offered 7.1 analog audio outputs. If one was a Sony fan then getting the UBP-X1000ES for $699 just for the two analog audio outputs makes since if one needs mult-zone audio for an existing A/V receiver. However, the OPPO UDP-203 is a much better Blu-ray player for only $549 (according to the specs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDTV1080P View Post
    Sony UBP-X1000ES Blu-ray player comments

    The only advantages as far as I am aware is that the Sony UBP-X1000ES offers a front display, has an optical audio output, 2 analog stereo audio outputs, and infrared inputs. The suggested retail price of $699 would be ok if the OPPO UDP-203 Blu-ray player did not exist for $549. The OPPO UDP-203 for $549 is a much better Blu-ray player with two rear USB 3.0 ports and 1Gbps Ethernet. Sonyís original PS3 has had 1Gbps Ethernet since the year 2006. I would have liked to have seen at least one rear USB port on the Sony UBP-X1000ES since it looks better cosmetically to have a USB drive plugged in the back.


    Therefore,my first choice in Blu-ray players is the OPPO UDP-203 for $549, and then my second choice in Blu-ray players would be the Sony UBP-X800 for $299. The difference in price between the Sony UBP-X800 and UBP-X1000ES is $400. For $400 more Sony should have offered 7.1 analog audio outputs. If one was a Sony fan then getting the UBP-X1000ES for $699 just for the two analog audio outputs makes since if one needs mult-zone audio for an existing A/V receiver. However, the OPPO UDP-203 is a much better Blu-ray player for only $549 (according to the specs).
    I would say having a display is a huge disadvantage. I hate it when these devices have a needless display that just fills the room with extra light. I am glad my X800 does not have display. There is a display button on the remote to see the time elapsed and other things. No need for a display on the player to show any of that info.
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    I like the display as long as there is a feature to turn off the display. In certain rooms the display is nice, but in others I have the display disabled on my OPPO UDP-203.

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