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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.

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...y-player/37658
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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.
    Keep Physical Media Alive, Just say NO to digital "ownership"

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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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