An HDTVs and More Product Profile
The 4K UHD Blu-ray disc player family will soon be growing by one. I know that’s not a huge number, but in the current 4K Blu-ray player market, which is very limited at this time with only a handful of available machines here in the U.S., one more player makes a significant impact in a product category that is in its infancy stage.
The new addition to this small family of 4K UHD disc players will be Sony’s UBP-800X which will be hitting store shelves and online retailers this March. The UBP-800X will be joining the Samsung UBD-K8500, Panasonic DMP-UB900, Philips BDP7501, Oppo UDP-203 and Microsoft’s game console – the Xbox One S, all of which are currently available.
Sony’s first 4K Blu-ray player is compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR (High Dynamic Range) encoded disc and supports the BT2020 wide color space. It also supports 4K video streaming in the HDR format from services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. This player will also spin virtually every optical disc format, including DVD Video and DVD Audio; CD and Super Audio CD; and Blu-ray 3D and BD-ROM media in addition to almost any format available via USB.
Additionally, when playing 4K HDR content on a 4K SDR television, the UBP-X800 utilizes a unique Sony algorithm that you can adjust to reproduce the proper brightness and color gradations to provide the best picture possible.
The UBP-X800 will also upscale standard Blu-ray and DVDs to near 4K quality.
The UBP-X800 contains built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio, and can pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks when HDMI output is set to “bitstream”.
For the music lovers out there, this machine will playback PCM 192kHz/24-bit and DSD 11.2 MHz Hi-Res Audio sound files stored on a USB device.
This player also has integrated Bluetooth which allows for wireless headphone listening while the sound continues to play from the TV or sound bar for the rest of the viewers in the room to enjoy; this is a great option for those that need a higher volume or simply don’t want to be interrupted.
Additional features include:
- Dual HDMI Outputs – Separates video and audio signals
- HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 copy protection
- Supports HDR10 format
- Front-panel USB port
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Plays AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (.dff and .dfs files), FLAC, MP3, WMA, and WAV audio file formats
- Sony’s unique frame-and-beam chassis offers a rigid structure to help eliminate vibrations
- 3D playback
- Quick Start/Load mode swiftly queues up a disc from the “off” position
- 2 HDMI outputs
- 1 Coaxial digital output
- 1 USB input
- 1 Ethernet input