Not really sure why the UB700 having no Analogue outs is a Con as such, most don't use them & if you need them go for a UB900, just my thoughts of course.
It's listed as a con for the Sony because as a universal player the X800 can be considered a direct competitor to the Oppo 203 which does support Dolby Vision. The same logic was applied to the UB700, which is essentially a UB900 without any analogue outputs.Quick question - why was the Sony dinged in the negatives column for not including DV, but the others players missing DV weren't.
Sony's decision to adopt Dolby Vision on their TVs was taken very late, just days before CES from what I could tell, and they still haven't actually released the update yet. The X800 and X1000 would have been in development long before that decision was made and they obviously use a chip set that doesn't support Dolby Vision. I would expect Sony's next Ultra HD Blu-ray players to support Dolby Vision though because they will have been developed after the decision was made to support the format on their high-end TVs.I was very surprised that Sony decided not to add Dolby Vision to their player when they released an OLED amongst other LED TV's with DV. Doesn't add up.
The Sony X800 is not a Stand Alone Player, it has to be connected to a TV. Furthermore I am on my third one which does not operate correctly and am waiting for a Sony rep to examine it.
Well I did say might. Personally I say "long live UHD Blu-ray!""Ultra HD Blu-ray might well end up being the last physical format, as consumers move towards a downloading and streaming future, but it offers a level of picture and sound quality that is quite simply unrivalled."
Disks are the thing that just won't die.
Will there be a physical format to replace Blu-Ray?
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Ive had it since may and i still accidently press home instead of play often, so annoying.Quick question - why was the Sony dinged in the negatives column for not including DV, but the others players missing DV weren't?
Other than that, nice article Steve. I had the LG myself but found it to be both noisy and flimsy. I have the Sony now and I'm happy with it so far. I just wish it had a backlit remote. (which really should be a standard feature on all but budget players)
I'm not aware of an X900 player but Sony have announced the X1000, which is essentially the custom install version of the X800. I would expect Sony's next proper UHD Blu-ray player to support Dolby Vision but who knows, this is Sony after all.Interesting I was going to get the Sony 900 blu ray thinking it had support for dolby vision!
The only Dolby Vision players at the moment are the two Oppos, the LG and one from Funai (who own the Philips brand in the States) but it's less than four months until CES, so I guess we'll hear a lot more then.Are there any new and upcoming players with support for Dolby Vision steve but at a reasonable price?