Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Steve Withers, Jan 8, 2019.
Sony has announced the UBP-X800M2 with Dolby Vision support at CES 2019.
Read the news.
Not a surprise that it would be coming but the £350 price is to me.
Even more surprising is that it's already listed on the Sony website with full specs shown.
Sony UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR
Will this auto detect Dolby Vision unlike the x700?
Will it have an android app OS like the TV's?
For me, it has SACD, DVD-A, and also Dolby Vision.
So as long as it can give my Amazon Prime 4k, and with an RRP of £350, I expect I will get it next Christmas for nearer £200.
And there is probably more to come! New 2019 Sony 4K UHD blu-ray players line-up
Hopefully they improved/fixed the SACD and DVD-A support.
Why? What was wrong with it before?
What do you mean, the X700 doesn't auto detect DV ?
I understand that is always on on the 700. Is that an issue? Sorry, I am not that familiar with DV as I do not have a DV display, but in the future, I may get a DV equipped TV.
So what is the difference between the currently available X800 and the new X800M2 ?
Most obvious one is that the X800M2 has Dolby Vision. Not sure what else has changed.
i was about to ask the same question. On Sony site they are both the same price as well.
This definitely goes to the top of my 4K player want-list. The SACD option along with the likes of DV is a must for me. Fingers-crossed that it can handle 4K Netflix + Atmos output & 4K Amazon Prime too. Should work a treat with my LG OLED & finally purchase the Samsung N950 Soundbar (unless Samsung come out with a new version).
Only thing that could sway me is if Samsung bring out a new 4K player with all the above plus iTunes. Is that just exclusive to Samsung televisions?
Yes, that itunes thing was interesting. But if I wanted itunes, I would just by an apple tv and buy a cheaper TV I think.
Also, no way will Samsung bring out an SACD equipped player. Never happened and never will.
Don't you think Sony totally missed the price point last year. Panasonic 820 had high demand and higher price point than Sonys offering
Not quite with you
Just in the sense that they like Panasonic they could have release a 300 play with DV rather than a 200 player.
It doesn't know if it's a DV disc. It's switchable and not on all the time. Has some use in that you can compare a DV disc with it on or off for HDR10, or force a HDR10 disc to play in DV. Some people make a big fuss it's not auto but it takes seconds to change.
Can see a fair few regular x800 coming up for sale in the classified section.
On the X1000ES (so the X800 too) it is poorly implemented and therefore disappointing from the company which co-developed the SACD format... Comparison with my Oppo 203.
- Not able to read the disc metadata so it will only display the track number and then "unknown title", "unknown artist", "unknown album".
- Not able to switch between the SACD multichannel and stereo layers on-the-fly with the 'audio' button on the remote. Must go to the deep audio settings.
- Crashes randomly during SACD playback. Must then power it off and on again.
I'm simply not buying a sony BDP now, I'm jumping to Panny. Im fed up with this stupid menu option change on a per disc basis. If I forget to change back from DV then my next disc turns the TV to DV even if it isn't DV and then I have to quit the loading and set it all up. Really really frustrating and having to pour over the blu ray box to try and find out if its DV or not, I Bin half my cases and store the discs in wallets so its no good to me.
I have $200 in my amazon account.com account and when it is transferred to my .co.uk account I will be ordering a Panny. They seem to have amazing video quality too!
But does it support HDMI 2.1 and VRR, for things like seamless frame rate matching of content? Or is that for next year's model?
That is the same as my current Pioneer save for the crashing.
Only takes a second but its a pain in the backside working out what discs are Dolby vision and which aren’t from the disc packaging alone.
Is that the LX500?
Sounds like the Pana's are the better players then, insert the disc and forget about it!
Wouldn't even want to start explaining to my wife (and kid) how they need to change settings on a per disc basis
And so what?
2.1hdmi will be useful for 8k discs at 60hz and 120hz
VRR will be useful for variable refresh rate discs that have game play
So not really going to loose any sleep there or need to need to buy another HDMI 2.1 cert. cable
List of UHDs that contain Dolby Vision - Blu-ray Forum
Doubt They wpuld notice DV playback
Separate names with a comma.