Sony Announces UBP-X800 4K UHD Blu-ray Player
Joining other established audio-video brands, Sony have announced the availability later this year of the affordable UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the first from the Japanese brand.
The versatile UBP-X800 will offer discerning customers the chance to experience the full breadth of what Sony's 4K ecosystem has to offer. The UBP-X800 Player is compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray as well as video streaming in 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR), for greater detail, brightness and contrast that fully captures the movie, TV show, or game as it was meant to be seen and heard.
Sony says their UBP-X800 "provides Ultra HD Blu-ray playback with wide color space BT2020, it has twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and HDR (High Dynamic Range), and up to 100 times dynamic range to enjoy realistic picture quality like never before."
As you would expect it will also decode all the latest formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X creating an immersive experience with partnered with a compatible AV Receiver.
According to Sony they have developed a 'Precision HD' drive, to help maintain consistent performance with 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 additional to almost any format available via USB.
There's also a promised firmware update (expected March 2017) that with a variety of video codecs, can deliver 4K streaming from video streaming services such as Netflix.
Australian distributor, Audio Active, told StereoNET that availability is expected around July 2017, while local pricing has not yet been confirmed. In the U.S it launches in March for the affordable price of USD $299.99.
For more information, visit the Sony brand page.
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