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Sony UBP-X800M2 — Ultra HD Blu-ray-плеер с отличным звуком

Sony UBP-X800M2 – это Blu-ray плеер 4K Ultra HD с отличительной особенностью: он также является универсальным проигрывателем аудиодисков и аудио высокого разрешения. Можно сказать, что это один из самых ожидаемых блю-рей проигрывателей 4К от Sony, учитывая его высокие характеристики и качество сборки, а особенно то, что он поддерживает стандарт HDR Dolby Vision. В обзоре Sony UBP-X800M2 познакомимся с отличительными особенностями плеера подробнее.

Sony UBP-X800M2 обзор

Дизайн

Корпус видеопроигрывателя UBP-X800M2 базируется на прошлогодней модели Sony UBP-X800, которая в свою очередь опиралась на дизайн модели Sony UHP-h2. Он перенял ту же стильную лицевую часть и тиснёную верхнюю панель, а также большинство звукотехнических решений, использованных внутри предшественника. Тем не менее, это очередной шаг вперёд в своём классе.

Для начала плеер X800M2 тяжелее, чем UHP-h2. Он весит около 3.8 кг и выглядит значительно весомее, чем, скажем, конкурент Panasonic DMP-UB900. Полноформатная по ширине дека (430 мм) имеет определённо загадочный дизайн. На зеркальной передней панели нет дисплея, только крошечный светодиодный индикатор над золотистыми значками 4K HDR и Hi-Res Audio.

Шасси имеет каркасно-балочную конструкцию: три 1.2-миллиметровых стойки увеличивают жёсткость корпуса. Есть даже две «ножные балки», соединяющие резиновые прокладки плеера. Они немного больше, чем балки, используемые на UHP-h2.

Также имеется сравнительно недавно разработанная металлическая верхняя пластина с преднамеренно смещёнными винтами. Такое решение, как утверждают разработчики, улучшает звуковые характеристики. Даже радиатор имеет цилиндры жёсткости, неравномерно размещённые по месту для максимального эффекта.

Функционал

Эргономика проигрывателя внушает спокойствие. Простота использования плиточного интерфейса продиктована больше необходимостью, чем данью моде. Его можно настроить с помощью большой кнопки «+», добавляя другие источники контента по мере необходимости.

Любые желания выполняются легко и просто. Хотите запускать медиасервер одним щелчком? Работа выполнена! После подключения проигрыватель сразу идентифицирует устройства NAS и медиа-серверы. Blu-ray-плеер UBP-X800M2 поставляется с соответствующим образом укомплектованным порталом OTT (управление выбором услуг через интернет).

Онлайн-сервисы потокового вещания включают Amazon Video, Netflix, Wuaki.tv, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, BBC News and Sport, YouTube и Spotify Connect. Существует также канал от Берлинской филармонии, а также дополнительный контент, который можно просматривать через Opera TV.

Примечательно, что Amazon, Netflix и YouTube поддерживают потоки 4K, а часть контента предлагается в стандарте HDR. Хотя надо заметить, контент HDR в основном англоязычный. Дека также поддерживает Miracast Screen Mirroring от совместимых смартфонов.

Поддержка HDR

Блюрей плеер Sony UBP-X800M2 решительно изменил ситуацию с отображением HDR-контента. В отличие от X800 новый Mark II поддерживает не только HDR10, но и Dolby Vision. Запоздалое появление поддержки Dolby Vision в плеере говорит, скорее всего, о том, что цикл разработки плеера Sony UBP-X800 просто не шёл в ногу с разработками телевизоров Sony. Последние, как известно, работают с HDR с 2017 года.

Что делать, если ваш телевизор 4K не поддерживает HDR? Не волнуйтесь, проигрыватель оборудован конвертером HDR-SDR, который использует собственный алгоритм для отображения яркости и цветовых градаций на более низких по качеству устройствах просмотра. Также есть эффективный апскейлер до 4К. И эту работу по масштабированию изображения можно доверить проигрывателю, если обнаружится, что телевизор справляется с этим похуже.

Воспроизводимые форматы

У проигрывателя X800M2 отличная совместимость с файловыми форматами, охватывающая FLAC, DSD (до 11.2 МГц с двухканальным контентом), WAV, AAC, MP3, APE и Ogg. Оптимизатор звука DSEE-HX от Sony максимально улучшает звучание источников с низким битрейтом. Поддержка видео включает в себя MKV, MPEG, MOV и AVI.

Когда дело доходит до дисков, дека загружается быстро. Диск с тяжёлым Java-фильмом, к примеру, перемещается из лотка в экранное меню за впечатляющие 36 секунд.

Изображение

Картинка разрешением 4К выглядит первоклассно. Плеер выводит на экран все без исключения детали с тестового диска 4K, так что можно быть уверенным – так же он будет обходиться и с фильмами 4K. Процессор интерполирует UHD с субдискретизацией 4:4:4.

Изображение изумительно чёткое, без неоправданных отвлекающих артефактов. Цветопередача так же точна. Как известно, в разработке участвовали творческие силы Sony Pictures Entertainment, и они явно проделали большую работу.

Так же, как и предшественник, UBP-X800 M2 великолепно воспроизводит стандартные BD-диски. Детализация изображения – без намёка на искусственность или искажения, но с сохранением всех самых мелких деталей.

Звук

Конечно, видео это только половина привлекательности UBP-X800M2. Этот универсальный проигрыватель дисков имеет настоящие возможности для High-Res Audio, и общается «на ты» как с DVD-Audio, так и с Super Audio CD. Записи SACD звучат с великолепной ясностью. Особенно на японских релизах. Этот проигрыватель составит уверенный аудиофильский тандем с подходящим AV-ресивером премиум-класса.

Подключения

Откидывающаяся крышка защищает фронтальный порт USB 2.0. Сзади расположены два выхода HDMI: один с поддержкой 2.0 HDCP 2.2, а другой – только с аудиовыходом 1.4 для тех, кому необходимо перенаправить многоканальный звук непосредственно на AV-ресивер.

Есть один цифровой коаксиальный аудио выход, но аналоговых выходов нет вовсе. В деке есть Bluetooth и двухдиапазонный Wi-Fi в сопровождении разъёма Ethernet LAN для обеспечения проводного подключения. Bluetooth включает поддержку LDAC более высокого качества (3x) для тех пользователей, у кого есть совместимые смартфоны Sony, и позволяет выполнять прямое сопряжение с Bluetooth-наушниками.

Характеристики X800M2

Цена X800M2 На момент написания материала (январь 2019) цена плеера Sony UBP-X800M2 составляет 350 евро. Пока возможно сделать лишь предзаказ, поскольку старт продаж намечен на 8 мая 2019 года.

Итоги обзора X800M2

В заключение обзора UBP-X800M2 от Sony можно сказать, что это, несомненно, превосходный универсальный медиаплеер. Качество изображения Blu-ray отличное как со стандартными дисками, так и с UHD фильмами. Изображения плавные и чёткие. Поддержка обычных аудиодисков также должна укрепить позиции плеера в сообществе Hi-Fi.

Начиная с SACD и DVD-A и заканчивая стандартными компакт-дисками, дека звучит неотразимо. Если добавить к этому приличную интеграцию с потоковыми сервисами и японское качество сборки, останется только спросить, почему это стоит всего 350 евро.

UBP-X800M2 – классный 4K Blu-ray плеер с привлекательными аудиофильскими параметрами. Он сбивает цену Oppo UDP-203 и воспроизводит диски SACD и DVD-Audio – те, что недоступны для DMP-UB900 от Panasonic. Наконец, поддержка Dolby Vision HDR делает плеер однозначно выгодной покупкой.

https://ultrahd.su/player/sony-ubp-x800m2-obzor.htmlSony UBP-X800M2 обзор2019-01-17T19:42:22+00:00SemenПлееры и устройстваплеерыSony UBP-X800M2 – это Blu-ray плеер 4K Ultra HD с отличительной особенностью: он также является универсальным проигрывателем аудиодисков и аудио высокого разрешения. Можно сказать, что это один из самых ожидаемых блю-рей проигрывателей 4К от Sony, учитывая его высокие характеристики и качество сборки, а особенно то, что он поддерживает стандарт...SemenСемён [email protected]

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Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)W 17 x H 2 x D 10 1/2 (inch) W 430 x H 50 x D 265 (mm)

Playback Capability

DiscBD-ROM, CD (CD-DA), CD-R/-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Double Layer, DVD+RW, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, SA-CD (SA-CD / CD) Playback, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), Ultra HD Blu-ray™Video formatAVCHD Disc Format, Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi), MPEG-1 Video/PS (.mpg .MPEG, .mkv) .VOB, .VRO, MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS ( .mpg.MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv) .VOB, .VRO, MPEG-4/AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv), MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv), WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv), Xvid (.avi, .mkv)Audio FormatAAC (.AAC, .mka), AIFF (.aiff, .aif), ALAC (.m4a), Dolby® Digital (.ac3, .mka), DSD - DSDIFF/DSD (.dff, .dsf), FLAC (.flac, .fla), HEAAC v.1/v.2/level2, LP cm (.mka), Vorbis, WMA10 Pro, WMA9 Standard (.WMA)Photo formatBMP (.bmp), GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), MPO MPF 3D (.mpo), PNG (.png)

Picture and Audio Features

Picture Feature, 24p True Cinema™, , HDR → SDR converter, Deep Color (12bit), 4K Upscale (60p)Certified Hi-Res AudioYesDolbyDolby Atmos® / Dolby® True HD decoding (7.1ch)DTS®DTS:X(bitstream out)/DTS decoding (7.1ch)DSEE HXYesBluetooth®Bluetooth® TX, LDAC

Network

Wi-Fi® Built inYes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)Wi-Fi® MIMOYesFeaturesDMP (Digital Media Player), DMR (Digital Media Renderer), Screen mirroring (Wi-Fi® Miracast)Streaming3D Streaming, 4K streaming, Live streaming

Convenience Features

FunctionsAuto Power Off (Auto Stand-by), BRAVIA Sync, Child Lock, Parental Control, Super Quick Start Mode

Terminals

Input and OutputCoaxial Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear), Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear), HDMI Output(s): 2 (Rear), USB Input(s): 1 (Front)

Power

Power Consumptionin Operation, in Standby

Accessibility

Screen ReaderYesAudio DescriptionYesEnlargeYesClosed CaptionYesAccessibility ShortcutYes

What's In The Box

  • Remote Control: RMT-VB310U

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Find yourself at the heart of every movie and series. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ shows everything in finer detail than ever before, so you feel like you're seeing the real thing.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

Go deeper into the detail with High Dynamic Range (HDR). Combined with the clarity of 4K, HDR brings previously hidden areas alive with new brightness, shades and colors.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

HDR signals contain up to 100x the brightness of a standard (SDR) signal, massively increasing peak brightness while retaining deep and highly detailed blacks, for an entirely new viewing experience.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

Support for the new BT.2020 color spaces means access to a much wider range of colors than conventional TV signals offer. This ultra-wide color space means content creators can deliver much more saturated and realistic color from deep aquatic blues to natural greens and vibrant reds.

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Listen as lightning cracks, sirens wail, and car horns blare all around you in startling clarity with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X, the leading audio codecs favored by cinemas everywhere. 

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Atmos treats sounds as separate objects, releasing them from typical channels to move freely around and even above you, for deeply immersive surround sound.

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DTS:X can create an unlimited number of audio objects which adapt to your speakers in real time, to get the biggest impact out of every movie soundtrack.

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Upscale the frequency and dynamic range of MP3s and other compressed music—and even your CDs—to near high-resolution quality, so you can get the full experience of the original recording.

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Pair the UBP-X800 with the STR-DN1080 receiver for the ultimate home entertainment experience. From the stylish coordinated design through to the enhanced picture and sound quality, the beauty's in the detail.

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Like going from HD video to 4K, High-Resolution Audio tracks are far higher quality than MP3s and even CDs, letting you hear every breath, every drumbeat, every note.

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Our unique frame-and-beam chassis offers a rigid structure to eliminate micro-vibrations, as well as effective electrical shielding, so all you experience is the highest sound and picture quality.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

The UBP-X800's playing power goes far beyond the 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs™. You can watch, listen to, and stream almost anything you like—including most high-definition video and High-Resolution Audio formats, and a host of popular streaming services.

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Want to dance around to your Super Audio CD collection? No problem. If it's a disc, the UBP-X800 will almost certainly be able to play it.

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The UBP-X800 supports a host of master-quality 24-bit audio formats, from AAC and WAV, to DSD 11.2 MHz and more.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

Play movies via USB and home network. This Blu-ray Player supports all the most popular video file types, so you can always watch your favorite movies.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

Enjoy fast, stable streaming from a variety of services. The UBP-X800 offers up to 4K video streaming thanks to wireless with dual-band MIMO technology, for a strong signal—even on the edge of your wireless network's range.

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Enjoy versatile connectivity for all your hi-tech devices. Bring all your AV technology together and connect it to the UBP-X800. Ideal for home movies and music streaming services like Spotify, it has high-quality connections to suit any technophile.

Connect to your home network using an Ethernet cable.

Picture of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player | UBP-X800 with High Resolution Audio

Send 4K HDR video and audio to your projector and AV amplifier separately, to ensure optimal sound quality.

Connect to amplifiers with digital and surround sound audio outputs.

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Amplify the effect of every cinematic moment when you watch privately. The UBP-X800 supports Bluetooth® audio transmission so you can use your favorite Bluetooth® headphones for private viewing, without wires.

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Enjoy total clarity for dialog and soundtracks, near or far away. The UBP-X800 can send audio to your TV via HDMI, and to a wireless speaker over Bluetooth®, at the same time.

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LDAC transmits 3x the data of normal Bluetooth®, for high-quality sound.

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Stream audio around your home using the built-in Wi-Fi and the Sony | Music Center app, for a fast, full-quality wireless listening experience.

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Sony UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)W17” x h3” x D10 1/2” [W430 x H50 x D265 (mm)]Weight8 lb 2/5 oz [3.8 kg]

Playback Capability

DiscUltra HD Blu-ray, BD-ROM, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), SA-CD (SA-CD/CD) Playback, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Double Layer, CD (CD-DA), CD-R/-RWVideo formatHEVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), VP9 (.webm, .mkv), VP8 (.webm, .mkv), VP6 (.flv), MPEG-1 Video/PS (.mpg .MPEG, .mkv) [.VOB, .VRO], MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS ( .mpg.MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv) [.VOB, .VRO], MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts) ,MPEG-4/AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv), Xvid (.avi, .mkv), WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv), AVCHD Disc Format,VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv), Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi)Audio FormatAAC (.AAC, .mka), HEAAC v.1/v.2/level2, WMA9 Standard (.WMA), LPCM (.mka, .wav), DSD - DSDIFF/DSD (.dff, .dsf), FLAC (.flac, .fla), AIFF (.aiff, .aif), ALAC (.m4a), Dolby Digital (.ac3, .mka), WMA10 Pro, Vorbis, MP3 (.mp3, .mka), AAC (.m4a), Monkey’s AudioPhoto formatJPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PNG (.png), MPO MPF 3D (.mpo), BMP (.bmp)

Picture and Audio Features

Picture FeatureHDR to SDR conversion, 4K Upscale (60p), Deep color (12 bit), 24p True Cinema, BRAVIA ModeCertified Hi-Res AudioYesDolbyDolby Atmos (bitstream out) / Dolby TrueHD decoding (7.1ch)DTS®DTS: X (bitstream out) / DTS decoding (7.1ch)DSEE HXYesBluetooth®Bluetooth TX, LDAC

Network

Wi-Fi® Built inYes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)Wi-Fi® MIMOYesFeaturesDMP (Digital Media Player), DMR (Digital Media Renderer)Streaming4K streaming, 3D Streaming (No 3D content)

Convenience Features

FunctionsChild Lock, Parental Control, BRAVIA Sync, Super Quick Start Mode, Auto Power Off (Auto Stand-by)(20 min), Subtitle Shift, Display Info Position

Terminals

Input and OutputHDMI Output(s): 2 (Rear), Coaxial Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear), USB Input(s): 1 (Front), Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)

Power

Power Consumptionin Operation, in Standby

Accessibility

Screen ReaderYesAudio DescriptionYesEnlargeYesClosed CaptionYesAccessibility ShortcutYes

What's In The Box

  • Remote Control: RMT-VB310U

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Find yourself at the heart of every movie and series. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ shows everything in finer detail than ever before, so you feel like you're seeing the real thing.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Go deeper into the detail with High Dynamic Range (HDR). Combined with the clarity of 4K, HDR brings previously hidden areas alive with new brightness, shades and colors.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Bring scenes to life with striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colors. Dolby Vision™ is an HDR solution that creates an immersive, engaging cinematic experience in your home. 

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

HDR signals contain up to 100x the brightness of a standard (SDR) signal, massively increasing peak brightness while retaining deep and highly detailed blacks, for an entirely new viewing experience.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Support for the new BT.2020 color spaces means access to a much wider range of colors than conventional TV signals offer. This ultra-wide color space means content creators can deliver much more saturated and realistic color, from deep aquatic blues to natural greens and vibrant reds.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Listen as lightning cracks, sirens wail, and car horns blare all around you in startling clarity with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X, the leading audio codecs favored by cinemas everywhere. 

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Dolby Atmos treats sounds as separate objects, releasing them from typical channels to move freely around and even above you, for deeply immersive surround sound.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

DTS:X can create an unlimited number of audio objects which adapt to your speakers in real time, to get the biggest impact out of every movie soundtrack.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Upscale the frequency and dynamic range of MP3s and other compressed music—and even your CDs—to near high-resolution quality, so you can get the full experience of the original recording.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Pair the UBP-X800M2 with the STR-DN1080 receiver for the ultimate home entertainment experience. From the stylish, coordinated design through to the enhanced picture and sound quality, the beauty’s in the detail.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Like going from HD video to 4K, High-Resolution Audio tracks are far higher quality than MP3s and even CDs, letting you hear every breath, every drumbeat, every note.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Our unique frame-and-beam chassis offers a rigid structure to eliminate micro-vibrations, as well as effective electrical shielding, so all you experience is the highest sound and picture quality.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

The UBP-X800M2's playing power goes far beyond 4K UHD Blu-ray discs. You can watch, listen to, and stream almost anything you like – including most High-Definition video and High-Resolution Audio formats, and a host of popular streaming services.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Want to dance around to your Super Audio CD collection? No problem. If it’s a disc, the UBP-X800M2 will almost certainly be able to play it.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

The UBP-X800M2 supports a host of master quality 24-bit audio formats, from AAC and WAV, to DSD 11.2 MHz and more.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Play movies via USB and home network. This Blu-ray Player supports all the most popular video file types, so you can always watch your favorite movies.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Enjoy fast, stable streaming from a variety of services. The UBP-X800M2 offers up to 4K video streaming thanks to wireless connectivity with dual band MIMO technology, for a strong signal – even on the edge of your wireless network’s range.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Enjoy versatile connectivity for all your hi-tech devices. Bring all your AV technology together and connect it to the UBP-X800M2. Ideal for home movies and music, it has high-quality connections to suit any technophile.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Connect to your home network using an Ethernet cable.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Send 4K HDR video and audio to your projector and AV amplifier separately, to ensure optimal sound quality.

Picture of UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR

Connect to amplifiers with digital and surround sound audio outputs.

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Amplify the effect of every cinematic moment when you watch privately. The UBP-X800M2 supports BLUETOOTH® audio transmission so you can use your favorite Bluetooth® headphones for private viewing, without wires.

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Enjoy total clarity for dialogue and soundtracks, near or far away. The UBP-X800M2 can send audio to your TV via HDMI and to a wireless speaker via BLUETOOTH® connection, at the same time.

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LDAC transmits 3x the data of normal BLUETOOTH® connections, for high-quality sound.

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Home review

Doing something for the first time can often be nerve-wracking. Bungee-jumping, for example, or going on a date. And making a success of it is even harder, as you venture forth into uncharted territory.

No doubt Sony had similar feelings with the release of the UBP-X800, the company's first 4K Blu-ray player. But it can rest easy; the X800 is a definite success.

MORE: Sony unveils UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player and Dolby Atmos soundbar

Video

Picture

So, let’s start with the ‘things a good 4K Blu-ray player should do’ checklist. First up: colour. We feed the X800 a copy of the 4K HDR documentary Planet Earth II, and the vibrancy of the colour immediately hits us.

The azure skyline pops against the white of the snow-capped Himalayas without appearing oversaturated, and the subtle hue differences in the fur of the wild cats are nuanced and natural. So far, so good.

The X800 certainly makes the most of the number of pixels it has to play with, too. As well as being coloured nicely, the mountain cats’ fur is layered and crisp.

You can also make out more detail in the rocky terrain, little cracks or rock fragments that other players don’t pick up.

MORE: HDR TV – What is it? How can you get it?

Planet Earth II features lots of long pans over vast landscapes, and even in the distance you can see the faint indications of slopes and sharp angles even under the blanket of snow.

Pleasingly, it fares well during dark scenes too. We stream a few hours of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror on Netflix and, during the episode Playtest, the detail and range of blacks in the grotesque spider-creature’s hair helps make the distinction between hologram and reality all the more blurred.

While the XB800 supports HDR10, it's worth noting that Dolby Vision doesn't feature on its list of supported HDR formats and, speaking to Sony, it's unlikely to in the future.

Granted, this particular flavour of HDR is in its infancy (you can count the number of Dolby Vision 4K Blu-ray discs on one hand) and you still need a compatible 4K TV to reap the benefits, but it's something to bear in mind.

MORE: Planet Earth II – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray review

Moving down a level in terms of resolution, we load a Blu-ray of Guardians of the Galaxy.

There is a good degree of dimensionality to the image, so when Starlord, Gamora and Rocket Raccoon are planning their escape from the Kyln prison ship, with Groot reaching for the battery behind them, the difference between the foreground and background is impressive, due to the sophisticated way the Sony UBP-X800 renders the small details in outlines. You won’t have to worry about the quality of the upscaling with this player.

But when their best-laid plans go south and the superheroes are forced to improvise, the X800 has no trouble moving from stationary planning to a guns-blazing battle.

Star-Lord’s leaps and rolls over tables, Drax’s burly punches, and Rocket’s frantic scrabbling to escape the bullets are all kept smooth and realistic (or as realistic as a film with talking animals and God-like villains can be).

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Sound

The video quality is matched by crisp audio quality too. We connect up the X800 to a Yamaha RX-A3060 amplifier and our PMC Twenty5.23 speaker set-up, and find a light, insightful character to the player that outshines its main competitor, the Panasonic DMP-UB900.

We play Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and when Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander catches the magical, coin-spluttering Niffler (a platypus-type creature) the clatter of gold coins falling to the floor has a shine to it that, while never verging on bright, adds a little bit of sparkle to the sound.

MORE: Complete list of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc releases

Effects such as the hatching of a monster egg are sharp and snappy, and stand out against the soundtrack. It’s well organised, with each sound effect having its own clear, well-defined space.

And while it has no trouble with large-scale sounds, it really comes through in its low-level dynamics.

During the film’s second scene, in which muggle Jacob Kowalski goes to the bank, offering pastries to try and alleviate his financial woes, the emotion in both the bank manager’s steely refusal and Kowalski’s disappointing whisper is really quite expressive.

The same can be said while playing a Blu-ray of Stevie Wonder: Live At Last; this player's sense of timing in Superstition will easily get your foot tapping as the rapid trumpets bash out an infectious rhythm.

There's an openness to Wonder's vocals as his voice naturally strains, building up to the chorus. When it finally gets there the X800 delivers a huge sense of energy and dynamism - the player refuses to shy away from a challenge.

MORE: Dolby Atmos: What is it? How you can get it?

Features

Setting up the Sony UBP-X800 couldn’t be easier. The remote is well-sized, the buttons feel nice, and the dedicated ‘Net Service’ button – which takes you to the last used app – means that non-Netflix subscribers have a button for their most used streaming service too.

If you are a Netflix subscriber, you have your own dedicated button. The X800 comes with the expected support of Netflix and Amazon Video, as well as BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify and an array of other options.

While it’s not a complete list – ITV Hub and All4 are missing – those with a 4K HDR television will most likely find the full range of services available through their TV.

You can also stream your Android smartphone to the player via Miracast, and if you’re among the dwindling numbers of people with a 3D television, the X800 plays 3D movies too. SACD playback is also supported.

MORE: Best 4K TVs 2017

There’s also a USB input for video and audio, hidden underneath a panel on the right-hand side of the player.

Much like other Sony players, you can connect it wirelessly to other compatible speakers via its SonyPal app, or stream the audio through Bluetooth to some wireless speakers if you don’t want to disturb others with the noise from your TV.

Twin HDMI outputs give you the option of sending audio to your sound system and feeding a picture into a projector.

MORE: Best Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray players 2017

Verdict

If you’re in the market for a quality 4K Blu-ray player, this is the one we’d recommend. It’s got a crisp, detailed, and colourful image, sounds great, and is simple to use.

The X800 has certainly met Sony’s high standard – and set a high standard for its competition.

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Sony UBP-X800 Operating Instructions Manual

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Sony UBP-X800 Review

Pros

  • Superb UHD picture performance

  • High Res Audio file compatibility

  • Excellent build quality
  • Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube 4K streaming


Cons

  • No Dolby Vision HDR support

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £400.00
  • UHD Blu-ray disc playback

  • High Res Audio compatible
  • Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio support

  • 4K streaming video services

The UBP-X800 is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with a difference: it’s also a universal audio disc player and a hi-res audio player. Sony may be a tad late to the 4K Blu-ray party, but this triple threat is worth the wait, especially considering its performance and high-end build quality.

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Sony UBP-X800 – Build Quality and Specification

The UBP-X800 deck builds upon last year’s Sony UHP-h2. It has the same stylised fascia and stippled top lid, and draws upon much of the audio engineering used inside. However, it’s fundamentally a step up in class.

For a start, it’s heavier. It weighs in at around 3.8kg and feels considerably more substantial than, say, the rival Panasonic DMP-UB900.

A full-width 430mm model, the design is enigmatic. There’s no display on the mirrored front, just a tiny LED light above the gold 4K HDR and Hi-Res Audio badges. A tethered cover protects the front-facing USB 2.0 port.

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To the rear are two HDMI outputs: one 2.0 HDCP 2.2 enabled, the other an audio-only 1.4 output for those who need to route multi-channel audio directly to an AV receiver. There’s a single digital audio coax output, but no analogue outputs. The deck has Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi, supported by an Ethernet LAN jack for wired connections. Bluetooth includes higher-fidelity LDAC support for those with compatible Sony smartphones, and allows direct pairing with Bluetooth headphones.

The chassis is a frame and beam design: three 1.2mm struts add rigidity to the casing. There are even two ‘foot beams’ linking the player’s rubber pads. 

These are slightly larger than the beams used on the UHP-h2. There’s also a newly developed metal top plate, with deliberately offset screws – a placement said to improve sound performance. Even the heatsink features ‘fins’ that are spatially placed for maximum effect.

Sony UBP-X800 – Features

Usability is solid. The player’s tile-based interface is functional rather than fancy. You can customise it with the large ‘+’ button, adding other content sources as you need them. Want your media server one click away? Job done.

Once online, the player immediately identifies NAS devices and media servers.

The UBP-X800 comes with an appropriately stocked OTT portal. Online streaming services include Amazon Video, Netflix, Wuaki.tv, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, BBC News and Sport, YouTube and Spotify Connect.  There’s also a channel from the Berlin Philharmoniker, plus additional content that can be viewed via Opera TV.

Significantly Amazon, Netflix and YouTube all support 4K streams, although (at the time of writing) only Netflix offers HDR. The deck also supports Miracast Screen Mirroring from compatible smartphones.

Related: Panasonic DMP-UB300 review When it comes to HDR, the deck is resolutely HDR10. There’s no support for Dolby Vision, and I suspect there are no plans for it either. This shouldn’t imply Sony has anything against Dolby Vision for UHD BD – indeed, the brand is supporting the HDR format on its high-end 2017 TVs. More likely, the development cycle for the UBP-X800 was simply out of step with developments.

If your 4K display doesn’t support HDR, the deck has an HDR-to-SDR converter that employs a proprietary algorithm to map brightness and colour gradations.

You can allow the player to upscale lesser sources to 2160p, too. This should be chosen if you don’t want your display to do the same job.

File compatibility is excellent, covering FLAC, DSD (up to 11.2MHz with two-channel content), WAV, AAC, MP3, APE and Ogg. Sony’s DSEE-HX sound enhancer is on hand to make the most of low bit-rate sources. Video support includes MKVs, MPEG, MOV and AVI.

When it comes to discs, the deck is a fast loader. A Java-heavy movie disc goes from tray to menu in an impressive 36 seconds.

Sony UBP-X800 – Performance

4K picture resolution is first-class. The player delivers every scintilla of detail from a 4K resolution test disc, so you can be sure it will do the same for your 4K movies. The player interpolates UHD with 4:4:4 sub-sampling.

Images are astoundingly sharp, with no undue artefacts or distractions. Colour rendering is accurate. We’re told the deck has been tuned with input from creatives at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and they’ve clearly done a great job.

Much like its h2 predecessor, the UBP-X800 also looks superb with 2K Blu-rays. It portrays detail without a hint of ringing or unwanted emphasis, yet maintains extraordinary fine detail. To say The Force Awaken’s world of Jakku looks naturalistic may sound odd, what with its shattered AT-AT and alien market place, but there’s no processing artifice about the image.

Of course, video is only half the appeal of the UBP-X800. This universal disc player boasts proper High-Res Audio credentials, and is at home with both DVD-Audio and Super Audio CDs.

The 5.1 DVD-A remix of The Prophet’s Song (Queen, A Night at the Opera) is revealed as a stunning example of this under-appreciated multi-channel format. Mercury’s vocal canon pings from speaker to speaker, engulfing the listening position; it’s a Hi-Res prog-rock treat.

SACD recordings are delivered with comparable clarity. Obscure Japanese jazz releases from the late 1990s – of which I inexplicably have many – evoke hotel bars with lazy vocals and late-night beats. You can confidently partner this player with premium audio kit.

Should I buy the Sony UBP-X800?

The UBP-X800 is unquestionably a superb all-round media player. Blu-ray picture quality is excellent, both with standard discs and UHD platters. Images are smooth and artfully precise. Universal audio disc support should also win it support in the hi-fi community.

From SACD and DVD-A to standard CDs, the deck is a compelling listen. Add to that decent streaming service integration and banzai build quality, and you’ll be left asking why it costs only £400.

The UBP-X800 is a startlingly fine 4K Blu-ray deck with audiophile appeal. It undercuts the Oppo UDP-203 by some margin and plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs – something Panasonic’s DMP-UB900 can’t manage. The only sticking point would seem to be the lack of Dolby Vision HDR support.

Verdict

Consider the UBP-X800 Blu-ray player a high-end steal.

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Steve May is an entertainment technology specialist who contributes to a variety of popular UK websites and publications. Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve writes about tech for the i news…

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