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Sony UBP-X800

Sony UBP-X800
alaScore 100

300 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Sony UBP-X800. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony UBP-X800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony UBP-X800 review

 

Sony announced its first 4K Blu-ray player in September of 2016, the UBP-X1000 , and while it looked like it was "the business", it was also a sobering $700 (roughly £540 or AU$940). Fast forward six months, though, and the more affordable version is...

The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player offers excellent design and oozes a "premium" vibe. Video quality is as good as any player we've tested. It's incredibly fast at loading apps and has some impressive features including Bluetooth streaming.

It can be slow to load 4K discs. Limited number of audio outputs: no optical digital or stereo analog. The player requires a little hands-on fine-tuning to get the most out of music and DVD replay. No Dolby Vision.

The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the incumbent Samsung is better value.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Sony's UBP-X800, a universal Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports SACD/DVD-Audio playback, offers Bluetooth audio output, and features streaming services like Netflix, VUDU, and Amazon Video.

Sony's first entry in the Ultra HD Blu-ray market is a good one. The UBP-X800 is fast, well built, and very reliable, and it delivers a high-quality video experience. Although it lacks some of the advanced connection and setup flexibility that you'll...

May, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony UBP-X800 4K UHD Blu-ray player review

 

Great video matched with exceptional audio

Superb 4K UHD Blu-ray picture performance ; 4K Netflix and Amazon onboard ; SACD and DVD-A compatibility ; Hi-Res Audio file playback

No analogue stereo output ; Not Dolby Vision compatible

Sony hits the UHD sweet spot with the UBP-X800 - a brilliant, beautiful 4K UHD player at a sensible price.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony UBP-X800 review: Top-class 4K Blu-ray playback

 

It might cost more than the Xbox One S, but it's quicker, quieter and video quality is superb

Sensational image quality ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming ; Good selection of apps

Mediocre upsampling ; No support for Dolby Vision

As with most dedicated 4K Blu-ray players there isn’t a huge difference in image quality compared with an Xbox One S, but if getting the very best video out of your expensive 4K TV is what you want, you value the streaming features and you’re willing...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony UBP-X800 review

 

Sony announced its first 4K Blu-ray player in September of 2016, the UBP-X1000 , and while it looked like it was "the business", it was also a sobering $700 (roughly £540 or AU$940). Fast forward six months, though, and the more affordable version is...

The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player offers excellent design and oozes a "premium" vibe. Video quality is as good as any player we've tested. It's incredibly fast at loading apps and has some impressive features including Bluetooth streaming.

It can be slow to load 4K discs. Limited number of audio outputs: no optical digital or stereo analog. The player requires a little hands-on fine-tuning to get the most out of music and DVD replay. No Dolby Vision.

The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has impressive build quality and video performance, but the incumbent Samsung is better value.

May, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Steve May (trustedreviews.com)

Sony UBP-X800

 

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...

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

May, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony UBP-X800 review

 

Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player sets a new benchmark for the money...

Great detail ; Superb sound quality ; Vibrant colours ; Nice build

No support for Dolby Vision

Sony’s first 4K player has set the bar high for the company

May, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Sony UBP-X800 review

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It's rarely a good sign when the first thing you notice about a product is its price, but that's undeniably the case with the Sony UBP-X800 Blu-ray DVD player. Does it have all of the qualities demanded of it to justify the asking price? Or is it...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review

 

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player impresses with a superior build quality and superb picture and audio but is there something missing?

Flawless disc playback ; Universal disc support ; Great audio performance ; Good range of apps with 24p support ; Very quiet in use and well-built

No Dolby Vision support ; No analogue outputs ; No display

The may have been late to the party but it was certainly worth the wait with a minimalist design, classy finish and fantastic build quality. The player supports every disc format you can think of, not to mention just about every file format, making it...

Consumer review by: Mikey (very.co.uk)

Amazing piece of kit

 

Absolutely fantastic, well it is a Sony. Watched Hacksaw Ridge on it and it absolutely blew my mind, the graphics were outstanding, and the scenes were so clear and sharp.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Atmos,Dolby TrueHD / DTS,Dolby Atmos,Dolby TrueHD / DTS,DTS:X,Dolby Atmos,Dolby TrueHD
Audio output channels:7.1

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Player

Ergonomics

Child lock:Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,AIFF,ALAC,DSD,FLAC,HE-AAC,LPCM,M4A,MKA,Vorbis,WMA / AAC,AIFF,ALAC,DSD,FLAC
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,MJPEG,MPO,PNG
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,3GPP,ASF,AVCHD,AVI,FLV,M-JPEG,M2TS,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPG,MTS,VC-1,VOB,VRO,WMV / 3G2,3GP,3GPP,FLV,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,VOB,VRO,WMV,WMV9

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD,BD-ROM,CD,CD-DA,CD-R,CD-ROM,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-R DL,DVD-RW / BD,CD,CD-R,CD-ROM,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-R DL,DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, SACD

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Miracast:Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y
Package type:Box
Quantity:1

Performance

Auto standby:Y
BD-Live:Y
BRAVIA Sync:Y
Supported file systems:FAT32,NTFS,exFAT

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI:Y
HDMI ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):15

Storage

Card reader integrated:N

Video

24p support:Y
2D-3D converter:Y
3D:Y
4K resolution:Y
Deep color support:Y
Full HD:Y
Supported video modes:2160p
Video upscaling:Y
x.v.Color support:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6
Height:1.97
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 14 x 3.74
Package weight:11
Weight:8.38
Width:16.9