Sony’s new Blu-ray player has been a long time coming, and with the UBP-X800 announced at CES 2017, the wait is finally over. 4K Blu-ray players have been available for quite some time now, but not many come with HDR support on board. Only yesterday, LG unveiled its very own HDR compatible 4K Blu-ray player, so Sony has its work cut out to market this product in the presence of giants like LG.
The Sony UBP-X800 can play 192kHz/24-bit and DSD 11.2MHz audio streams, while in terms of video, it can handle most streaming services like Netflix and several other offerings without breaking a sweat. The UBP-X800 comes with an unflattering box like design, so you won’t find any admirers for its looks. But it’s the inside where all the magic happens, so those seeking a powerful Blu-ray player wouldn’t pay much heed to the external appeal.
Unfortunately, Sony has been relatively quiet with regards to pricing and availability of this product. But we expect regions of Europe, Asia and North America to get the UBP-X800 over the coming months.
During the announcement of this new Blu-ray player, Sony also mentioned that it has sold about 53.4 million units of the PlayStation 4 so far, which is a matter of great pride for the company as it should be.