4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Sony UBP-X800 - Front-panel USB port can play high-resolution digital music files from a thumb drive (not included)
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The Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray player has a frame-and-beam chassis for less vibration.
Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player is worth the wait
Sony took their time to release the UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray player — they wanted to do it right. Good call. They've created a solidly built home theater component that will push your 4K Ultra HD TV to perform its best. This versatile player will serve up Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with their full 4K resolution and wide, vivid color spectrum. It also plays pretty much any other movie and music disc or digital file out there — and yep, it will even stream Netflix® in 4K.
High Dynamic Range gives you the richest picture yet
4K Blu-ray discs with High Dynamic Range (HDR) offer the best picture available today. And the UBP-X800 is ready for them. On compatible Ultra HD TVs (including these from Sony), you'll get deeply detailed picture contrast. We're talking the darkest and brightest content side by side in the same image.
Sound that pulls you into the action
All the top movie sound formats are supported, too. You can send three-dimensional audio formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to a compatible receiver via HDMI. This gives you a home theater sound experience that's worthy of the super-crisp images you'll see on your screen.
A true high-res music player, too
The UBP-X800's high-grade internal digital-to-analog converter ensures all your music sounds clear and detailed. The USB port accepts thumb drives you load with music files — even lossless and uncompressed formats, including high-resolution DSD. Plus, when you connect the player to your network via Wi-Fi, it becomes the gateway to a whole-home audio system.
Dual-band Wi-Fi means smooth 4K video streaming...
Sony Blu-ray players usually offer a decent variety of streaming video services. And this player even offers 4K streaming options, so you can get a better picture from Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
Dual-band Wi-Fi gives you the strong connection needed for streaming 4K. (Keep in mind, we recommend having an internet speed of 20Mbps or faster for 4K streaming.)
...and multi-room music, too
Along with all the streaming video goodness, this player also turns your connected home theater speakers into a wireless music hub. Download Sony's free SongPAL™ app, and control the player from your iOS® or Android™ device. The app gives you wireless access to the music stored on your phone or a DLNA-connected server, plus streaming services like Spotify® Connect.
You can also control other compatible Sony speakers and components — all from the same SongPAL app. Listen to different songs in each room, or the same thing throughout the house. You can even stream movie or music audio from the UBP-X800 to other rooms.
Beam sound to headphones wirelessly via Bluetooth
The UBP-X800 built-in Bluetooth can transmit the sound of your movies, shows, and other media to a pair of Bluetooth headphones. This is perfect for late night binge-watching. You can catch all the dialogue and hear all the loud, exciting sound effects without waking everyone up.
- rigid frame-and-beam chassis design for low vibration
- plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
- full 4K resolution video for use with Ultra HD TVs
- 4K video upscaling for standard Blu-ray and DVDs
- supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
- supports HDR10 format
- Quick Start/Load mode swiftly queues up a disc from the "off" position
- plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device; PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, and 2.8 MHz DSD files
- plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Wireless Video and Music Features:
- dual-band Wi-Fi for smooth wireless streaming
- streaming video apps include Netflix, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video (subscriptions required for some services)
- HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
- Bluetooth transmitter sends audio from the player to Bluetooth-compatible headphones or speakers
- LDAC Hi-Fidelity wireless music streaming to compatible sources
- Miracast-compatible — screen-mirroring with Miracast-compatible smartphones and tablets
- free downloadable Sony SongPAL app (available from iTunes Store and Google Play) helps connect the player to your wireless network and controls playback, and volume
- also gives you control over other compatible Sony speakers as part of a multi-room music system
- Spotify® Connect compatible
Technical Specs and General Info:
- selectable video resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
- built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
- can pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks when HDMI output is set to "bitstream"
- plays AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (.dff and .dfs files), FLAC, MP3, WMA, and WAV audio file formats
- front-panel USB port to play music, movies, and images from external hard drives and thumb drives
- BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
- 2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals
- "VIDEO" HDMI output is HDMI 2.0a (connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input, and must have HDMI 2.0a to support HDR)
- "AUDIO" HDMI input does not output video signal
- coaxial digital audio output
- Ethernet port for internet connectivity
- remote control
- 17"W x 2-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Ultra HD Blu-ray player
- Remote control (RMT-VB310U)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- Operating Instructions
- Warranty Information
- Online Product Registration
Well pleased, this is my second unit, purchased for TV in my family room. First one is on an LG OLED so is obviously a better picture, new one is on three year old Visio 4-K TV but still impressive.
Rich, Allentown, PA
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Features and Specs
|Surround Sound Decoding||
Dolby Digital Plus |
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
|4K Ultra HD||Yes|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Amazon,Vudu,Opera TV|
|Built-in Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Smartphone App Control||Yes|
|DVD Video Upconversion||4K, 1080p, 1080i, 720p|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Digital Optical Output||None|
|Digital Coaxial Output||1|
|Analog Audio Outputs||None|
|1080p Video Output||Yes|
|Component Video Outputs||None|
Disc Compatibility: The Sony UBP-X800 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:
|Disc Type||Disc Description|
|Blu-ray||UHD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE|
|DVD||DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Audio|
|CD||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, SACD|
Ultra HD Blu-Ray: Ultra HD Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages over standard Blu-ray.
- 4K Resolution: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 4x as many pixels as Full HD televisions, and 27x as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions
- Wider Color Gamut: Ultra HD Blu-ray can display over 75% of the visible color spectrum; this is known as "Wider Color Gamut". That's more than twice the color range of current HDTVs.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range): Ultra HD Blu-ray also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much greater clarity and detail.
- Smooth, Realistic Motion: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.
- Greater Capacity & Speed: Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will be available in a dual layer 66 gigabyte disc and a triple layer 100 gigabyte disc. Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128 Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.
- Backward Compatible: Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc & DVD content. When connected to a current HDTV television, the player will output a standard HDTV signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media, as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality to match the connected television's capabilities.
Note: Like standard BD, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs use region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. This Blu-ray player is region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.
USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to play photo, videos, and music files on a connected USB device. The player can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture Devices (SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up to 500 folders/files. The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain Blu-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately).
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony UHD Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.
|Media Format||File Type|
Resolution: AIFF /ALAC /FLAC / WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz);
DSD (2.8/5.8MHz) |
Compressed: MP3 / WMA / AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
|Video||AVCHD, AVI, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, MKV, WMV9, XVID|
|Photo||JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MPO, WEBP|
Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality. The UHD Blu-ray player supports DSD 5.6MHz decoding thru BD, DVD, CD, USB, and DLNA.
HDMI 2.0a Output + HDMI Audio Only Output: The Sony UHD Blu-ray player is equipped with dual HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals (the HDMI Out 2 does not output video signal). The HDMI Out 1 can be used to carry both digital video and audio all in one cable, plus it supports the latest HDMI 2.0a spec. You can choose to use the HDMI Out 2 to send audio only to your A/V receiver and the HDMI Out 1 to send only video to your Ultra-HD TV. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K.
Note: Use a premium high-speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view 4K and HDR content optimally.
Ultra HD 4K Playback & Upscaling: With stunning UHD 4K, Sony's Ultra HD Blu-ray Player gives you 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD and boasts incredibly life-like images with a level of detail and clarity like never before. You can even upscale your favorite non-4K video content and enjoy it in 4K Ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160) with this UHD Blu-ray Player and your Ultra HD TV.
Note: To enjoy 4K, you must have a compatible 4K television connected to the UHD Blu-ray player via HDMI.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video: With HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player delivers dynamic UHD content in exceptional quality with a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format. Experience sharp contrasts and brightness with deeper blacks and brighter whites. HDR video 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 incredible viewing experience.
- Compatible HDR Formats: This Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR 10, but does not support Dolby Vision HDR.
- HDR-to-SDR Conversion: When playing 4K HDR content on a 4K SDR television, the UBP-X800 utilizes a unique Sony algorithm to reproduce the proper brightness and color gradations to provide the best picture possible.
BT.2020 Color Spaces: 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.
Deep Color: The Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does not support Deep Color.
3D-Ready: The Sony UBP-X800 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.
Screen Settings: The Sony UBP-X800 Ultra-HD Blu-ray player features the following screen settings:
- TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected Television's screen aspect ratio.
- Screen Size: For 3D viewing, you will need to set the screen size of your 3D-compatible TV.
- Screen Format: You can select the display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can choose Full or Normal (select when connected to a TV with a wide mode function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV) or Normal (changes the picture size to fit the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio).
- DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan & Scan.
Video Settings: The Sony UBP-X800 Ultra-HD Blu-ray player offers the following video adjustments:
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Direct, Brighter, Theater, Auto, or Custom) for different lighting environment. The Custom mode lets you adjust the contrast, brightness, color, and hue manually.
- Noise Reduction: BNR reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture, MNR reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise), and FNR reduces the random noise appearing in a picture, while IP Content Noise Reduction enhances low-resolution web videos.
24p Output: Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second the UBP-X800 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - (1) Auto mode automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method. (2) The Video mode is suited for video-based material and will always be selected regardless of the content.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.
Rigid Chassis: The UBP-X800's 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.
Surround Sound Decoders: The Sony UBP-X800 UHD Blu-ray player has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors with support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital processors using the coaxial digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: If you have an AV receiver which decodes Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, you will need to set this UHD Blu-ray player's HDMI output to bitstream. It also streams Dolby Atmos movies from built-in apps (service and movie most support Dolby Atmos).
Coaxial Digital Output: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the Sony UBP-X800 is equipped with a coaxial (RCA) digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
Note: This player is not equipped with any analog audio outputs.
Bluetooth Audio Transmission: The Sony UBP-X800 features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 with support for A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. The UBP-X800 offers wireless Bluetooth audio transmission, so you can use your favorite Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your movie's soundtrack playing on the UHD Blu-ray player. The UBP-X800 can even send audio to your TV via HDMI and to a wireless speaker or headphone over Bluetooth at the same time. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth codec, the UBP-X800 supports Apple's AAC codec and Sony's LDAC codec. With LDAC technology you can stream without compromising on quality, up to 3x the bandwidth of regular Bluetooth.
Note: The Sony UBP-X800 does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication (HFP).
SongPal Link & App: Download the SongPal app onto your Apple (iOS 9.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android (OS 4.4+) smartphone/tablet and enjoy multi-room audio streaming and functionality between your SongPal Link compatible Sony devices, over your home's WiFi network. Use the SongPal app to group SongPal Link compatible Sony soundbars and speakers to the UHD Blu-ray player, then stream music from your favorite CD, a USB thumbdrive, Internet radio, a PC, or your DLNA network in multiple rooms throughout your home.
DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX: In addition to playing studio-quality High-Resolution Audio, the UBP-X800 also improves the quality of all your other music. DSEE HX technology upscales the sound quality of CDs, MP3s and other compressed music files, giving you back the full experience of the original recording.
Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range compression levels - Auto, On, Off.
Dual Core Processor: A powerful Dual Core Processor ensures fast, lag-free performance. Web pages load more quickly, movies and media stream faster, and playback appears noticeably smoother. Even navigation is quicker and more responsive, so you can enjoy a frustration-free entertainment experience.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony UBP-X800 UHD Blu-ray player supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the UHD Blu-ray player's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also watch movies and TV shows from select online providers.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony UHD Blu-ray player is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer.
- Built-in Wireless LAN: The UHD Blu-ray player also features built-in WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. A new dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz WiFi module compatible with MIMO provides improved stability and speed performance for a better streaming experience. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 a/b/g/n access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Note: A dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router or better is recommended For 4K streaming. Samsung recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
Online Entertainment Apps: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES UHD Blu-ray player offers access to a variety of online entertainment apps. Additional fees and subscriptions will apply for some applications.
- 4K Content: Enjoy 4K content and soon to be HDR content on Netflix & Amazon Video.
- Movies, TV, & Videos: Watch your favorite movies, TV shows, and videos on Hulu, Vudu, & YouTube.
- Music & Radio: Listen to internet radio and your favorite songs, artist, and albums on Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Slacker, and iHeart Radio.
- News & Sports: Get updates on news & sports from Fox News & MLB.TV.
- VEWD App Store: The VEWD App Store provides a collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps range from movies, TV shows, games, music, sports, lifestyle, technology, kids, nature, travel, news, & weather.
Note: Available online content may change without notice.
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as music, photo, and video files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) through the Sony UBP-X800 - up to 999 files/folders. The UHD Blu-ray player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or WiFi connection (via built-in WiFi).
|Media Format||File Type|
Resolution: AIFF /ALAC /FLAC / WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz);
DSD (2.8/5.8MHz) |
Compressed: MP3 / WMA / AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
|Video||AVCHD, AVI, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, MKV, WMV9, XVID|
|Photo||JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MPO, WEBP|
Note: High Resolution & DSD music files only supported through a wired (Ethernet) connection.
Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the UHD Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen.
Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote metadata service instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are watching through the Ultra-HD Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre, jacket art and more right on the TV screen.
Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote service.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The Sony UHD Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your home network and features front-panel USB port for additional storage.
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.
Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies, so discs start faster after they're inserted into the UHD Blu-ray player. The Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 0.4 seconds in Quick Start mode (11.3 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 15.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (27.7 seconds in normal mode).
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the UHD Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the UHD Blu-ray disc began playback.
On-Screen Display: The Sony UBP-X800 provides an OSD via its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent your display devices from becoming damaged.
Auto Display: The player automatically displays information on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio signals, etc..
Auto Standby: If any button on the player or remote is not pressed for more than 20 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode.
Parental Control: The Sony UBP-X800 offers Parental Control settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.
Firmware Updates: Occasionally, Sony may release updated firmware for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection. Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote operates The UHD Blu-ray player and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote even has a dedicated Netflix button for immediate access to your Netflix movies. The remote is also pre-programmed with power, input, and volume controls for several other brand TVs.
HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony & other brand components compatible with the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This includes convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.
Video & TV SideView App: With Sony's free Video & TV SideView App, you can control the UBP-X800 Blu-ray player and browse its content from your Apple iOS 9.0+ device or Android OS 4.4+ device. The Video & TV SideView App allows your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony UHD Blu-ray player. You can also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia Internet apps from your compatible mobile device.
Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony UHD Blu-ray player and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same compatible network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray player also supports the connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.
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Why did you buy this?
Already own one. Thought my son would like one too. [ Michael Oct 12, 2018 ]
I chose this to replace an older, but still quite nice, Pioneer DVD/SACD player. I wanted to add BluRay and 4K to this system even though I do not yet have a 4K display. I bought this Sony model based on reviews and the solid chassis' construction. I believe in less vibration! [ Earl Dunbar Sep 29, 2018 ]
One of the best 4k players review. [ Rafael Sep 26, 2018 ]
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true 4k resolution and ultra hd compatible [ Donald M. Aug 23, 2018 ]
This unit was suggested to me by another audio store I've done business with over the years as what they currently recommend now that Oppo has discontinued making Blu-ray players. I have an Oppo that was damaged by a power surge. Also, Tim was helpful in answering my questions about this Sony unit. and I have had good experiences with Crutchfield in the past. [ J.O. Aug 20, 2018 ]
Good reviews on every site I checked with, I wanted a good player that had superior audio capabilities. [ Joepro Aug 16, 2018 ]
This player has SACD and DVD audio player back. It is similar in size to player it is replacing so minimal changes to equipment cabinet arrangement. [ Michael Aug 12, 2018 ]
picked this for its versatility (plays DVD audio and SACD as well multiple DVD and CD formats. It also has 2 hdmi outputs so that I can send output to the tv and audio to the receiver. [ Ed Aug 02, 2018 ]
Very good product; I already own one and have been using it for a year. Buying another to upgrade old equipment. [ Vanessa Jul 28, 2018 ]
Quality of the model and I trust the Sony name. I purchase mostly Sony electronics [ Tina Jul 21, 2018 ]
Tried Samsung 9500 first from another vendor with no technical support. Picture was incredible but no sound. Then picture started freezing. Back it went to vendor. Sony dvd will match Sony tv so hoping this new purchase will work better. Deciding factor to use Crutchfield was ability to get technical support! [ Thomas Jul 18, 2018 ]
Because of your review section. [ M. Keith Jul 14, 2018 ]
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It fit my needs perfectly. [ JOHN Apr 11, 2018 ]
best benefits for our needs. 4K and DVD/CD [ C Apr 08, 2018 ]
I bought this to go with my xbr-75x940e that I bought from you. You told me that my SU-WL810 L that I previously bought from you would work, it doesn't. Y'all are a good company. Just be sure about the info. The xbr-75x940e replaced an xbr-75x940D that I bought from you. [ JESSE Apr 01, 2018 ]
We feel the 4K players are only get better in a year or two, so we didn't want to invest in an Oppo yet. Plus we already own a regular Blu-ray Oppo. The other 4K's did not have features that were important - only the Sony and Oppo have those. [ Tim Mar 30, 2018 ]
The choice was originally the Oppo UDP-203, but the Sony had almost identical specs ad features that I would use. The streaming aspect was not of interest on either unit as I already have a Roku Stick. Obviously, the build quality and the ability to do a lot of fine tuning on the Oppo make it a standout, but for the features I would like and the tremendous cost difference, the Sony became my final choice. I do have Oppo headphones, though (no, not the thousand dollar ones). [ Dean Mar 27, 2018 ]
Good online reviews [ Steve B. Mar 23, 2018 ]
I trust the experts at Crutchfield. I've never been disappointed. [ Natalie Mar 21, 2018 ]
its has a great review at multiple media outlets that deal in home theater and Sony has always had a great reputation for great products . [ ALEXIS Mar 20, 2018 ]
Already have Oppo 4K player in main setup, wanted this for a Bedroom setup. [ ANDREW Mar 20, 2018 ]
Quality & Speed!!! [ T Mar 20, 2018 ]
High quality functionality with some streaming capabilities for a good price [ WILLIAM Mar 20, 2018 ]
price and quality [ Robert Mar 19, 2018 ]
User reviews, features, and information provided by my sales advisor, Kristina. [ Ray Mar 17, 2018 ]
I have multiple sony video setups and just adding a good rating blu-ray player . [ A Mar 09, 2018 ]
The advisor recommended it. [ JOSHUA Mar 04, 2018 ]
Have had sony products before and needed a new 4k disc player. [ BRUCE K Feb 28, 2018 ]
I chose this player to go with my new tv. [ Susan Feb 16, 2018 ]
SONY brand and experience! [ LEE Feb 16, 2018 ]
good match for my new tv [ chris Feb 09, 2018 ]
Good reviews.... [ William Feb 09, 2018 ]
Sales person pointed me to exactly what I needed. [ Johnny Jan 29, 2018 ]
Price and features; especially the ability to play SACD's. [ SUSAN Jan 29, 2018 ]
A friend got one, had trouble with it, got another one, and that one is working fine. Best/cheap solution for 4k/uhd discs and Dolby Atmos. [ Kevin Jan 28, 2018 ]
Good Crutchfield Review [ Robert Jan 27, 2018 ]
A non-audiofile friend wanted more entertainment viewing options while living on a fixed income. [ SCOTT Jan 23, 2018 ]
Rated top 4K Blu-ray player for the money from a few sources. [ Curtis Jan 22, 2018 ]
Good price. Plays regular DVDs as well as blue ray DVDs. This is recommended for the Sony XBR-900E 65" TV I just ordered from Crutchfield. [ Barry Jan 21, 2018 ]
Good product and compatible with recently purchased Sony HDTV [ James Jan 21, 2018 ]
SACD + DVD-AUDIO + UHD BD! [ Scott Jan 20, 2018 ]
To go with my new Sony XBR75X900E 75" 4K X-1 LED TV. We have had Sony products for years and they are still working well. I like the features of the UBP-X800 especially the ability to play 4K videos as well as regular DVDs. [ WARREN Jan 19, 2018 ]
Your price notice change came, and I did want to get one. This should work great with my new Sony tv, Sony sound bar and Sony rear wireless speakers. [ paul Jan 17, 2018 ]
Has wifi, Bluetooth and plays all formats. [ Sheryl Jan 17, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Louis Jan 17, 2018 ]
The reviews from different resources are all positive. The $50 reduction also helped. [ David Jan 14, 2018 ]
Recommended by you and others. [ BERNARD E Jan 13, 2018 ]
Brand Name , Reliability. Works well with Sony Blu Ray player. Crutchfield has great reputation [ Mike Jan 13, 2018 ]
good reviews [ Jay Jan 10, 2018 ]
features [ EUGENE P Jan 01, 2018 ]
Chose this unit on sale for my Samsung 65" KS8000 4k TV I purchased a year ago based upon my research. Wanted the 2 HDMI outputs -- one for video and one for my Bose Audio. Wanted Dolby Vision but not for the much higher price. Bought from Crutchfield because of their 60 day return policy, and their support. Also very good online product info and advise. [ James Dec 29, 2017 ]
Recommendation by CS and confirmed my research. [ Arthur Dec 28, 2017 ]
Seemed like a logical alternative to buying OPPO given that Dolby Vision is not quite a reality in the players yet except OPPO which is too expensive. The standards change so often I wont buy the expensive equipment. I looked at the Panasonics and would have bought the DMP-UB300 or UB400 but it appeared to be exclusive to Europe. There must be some reason for that. [ Mike Dec 25, 2017 ]
Great product line. Never had a problem with Sony. 4k compatible. [ Nels Dec 25, 2017 ]
4K [ John Dec 23, 2017 ]
Great price on only BT-enabled 4k BRP [ PAUL Dec 23, 2017 ]
Because i rarely use a DVD player and didn't want to spring for an Oppo even though i'm building an audiophile system with an OLED TV. [ JESSE Dec 22, 2017 ]
I purchased from Crutchfield a Sony 4K TV and now I need a 4K player, of course. [ Joseph Dec 22, 2017 ]
Solid SONY construction, reasonably future-proof, full featured, very competitive price and excellent Crutchfield service as always. [ JT Dec 22, 2017 ]
Great product at good price. [ JosÃ© Manuel Dec 21, 2017 ]
Sony quality and good price. [ Randy Dec 21, 2017 ]
brand, features and price [ J Dec 20, 2017 ]
Reviews were good and good prices! [ Andrew Dec 19, 2017 ]
I like Sony products and I am ready to buy a 4k TV. I have narrowed my search to the Sony 55 inch 930 or the LG 55 OLED C7P. [ Thomas J. Dec 19, 2017 ]
I have always had good luck with Sony products. [ Michael Dec 16, 2017 ]
Best unit I thought I could afford. Its well built and will give dependable good use and not break the bank.. Sure there are cheaper but with 100 off discount sure made me think.. Allison verified my questions and there really were no other comparable units for the price.. [ Raymond Dec 16, 2017 ]
Requested as a gift [ PATRICIA M Dec 14, 2017 ]
It is a Christmas gift. [ Ronda Dec 14, 2017 ]
Quality product, 4K capability, SACD playback [ Thomas Dec 12, 2017 ]
Sony quality, and matches other components for ease of setup [ Thomas Dec 11, 2017 ]
Extra features over the Samsung and LG players. Specifically 2 HDMI outputs. [ Dave Dec 08, 2017 ]
4K to match new tv [ William Frederi Dec 07, 2017 ]
It was requested as a Christmas gift. [ Margaret Dec 06, 2017 ]
Needed a quality 4k DVD player. [ JOSEPH Dec 05, 2017 ]
I love 3D but it is getting more difficult to find current content. Now that 4K disks are available I wanted a player that could do both, and being able to enjoy DTS:X sound will complete my home theater experience - for now. I've had good experience with other Sony products, and the price was right. [ HANK Dec 05, 2017 ]
Good price. Trusted brand. Great features. [ HOWARD Dec 04, 2017 ]
Always have good luck with Sony and this is a great price! [ STEVEN Dec 04, 2017 ]
dual hdmi outputs - one is audio/video & the other is separate audio [ JAMES Dec 03, 2017 ]
I took advantage of a great deal; $100 off! This was an add-on when I purchased my XBR65X930E. [ PHILLIP R Dec 02, 2017 ]
Supports both SACD multi-channel audio and DVD-Audio discs [ David Nov 28, 2017 ]
I got all hot when I looked at it. [ Randall Nov 28, 2017 ]
Name brand [ james w. Nov 28, 2017 ]
Did my homework . . . then came to Crutchfield for more technical insight . . . seemed to be a high quality product at a fair price point. [ JERRY Nov 28, 2017 ]
Excellent player for all formats at the best price. [ Matthew Nov 28, 2017 ]
I wanted an inexpensive player that could play SACD and DVD-audio for my secondary system [ DavidEFLube Nov 28, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield adviser. [ Timothy Dean Nov 28, 2017 ]
Sony reputation and great price [ James Nov 27, 2017 ]
Good review [ Gary Nov 27, 2017 ]
good reviews and great advice on Crutchfield website [ andrew Nov 27, 2017 ]
Love SONY [ ROBERT V Nov 27, 2017 ]
Good reviews and great price! [ Z Nov 26, 2017 ]
The great reviews and the price for all the features it has. [ Daryl Nov 26, 2017 ]
Have Sony 4K tv [ Dan Nov 26, 2017 ]
I have a Sony TV. I like Sony items to go with it. [ Richard Nov 26, 2017 ]
I purchased this as a gift for a family member who needed a 4K BD player for his new living room setup. Great price and brand reliability. [ jor-el Nov 26, 2017 ]
heard good things about it on cnet and wanted a 4k player for my media room [ suneel Nov 25, 2017 ]
Excellent price. Very good reviews. Sony is the king of video. [ Alan Nov 25, 2017 ]
Great black friday price. [ David Nov 25, 2017 ]
After searching multiple sites and reviews, this Sony came out on top for options and value.. [ Jeffrey Nov 25, 2017 ]
To go with my Sony receiver. Had a Samsung blu-ray player, garbage. [ Lawrence Nov 25, 2017 ]
on sale, sony and highly rated [ Lamar Nov 25, 2017 ]
Good sale price. Product has required features from trusted brand. Clean aesthetics. [ NICK Nov 25, 2017 ]
Good reviews, and a recommended item by Crutchfield. [ J Nov 24, 2017 ]
Compatible with new TV [ E Nov 24, 2017 ]
It has 2 HDMI outputs and is among the best according to several reviews. Also was 45% off on Black Friday [ Anthony Nov 24, 2017 ]
To use with my new 4k tv [ STEVEN A Nov 24, 2017 ]
My previous experience with Sony Blu Ray players has been very good. Price couldn't be beat. [ David Nov 22, 2017 ]
i had a samsung dvd player and it last 6 months so i'm going to try sony [ john Nov 22, 2017 ]
Great price and has all the features I'm looking for. [ B Nov 22, 2017 ]
I wanted a quality player that could showcase the capabilities of 4K and HDR. The two contenders were this Sony and the LG UP970, but after reading reviews and hearing about the disc noise heard in some LG players and slightly better upscaling (subjective) available with the Sony I decided to go with the Sony. [ Sherwin Nov 21, 2017 ]
I own five players love sony [ RONALD Nov 21, 2017 ]
Upgrade to 4k, like Sony players. [ ROBERT G Nov 21, 2017 ]
Sony has been a good company as far back as I can remember and when I buy something of value I look toward companies I trust and the Sony UBP-X800 Player covered my needs with the options, quality, and price point. [ Stephen C. Nov 20, 2017 ]
The price over the performance is incredible. [ Barrios Nov 19, 2017 ]
Features and price. Also recommended by associate. [ Ferret Nov 19, 2017 ]
I've always had fairly good experiences with Sony products, and this appears to be a good unit with good performance and features. I'm replacing an older Blu-Ray from another manufacturer that has always been somewhat erratic and seems worse lately. [ David Nov 19, 2017 ]
reviews are very positive and i saw a blue ray disc playing on the sony tv just purchased and was impressed with the quality. [ Jorge Nov 18, 2017 ]
Read that it has superior features and Video Resolution compared to other units. I own a Samsung MU9500 and it is lacking a lot of features from the KU9500 I had before it. I like that the Sony unit has SACD capability also. Should match up well with my Sony XBR65X900E TV. [ DAVID Nov 17, 2017 ]
Recommend by home entertainment company and the sale price was great!!! [ William Nov 17, 2017 ]
I've read great reviews about this player on many sites. [ Robert Nov 17, 2017 ]
Read review in your catalog [ WILLIAM R Nov 17, 2017 ]
está bien construido y tiene bluetooth [ ANGEL G Nov 16, 2017 ]
Reviews and price and Manufacturer. I also have a Sony Bravia 4K TV. [ PAUL Nov 16, 2017 ]
To play 4K HDR Blue Ray discs on my 4K TV [ ANDREW Nov 14, 2017 ]
reviews from owners and online site reviews from CNET and others. [ Ronald Nov 11, 2017 ]
I have been watching this for 6 months and its has good reviews. Also Ryan helped me by answering some questions I had which helped me make the decision to purchase this today. Thank you Ryan!! [ DAVID A Nov 11, 2017 ]
Good Reviews [ Eric Nov 11, 2017 ]
Range of uses and sale reduction [ DEAN R Nov 11, 2017 ]
I have several Sony Blu-Ray players and they have always performed flawlessly. I can not say that about some other brands I have tried.This player had all the right features I wanted also. And at a price I could NOT say no to.I will be hooking it up to my Samsung 55" UHD TV. Alan [ Alan Nov 11, 2017 ]
Highly rated and reviewed. [ PAUL Nov 08, 2017 ]
my samsung blu ray stopped working. second time that has happened with a samsung player. trying sony. [ J Nov 08, 2017 ]
two HDMI outs. 1-HDMI Audio out and 1- HDMI/HDCP 2.2 Video out. [ Jeffrey Nov 07, 2017 ]
Recommended by Scott the Harrisonburg store manager. I check with Scott prior to buying any electronics. The Harrisonburg team are outstanding and I trust each and every one of them [ william Nov 06, 2017 ]
Good price, confidence in this product by Sony. [ Christopher Nov 06, 2017 ]
This item was highly recommended by a friend. [ Robert Nov 05, 2017 ]
Great Sale price. [ Howard Nov 01, 2017 ]
better 4K player than the samsung [ John Oct 31, 2017 ]
4K BD player at a great price, and DVD-Audio reading is why I ordered this. Price break didn't hurt either. [ James Oct 31, 2017 ]
Have an older Sony DVD- works fine. Needed to finally move to Blu-ray. Had an older high end Sony VHS- years ago, worked great fro years. Planning to move up to a larger Sony LED soon. [ Madison Oct 28, 2017 ]
I've been looking to replace a Pioneer DVD, SACD combi player for quite some time. Having just purchased a UHD Vizio display it just made since to upgrade the source. I think I'm looking forward to an improvement in sound quality more than the video. I have a decent amount of SACD and DVD-A discs that are still enjoyable. [ Don Diego Oct 28, 2017 ]
Ability to not only play Blu-Ray but multi-channel SACDs [ Frank Oct 25, 2017 ]
I recently upgraded to an LG OLED TV. I needed to upgrade my player to take advantage of the picture quality of the new TV. [ Leonard Oct 24, 2017 ]
scratch and dent price [ Kenneth Oct 17, 2017 ]
It's a SONY [ Ronald Oct 16, 2017 ]
I wanted a 4k blueray player and I never had a problem with Sony products. [ Philip Oct 16, 2017 ]
Discounted when buying TV [ Scott Oct 06, 2017 ]
Sony 4k player and upscaling of all other disks. [ MARK Sep 30, 2017 ]
Same price as LG, but more features. [ Seth Sep 28, 2017 ]
All my electronics are SONY [ Krulli Sep 28, 2017 ]
Advice from Maria [ Steven Sep 28, 2017 ]
Sony reputation [ BILLY Sep 26, 2017 ]
Bang for the buck and my 4k TV does not support dolby vision so no worries [ DAVID Sep 24, 2017 ]
UPGRADED TO A NEW SONY 4K FLAT SCREEN [ James Sep 24, 2017 ]
The great reviews [ W Sep 11, 2017 ]
Good choice for bedroom setup which includes Sony TV. [ Steven Sep 10, 2017 ]
Customer reviews were very positive. Also needed coaxial output for my older surround system. PS4 and TiVo box used up my optical connections. [ Richard Sep 10, 2017 ]
Seemed to have good specifications and I wanted the most compatibility with my Sony TV and Receiver [ Richard Sep 07, 2017 ]
Cost effective, 4K HD Blu-Ray player, with the Sony name, and excellent reviews. Everything adds up in the right direction! [ Jeffrey Sep 07, 2017 ]
The build quality and extensive features including the ability to play 4k blu rays, 3D blu rays, and about any other disc type available made this my choice. I also considered the Oppo 4k blu ray player but this has more features and is less than half the price. [ John Sep 07, 2017 ]
Features, Baby!! [ Wilbur Sep 05, 2017 ]
I have been very satisfied with all the products I have purchased from Sony. [ Douglas Sep 05, 2017 ]
Because I'm going to need a 4K Blu-ray player. [ Eugene Aug 30, 2017 ]
Price point, streaming capability and compatibility with Sony TV. [ JEFF Aug 26, 2017 ]
How else am I going to play 4K videos. Got the best!! [ GERARD Aug 26, 2017 ]
I have a 4K tv. I would like to have a 4K player. [ Shawn Tree Aug 25, 2017 ]
Reasonably price player that plays multiple video and audio formats and includes apps for streaming. [ David Aug 24, 2017 ]
I've been a very long-time Crutchfield customer and have always respected their product offerings as being reliable. I appreciate their great service as well. Lastly, based on Adam's input and my reading-up on this Blu-Ray player, I felt it would be versatile enough to meet our present and future needs.... for when we buy a 4K TV down the road. [ Karl Aug 23, 2017 ]
It is the lowest priced, true universal player (UHD, BR, DVD, SACD, DVD-A) available, and the user reviews at sites like AVS Forum are pretty solid. I do not yet own a UHD TV, and I hope my Panasonic plasma lasts for at least another 5 years, but I recently upgraded to an Anthem AVR with Atmos support, and it seems that to get Atmos, one must buy UHD discs; standard 1080P BluRays often do not include Atmos. The player can downscale to 1080P, so I will be good to go today, and tomorrow. [ BRIAN Aug 23, 2017 ]
Already have one and it has been without problems. [ WAYMOND Aug 17, 2017 ]
Sony Brand Name [ Henry Jul 19, 2017 ]
Best 4K Blu-ray player out. [ William E. Jul 18, 2017 ]
Customer reviews, options such as DVD Audio, output ports, video quality. Compared to Samsung models, it offered a few more options. [ Mark May 24, 2017 ]
Sony brand, 4k Blu-ray, 4k Netflix, 4k Amazon Prime Video, and great reviews. [ NICK May 20, 2017 ]
Sony supporter for 30+yrs. so I have some trust in their products & very pleased with this one as well with the exception of no display but understand why. [ baron May 01, 2017 ]
I have a Sony Blu-Ray player that has performed very well until just recently. The reviews I saw on your website of this Sony player range from very good to spectacular and I was impressed. The remote control also factors in because Sony has large well-spaced buttons on its remote. Most of the Blu-Ray players I seen have small remotes with very tiny buttons. It is very difficult to avoid pressing two or three buttons at the same time on other manufacturers remotes. [ Brian Apr 19, 2017 ]
4k blu-ray playback, loaded with features, well reviewed and relatively inexpensive. [ R Apr 10, 2017 ]
Price, advertised features, brand. [ Anthony Mar 20, 2017 ]
Crutchfield's March/April 2017 mailing, Sony Youtube video claim that this product is capable of high definition audio, and Cooper's assurance that this item will play digital cds without blanking out (like my Samsung player does). [ Stanley Mar 20, 2017 ]
Always pleased with Sony quality and performance. High expectations for this product as well. [ William Mar 20, 2017 ]
Looking for a 4k UHD player and the Sony was getting good feedback from the owners and half the price of the Panasonic player [ Robert Mar 19, 2017 ]
Review of the Sony UBP-X800 in the latest Curthfield mailer. I have also had Sony products in the past, (DVD, CD, BD players, TV's and A/V receivers), and have always been happy. Looking to start a whole new set-up and this is my first component. [ Christopher J. Mar 19, 2017 ]
Reputation and price [ T Mar 18, 2017 ]
4k [ Jeffrey Mar 17, 2017 ]
I've been waiting for this model to come out. Sony always makes solid DVD player - I still have their original Model DSP-7000 - so I expect this to be great as well. [ V Mar 16, 2017 ]
In stock, extended warranty available. Bought my truck radio from you also. Good copany [ PAUL Mar 16, 2017 ]
Out of the few UHD 4K HDR players available, this Sony was the most versatile, playing my DVD-A, SACD, CD, DVD formats as well as the 4K Blu-ray, all at an affordable price. I've been waiting for the release and to see who would get it first. Crutchfield pulled no punches, not promising it before the release date, but told me when it would be available (today), then followed through. Thanks. [ David Mar 15, 2017 ]
20 questions already asked
Sorry but I am not certain if it does....however since the unit is Wifi enabled most likely it can [ Mervyn Aug 05, 2018 ]
I am not sure, I do not use Spotify Connectl however the main page does say that you can use any app that you wish, put it to the test. [ ROBERT W Aug 02, 2018 ]
The X700 now supports Dolby Vision. The firmware was released last month. I bought two X700 models in the last half of June and both players shipped with Dolby Vision out of the box, and another firmware update was installed after I set them up. I initially purchased the X800 thinking it was a better player, but when I realized it did not support Dolby Vision, I exchanged it for the X700. I contacted Sony and they have no plans to add Dolby Vision to the X800, likely because the hardware in the X800 cannot support it. [ Peter Jul 16, 2018 ]
I played the latest STAR WARS movie this weekend, which is in Dolby Vision, and it played fine. [ Lenton Apr 16, 2018 ]
I have an atmos setup and everything runs through a yamaha av. I believe that the sony does decode vision. When I have played the latest dvds with HDR and 4k with atmos it works fine. [ Nathan Apr 04, 2018 ]
From what I'm hearing, no. [ PAUL Apr 02, 2018 ]
This is a much wanted feature but probably not going to happen. [ Craig Apr 02, 2018 ]
No, it will never get Dolby Vision, it doesn't have the right chipset to support it. If you need Dolby Vision the X700 is one way to go although it has yet to receive that update. [ Havens Apr 02, 2018 ]
1 answer I'm experiencing a very brief audio "drop out" when listening to CD's or SACD's on this player. I'm using an "outboard" digital to analog converter (ROOFULL Digital Optical to Analog Audio Converter, Digital Optical Toslink (SPDIF) & Coaxial to Analog RCA (L/R) and 3.5mm Stereo Audio Converter Adapter (192KHz 24bit ) with Fiber and Coax Cable), as my amp and preamp do not have digital inputs and the player does not have RCA outputs. I've played around with the various settings on the player, but nothing seems to affect it. The playback sounds great. Again, it's just a noticeable drop-out every 15 minutes or so. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks. [ New User Jan 24, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Feb 02, 2018 ] Staff
i checked apps on player. it does have you tube. did not see google play store app [ JAMES R Jan 22, 2018 ]
YouTube yes, Play store no. [ Jens Jan 22, 2018 ]
YouTube is one of the featured apps that is preloaded onto the system. I do not see the Google Play app. [ Nathan Jan 22, 2018 ]
no it can not record at all [ ROBERT W Dec 31, 2017 ]
Not sure if I quite understand the question but this Blu-ray player does not have the ability to record that being said you can watch a Blu-ray while your cable box is recording [ michael Dec 31, 2017 ]
No. This has no recording ability. It is only a player. [ Vinod Dec 31, 2017 ]
This is a "player" not a recorder. [ David Dec 31, 2017 ]
It will display this on the tv screen while playing a music CD of file. [ Lenton Dec 22, 2017 ]
There is no display of any kind on this player. Everything is monitored on your attached television/projector. The led on the front only lights when the unit is powered on. When off there are no lights. [ David Dec 21, 2017 ]
on this sony model, there is no front panel display for track number, time, etc [ JAMES R Dec 21, 2017 ]
No, there is no front display on this unit. [ Havens Dec 21, 2017 ]
No, the Sony UBP-X800 player does not display metadata for music CDs, although it does play all formats including MP3, DVD-Audio, and SACD. Thus, you have to refer to the track list on the CD. I turn my TV off when playing CDs via this player. The sound quality is excellent and on par with more expensive universal UHD 4K Blu-ray players. [ DAVE Dec 21, 2017 ]
The remote controller is IR only. [ Shane Dec 15, 2017 ]
Yes, I believe so. I have it in a cabinet with a glass door and it has to be pointed directly at it to work. [ Countrysquire Dec 13, 2017 ]
Yes, requires line of sight [ Joe Dec 13, 2017 ]
Here are the apps: Amazon Video, Netflix, VUDU, You Tube, Fox News Channel, Pandora, Yupp TV, HULU, Crackle, Opera TV, MBL.TV, Spotofy, Action Cam. I hope this helps you. [ Leonard Dec 02, 2017 ]
Quite a few including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Vudu, etc. [ HOWARD Dec 01, 2017 ]
It does a awesome job of playing Super Audio CD's. Making sure your hdmi goes to your AVR. My Denon panel reads multi channel in. Your TV should display super Audio........... [ GARY D Nov 28, 2017 ]
Yes, There is an app. I use it sometimes. Hope this helps. [ James Nov 29, 2017 ]
Yes [ Richard Nov 28, 2017 ]
There is a YouTube app you can access... [ Eugene Nov 28, 2017 ]
Yes Youtube is an included app on the Sony UBP-X800. [ MILT Nov 28, 2017 ]
Yes, no problem. [ david Nov 28, 2017 ]
No. This player will operate with a 1080p HDTV. DVDs are up scaled to 1080. [ Lenton Nov 14, 2017 ]
No, but you will need a 4K TV and hi-speed UHD HDMI cable to play 4K UHD Blu-ray discs. [ DAVE Nov 14, 2017 ]
No, it will play regular DVD's on an HDTV set, but you will need a 4K TV and 4K DVD's to take advantage of the player's full capabilities. [ William Nov 13, 2017 ]
This player has 4K output, so to fully appreciate it you would need a 4K capable TV. The player does play DVD and BluRay as well. [ Robert Nov 13, 2017 ]
no you do not need a 4k tv to play DVDs on the UBPX800. in the setup, set the output resolution to auto and it will output to what your TV can handle [ JAMES R Nov 13, 2017 ]
No, this will work with regular HDTV's as well. That is what I am doing right now. Planning to switch to a 4k TV later so I just bought this to be future ready. You can play 4K disks also even without a 4K TV. Randy... [ Randy Nov 13, 2017 ]
No, you do not need a 4k TV. It will play on any tv and is a great unit. [ Judith Nov 13, 2017 ]
No. It will play DVDs fine on your current set. [ Havens Nov 13, 2017 ]
No. The DVDs will play fine without 4K tv... you just won't be seeing 4K quality [ Michael Nov 13, 2017 ]
Yes, if you stop the playback on a disk, it will resume at the same spot once you start it again. If you take the disk out it will ask if you want to resume playback when you put it back in even weeks later. No, there is no way to adjust individual speaker volume. [ Havens Oct 12, 2017 ]
As long as your TV is UltraHD compatible, then from the X800 in the home screen choose Setup then choose Screen Settings and look for 4K Upscale Setting and choose Auto2. This will cause the X800 to do the upscaling. [ James Jul 18, 2017 ]
i set the output resoloution to "auto". my understanding is that player will upscale to highest scan that TV can handle. in my case, player is connected to a sony 4K tv. [ JAMES R Jul 17, 2017 ]
Yes. Set the audio output to "Bitstream". This will ensure you provide the multi-channel soundtrack to your speaker whenever it's available. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Jul 20, 2017 ] Staff
The only way to connect an equalizer to this would be to use the coaxial DAC like this one but only use it when listening to music: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120CSDAC/item.html It will not decode movies, but can decode stereo audio and change the connection to RCA so that it can be sent to an equalizer. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Jul 09, 2017 ] Staff
Not sure [ Mervyn Aug 05, 2018 ]
The manual didn't say so I had to call Sony. Their tech said that this will stream a 1080P MKV video with Dolby TrueHD audio from a DLNA computer. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Jul 03, 2017 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy May 05, 2017 ] Staff
You have to download the Netflix app after setup; the player does not come with the app pre-installed. [ DAVE May 04, 2017 ]
I don't use it for Netflix. I get Netflix though Dish. [ DWIGHT J May 02, 2017 ]
Don't use Netflix. Sorry. otherwise, great player. [ RICHARD May 02, 2017 ]
Works perfectly. No problems at all. [ Judith May 02, 2017 ]
Works fine. Also great with Amazon -- and more apps on the way. Great player! [ Craig May 02, 2017 ]
The Netflix app is pre-installed. You will connect your player to the internet in the initial setup, and then you're set to watch Netflix [ Robert May 01, 2017 ]
Awesome. Easy to use and fantastic quality image. [ BILL May 01, 2017 ]
I have my UBP-X800 connected to my LAN, not the wireless. With the higher bandwidth the LAN supplies, I have not had any issues using Netflix. Netflix is one of the many apps available on the UBP-X800. [ Robert May 01, 2017 ]
in a word, fine. watched a netflix movie this past saturday without any issue. i have a 100mbps from the cable provider. [ JAMES R May 01, 2017 ]
It works very well with Netflix. It supports HDR and looks great. This is a new model and there was a recent firmware update that improved playback and we can expect others to come along. This should be on your shortlist of UHD players. Good price and a very solid build. [ Havens May 01, 2017 ]
I've had no problem setting up and using Netflix. The UMP-X800 has excellent wireless capability. I have it set up on a 5GHz network and it loads quickly and streams flawlessly. 4K does buffer in the beginning sometimes so Netflix will downgrade the feed initially. After a minute or two it switched up to 4K and if you run it back to the beginning it won't downgrade. However, because there are only a couple of apps available, I use another device for streaming and have only used this player for Netflix a couple of times (initial setup and streaming 4K). [ CHRIS May 01, 2017 ]
Works really good! No problems! [ ABRAHAM May 01, 2017 ]
Yes, you can. You can use the optical audio out to pass the audio signal to TX SR805 and HDMI to pass the video signal to TV directly. You will get pretty decent sound. However, UBP-X800 can help you do lot more with the sound. [ Lianxiang Mar 30, 2017 ]
Yes it would be possible to use this player with your old receiver - although not ideal. The player has two HDMI outputs, HDMI1 would need to connectect directly to your 4K TV and HDMI2 would connect to your receiver for the sound support. The player is capable of outputting more formats of audio streams than your receiver supports but the handshaking between the two should straighten out any differences. [ David Mar 28, 2017 ]
Maybe, but don't count on it. I tried it with my old Sony ES receiver and it didn't work. My receiver doesn't accept 4K inputs and the 2nd HDMI output on the player didn't work for me. I think it only outputs audio over HDMI and my receiver didn't like that. [ Jens Mar 27, 2017 ]
no reason to buy this if you are not upgrading all hardware to 4k. [ Charles H. Mar 27, 2017 ]
Sure it will work with your Onkyo. That said there are a few limitations. The Onkyo will not pass 4k signals to your TV if you have a 4k display. If you do have a 4k TV you can connect this Sony player directly to the TV using the HDMI 1 output and send the audio only to the Onkyo using HDMI 2 output on the Sony. If you don't have a 4k display the Sony will still work for 1080P content. [ Havens Mar 27, 2017 ]
YES. The X800 has two HDMI outputs and the one marked AUDIO only can go directly into your receiver and the VIDEO HDMI output can be plugged directly into your 4K TV's HDMI input. [ Ralph Mar 27, 2017 ]
Yes, you can still use the Sony UBP-X800 with your Onkyo TX SR 805. However, since the SR 805 is HDMI 1.3 capable which means it won't handle UltraHD 4K and it won't pass HDR (HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 are needed) the best it will do is 1080P, which the X800 will down convert to 1080P when you play UltraHD Blu-ray Discs or other UHD 4K content. The SR805 cannot not handle Dolby Atoms as well, but it will pass Dolby Digital Plus and TrueHD and DTS HD. The X800 is a great player. Very fast as disc loading and very quite. Make sure you use quality HDMI cables. I hope this answers your question. [ James Mar 26, 2017 ]
As long as the Onkyo receiver in question supports 4K and HDR video signals, then it would work just fine to connect it via HDMI. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry Mar 24, 2017 ] Staff
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