Pricing and availability for the company's first consumer model Ultra HD Blu-ray player have been revealed.
Sony has launched pre-orders for its UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The device will start shipping in March for a suggested retail price of $300.
And, as an added bonus, buyers of the UBP-X800 now through June 30, 2017 are eligible to receive two 4K Ultra HD discs from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Check out www.sony.com/4kdiscbundle for more details.
The UBP-X800 offers Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, DVD Video, DVD Audio, CD, Super Audio CD, Blu-ray 3D, and BD-ROM media playback through its Sony developed Precision HD drive, along with support for 4K streaming and almost any format available via USB. In addition, the device is capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback and wide color space BT.2020 support. Likewise, the player includes Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound compatibility, and Hi-Res Audio playback at up to 192kHz/24-bit and DSD 11.2MHz. 4K upscaling and Bluetooth connectivity are included as well.
In addition to the new consumer Ultra HD Blu-ray player, Sony also has the ES Series UBP-X1000E Ultra HD Blu-ray player designed for the custom installation market. Meanwhile, the company also just announced pricing and availability for its new 2017 Ultra HD TV lineup.
Outside of Sony, Panasonic is prepping three new 2017 Ultra HD Blu-ray players, the DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300. Likewise, Samsung revealed its M9500 second gen Ultra HD Blu-ray player as well, and Oppo is set to release its UDP-205 later this year. Of the models announced so far, only the upcoming LG UP970, Philips BDP7502, and the recently released Oppo UDP-203 have confirmed plans for Dolby Vision support.