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Old 03-20-2019, 07:15 PM   #4221
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I'm just now getting 4K movies(future proof) & this would be my 1st 4K blu-ray player for a decent price.

My question is, since it will be my 1st experience with a 4K player(I'm not tech savvy at all ) should I get the Sony UBP-X800 4K UHD Blu-ray player or another brand for this money value? I have a Sony X850D 4k LED TV!

Any help would be most appreciated, the more info the better for me! Thanks!!
Since your TV doesn't have Dolby Vision, the 800 would be a good player. But if you have the money to be safe for the future, you might look at one of the other units that has Dolby Vision. Good Luck
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:42 PM   #4222
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Since your TV doesn't have Dolby Vision, the 800 would be a good player. But if you have the money to be safe for the future, you might look at one of the other units that has Dolby Vision. Good Luck
The 800 has Dolby Vision now, in the new model. Old models are not updated though.
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The 800 has Dolby Vision now, in the new model. Old models are not updated though.
Just to be clear, the X800M2 has DV. It was announced at CES but not for sale anywhere yet.

I just don't want that user buying a new X800 thinking it will have DV. Your post seems to suggest that.
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I was referring to the original x800, not the newest X800M2..
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I was referring to the original x800, not the newest X800M2..
That's what I thought which I why I posted what I did.

The X800 is hardware limited and cannot be upgraded to DV. The X700 is up-gradable to X700. If you want a 800 architecture and DV, you need to wait for the M2. Should be soon (estimates were Spring 2019).
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CQP, I trust you have the UK 4K Gladiator? That's Uni whereas the US is Par.
You are correct and my mistake, the Universal title which pixelated on the X800 was Huntsman: Winter War UHD; Gladiator UHD also pixelated, the US Paramount title, but it was on my LG, not the X800.

While I'm at it, The Godfather (most recent/restored Blu), also a Paramount title, froze when selecting a scene from the pop-up menu on the X800, post-FW update.

So, just a rash of general issues over the past few weeks after months of smooth operation, or something specific to Universal and other companies using the same mastering/manufacturing facilities, your guess is as good as mine.
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For me it's usually Warner titles, Universal ones play fine. These players are just weird.
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For me it's usually Warner titles, Universal ones play fine. These players are just weird.
Funnily enough I have my first ever issue with this player last night with a Warner title, a small glitch during playback of the Goodfellas 4K UHD.
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Something that may be of use:

I finally upgraded my Netflix account to 4k. I have an Epson 4ke shift projector, which is incapable of passing Netflix’s 4k/60hz signal. When you slelect 24hz for streaming content in the x800 menu, it renders Netflix at 4k/24hz with HDR!

The Nvidia shield used to do this, but the feature was removed with a firmware update, so not sure how permanent a solution it is, but works great for now!
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