The new UBP-X500 player is a more affordable option without support for Dolby Vision in Sony’s line-up of UHD Blu-ray players. It will sell for 240 Euro / £200.
Sony X500 UHD Blu-ray player
Earlier this year, Sony launched the UBP-X700, which was the company’s first UHD Blu-ray player to support Dolby Vision. The company is now adding a step-down model in to the line-up in the form of UBP-X500.
The main difference between X700 and X500 – that look similar in appearance – is that the latter lacks support for Dolby Vision. X500 obviously still adheres to the UHD Blu-ray specifications, meaning that it support 4K resolution and the base HDR10 format. Sony pointed out that X500 also supports Dolby Atmos pass-through as well as other audio formats.
In addition to UHD Blu-ray discs, X500 will also spin your HD Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, and CDs. In addition, it offers “ultra-fast start up” and auto standby. X500 comes bundled with a compact remote control.
Sony UBP-X500 has been confirmed for Europe where is will be available in mid-August for a suggested retail price of approximately €240 / £200, depending on your region.
Sony UBP-X500 - specifications
Dimensions (W X H X D): 320 x 45 x 212 Weight: 1.4 kg