Sony adds affordable UBP-X500 UHD Blu-ray player to line-up

07 Aug 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

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.

 Sony X500 UHD Blu-ray player

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

UHD Blu-ray
Dimensions (W X H X D): 320 x 45 x 212
Weight: 1.4 kg
Disc support:
Ultra HD Blu-ray,BD-ROM,Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5) ,SA-CD (SA-CD / CD) Playback,DVD-Video,DVD-R,DVD+R,DVD-RW,DVD+RW,DVD-R Dual Layer,DVD+R Dual Layer,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD+R Double Layer,CD (CD-DA) ,CD-R / -RW
Video formats:
MPEG-1 Video / PS (.mpg .MPEG, .mkv).VOB, .VRO,MPEG-2 Video / PS, TS ( .mpg.MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv).VOB, .VRO,MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts) ,MPEG-4 / AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv) ,Xvid (.avi, .mkv) ,WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv) ,AVCHD Disc Format,VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv) ,Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi)
Audio formats:
AAC (.AAC, .mka) ,HEAAC v.1 / v.2 / level2,WMA9 Standard (.WMA) ,LPCM (.mka) ,DSD - DSDIFF / DSD (.dff, .dsf) ,FLAC (.flac, .fla) ,AIFF (.aiff, .aif) ,ALAC (.m4a) ,Dolby Digital (.ac3, .mka) ,WMA10 Pro,Vorbis
Input and output:
1x HDMI Output, 1x USB Input, 1x Ethernet Connection
Dolby Atmos pass-through
Dolby Atmos / Dolby True HD decoding (2ch)
DTS decoding (2ch)
Wi-Fi built-in
In the box:
Remote Control: RMT-VB500E, Batteries: Type AAA x 2

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