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Sony's refreshed UBP-X800M2 UHD Blu-ray player has Dolby Vision

08 Jan 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony will release a refreshed version of its UBP-X800 UHD Blu-ray player, named UBP-X800M2, which adds support for Dolby Vision HDR.

Sony UHD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision

When Sony announced its UBP-X700, it became the first UHD Blu-ray player from the Japanese company to support Dolby Vision. However, the more expensive X800 and X1000 players were stuck on base HDR10.

The company has no plans to bring Dolby Vision to its previous players. Instead, Sony will release a refreshed UBD-X800M2 that will support HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG. It also handles Hi-Res Audio, which is not supported on the current X700.


 Sony UBP-X800M2 UHD Blu-ray player


- “The X800M2 supports 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray playback and HDR formats including HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma to deliver stunning picture quality to your home. 4K upscaling is also possible with the X800M2, transforming everything you watch so you can enjoy highly detailed pictures even with non 4K content,” the company said.

UBP-X800M2 also supports SACD and DVD-Audio as well as 4K streaming via Netflix and YouTube.

The first UHD Blu-ray players were launched in 2016 and Sony joined the movement in 2017. The latest disc format has been well received by videophiles but remains a niche in a larger perspective, despite strong support from Hollywood and leading consumer electronics manufacturers. Sony snubbed the disc format when it launched its 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro game consoles and earlier this year Oppo announced its intentions to leave the disc market entirely. It appears, though, that Sony remains, at least to some degree, committed to UHD Blu-ray.

Sony UBP-X800M2 will be available from May. Pricing will be announced later.


 Sony UBP-X800M2 UHD Blu-ray player




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