There can be few names more associated with quality video and audio equipment than Sony, and it is no surprise that they are one of the leading manufacturers of disc players of all kinds. In this review, we are going to be looking at their UBP-X700 Ultra HD Blu-ray player which has been rated highly by others, so we are going to find out for ourselves if those ratings are justified.
Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
This Blu-ray Player is one of several within Sony’s impressive range of entertainment players. It was released in 2018, and many of the reviews in trade papers and magazines have been gushing with praise for it.
It is obviously designed to play Blu-ray discs, as well as DVDs and CDs. It’s also capable of playing music from sources with different music file formats including mp3, m4a, and wav. Images such as photos in jpeg, gif, and other image formats can be viewed via the player.
Who is this product for?
With the reputation that Sony has, anyone who wants the reassurance of owning a Blu-ray player that they know is manufactured by one of the top brands in the world is going to be keen on this.
If brands don’t excite you, but you what the full possible range of options in terms of what you can watch and listen to, then this player offers you that with its ability to play multiple formats.
Those who do not yet have the ability to stream the likes of Netflix to their TV may want to consider this a way of doing so.
When you purchase the Sony UBP-X700 you should receive the following when it is delivered. One Blu-ray player, one power adaptor, one 4k HDMI cable, one remote control, two size AAA batteries for the remote control, and the user’s manual.
Overview of features
One of the great features of this Blu-ray player is the versatility it has in terms of the disc and digital formats that you can play through it. That includes video, audio, and digital image media so you have a whole spectrum of options you can view and listen to.
That could include online streaming services which you are able to view through this player thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity, This can open up your viewing options enormously because it means Amazon Prime movies, Netflix and YouTube would be accessible to you.
Regardless of what the source of your entertainment is, it counts for nothing if the quality of the image you see on the screen is poor Thanks to a combination of the video technology Sony have incorporated into the UBP-X700 which includes Dolby Vision, you can experience 4k Ultra HD.
This makes images as crisp, clear and sharp as possible and the colors which are displayed will be more realistic than you have ever seen, meaning your enjoyment of every movie, TV drama and sports event will be enhanced.
How to use it
We always advise that you should fully read the user’s manual that is supplied with any product that has any kind of set up required. In this way not only will you be able to enjoy using use it quicker, but you’ll also be avoiding any possibility of damaging the product due to the wrong set up.
Once connected, you will be able to select the appropriate function you require by using the remote control. Again, refer to the manual if there is a function you are unsure of.
There is one piece of advice you should follow with regards to playing discs and that is to always wipe them with a disc cleaning cloth before and after every use to protect your player and your discs from damage caused by dust, etc.
- Sharp, vivid image quality
- Colors are natural and crisp
- Compatible with multiple formats
- Wi-fi connectivity for streaming
- Excellent value for money
- No Bluetooth connectivity
Sony UBP-X800M2 Blu-Ray Disc Player
If you love the Sony brand and want to push the boat out a little bit for one of their very top Blu-ray players, then one which is highly recommended is the Sony UBP-X800M2 Blu-Ray Disc Player.
One of the main reasons this tops their UBP-X700 player is that it incorporates Dolby Atmos and DSEE HX technology together for a sound quality that has to be heard to be believed. It also has anti-vibration technology which enhances the sounds even further.
There is no escaping the fact that Sony products offer anyone that uses them, or should we say, experiences them, the ultimate in visual and audio quality. The UBP-X700 certainly doesn’t deviate from that and we are sure you will soon see, and hear why, if this is the Blu-ray player you choose.