Although more new players are available in the market but Sony X-800 is still in the market and grabbing the customer’s attention. It offers good playback quality and a solid design. When the price is concerned even Sony has X-700 more affordable with greater options and features. But new models players coming every day the rating of X-800 had gone down recently. The design is identical to the expensive players but the notable property is that there is no display on X-800.
The front view is pretty sparse and the disk tray hide behind a drop down panel. The visible buttons are only of power and eject but the buttons are too close to each other so there is a fair chance that one might press a wrong one. The remote is small and adorable offering home button and a lot of function including launching of Netflix etc. The features include 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with 4K resolution and 3840 xn2160 pixels and provides better color depth. It also contain support for HDR video in the form of HDR10 but no Dolby Vision is included. The apps player options are quite large including all the best ones Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Mubi etc. So the player offers 4K streaming from the included apps and streaming services. Considering the disk player it has 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, CD, DVD, DVD-Audio, SCAD etc. It also supports DSD audio formats. At the back view no analogue though, it offers all digital with dual HDMI outputs, co axial cable, Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. So the device can output Bluetooth as well.
The purpose of the second HDMI is to pair a connection with an older version of A/V receiver. Considering the speed it was observed that Sony is slower than Samsung for almost 10 seconds. Although the player plays all 4K Blu-ray disks and others with good picture and sound quality. But it is the fastest player when it comes to the loading of Netflix. So in short aside from Dolby vision X-800 offers almost every feature with great audio and video performance, and it is better from the older versions in terms of DVD playbacks and nice design.