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Sony introduces $599 premium UHD Blu-ray player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Martin Dew, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 15 Jul 2, 2019
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    Martin Dew

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  2. Message #2 of 15 Jul 2, 2019
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    Todd Erwin

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    Other than "IP control over CAT 5 or Wi-Fi, RS232C 2-way control and IR-IN," I see no difference between this and the UBP-X800M2 which sells for nearly half the price.
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

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    That was the same situation with the first Sony ES UHD player and the original X800. And this new one still has Sony's moronic Dolby Vision implementation, requiring the setting to be turned on/off manually.
     
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    Yeah, I noticed that on the X800M2, too. I told Sony Tier 1 Support it was stupid, since quite a few UHD discs that are DV don't list it on the packaging or on the disc very prominently (Westworld: Season 1 comes to mind) and that Joe Sixpack shouldn't have to manually toggle DV on, but they have been scripted to respond that that is the way all players work. I tried to explain that that was not true, but being Tier 1 they just were not going to listen. That being said, if that is the way Sony's players are configured for DV content, they should have made the toggle more easily accessible instead of burying it in the screen settings menu. What is even crazier is that turning DV on, you are disabling Bravia mode (if you have a Sony display) and 3D capability.

    I'm working on a review of the M2, but want to give the player some more time and more discs to run through before publishing my findings/opinions.
     
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    Here is Sony's response:

    :eek:
     
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  7. Scott Merryfield

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    Well, then my question for Sony would be "why then did you design a player where if the user turns Dolby Vision ON it outputs Dolby Vision for all material -- even stuff that is not encoded in DV"?

    Sony made a terrible design choice -- which they continue to perpetuate in new models -- and all these answers being fed to their support people are utter garbage.
     
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    I may have to throw some of these questions at my contact at Sony to forward on to the engineering team.
     
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    I know they last long. I still have the first blu ray Sony put out. Still looks good
     
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  11. Bryan^H

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    tried posting YouTube review of this twice. Something is not working here. Sorry.
     
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    Is it the same review I just posted?
     
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    Yes, that is it. Thank you.
     
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    That reviewer certainly doesn't pull any punches on his dislike of Sony's manual switching for Dolby Vision. :laugh:
     

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