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Sony UBP-X800

Discussion in 'Source Components II' started by Xgm3, May 23, 2017.

  1. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    On mine when watching a BD or 4k disc if I stop it (not pause) at times the unit freezes with a flashing home screen. If I disconnect the HDMI connection and then reconnect everything is fine, It does not happen if watching a regular DVD.

    Only problem i have had so far.
  2. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Freezing, HDMI issues, slow firmware fixes … You guys are make me less confident that this is the player for me.
  3. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    The occasional issue I have is more than worth the enjoyment I receive watching it. (of course I only paid $149) ;)
  4. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    I have heard of multiple situations where the unit freezes (fortunately neither of mine have so far!) and stuff needs to be unplugged and plugged back in again. It's one of the reasons (based on past experience) that both of my units' power cords are plugged in where it's really easy to see and reach them.

    Older Sony models would take a minute or so to reboot. I suspect that the X800 is much faster, based on the time or two that I unplugged a unit to move it elsewhere.

    And this just reminded me that there is another small issue that I have: about half the time a unit will not immediately recognize a USB stick when plugged into its front USB jack. You can see the stick's LED flash, but it does not get recognized in the unit's GUI - even after a minute or two. Pulling it and plugging it in again takes care of the problem.

  5. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    It's really a pretty decent player, Towen. So far just a few hiccups for me, and the picture, when it has a good source, is phenomenal. A well authored Bluray will look almost as good as a 4K disk.
  6. JeffMackwood

    JeffMackwood Maxi-Me

    But look at it this way: better forewarned than not! At least when it drops back down to a ridiculously low price (like we all bought it for!) you'll be buying yours with eyes wide open.
  7. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    Mine came frozen up. It then froze up one more time in the week following that but has been perfect for months now. It gets used nearly everyday.
  8. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    And I appreciate you all for that.
  9. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    I haven't had a single issue with mine, but I'm not using it for 4k.
  10. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    Got an email about a Sony player from Amazon, turned out to be just a bluray player, but decided to see where the price was at on the X800, and the first listing was still $248. Second listing, still Prime, was a bundle which pretty much was just the player and hdmi cable, but they were selling it for $180. For those interested, that's not a bad price.
    Towen7 likes this.
  11. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Has anyone experienced abnormally dark and/or drab color image quality when using this player with 4K discs?

    A friend called me today complaining of these issues. He's using this player fed directly to an Epson HC4000 projector. When he uses the streaming apps, he gets a vibrant, bright, eye-popping 4K image. But when he put in any of his 4K BDs, the image was dark and all color was dull and washed out.

    Would a setting in one of the components need to be adjusted? Could the HDMI cable be causing this? It's just odd that traditional BDs and the 4K streaming apps yield the expected results but the 4K BDs do not.
  12. Dentman

    Dentman Well-Known Member

    I've only played 5 4k discs but had zero problems. I'm betting either his cable, or settings are off. From what I understand 4k hates long HDMI runs.
  13. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    I kind of complained about similar things when I first got this player, but mine was more a complaint about mosquito noise on the 4K disks, but that they also didn't look as good as 4K streamed stuff. Ask him how his blurays look played through this player, as I think it does a great job upconverting, and at times, the blurays look better than some of the 4K disks I own.

    I'd tell him to check his settings, was just in mine last night, and everything that deals with color or resolution is set to auto. Could be there's a setting his tv doesn't like. The other thing to check, at least with my tv, not all inputs are completely 4K compliant. On my tv, input 1 is the best to use for 4K. The other inputs will accept a 4K signal, and this is where I'm gonna fall short on the explination, but they don't accept a full 4K signal, or something like that.

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