Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray has been around fornow and, as is customary with maturing technologies, the size of the devices drops alongside the price.
Sony has long been the master of miniaturization, and it's applied its shrink-ray technology to the UBP-X700, its latest 4K Blu-ray player.
The X700's biggest claim to fame? It now supports Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, though we have reached out to Sony to check which HDR streaming formats it can do.so you won't miss out on high dynamic range effects in your BD media. The player also supports 4K streaming from Netflix,
While Sony's previous 4K players had a premium feel, the X700 instead looks like the no-nonsense HD players of recent years. The X700 is a black box without a display -- just a play and eject button.
The player is available now for $199, £269 and AU$349. But note that the X800 is only a little more expensive and may offer better performance or value, despite its lack of Dolby Vision.
Updated April 13 at 11.15 ET: Pricing and availability added
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