With Oppo bowing out of the race in 2018, Sony is one of the only manufacturers still catering to the high end when it comes to 4K Blu-ray players. With the new X800M2, announced here at CES, it also fixes something the company left out of the original X800: .
While theoffered it (and hence earned our recommendation instead) the expected Dolby Vision update skips the X800 and comes to the new M2 instead.
Dolby Vision is one of several competing standards of(HDR) video, which aims to increase picture quality through increased colors and contrast in 4K movies.
The new X800M2 supports 4K Ultra HD playback, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in addition to 4K upscaling. Like the original, the player supportsand DSD as well as SACD/DVD-A. The Sony will also support 4K streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube, though it's unclear if it also supports HDR streaming. Unlike the , the X800M2 offers digital outputs only.
Pricing and availability is yet to be announced.
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