Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra High Definition 3D Blu-Ray Player

Last updated date: October 19, 2020

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Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra High Definition 3D Blu-Ray Player

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We looked at the top Blu-Ray Players and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Blu-Ray Player you should buy.

Update as October 19, 2020:
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Overall Take

This 4K Ultra HD streaming Blu-ray player has built-in wireless internet, so you can easily access streaming apps and services like Amazon Prime and Netflix. Its advanced upscaling creates more detailed images for a better viewing experience. It is ideally suited to high-resolution TVs.

In our analysis of 14 expert reviews, the Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra High Definition 3D Blu-Ray Player placed 3rd when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Front row, center stage. This 4K Ultra HD Blu ray player delivers the impeccable clarity of 4K and stunning detail of high dynamic range. Get the best seat in the house and lose yourself in incredible picture quality and advanced surround sound. Play almost any media disc, or stream 4K content from your favorite streaming services.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

2,525 user reviews

What experts liked

This player includes built in apps, viewing in 4K and has built in WIFI.
- BestReviews
This Sony player is light and compact; making it the least expensive player that supports Dolby vision. It has general picture quality and built in app support.
- Home Theater Review
Provides excellent image quality, has very good value and compatible with HDR10 and Dolby vision.
- Home Media Entertainment

What experts didn't like

Only supports older 2.4GHz wifi networks Plastic build material also makes the DVD player feel cheap.
- BestReviews
The player lacks auto-detection of Dolby vision content especially if you are constantly switching between HDR10 and Dolby vision.
- Home Theater Review
This dvd player lacks design, performance could be better as well as the dolby vision is not supported yet.
- Home Media Entertainment

An Overview On Blu-Ray Players

If you’re not familiar with Blu-ray, it is a high-definition format used for filming and presenting video content. Another format much like this is HDTV, or high-definition television. Blue-ray allows viewers to experience better image detail, more shades of color and added depth. It uses video compression and blue-laser technology to create higher-definition video playbacks on DVD-sized discs.

Blu-ray was first introduced in 2006, and since then, the technology has only gotten better. There are many different versions available, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Of course, these advanced features are not needed (or even advised) unless your TV is also compatible. If you have a 4K TV with HDR, though, you may prefer using 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs for the most impressive display.

You will also need to know what HDR version your TV has when shopping for a Blu-ray player. These versions could be HDR10, Dolby Vision or both. If it is a 1080-pixel (or 1080p) TV, don’t waste money on features that you won’t be able to use. However, if you are planning to upgrade your TV, keep this in mind when shopping for a Blu-ray player.

Blu-ray players can be very affordable, but don’t click “buy” until you have compared the most important features. See how the player supports HDR; if only on discs, integrated apps may not be able to use it. You can also check whether the player is HDR10 or Dolby Vision. HDR10 is thought of as the HDR standard, and it can be used for free with all brands.

The Blu-Ray Player Buying Guide

  • Upscaling to 4K is worth looking into, since it makes standard Blu-rays look sharper.
  • Not all Blu-ray players support Wi-Fi, so check to make sure that the one you are considering does. This is an important feature if you want to stream with greater ease. Note, however, that wired Blu-ray players that use an ethernet port may be more reliable for connecting to the internet if your Wi-Fi is spotty.
  • If you don’t have a standalone streaming box, see how the Blu-ray player supports streaming apps.
  • Don’t forget about the audio. Some higher-end Blu-ray players have high-resolution audio, which works well for home theaters. Also, check your audio connections at home; if you are not running HDMI into your A/V receiver, you may need to figure out the best way to run your audio with your new Blu-ray.