such a disappointment...
lets stop for a minute and think people, why would you go down the ladder and name it UBP-X700, it should be UBP-X900 if its an successor, not vice versa
it comes in a 12inch/32cm format instead of last years full width, home cinema is also about aesthetics, they seem to have gone with a shrinking type of design
who knows what this means in terms of performance, sturdiness or AV quality, it fits nowhere with their already existing line of products
been waiting for this player since i heard ubp-x800/x1000es wont be updated with dolby vision, however, at this time it seems like ubp-x800 still is the superior player
this new player indeed has a power brick looking at the 12v input, it a lot smaller, probably made out of cheaper materials and lots of plastics
looking at last years models, they were bragging about the superb build quality over and over, even published pictures of the internals, showcasing all the superior design materials
this year theres none of that, gets you thinking, seems like they announced this player for the sole purpose of just accomodating dolby vision
they also announced the STR-DH790 reciever which is way beyond my understanding since it seems to feature exactly the same features as last years model, the STR-DN1080, it even recieved a dolby vision passthrough update last year
i dont see where the STR-DH790 fita where the STR-DN1080 doesnt, to me it seems like they have wasted resources developing this totally unecessary reciever, instead of putting all efforts into correcting last years issues with a better designed ubp-x800, calling it ubp-x900
its only logical for them to announce yet another bluray player, probably next year, correcting all their wrong steps taken this year, naming a successor the way youre supposed to name them
ubp-x700 sounds so cheap, and it sounds 4 years old, looks like it as well
i personally bought last years ubp-x800 straight away when i saw this annoouncement, sitting back waiting for them to develop something that people wants, the ubp-x900
i was firmly believing that they would deliver this year
seems not, just look at the new remote..