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OFFICIAL Sony UBP-X800M2 Owners Thread (No Price Talk)

Starting this up now that they are in the wild, mine is on order from VE, hopefully shipping next week. It appears Best Buy may have them in store.


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Does DV function the same way as the X700: YES

App to help sort which titles are DV or not:
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Do we know anything about the apps? Netflix with DV and Atmos? Amazon , Vudu ?

I was so happy without HDR...
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Do we know anything about the apps? Netflix with DV and Atmos? Amazon , Vudu ?

I don't, I hope Netflix and Amazon function as expected on arrival, but maybe one of us will know soon.

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I looked at the support site and there is already a firmware update.
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I broke down and ordered one from bb here Tuesday. Promise not to gripe about dv toggle. Bb site has six reviews already. As far as apps go just Netflix,prime,YouTube,nothing else. All other comments were positive. I think it will be a good backup to my panny. They had them available for pickup but decided to have it delivered.
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Seems I missed the first lot at VE, so mine will be a week or so before shipping...

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Can anyone who gets one let us know how it handles SACD and DVD-Audio? I know most don't care, but those are big for me.

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I can't get Atmos to be recognized by Netflix.
Not sure why, I'll play with the settings.

Atmos does work with HD disks however, odd not Netflix
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I can't get Atmos to be recognized by Netflix.
Not sure why, I'll play with the settings.

Atmos does work with HD disks however, odd not Netflix
Did you set bitstream to on in settings.

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Reported on the anticipation thread so far the Netflix app has just 5.1 no atmos.even with dv on.

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Does this player have an Amazon app?
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Does this player have an Amazon app?
It only have 3 apps: Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube
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It only have 3 apps: Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube
Does the Amazon Prime app pass 4k HDR? The reason I ask is the PS4 Pro won't, it is limited to 2k.
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It only have 3 apps: Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube
Does the Amazon Prime app pass 4k HDR? The reason I ask is the PS4 Pro won't, it is limited to 2k.
I’m pretty sure when I tested Jack Ryan last night on the Prime app, it supported both Atmos and Dolby Vision 4K. I need to double check to confirm again as it was a real quick check, but I’m fairly certain all was working in that app.

And for those curious, Netflix also ran 4K with DV fine, but I could not find a way to get Atmos audio. Everything was just 5.1 for me.
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I’m pretty sure when I tested Jack Ryan last night on the Prime app, it supported both Atmos and Dolby Vision 4K. I need to double check to confirm again as it was a real quick check, but I’m fairly certain all was working in that app.

And for those curious, Netflix also ran 4K with DV fine, but I could not find a way to get Atmos audio. Everything was just 5.1 for me.
Was it DD or DD+? Because the x800 only outputs legacy DD from Netflix. No idea why Sony did that but I was hoping they changed things with the new player.

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I've never really been happy with the LG UBK90 since I got it 6 or so months ago, I've been looking for a better player. Tried the Panasonic UB820 but it ended up being more than I need. I was looking for something in-between the 2 players so I was excited about the x800M2. It was unfortunate when it was discovered it had the same Dolby Vision implementation as the x700, (a player I never even considered because of it's DV on/off thing). But then I decided to be a bit more open minded and if the manual DV aspect was the only "bad" thing about the player and everything else is what I want, maybe I can live with it.

Having said all that, I hate to admit it but the manual Dolby Vision control is pretty irritating. My plan was to just leave it off at all times, unless I am watching a DV movie in which case I will go turn it on. I am actually a big DV Fan so I know exactly what discs of mine have it. But the trouble is the player autoplays when you put a disc in. So I either have to remember to turn DV on/off before putting a disc in, or stop a disc and then go do it.

Is there a way to turn off autoplay?
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I haven't streamed anything with this player yet but I just watched two movies back to back and when I removed the disks they were much cooler temperature wise than disks were when I removed them from my X700 or the Sammy I had. I watch everything with DV on, one movie was just HDR and the other was a DV movie and they both looked great.
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Can anyone who gets one let us know how it handles SACD and DVD-Audio? I know most don't care, but those are big for me.

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Dark Side Of The Moon SACD and Faith Hill - Cry DVD Audio played very well the sound was great.
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Dark Side Of The Moon SACD and Faith Hill - Cry DVD Audio played very well the sound was great.
Thanks for the heads up! I don't even have a 4k set (haven't replaced my 70" 1080 quite yet) but I do have a ton of SACD and DVD-A and a new Pioneer Elite. This will be a nice, future proof, upgrade. Great audio now, and when I get a new screen I'll be ready.

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I've never really been happy with the LG UBK90 since I got it 6 or so months ago, I've been looking for a better player. Tried the Panasonic UB820 but it ended up being more than I need. I was looking for something in-between the 2 players so I was excited about the x800M2. It was unfortunate when it was discovered it had the same Dolby Vision implementation as the x700, (a player I never even considered because of it's DV on/off thing). But then I decided to be a bit more open minded and if the manual DV aspect was the only "bad" thing about the player and everything else is what I want, maybe I can live with it.

Having said all that, I hate to admit it but the manual Dolby Vision control is pretty irritating. My plan was to just leave it off at all times, unless I am watching a DV movie in which case I will go turn it on. I am actually a big DV Fan so I know exactly what discs of mine have it. But the trouble is the player autoplays when you put a disc in. So I either have to remember to turn DV on/off before putting a disc in, or stop a disc and then go do it.

Is there a way to turn off autoplay?
You don’t have to stop the disc to swap DV. Just hit the home button at any point and make the settings switch. Then go back to disc and progress is saved. I’ve been swapping back and forth regularly at any time during play. It auto pauses with home button.

Just not sure how autoplay is an issue? But I do wish I didn’t have to manually swap.
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You don’t have to stop the disc to swap DV. Just hit the home button at any point and make the settings switch. Then go back to disc and progress is saved. I’ve been swapping back and forth regularly at any time during play. It auto pauses with home button.

Just not sure how autoplay is an issue? But I do wish I didn’t have to manually swap.
I did not know that! That certainly makes things easier. Do I just press home, goto settings and do what I need to do, then press Home again to go back to the movie?
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I don't have the M2 in my hands yet until later today when it gets delivered. It would have been nice if Sony could have made a change to the remote control unit by adding a dedicated "Dolby Vision" button for quick access to the manual switching i.e. Toggle On/Off.


Hopefully, some day such a button command, could be programmed into the wide range of Universal Remote Controllers out there such as my Logitech Harmony. I would be happy about it and dismiss the pain of having to manually switch via going through Settings etc.


Of course, better yet, offer a auto-switching feature via a firmware update to their software. One can dream.
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Will some owner please confirm that this player will pass 4k HDR on its internal Amazon Prime app?
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Hope this isn't a stupid question but is making the DV switching automatic via firmware even possible?
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Hope this isn't a stupid question but is making the DV switching automatic via firmware even possible?
I don't see how it wouldn't be. From a programming point of view it's a simple IF statement.

I just ordered the 800M2 from Amazon. Should have it by Friday. I haven't been happy with the LG UBK90. It's OK but it suffers from the raised blacks via HDMI Dolby Vision bug on my LG C8. It is my understanding that the profile used by Sony actually fixes this issue. Even if I have to toggle DV in the menu, I'll trade that if I can watch Dolby Vision with proper black levels.

Hope it all works out.
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It would have been nice if Sony could have made a change to the remote control unit by adding a dedicated "Dolby Vision" button for quick access to the manual switching i.e. Toggle On/Off.

I wonder if anyone has ever used a Harmony Remote to make a solution to this issue.
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Just got mine today. Good build quality. 4K looks terrific. Will be using this only for 4K disc playback. No streaming or HD Blu-ray. Watched Aquaman in DV. Looks excellent. I know a lot of people complain about the manual switching needed for DV but I don’t find it all that big of a deal. When you start playing a disc it shows HDR. As another poster pointed out, it’s quite easy to then turn on DV after the disc is playing or vice versa. Yes, hopefully Sony will do a update allowing an ‘auto’ option for DV. Love the two free movies included. Highly recommended!

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Received my 800m2 this afternoon from Best Buy. Got the 2 free discs which I already own. I also own the panny 820. You all know it’s features and at this time I am not. Doing an in-depth review. Over all it has beautiful picture quality both in hdr and Dolby vision disc i would give the 820 a small edge there because of its many picture controls including the hdr optimizer but it is a bit over kill. The big negative for me is the dv toggle and so far no atmos in the network apps. It’s build quality is very good and runs whisper quiet. It was an easy set up connected wirelessly to the internet and did firmware update with no issue. The panny is less cumbersome with Dolby vision except for its Netflix app. I love my Panasonic and despite some dislikes to me I like the Sony as a nice backup player. Pending any operational issues I plan to keep it. The way some vendors are discontinuing making them its good to have a good backup. My wish is the add auto Dolby vision, atmos in Netflix and amazon but wont hold my breath. As far as recommending the x800m2 as long as no issues mainly freeze ups or other issues develop its a nice solid player. Worth the money.

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OFFICIAL Sony UBP-X800M2 Owners Thread (No Price Talk)

I was going to get the X1100es but i decided against due to the DV manual toggle. All of the other companies 4K players has DV auto implemented so why can't they? My advise is for people to start flooding Sony with calls and emails regarding this otherwise they are going to think it's FINE and won't do anything about it.

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Someone asked a bit back about the Netflix and prime apps they both do 4k hdr with Dolby vision off with it on Netflix everting shows Dolby vision logo prime still hdr neither does atmos.

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