Time to look for a 4k player!

Verdinut

Verdinut

Audioholic Ninja
Either the Sony X800M2 or the X1100es player will play with precision 4K discs for a lot cheaper than the Reavon UBR-X200.

The Reavon is overpriced. What kind of support will you get if it's defective? That's an important consideration as well.

I have the Sony X800 and it works pretty well. It also reads SACDs and DVD-A discs. What is noteworthy is that it also performs as well as my OPPO UDP-203.

It's also good to bear in mind that Sony was involved in the development of the 4K disc.
 
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Senior Audioholic
Either the Sony X800M2 or the X1100es player will play with precision 4K discs for a lot cheaper than the Reavon UBR-X200.

The Reavon is overpriced. What kind of support will you get if it's defective? That's an important consideration as well.

I have the Sony X800 and it works pretty well. It also reads SACDs and DVD-A discs. What is noteworthy is that it also performs as well as my OPPO UDP-203.

It's also good to bear in mind that Sony was involved in the development of the 4K disc.
For the price of that Reavon here in Canada, I could (almost) buy 2× Panasonic DPUB 820K, and a DPUB 9000. Buying the 3 would cost about 100$ (plus taxes) more.
 
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heightshare

Audioholic Intern
Either the Sony X800M2 or the X1100es player will play with precision 4K discs for a lot cheaper than the Reavon UBR-X200.

The Reavon is overpriced. What kind of support will you get if it's defective? That's an important consideration as well.

I have the Sony X800 and it works pretty well body beads. It also reads SACDs and DVD-A discs. What is noteworthy is that it also performs as well as my OPPO UDP-203.

It's also good to bear in mind that Sony was involved in the development of the 4K disc.
is this for me?
 
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Verdinut

Verdinut

Audioholic Ninja
is this for me?
Why not? Some of the Panasonics are overpriced for what they offer. They don't perform better than the above mentioned Sonys, and they won't play DVD-Audio discs nor SACDs. I suggest that you verify one at a specialized AV equipment store.
 
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Richster

Audiophyte
What a load of crap, No balanced output's, no analogue connections, won't play SACD or DVD-A It's simply a stock standard cheap player.
You might as well get a Lazer for 99 dollars
I have an x700 and unless you have requirements such as playing orphaned sacd’s - why spend more?
Does an excellent job playing my growing 4k collection - never have any problems.
I am a discerning movie watcher and have never had this come up short on features.
I’d rather spend on adding 4k’s to my collection.
As far as a PS5, if you are not primarily a gamer do you really want to fool around with gaming focused machine Including a gaming focused remote.
 
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3db

Audioholic Overlord
Either the Sony X800M2 or the X1100es player will play with precision 4K discs for a lot cheaper than the Reavon UBR-X200.

The Reavon is overpriced. What kind of support will you get if it's defective? That's an important consideration as well.

I have the Sony X800 and it works pretty well. It also reads SACDs and DVD-A discs. What is noteworthy is that it also performs as well as my OPPO UDP-203.

It's also good to bear in mind that Sony was involved in the development of the 4K disc.
The only thing I wish the Sony's would add are seperate stereo analog output jacks so that I just turn on my AVR and Sony player without having to turn on the TV. I use the analog outs in my bedroom and main system and keep the Yamaha in Pure Direct.

Not sure what the real world non audiophoolry advantage of having XLR outputs on that REAVON is. Its very over priced.
 
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Hetfield

Audioholic Samurai
I wanted the Sony X700 but you have to turn on and off Dolby Vision. That's just stupid. I bought the Panasonic UB820 and it's excellent. It's not the cheapest but it's a very nice player. I'm still using my Sony X800 for SACD and DVD-audio.
The exotic players like Reavon or OPPO are just ridiculous.
 
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Richster

Audiophyte
I wanted the Sony X700 but you have to turn on and off Dolby Vision. That's just stupid. I bought the Panasonic UB820 and it's excellent. It's not the cheapest but it's a very nice player. I'm still using my Sony X800 for SACD and DVD-audio.
The exotic players like Reavon or OPPO are just ridiculous.
This falsehood keeps on getting repeated and likely causes some who would like to avoid “audiofoolery” to spend more than necessary for what is perfectly acceptable performance.
You only turn on Dolby vision ONCE and that setting stays on - at least it does on my x700.
Also, it does play SACD - although I have none and am just looking at the menu option.
 
Verdinut

Verdinut

Audioholic Ninja
The only thing I wish the Sony's would add are seperate stereo analog output jacks so that I just turn on my AVR and Sony player without having to turn on the TV. I use the analog outs in my bedroom and main system and keep the Yamaha in Pure Direct.

Not sure what the real world non audiophoolry advantage of having XLR outputs on that REAVON is. Its very over priced.
Have a look at this. For the asking price, you wouldn't risk much:

 
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Hetfield

Audioholic Samurai
This falsehood keeps on getting repeated and likely causes some who would like to avoid “audiofoolery” to spend more than necessary for what is perfectly acceptable performance.
You only turn on Dolby vision ONCE and that setting stays on - at least it does on my x700.
Also, it does play SACD - although I have none and am just looking at the menu option.
Yes, you turn it on once but it forces Dolby Vision on everything. You have to turn it on and off.
 
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3db

Audioholic Overlord
Agreed and it makes me wonder even more why Sony doesnt include the analog outputs. I use the HDMI out to listen to CDs ln my Sony X800. What I dont like about this that it requires another outlet.
 
Verdinut

Verdinut

Audioholic Ninja
Agreed and it makes me wonder even more why Sony doesnt include the analog outputs. I use the HDMI out to listen to CDs ln my Sony X800. What I dont like about this that it requires another outlet.
To add an analog output implies the addition of a DAC with increased production costs and consumer price. To my knowledge, only OPPO came with multichannel analog outputs on some models. All of today's AVRs and integrated amps have HDMI inputs.
 
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Trebdp83

Audioholic Ninja
The only thing I wish the Sony's would add are seperate stereo analog output jacks so that I just turn on my AVR and Sony player without having to turn on the TV. I use the analog outs in my bedroom and main system and keep the Yamaha in Pure Direct.

Not sure what the real world non audiophoolry advantage of having XLR outputs on that REAVON is. Its very over priced.
To which receiver is the Sony UBP-X800 connected? One thing you can do is connect a coaxial cable to the Sony's coaxial output and connect the other end into a coaxial input on your receiver. Assign the selected coaxial port to the CD source input. Many receivers have video passthrough while using the CD input and you should see the player's display if you decide to turn the TV on. With this setup, HDMI output from the Sony will work with the BD/DVD source input selection on the receiver for any movie discs and the coaxial digital output will work with the CD source input selection and you can leave it in Pure Direct mode. Now, if HDMI-CEC is on it will wreak havoc on this setup as it will force the TV on and switch input selection to BD/DVD when trying to play a CD.
 
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