If the war between Dolby Vision and HDR10 makes your head hurt, you might want to check out the latest 4K Blu-ray player by Sony. At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the Japanese electronics giant announced its first Dolby Vision and HDR10 capable media device, in addition to a Dolby Atmos AV 7.2 channel receiver.
The UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player doesn't feature much in the way of noteworthy features beyond the fact that it supports two HDR standards. It comes with the smart features one would expect, including YouTube and Netflix applications. In addition, it supports several media formats, including MP4, DSD, FLAC, and more.
However, Sony also announced its new 4K HDR AV receiver, which it hopes will be purchased alongside the aforementioned player. According to the company, these two devices complement each other, with the STR-DH790 offering unparalleled quality, thanks to its lossless HDR10 and Dolby Vision passthrough.
Beyond that, the AV receiver features Dolby Atmos, which promises a cinematic sound experience that matches the lifelike picture quality produced by the UBP-X700. It also comes with DTS:X support, which should bring your favorite Fast and the Furious movie to life when paired with a 5.1.2 sound system. Both these devices have been designed with the living room in mind, featuring a thinner and more compact design that should theoretically put your old Blu-ray equipment to shame.
It will also allow you to seamlessly connect it to your already established speaker setup thanks to its advanced automatic setup system called Advanced D.C.A.C. (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration).
Sony revealed that the UBP-X700 Blu-ray player will become available this month, with the 4K HDR AV receiver launching in several configurations later in the year. Pricing for both of these devices will be announced at a later stage. The aforementioned Blu-ray player will get Dolby Vision support in a firmware update in the summer.
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