Over time, DVD players in India have been phased out by the ever-advancing technology. A while ago CD’s were the primary means of conveying data. Today, thumb drives and Micro SD cards are the fresh things. Consequently, DVD manufacturers have resulted in developing advanced media players. Nowadays, media players feature advanced features such as 3D support, Blu-ray and 4K functionality as well as Smart Technology. Some premium televisions and projectors already have these features, but in most cases, such devices are too expensive.
In as much as most TVs and projectors come with USB ports and Smart Functionality, a good Blu-ray player could help you make the best from your television.
With the rise of 4K, the future of Blu-ray technology has gone into uncertainty. But the manufacturers who used to earn a lot of income from it in the last decade are not ready to give up yet. And, they are trying to grab the opportunity that the absence of a physical technology capable of storing and playing 4K videos has generated.
► Sony X700 4K Media Player
In this article, we review one of the best Blu-ray players in India. Our focus today is on the Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-Ray Player. My friend recently purchased this device, and I thought it wise to review it for our readers. Here is what I liked in the Sony UBP-X700:
4K Ultra HD Imaging: To start with, Sony incorporated 4K technology into this Blu-ray player. Now, as mentioned earlier, most of today’s high-end televisions already feature 4K resolution. However, a dominant 4K upscaling media player like this Sony device can enhance your picture quality and video experience. Through its 4K ultra HD engine, the UBP-X700 delivers vibrant imaging and four times the resolution of standard Blu-ray players. Additionally, this device has HDR10 signaling capability, meaning that it outputs deep blacks and detailed picture quality.
Smart functionality: With this device, you really don’t need to have a smart television. This Full HD Blu-ray video player can stream 4K movies from the internet right to your standard television. All you need to do is to connect it to your home network either through Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable, and you are good to go. Moreover, the Sony Blu-ray player comes with a simple, intuitive interface. Actually, I found its interface more appealing than most smart television interfaces.
Numerous connectivity options: One fascinating thing about this 4K DVD player is that it does not limit you in terms of usability. Sony installed two HDMI ports on this device. You can use these ports to project your image through a projector, a TV or a PC screen. I tested the HDMI ports through a 19-inch HP monitor and an Epson VS345 home projector.
From my experience, I can attest that the picture quality is worth every cent. Nonetheless, for a real 4K experience, I would recommend that you use this device with a 4K TV screen. Other connectivity options in this device include an Ethernet port, a Coaxial SPDIF port and a wireless radio (Wi-Fi). This device also has a USB port for playing media files stored on thumb drives.
|Feature||Watch | Listen | Stream | Menu & Apps | 24P True Cinema | 4K Upscaling | Screen Mirroring | 3D Streaming | 4K Streaming | Live Streaming | Auto Power Off | Bravia Sync | Child Lock | Parental Control|
|Video||Play 4K Ultra HD media file | HDR10 (100X more brightness) | Dolby Vision (Deep Dark and Vibrant color) | Watch Movie in 4K Quality on a Non-HDR TV|
|Sound||Digital Music Compatible | DTS | Dolby Atmos | Dolby True HD Decoding|
|File||CD | DVD | Blu-ray Disk | Play all types of media files|
|Build||Weight: 1.4-Kg | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB, Ethernet Port|
|Sales Box||Media Player | Remote Control | Batteries|