Product Comparison: Sony UBP-X800 vs Samsung UBD-K8500/XU


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Samsung
Model
UBP-X800
UBD-K8500/XU
Origin
China
Indonesia
About the Product
Play anything - The UBP-X800's playing power goes far beyond 4K UHD Blu-ray discs. You can watch, listen to, and stream almost anything you like – including most high-definition video and High-Resolution Audio formats, and a host of popular streaming services.
Enjoy revolutionary picture quality the way the director has intended it to be seen. With 4 times higher the resolution than Full HD, the UBD-K8500 also delivers crystal clear and detailed images in UHD, especially on big screens bringing your movies to life.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
No
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • This is a great 4K player and my Blu-Ray movies look even better through it’s upscaler so glad I finally got one.
  • Only used a couple of times but so far the picture is very good and the machine is very quiet
  • Absolutely brilliant picture and sound.
  • Delivers fantastic picture & sound quality to my TV.
  • A Stunning Player with excellent and beautiful picture and stunning sound.
Samsung UBD-K8500/XU
  • Colours are superb, clarity is out of this world and a host of other features, which are built into the kit, made it worth every penny.
  • This is an excellent piece of equipment. Crisp sharp 4K pctures with immersive audio. I
  • Great looking 4k bluray player with an excellent picture on 4k films and much better upscaling of hd blurays than my old sony home cinema.
  • Works great, easy menus with add one. plays my 4k blue rays great on my uhd tv, love it. The touch sensitive buttons are great too. and good Samsung quality build.
  • Arrived the very next day as stated, set it up in minutes, the picture quality of the 4k dvds supplied with it are fantastic, colour is vibrant, images are crystal clear, I would definitely recommend this item, yet another superb product from Samsung.
Size & Weight
Height
2 in.
1.76 in.
Width
17 in.
15.9 in.
Depth
10.5 in.
9 in.
Weight
8.37 lbs.
4.2 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD-ROM, CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-Video, SA-CD, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), Ultra HD Blu-ray
Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video
Web Browser
Supported Formats
AVCHD, MOV, AVI, MPEG-1 Video/ PS, MPG, MKV, VOB, VRO, MPEG, MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS, M2TS, MTS, MPEG-4 AVC, 3GP, 3GPP2, 3G2, FLV, MP4, M4V, VC1, WMV9, WMV, ASF, Xvid, BMP, GIF, JPEG, MPO, PNG
MPEG2/4, DivX, DivX HD, AVCHD, MKV, WMV, JPEG, MPO
Built-in Audio Decoders
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, Dolby Digital, DSD, DSD - DSDIFF / DSD, FLAC, HEAAC v.1 / v.2 / level2, LP cm, WMA10 Pro, WMA9
Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
USB Port(s)
1
1
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
DLNA
Controls
Remote control
Remote control
Extras
High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX, Anti-vibration construction for clearer sound, Stunning picture with 4K upscaling up to 60p, Dolby Atmos
BD Wise, UHD Up-Scale, Screen Mirroring, Octa Core Processor, BD Profile, Video Up-Scale (DVD), Full Screen, Smart Hub, CD Ripping, Multiroom Link
What customers say about "Features"
Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • Very pleased with my UBP-X800 I've had many Blu Ray over the years and this is the best all the features but one you could want.
  • Love the Bluetooth feed for headphones.
  • Top quality blu ray that plays everything from ultra 4K to dvds picture and sound is excellent
  • This player is so solid & looks very well built, lots of features
  • Video quality (and audio with it) great. Firing up a CD really shows off music skills as well - easily a replacement for one box hifi
Samsung UBD-K8500/XU
  • Great price now and with 3D playback for DVD (which Samsung have dropped from the new range) a must if you have a Samsung 4K telly. Take a little to time to set it up properly so you can get the best results from it.
  • Clunky menus and small remote spoil the overall enjoyment. That said, i use a logitech Harmony one remote so no problem.
  • Slim product, doing at least what it says on the box. In short a smashing piece of equipment. Delivery reasonable, but it took a couple of attempts to place the order! Would recommend, this item if you have the TV to go with it!
  • Remote is a bit small which makes it fiddly - especially if you are attempting to enter sign in email address or passwords. On the whole though I would definitely recommend.
  • However I am disappointed that while i can connect to Amazon Prime, You Tube & Netflix I can not with the WWE Network.
Outputs
HDMI
2
2
Optical Digital Audio
0
1
Coaxial Digital Audio
1
0
What customers say about "Outputs"
Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • Can load up a USB stick with music as well, all controlled via the app (can also control via TV).
  • It linked to my network immediately and, as such, provides a very reliable connection to the inbuilt apps.
  • Upscales all my music whether from CD or USB to an amazing quality of sound.
  • The ability to play any file types that you offer it from either the usb slot or over your home network is the icing on the cake for me.
  • Great to find 2 HDMI outputs allowing direct video to TV and audio connection to an older receiver that does not support HDR.
Samsung UBD-K8500/XU
  • Connects to Wifi, finds my NAS and streams files from it, no different quality wise to the TV connecting. Looks to have same smart hub features as the TV. Very pleased.
  • WOW!!! Picture is awsome and so easy to set up. Just plug it in connect hdmi cable and bingo. Highly reccomend this beauty.
  • Had a couple of random black screens, bought new HDMI cables as per an online troubleshooting guide suggested, worked flawlessly since.
  • Missing HDMI cable. With this player requiring as fast data transfer HDMI 2.0, I would have assumed that it would be supplied with one.
  • To connect it to your 4K TV you need a "directional HDMI" 4K cable, Samsung does not tell you this so I spent the first afternoon wondering why the TV would not recognise the player.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, 2 x AAA Batteries
Remote control, Battery
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
199.99 £


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