Review: Sony UBP-X700 Region Free 4K Blu-ray Player

One of the newest 4k Blu-ray Players from Sony, the UBP-X700 offers a lot of features at a relatively low price point. This 4K Ultra-HD (UHD) unit was released a few months ago and comes with the most recent technology available for creating a versatile and powerful home theater system.

Naturally, the model we’re reviewing is a Region-Free UBP-X700 that’s been professionally modified. This unit is not available in department stores and has additional capabilities over the factory model. It plays Blu-ray discs and DVDs from any region in the world, it works with any voltage (from 110 to 240 volts), and thanks to internal PAL/NTSC conversion it’s compatible with almost any TV in the world. There is no need for a voltage converter or video converter. You can literally take this player anywhere in the world and play any disc on any TV. It’s a truly universal player, making it a great investment in our opinion.

The UBP-X700 plays everything. Not only does it offer amazing UHD resolution, it’s also 3D ready so anyone with a 3D TV can enjoy the fun of viewing 3D movies right in their own home. The upscaling feature will up-convert your old Non-HD Blu-ray discs to near 1080p, and also convert non-4k discs up to the best resolution possible which is near-4k. Regardless of what you play, you’re going to get the best resolution possible, each and every time. It also has DLNA capability so you can easily share media from other enabled devices in your home. Have movies or music on your laptop? You can share them directly to your UBP-X700 using your home network, making it easy to create music playlists or spend an evening watching movies without needing to change discs or use messy cables to connect to your media library. This player will also play nearly every kind of popular audio and video file imaginable. We tried a variety of media and had no issues with playback. You can also use the USB port to easily connect a media drive with music or movies that you have saved, or to view photos from a camera, etc..

Streaming media is another important feature of the UBP-X700. While this player has Wi-Fi built in, you can still connect using an ethernet cable for highr speeds and better quality to enjoy 4K Streaming media. We found a ton of great apps available for download, from free to paid services and everything inbetween. You’ll have access to unlimited movies, TV shows and more whenever you want them.

This player comes equipped with dual HDMI outputs, one for Audio/Video and one for audio-only. This let’s you decide how to control your audio and video if you’d like to run it through a receiver, to a surround sound system, or directly to your TV. The choice is yours. It also comes with a coaxial digital output for further flexibility. The UBP-X700 also supports all major surround-sound formats such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTDLS-HD Master Audio.

The 4K picture quality of the X700 is very crisp and clear, with brilliant color performance and excellent detail for the price. Used in combination with a Sony 4K TV, we saw nothing to complain about. You’re getting a solid player at a very fair price consideing the quality and features it includes. Take it anywhere to play anything, and you won’t be disappointed. For more information on the Region Free Sony UBP-X700, view the details and specifications here.


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