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Sony UBP-X700 (2017)
Sony UBP-X800 (2017)
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Sony UBP-X700 (2017) vs Sony UBP-X800 (2017)

Analysis:

The Sony UBP-X700 (2017) makes for an outstanding Blu-ray Player at its $210 price point. The Sony UBP-X800 (2017), however, while a good product overall, doesn't really manage to stand out from its competition.

The Sony UBP-X700 (2017) has managed to impress reviewers from two reliable and objective sources that conduct their own testing, namely Expert Reviews and CNET. It did great in their roundups - it earned the "The best 4K UHD Blu-ray player for under £200" title from Expert Reviews, and "Best Dolby Vision 4K Blu-ray player" from CNET, which marks it as a product that's worth considering.

Moving on to the Sony UBP-X800 (2017): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like HomeTheaterReview.com, Techradar, TrustedReviews, AVForums, Expert Reviews, and CNET, enough for them to include them on those lists.

Our direct Sony UBP-X700 (2017) vs. Sony UBP-X800 (2017) comparison of their review scores has shown that, out of sources that tested both Blu-ray Players, CNET preferred the Sony UBP-X700 (2017), whereas HomeTheaterReview.com, What Hi-Fi?, AVForums, and TrustedReviews seemed to like both equally.

We also looked at which sources liked these products best and found that the Sony UBP-X700 (2017) got its highest, 10, review score from HomeTheaterReview.com, while the Sony UBP-X800 (2017) most impressed reviewers at What Hi-Fi?, which gave it a score of 10.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Sony UBP-X700 (2017) earned an average review score of 9.0 out of 10 points and the Sony UBP-X800 (2017) received an average of 9.1, compared to the 8.1 average of Blu-ray Players in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
AVForums
HomeTheaterReview.com
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
CNET
Expert Reviews
TrustedReviews
Techradar
Digitaltrends
What Hi-Fi?
Business Insider
Higher than average expert review score
8.1
Overall Avg. for Blu-ray Players
9.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Higher than average expert review score
Recommended by trusted experts
CNET
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best 4K Blu-ray player in 2020” 
Last updated: a month ago
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best 4K Blu-ray player UK: The top UHD Blu-ray players you can buy in 2020” 
Last updated: 22 Apr 2020
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 8
in “Best Blu-ray player for 4K – why discs are better than streaming” 
Last updated: 17 Oct 2019
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best 4K Blu-ray Player” 
Last updated: 8 Apr 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 8
in “Best Blu-ray player for 4K – why discs are better than streaming” 
Last updated: 17 Oct 2019
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 6
in “Best 4K Blu-ray player UK: The top UHD Blu-ray players you can buy in 2020” 
Last updated: 22 Apr 2020

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