Sony launches UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player and STR-DH790 AV receiver

The UBP-X700 supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, although the latter will come via a firmware update, which Sony claims will arrive in Summer 2018. That's quite a while to wait, considering the player launches this month for £270. Here's hoping it's just as good as its Award-winning stablemate, the Sony UBP-X800.

You can access 4K streaming services through the X700 including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, while it also supports high-quality audio formats including FLAC and DSD.

The STR-DH790 is a 7.2 channel AV receiver with support for 4K and HDR plus DTS:X and Dolby Atmos (in a 5.1.2 configuration). It uses Sony's own Advanced D.C.A.C (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) system to carry out the set-up process for your speaker system.

The amp is due to launch in Spring, but pricing is still TBC.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.