The past few Sony players I’ve had, including the slightly beefier X800 all had hard locking issues from time to time. It was very annoying. The only way I could get the player to respond was by unplugging and plugging back in. It was a real shame too because the Sony players did a great job of playing a lot of different media content, including Dolby Atmos from MKV files.I bought a Sony UBP-X700 UHD (UK) player a few weeks ago since it's a well reviewed player with Dolby Vision.
I've watched three UHDs (2001, Superman and MI:Fallout) and some random blurays on it, but 2 out of the 3 UHDs freeze at a point in the film (2001 and Fallout) and freeze every time. I have to reboot the player to get the disc out. The same discs play fine (without DolbyVision) in my Xbox One, which I used as my player before, and never had an issue with any movie freezing and being unplayable. The blurays I played on the Sony have played without issue.
Has anyone else had an issue with the Sony players or was I just really unlucky with those 2 discs ? I've left a bunch of other discs playing in the background and none have frozen yet.
I've got a week left to return it but just wondering whether to swap for another DV player or just get a refund (I got it from Argos and this was the only Dolby Vision capable player they had for the price).
I’m now using the Panasonic 820 and it has been rock solid playing anything I’ve thrown at it. The downside is that it isn’t quite the all around media player the Sony is.