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Old 08-11-2017, 06:50 PM   #166
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As the majority of Oppo buyers move away from DVDs and such, successive generations of Oppos have poorer upscaling function.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:37 PM   #167
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If you mean UBP-X800 player, the power is not universal
since it is hard wired into the player.
You will need a step down transformer for it.

Unlike Sony 1080p Blu ray player, most are using
step-down transformer which is a external power supply.

Besides UBP-X800 model there is the UBP-X1000ES.
https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu...rs/ubp-x1000es
Even that you need a step down transformer.
I am still waiting for local release, just hope to see either one
here.

But the ES one if release locally would hit near $1k mark.
ES line are Sony premium line and they are not cheap models.
Thanks for replying. I was checking because I have the impression that if Amazon states that it can ship the appliance to SG, it will normally means that the appliance works with SG power voltage. Apparently that's not the case.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:46 PM   #168
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That would not be a wise assumption in any situation..
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As the majority of Oppo buyers move away from DVDs and such, successive generations of Oppos have poorer upscaling function.

I had the previous gen 105D....the DarbeeVision does make the video looks sharper and more detail in compare to normal bluray player played through for example the ps4 , or the oppo's inbuilt VRS ClearView video processor really does it's job but when looking at the 205 the DarbeeVision is gone...and it doesn't state on web whether it have inbuilt image video processor as well....so hesitate to pull the trigger of the new one....
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LG is also shipping to SG:
USD 199

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/a...nandscathed-20
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:52 AM   #171
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Thanks, indeed the Sony 800 is now on sale for 149, with free shipping.
There's a technical error, which doesn't allow free shipping. Just talk to their rep and sort it out.
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Hi, how to talk to their rep? I couldn't find a way to contact them on their site.

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Old 10-11-2017, 07:10 AM   #172
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Follow the instructions on their help page. Do an online chat with their Rep..
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LG is also shipping to SG:
USD 199

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/a...nandscathed-20
This model along with Samsung 4K UHD
Can get locally at $599.
US is cheaper but no warranty as well
As you need a step down transformer.
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #174
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Hi all,

I hold off to buy the Sony UBP-X800 player when Amazon was selling USD149 with free shipping to SG. Because I read some reviews said the player will freeze or go blank screen after short period of play. Need to do hard reset to recover. Return the unit and change a new unit still have same issue. Can owner of this imported player verify this claim and issue? Thanks!

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Old 15-11-2017, 12:03 AM   #175
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Nope. I played so many disc with this player and never encounter any issue like what u have mentioned
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Old 16-11-2017, 08:47 PM   #176
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Sony high end 4K Ultra Player UBP-X1000ES.

https://www.whathifi.com/sony/ubp-x1...ampaign=buffer

ES line are not cheap so if this eventually sold in SG.
Expect to pay more than $1k.
I in the midst of checking with Sony SG but I doubt they
will consider.

Mainly as trend of buying CD here in SG is dying.
Only those HTS or emphasis on picture and sound quality
than will pick up a copy of blu ray.

Update

Sony replied to my enquiry about this player.
They mention they would consider so it is not confirm
whether will they bring it or not.

$1K price mark I doubt majority could afford.
Unless if somehow if they decide to bring this ES model in
as well as X800 than probably have a player to cater for
those on budget.
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Old 16-11-2017, 09:56 PM   #177
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Hi, for those who bought and use the Sony X-800 from US, which step-down transformer do you use? How big is the transformer?

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Hi, for those who bought and use the Sony X-800 from US, which step-down transformer do you use? How big is the transformer?

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Not say how big but the wattage of the step down transformer you should consider.
At the most 100 - 200 watt step down transformer you should look for.
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