Sony x800m2 playing DVD-A

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by gf113, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. gf113

    gf113 New Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I just got a Sony x800m2, it said that it plays dvd-a's but the handful I got it doesn't play. The last player I have that also does dvd-a is a denon 1940(i think that's the model number). These are all dvd-a's that I've made myself. Is there anything special I can do to remake or a different way I can burn the iso's to make them work?
     
  2. head_unit

    head_unit Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles CA USA
    Well I'd return it, with a copy of this page
    Sony UBP-X800M2 4K UHD Blu-ray Player With HDR
    (expanded to show Full Specifications) included and highlighted where it says "DVD-Audio." One disc not playing is maybe a quirk, but several is a bigger problem.

    I'd hope a Gort would change the thread title to the more helpful "Sony UBP-X800M2 is NOT playing DVD-A like it is supposed to"

    And if you post a more exact location, maybe some Forumite near you would loan you some more discs to test. Heck, that sounds like a good excuse to buy those titles you've been holding off spending the money on ;)
     
  3. Mick Jones

    Mick Jones Senior Member

    How do you know that your home made DVD-A like disks conform to the spec? You really need to try a real honest to goodness proper shop bought DVD-A on the Sony.
     
  4. beep

    beep Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    I have the same player. The only DVD A I own is Love by the Beatles and it plays just fine.
     
  5. jeffmackwood

    jeffmackwood Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ottawa
    I've previously posted on other threads that the Sony UBP-X800 does not recognize DVD-A-R discs. I see no reason why the m2 would be any different.

    It's why I still own and use two Oppo DV-980H players: they handle DVD-A-R with aplomb.

    Jeff

    ps. I've also posted about another X800 (frustrating) limitation: it's inability to play DDP-encoded video files.

    ps. Oh, and if you live in Canada, the X800's lack of a Spotify app.
     
  6. beep

    beep Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    The X800m2 only has 3 apps, Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. That's it.
     
  7. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Senior Member

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    If the thread title is to be modified, it should include "not playing home authored DVD-A" so as not to confuse people. I'm guessing the lack of copy protection on the home authored discs is what's causing the Sony to refuse to play them -- either that or it simply doesn't like the blank DVD-Rs that were used; it plays manufactured DVD-A discs just fine.
     
  8. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    I have the 1000 es. Very skimpy on the apps. Good player though.
     
  9. Thoughtships

    Thoughtships Forum Resident

    Location:
    Devon, UK
    Thanks for confirming that.
    I was failing with my own DVD-A-R discs that played fine on my old LG.
    Right. So it does not recognise those. Are we certain it plays the DVD-A hi Res stuff on official DVD-A s and not just the DVD-V section?
     
  10. jeffmackwood

    jeffmackwood Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ottawa
    Yes. I have experienced zero issues when playing DVD-A.

    Jeff
     
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  11. Thoughtships

    Thoughtships Forum Resident

    Location:
    Devon, UK
    Thanks.
     
  12. JLMontague

    JLMontague Member

    Location:
    NYC-ish
    I know this is older news but I can also confirm. I have the same unit. Store bought DVD-A discs work fine. Self authored discs do not.
     

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