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Cinema quality in the comfort of your living room: introducing Sony’s new home audio visual range

Press release   •   Jan 08, 2019 02:15 CET

  • Enjoy cinematic surround sound on the new HT-X8500 Dolby Atmos®®/DTS:X® single soundbar with a built-in subwoofer
  • Get powerful surround and rich bass sound with the new HT-S350 soundbar
  • Experience the ultimate 4K picture and sound with Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player UBP-X800M2

Upgrade your home theatre set-up with Sony’s new HT-X8500 and HT-S350 soundbars along with the new UBP-X800M2 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ player.

Sound from all around: HT-X8500

Experience cinematic surround sound from the comfort of your home with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® support on the new X8500 soundbar. This 2.1ch single soundbardelivers object-based cinema sound which puts you in the middle of the action. Thanks to Sony’s unique Digital Signal Processing technologies such as Vertical Surround Engine, up to 7.1.2ch surround sound can be experienced from the X8500 without the need for extra speakers. The built-in dual subwoofer delivers deep bass sound and with Cinema Mode on, one of the seven optimised sound modes, you can experience every film at its best.

The X8500 has eARC support for high quality audio codecs to pass through from your TV to your soundbar. BLUETOOTH® wireless connectivity[1] is also available, which allows you to connect your soundbar wirelessly to your TV, to achieve a clean look in your home. You can also listen to music from your smartphone via BLUETOOTH®.

Power boost: HT-S350

With 320W of high power sound, the new HT-S350 soundbar delivers impressive surround and deep, powerful bass with its wireless subwoofer. Sony’s unique and improved S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, together with 5.1ch Decode support delivers a wider, more enveloping and accurate surround sound experience than ever before. Connect your soundbar to your TV via HDMI ARC for easy remote operation. This soundbar also has the BLUETOOTH® connectivity function like the X8500.

Sleek design

Integrate your new cinema tech into the home seamlessly, thanks to the sleek design of the new range. The X8500 and S350 have a stylish bar design with perforated metal. The X8500, with a built-in dual subwoofer, has iconic subwoofer ducts on the side of the bar, while the S350 has a matching subwoofer with a large duct.

Picture perfect: UBP-X800M2

The X800M2 supports 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray playback and HDR formats including HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma to deliver stunning picture quality to your home. 4K upscaling is also possible with the X800M2, transforming everything you watch so you can enjoy highly detailed pictures even with non 4K content.

The new X800M2 also supports the latest and highest quality audio formats including Hi-Res Audio[2].With the X8500 and X800M2 you can achieve the best home cinema experience - seamless pass-through of high quality Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content ensures the most optimised picture and sound quality.

Enjoy a wide range of disc compatibility with the X800M2 and enjoy your existing film and music collection or the latest releases in high definition formats including SACD and DVD-A.

The X800M2 supports 4K streaming services including Netflix, [3][HS1] and YouTube. Kick back and watch your favourite shows streamed straight to your TV from your Blu-ray player in ultra high definition.

The HT-X8500 will be available from the end of March 2019 with an SRP of €400.

The HT-S350 will be available from the beginning of May 2019 with an SRP of €260.

The UBP-X800M2 will be available from May 2019 with an SRP of €350.

For product specifications, please visit:

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/sound-bars/ht-x8500

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/sound-bars/ht-s350

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/blu-ray-disc-players/ubp-x800m2

For more Sony news, visit http://presscentre.sony.eu/

[1]As for Wireless connection via Bluetooth®, BRAVIA® supporting Bluetooth® A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) is needed.

[2]DSD11.2MHz is also capable under Hi-Res

[3]Only supported on UK version

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