Not too long ago, family movie night meant a trip to a movie rental store and watching standard definition content. Now we have the technology to stream movies and watch Ultra HD content from the comfort of our own home. There are so many devices designed to bring you media, but for an all-in-one content solution the Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is pretty hard to beat. It supports a huge variety of content formats, as well as streaming in 4K Ultra HD definition. We have one Sony Blu-ray player to give away, so read on to find out how you could win your way into a better entertainment experience.

A Blu-ray player for the modern consumer

Remember family trips to the movie rental store? My family and I would pile in the car and make the trek to the nearest Rogers Video (how Canadian, eh?) Upon arrival, the next 15 minutes (if we were lucky) to 45 minutes would be spent debating about what movie to rent. And then of course, the best part: finding out there were no more copies left of the chosen movie. That was then followed by another lengthy movie debate and later, the eventual late fees when we forgot to return the movie on time.

The next iteration of media saw streaming begin to take over physical discs, but that led to a proliferation of devices in the home: one for Blu-rays, one for DVDs, a bulky CD player, another device for streaming…you get the idea.

The Sony UBP-X700 solves all the aforementioned media woes by putting everything in one place. A Blu-ray player for the modern and discerning media buff, it offers the newest technology with 4K resolution, HDR10, and Dolby Vision, but it doesn’t leave your older content to gather dust in the drawers of your media console. It supports multiple DVD, CD, and Blu-ray formats, plus a whole whack of video codecs too many to list here. It even supports 3D video. This means that you can listen to your Alanis Morisette CD, watch Gladiator on DVD, fire up a season of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray, and start a Netflix binge-fest all from a single device.

Access 4K Ultra HD content and high resolution audio

In his review, Darren notes how modern the UBP-X700 isit’s not like the bulky DVD and Blu-ray players of yore. Instead, it’s small and sleek and will easily fit in any entertainment cabinet. And rather than a complicated set-up that clutters your entertainment centre with cords, Sony has opted for a minimalist approach to ports. It has a USB port, a power jack, an ethernet jack, a digital coaxial out, and 2 HDMI outputs, and is Wi-Fi enabled. This allows you play movies via USB or over your home network with ease.

With the UBP-X700 you can even watch 4K HDR films on non-HDR televisions. SDR-HDR conversion scales HDR’s ultra-wide brightness range into an SDR image, which maintains a brilliant image quality, even on Standard Definition television. Upscaling up to 60p, HDR10, and Dolby Vision both lend a hand to deliver electric colours and deeper darks. Similarly, the high resolution audio delivers an immersive experience that lets music be heard the way it was intended. The UBP-X700 is easily paired with a sound bar or receiver so you can take full advantage of its audio capabilities.

To find out even more about the tech specs and finer details of the UBP-X700, give Darren’s enthusiastic review of the product a read. You can also watch his video review right here:


You can only submit one entry for this contest. In a comment below this article, tell us what content you are most excited to play on the Sony UBP-X700. I would personally be excited to be able to listen my many old CDs; it’s time my very 90s CD collection had a chance to be appreciated once again. Spice Girls and Sublime go together, right?


We will randomly draw one winner from all eligible entries, and that winner will win a Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. 

This contest runs from December 21st until January 4th 

Remember, you can enter only once. However, I bet you know a few people who would love to start the new year with an upgraded home entertainment centre, so share this contest with them!

Good luck!

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Kate Wensel
Kate holds an MA in English and has an undeniable fondness for fixing grammar and rearranging words. It's no surprise, then, that she began her career at Best Buy Canada as a product copywriter, and is now an editor for When you can get her nose out of a book, Kate might be found hiking, ballroom dancing, or exploring Vancouver's food scene.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winner of this Sony Blu-ray player:

    Chris K. – Orleans, ON.

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  3. I would be excited to be able to listen my diverse CD collection that consists many different genres and artists, my extensive DVD/BR collection and also re-watch many great memories from VHS to DVD converted family videos.

  4. We are having old VHS family movies, converted to DVD and currently don’t have a DVD player. Needless to say I’d love to win this. Thank you.

  5. I would utilize the Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player to subscribe to the 4K platform on Netflix to watch Earth, space & science documentaries in ultra high definition 4K video!

  6. I’ve never seen the Lord of the Rings saga, and would love to watch them with the wonderful player!

  7. Most excited to watch my DVD of Jonathan Glazer’s masterpiece, BIRTH. There is no blu-ray, so I hope it upscales it beautifully!

  8. I would binge on Netflix, I just found out my Wii will not be able to play Netflix after the end of the month.

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