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Specialist
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-11-2017
Message 1 of 16 (2,525 Views)

UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

My unit has done this twice now over the past two weeks.  Last night, I was playing 4K disc Oblivion and it abruptly froze up about midway.  It wouldn't respond to any remote commands, and it then shutdown after a few minutes.  After turning it back on, I was able to restart the movie but it didn't remember the play point/chapter.  Last week, I was playing Cpt. America: Civil War.  It kept freezing up about every 10 minutes and would shutdown.  After turning it back on and resuming the play point, it would occur again about 10 minutes later.  I got tired of this after about the 5th time or so; so I reset all the settings on the unit and unplugged the power.  After resetting it, it started acting normally again.

 

Time for a new firmware update and add that Dolby Vision support.

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Message 2 of 16 (2,470 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

Hi Jikhead,

 

Welcome and thank you for considering SONY Community!

 

Have you tried calling our Technical Support team about this issue?
If so, kindly send your reference number/event ID to me via Private Message(PM) so we can further assist you.

 

Thanks,
>Joffrey

 



Specialist
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-11-2017
Message 3 of 16 (2,444 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

I have not called since it just recently started, and has occurred twice. I posted it here on the community board to see if anyone else is reporting the same problem. I probably won't be able to replicate since it's not a very persistent issue.....yet.
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Specialist
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-11-2017
Message 4 of 16 (1,537 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

My player is still shutting down, and I find it doing more often as time has gone by. It is pretty consistent now on nearly all my discs, and it usually occurs about every 20 minutes into a movie; freezes & shuts down; I turn it back on; another 20 minutes & it repeats.

I used to be able to reset the player and would usually stop; but now resets are no longer having any effect on it. What's the deal Sony?
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Registered: ‎11-04-2016
Message 5 of 16 (1,448 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

Hi Jikhead,

 

Thank you for considering the SONY Community!

 

We are sad to hear that you're having such issues with your player. We kindly recommend the steps below to isolate the problem.

 

  1. When playing a disc in the Blu-ray Disc® player, there may be a problem with the disc or the unit may need an update.
    1. Remove the disc from the Blu-ray Disc player.
    2. Examine the disc for fingerprints, smudges, or scratches.
    3. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the disc.
    4. Re-insert the disc into the Blu-ray Disc player and begin playback.
    5. If the issue still occurs, check to see if there are any firmware updates for the Blu-ray Disc player. Go to Drivers and Software.
    6. Attempt to play different discs on the Blu-ray Disc player.
    NOTES:
    • If the issue only occurs with the one disc, then the disc may be faulty.
    • If the issue occurs with all discs, then service may be required.
    • If you are playing back a DivX HD content or any high bitrate files, we recommend using DVD or USB media. Using a DVD or USB media for high bitrate content will eliminate the freezing issue when playing back the movie.
  2. Perform a factory reset
  3. Additional information is available if freezing or rebuffering occurs when watching Internet videos.
  4. When the whole system freezes, perform a power reset.
    1. Unplug the power cord of the Blu-ray Disc player from the electrical outlet.
    2. Let the player remain without power for one minute.
    3. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.
    4. Turn on the Blu-ray Disc player.

If the picture still skips or freezes after performing the steps above, service may be required.

 

 

Best regards,

-Erin

 

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Specialist
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-11-2017
Message 6 of 16 (1,251 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

I just ordered an Oppo 203 to replace my UBP-X800.  I've been an avid and loyal Sony consumer for about 40 years.  I even bought the first Sony CD Discman back in the early 80s.  I'm finding it harder and harder to have a reason to purchase Sony products anymore.  Once I resale my Sony X800, the only Sony product I have left in the household is my 20 year old STR-DB930 receiver. I still hang on to this unit, as it is still a solid build quality with the ES amp components inside while the motor on the volume dial hasn't worked in about 15 years.  

Enthusiast
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-24-2017
Message 7 of 16 (702 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

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I've only had mine a few weeks and this has happened twice.  It only started happening after I had plugged in a thumbdrive to the front of the unit to take advantage of the blu-ray live feature and left it there.  I removed the thumb drive and it hasn't happened since, but I haven't really used it enough to be confident that this is connected to the issue.  I'm just wondering if you had a thumb drive connected when you experienced the problem.  My firmware is up-to-date.

 

Enthusiast
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-24-2017
Message 8 of 16 (669 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

Same issue. My x-800 is locking up and freezing randomly with all sources. Netflix, prime, disc.... I have to go to the rack pull it out and unplug the thing. I’m doing this 2-3 times a night. Is there a real fix? I’m frustrated and tired of this player. I’m selling these to customers all over and wondering when I’ll start getting the calls? 

Enthusiast
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-24-2017
Message 9 of 16 (665 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

At least mine is just giving a black screen and shutting off.  I can restart fine but it doesn't remember where it left off.  I haven't had to unplug.

Rookie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-24-2017
Message 10 of 16 (657 Views)

Re: UBP-X800 Freezes and Shutdowns When Playing Discs

I’m having the same problem. Multiple discs, no consistency in companies who released them. Player clear has multiple issues, and they’re not being fixed.

Gonna see if I can take it back to JB hi-fi.

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