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Sony releases X1100ES flagship UHD Blu-ray player

05 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony's new high-end UBP-X1100ES UHD Blu-ray player that was unveiled in April is now available in the US for $600 and in Europe for around €800. It supports Dolby Vision.

A new flagship

Sony is launching a new flagship UHD Blu-ray player that is "delivering an unprecedented home cinema experience". It will join the more affordable X700 and X800M2 models in the company's line-up.

- "We strive to provide our home viewer with content that matches the creator's intent, and the latest addition to our Blu-ray player lineup reflects that mission," said Mike Fasulo, president and COO, Sony NA. "No matter what content is playing on the UBP-X1100ES, it's equipped to provide a theater-level experience every time."


 Sony UBP-X1100ES UHD Blu-ray player


UBP-X1100ES adheres to the UHD Blu-ray specification, which ensures base support for 4K and HDR10. In addition, it supports discs in Dolby Vision HDR and video content in HLG HDR. There is no support for Samsung's HDR10+ format. Sony also highlighted support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and High-Resolution audio (when wired) as well as streaming apps for Netflix and YouTube.

Besides UHD Blu-ray discs, X1100ES will spin your HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVD, DVD Audio, Super Audio CD, and CDs. In April 2019, Sony referred to it as the "the ultimate disc drive". It is also equipped with two HDMI outputs.

The player is "made from quality materials for improved sound quality, the Heat Sink and Disk Drive keep your discs and the chassis of the UBP-X1100ES cool, for extended viewing hours, boxset after boxset".


 Sony UBP-X1100ES UHD Blu-ray player


Sony is releasing its new flagship player just as Panasonic, its main competitor in the field, is launching a more affordable player with support for both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

Sony UBP-X1100ES is now available in the US and Europe. See the two tables below for more details on pricing and dealers as well as technical specifications.

Sony UBP-X110ES - prices & dealers

ModelFeatures Price
UBP-X1100ES UHD Blu-ray
HDR10, Dolby Vision
2 HDMI outputs
(US)
(UK)
(DE)

Sony UBP-X1100ES - specifications

Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): W17” x H2 1/4” x D10 1/2”
WEIGHT: 8 lb 3/5 oz
Playback Capability
DISC
Ultra HD Blu-ray, BD-ROM, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), SA-CD (SA-CD / CD) Playback, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Double Layer, CD (CD-DA), CD-R / -RW

VIDEO FORMAT
HEVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), VP9 (.webm, .mkv), VP8 (.webm, .mkv), VP6 (.flv), MPEG-1 Video / PS (.mpg .MPEG, .mkv) [.VOB, .VRO], MPEG-2 Video / PS, TS ( .mpg.MPEG, .m2ts, .mts, .mkv) [.VOB, .VRO], MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .mp4, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts), MPEG-4 / AVC (.mov, 3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gpp2, .flv), Xvid (.avi, .mkv), WMV9 (.wmv, .asf, .mkv), AVCHD Disc Format, VC1 (.m2ts, .mts, .mkv), Motion JPEG (.mov, .avi)

AUDIO FORMAT
AAC (.AAC, .mka), HEAAC v.1 / v.2 / level 2, WMA9 Standard (.WMA), LPCM (.mka, .wav), DSD - DSDIFF / DSD (.dff, .dsf), FLAC (.flac, .fla), AIFF (.aiff, .aif), ALAC (.m4a), Dolby Digital (.ac3, .mka), WMA10 Pro, Vorbis, MP3 (.mp3, .mka), AAC (.m4a), Monkey's Audio

PHOTO FORMAT
JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PNG (.png), MPO MPF 3D (.mpo), BMP (.bmp)
Picture and Audio Features
HDR format support: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)

PICTURE FEATURE
HDR to SDR conversion, 4K Upscale (60p), Deep color (12 bit), 24p True Cinema, BRAVIA Mode

CERTIFIED HI-RES AUDIO: Yes

DOLBY
Dolby Atmos (bitstream out) / Dolby TrueHD decoding (7.1ch)

DTS
DTS: X (bitstream out) / DTS decoding (7.1ch)

DSEE HX: Yes

Bluetooth TX, LDAC
Terminals
INPUT AND OUTPUT
HDMI Output(s): HDMI2.0 x 1 (Rear) , HDMI1.4 x 1 (Rear, Audio only), Analog Audio 2ch Output(s): 1 (Rear), Optical Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear), Coaxial Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear), USB Input(s): 1 (Front), Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)



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