Sony Unveils UBP-X1100ES | New Flagship 4K Blu-ray Player

Sony pulled the wraps off a new flagship 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports hi-res audio and spins DVD Audio discs and SACDs.

The UBP-X1100ES ($600) provides 4K upscaling up to 60p and supports the wider BT.2020 colour space developed for 4K video as well as Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG high dynamic range (HDR) and the “most popular video file types” used for streaming.

The Wi-Fi-enabled player also supports playback of 24-bit high-resolution audio and DSD files up to 11.2 MHz, Dolby TrueHD and DTS 7.1-channel decoding, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bitstream output, and Bluetooth streaming. The player can send audio to a TV via HDMI and to a wireless speaker via Bluetooth at the same time, according to Sony,

Connections include a front-panel USB input, separate HDMI outputs for audio (1.4) and video (2.0), coaxial and optical digital outputs, RCA analogue outputs, and an Ethernet port for making a hard-wire connection to a home network.

The player is equipped with HDR-SDR conversion, which scales HDR into an SDR image for enhanced shadow detail and highlights on a non-HDR TV, and Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) HX, which is said to upscale compressed-music files and CDs to “near high-resolution quality.”

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