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Sony ES UBP-X1000ES

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

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Overview

Our take on the Sony ES UBP-X1000ES

Sony created their ES-series UBP-X1000ES Ultra HD Blu-ray player with custom installers in mind. So what makes this 4K player better suited for "advanced" home theater setups? For starters, the sturdy frame-and-beam chassis combines with a honeycomb-like top plate to significantly lower vibration.

A 4K Blu-ray player built for custom installations

Sony created their ES-series UBP-X1000ES Ultra HD Blu-ray player with custom installers in mind. So what makes this 4K player better suited for "advanced" home theater setups? For starters, the sturdy frame-and-beam chassis combines with a honeycomb-like top plate to significantly lower vibration.

Also, industrial-strength electrical shielding separates the video and audio circuitry for pure picture and sound. And of course, this player is designed to make Ultra HD Blu-ray discs look their best on your 4K Ultra HD TV.  

Sony ES UBP-X10000ES 4K Blu-ray player

The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES 4K Blu-ray player features off-set insulator feet that greatly reduce vibration.

High Dynamic Range gives you the richest picture yet

4K Blu-ray discs with High Dynamic Range (HDR) offer the best picture available today. And this ES-series player is ready for them. On compatible Ultra HD TVs (including these from Sony), you'll get deeply detailed picture contrast. We're talking the darkest and brightest content side by side in the same image. 

And if your 4K TV doesn't have HDR? Good news. The UBP-X1000ES uses special "HDR-to-SDR" picture processing to ensure that movies with HDR still pop on a non-HDR screen. 

Sound that pulls you into the action

The UBP-X1000ES plays nicely with the best home theater receivers, too. All the top movie sound formats are supported. You can send three-dimensional audio formats like Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X to a compatible receiver via HDMI. You'll get an engaging sound experience that's worthy of the super-crisp images you'll see on your screen. 

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The sturdy disc drive keeps discs spinning efficiently.

A true high-res music player, too 

A high-grade internal digital-to-analog converter ensures all your music sounds clear and detailed. The USB port accepts thumb drives you load with music files — even lossless and uncompressed formats, including high-resolution DSD. Plus, when you connect the player to your network via Wi-Fi, it becomes the gateway to a whole-home audio system.

Dual-band Wi-Fi means smooth 4K video streaming...

The UBP-X1000ES offers a decent variety of streaming video services, including 4K streaming options. (Yep, that means you can watch Netflix in 4K!) Dual-band Wi-Fi gives you the strong connection needed to stream 4K wirelessly. (Keep in mind, we recommend having an internet speed of 20Mbps or faster for 4K streaming.) 

...and multi-room music, too

Along with all the streaming video goodness, this player also turns your connected home theater speakers into a wireless music hub. Download Sony's free SongPAL™ app, and control the player from your iOS® or Android™ device. The app gives you wireless access to the music stored on your phone or a DLNA-connected server, plus streaming services like Spotify® Connect.

You can also control other compatible Sony speakers and components — all from the same SongPAL app. Listen to different songs in each room, or the same thing throughout the house. You can even stream movie soundtracks or music from the UBP-X1000ES to other rooms.

Beam sound to headphones wirelessly via Bluetooth

Do you ever watch movies or shows late at night? Built-in Bluetooth can transmit the sound from this player to a pair of Bluetooth headphones. You can catch all the dialogue and hear all the loud, exciting sound effects without waking everyone up.

Product Highlights:

  • 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player designed for custom installs and high-end audio/video setups
  • rigid frame-and-beam chassis design for low vibration
    • honeycomb-style top panel and offset insulator feet (removable) help stabilize the player
    • audio and video circuitry isolated by electrical shielding
  • plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
  • full 4K resolution video for use with Ultra HD TVs
    • 4K video upscaling for standard Blu-ray and DVDs
  • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
    • supports HDR10 format
    • HDR-to-SDR conversion optimizes HDR content for a 4K screen without HDR
  • Quick Start/Load mode swiftly queues up a disc from the "off" position
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device; PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, and 2.8 MHz DSD files
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Wireless Video and Music Features:
  • dual-band Wi-Fi for smooth wireless streaming
    • streaming video apps include Netflix, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video (subscriptions required for some services)
  • HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • Bluetooth transmitter sends audio from the player to Bluetooth-compatible headphones or speakers
    • LDAC Hi-Fidelity wireless music streaming to compatible sources
    • can send sound through HDMI and Bluetooth simultaneously
  • Miracast-compatible — screen-mirroring with Miracast-compatible smartphones and tablets
  • free downloadable Sony SongPAL app (available from iTunes Store and Google Play) helps connect the player to your wireless network and controls playback, and volume
    • also gives you control over other compatible Sony speakers as part of a multi-room music system
  • Spotify® Connect compatible
Technical Specs and General Info:
  • selectable video resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
    • can pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks when HDMI output is set to "bitstream"
  • plays AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD (.dff and .dfs files), FLAC, MP3, WMA, and WAV audio file formats
  • front-panel USB port to play music, movies, and images from external hard drives and thumb drives
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
  • 2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals
    • "VIDEO" HDMI output is HDMI 2.0a (connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input, and must have HDMI 2.0a to support HDR)
    • "AUDIO" HDMI output does not pass video signals
  • optical and coaxial digital audio outputs
  • 1 pair of gold-plated stereo RCA audio outputs
  • RS-232C port for automated control systems
  • custom installers can have IP control over CAT-5 cable or Wi-Fi network
  • compatible with Ihiji, a cloud-based remote maintenance system for installers
  • Ethernet port for internet connectivity
  • remote control
  • 17"W x 2-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray player
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RMT-VB310U)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Information
  • Product Registration
Reviews

Sony ES UBP-X1000ES Reviews

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(45 Reviews)

Exceptional Sony ES UBP-X1000ES

Crutchfield customer from Walnut Creek, CA on 2/19/2019

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Picture is very beautiful. The sound is exceptional: crystal clear and musical. I sold my old Naim CDX ($4000) and thought nothing could replace it. I was wrong. This Sony sounds even better. SACD is a bonus. Very, very good. I am overjoyed. What's more, Crutchfield's customer service is top notch. I will buy from Crutchfield again.

Pros: Beautiful picture, absolutely wonderful sound

Cons: Nothing, absolutely nothing against it.

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 2/17/2019

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Everything it is advertised to do. Nicely built as well

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good

gene from Cheney, WA on 2/11/2019

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so far so good

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Crutchfield customer from Hanover, PA on 2/9/2019

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So far it is performing as advertised. Blu-ray Discs load quickly, much more than my earlier Sony 1000ES Blu-Ray Disc Player (a very early model). It was quite easy to install and the set up was straight forward. In my application it has an optical digital audio output, which is what I need given my Pioneer Elite receiver doesn't have HDMI inputs. It also has Blu-Tooth which I will be putting to good use with my Wireless earphones. At some point I will be acquiring a new 4K TV. So this model will provide all the technical capability needed. In the mean time it renders a great image on my Samsung LED Local Dimming TV.

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June from Peabody, MA on 2/1/2019

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I set this up with my new Sony Af9 Bravia. It connected imediately and was up and running without any problems. What a breeze! I'm a. Happy Customer, Crutchfield and Sony!

Pros: Easy set up and gorgeous results with 4K discs and with my cd's

Cons: None

Top Notch from Sony

Robert from Fairdale, KY on 1/27/2019

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Great unit. Amazing picture quality and plays all audio media's. Plus, great customer service from the folks at Crutchfield if you have an issue. Completely satisfied indeed!!

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Sony ES UBP-X1000ES, nice player!

Randy from Lk Havasu Cty, AZ on 1/22/2019

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Really nice player for the money. Plays everything I can throw at it no problem. Very well made and fairly quick disc load up. I'm very pleased with it and am anxious to get it connected to my new home theater system.

Pros: Works great, menu system simple and plays just about any disc format.

Cons: Cost obviously as I wish it was free, lol. Haven't really found any yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 1/21/2019

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GREAT PRODUCT

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WEBBUYER from USA on 1/12/2019

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HAVE PURCHASED A COUPLE OF THESE FOR USE PRIMARILY AS MUSIC FILE PLAYER/DAC IN NETWORK STREAMING WITH WIFI SETUP (FLAC FILES). WORKS WELL BOTH FROM STANDPOINT OF WIFI CONNECTION TO JRIVERS MEDA SERVER SOFTWARE AND MUSIC AUDIO QUALITY. FROM A PRICE PERSPECTIVE THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE COST EFFICIENT APPROACHES TO DAC/STREAMING PLAYER DEVICE (HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY AUDIOPHILE DACS ARE SOLD AT PRICES OF $1K+ WHEN A DEVICE OPTION LIKE THIS IS AVAILABLE AND WORKS SO WELL). HAVE ALSO USED AS SACD/CD/BLURAY AUDIO PLAYER, FOR WHICH IT WORKS FLAWLESSLY. HAVE TESTED AS BLURAY/4K DISC PLAYER TOO FOR WHICH IT PERFORMS AS DESIGNED. HOWEVER I PRIMARILY USE ONLY AS AUDIO PLAYER HOOKED TO McINTOSH PREAMP/AMP EQUIPMENT (AUDIOQUEST CONNECTORS). ONLY DOWNSIDE IS NO BALANCED ANALOG OUTPUTS AND THE FACT THAT THE CURRENT PRICE IS NEARLY TWICE THAT OF THE NEXT IN LINE SONY 800 SERIES PLAYER WHICH AS FAR AS I CAN TELL AS SAME QUALITY PROCESSING BUT JUST LACKS THE ANALOG OUTPUT CONNECTIONS (CHARGING $200+ FOR LEFT/RIGHT ANALOG AUDIO OUT - SERIOUSLY???) FOR THE ADDITIONAL PRICE A SET OF BALANCED OUTPUTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED. WOULD BE 5 STARS OTHERWISE

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Quite Pleased

Gabe from Dallas, TX on 12/31/2018

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I bought this to pair with the Sony XBR-55A8F and it is amazing. The tv itself is quite extraordinary, but having this connected to it really brings it to life. My receiver is not HDR compatible, so I am taking advantage of the 2 HDMI outputs. The sound and picture are amazing. The first Sony receiver I ever bought was an ES, and I have always been impressed with the quality of the ES product line. I'm still using that first receiver from around 20 years ago in another room. This product does not disappoint.

Pros: Excellent Picture Superb Sound Easy Installation & Setup

Cons: None that I have been able to find

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Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 12/24/2018

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Awesome player. 4K blue rays look incredible and the audio is on par too. It also makes your CD sound almost as good as SACD. Was considering paying three times more for the now retired and WAY over-priced (three times more than originally) OPPO machines, but this Sony ES UBP-X1000ES does it all the same. Highly recommend it.

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Crutchfield customer from Hanover, PA on 12/24/2018

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For half a grand, build quality,picture quality, and especially the audio quality... you owe it to your tv.r

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Latest HD sound even more impressive than 4K picture

MikeW from Sudbury, MA on 12/23/2018

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4K picture is excellent, and the sound when connected to a modern home theater system is even more impressive. Its ability to update its software for new formats is an important feature.

Pros: Ease of setup & use Broad compatibility Sound & Picture

Cons: None found

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Elliott from Zellwood, FL on 12/22/2018

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So far it's been very easy process, easy set up. I'm having trouble connecting it to my wi fi, I'm sure it's me doing something wrong but once if figure that out I can say it's a great player. The picture it puts out is out of this world.

Pros: Easy set up--Great picture--Very good sound out put.

Cons: Needs better instructions

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Teresa from Brookings, OR on 12/22/2018

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Love it!

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Crutchfield customer from Reedley, CA on 11/23/2018

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Not an Oppo, but a great product. Setup was simple, having none of the issues described by various people. Install the update. If you have a nice to bleeding edge HDR big screen the 1000 will do it justice.

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Perfect addition

Rob Grenier from Saint Cloud, FL on 11/20/2018

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Went from a temperamental Cambridge that i purchased directly from the manufacturer and i seen that Crutchfield didn't carry it anymore either so i knew there was a reason why they didn't. So i ended up replacing it with this Sony and i'm glad i did because it performs better than my expectations demanded by far. My first 4k player was an entry level Samsung and there's no comparison between it or the Cambridge. From start up being instant to the sound field having much better separation to the color levels being more accurate . You will not be disappointed with this quality unit and all it has to offer, i have it running through a Marantz receiver into a LG OLED and i couldn't be happier with it after having it all together tweaking settings. Only thing that could top it off is a newer gen LG OLED with better action judder control that i've read has been pretty much eliminated . Besides that i feel i have an excellent 11.1 combination now.

Pros: Does it all although i'm not using the streaming side of it so i can't comment on that. SACD has a smooth superb sound field also.

Cons: None so far.

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Robert from Brentwood, NH on 11/14/2018

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This is a dreadful player. My first one kept loosing my settings and I finally contacted Crutchfield and they sent a replacement unit. The second now tends to just hang during playback and I have to pull power on the unit in order to get it to respond. This on some occasions has brought up the sequence that I have to go through the initial setup process to put all in order again. Again, a dreadful product, save your money and look elsewhere!

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Wildomar

DWAYNE from Wildomar on 11/1/2018

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this amazing player worked great with my projector. used the audio rca outputs and it sounded great. and the picture was even better... you audio nuts will love this unit...dj

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Worthy successor

Steve from Harrisonburg, VA on 10/24/2018

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Very happy with this player so far. When Oppo decided to leave the optical media market, I looked to replace my BDP-103. This Sony is a worthy successor. I don't have a 4K TV yet, so I can't review that aspect for you. But I can tell you the DVD up-conversion on this is superior to the Oppo. Blu-ray discs look fantastic (equal to or maybe slightly better than the Oppo), and DVD's look almost as good as Blu-rays. It loads much faster than the Oppo, and offers more streaming apps. I'll be keeping this one for a while.

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EXCELLENT PLAYER

Bill from Kernersville, NC on 10/24/2018

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We purchased a Cambridge Audio unit, from Crutchfield, when it first came out, but could not get the unit to work correctly even initiating direct e-mail conversations with their technical people overseas for a good week going back and forth with data. It kept pausing, all by itself, for no reason, every seven to twelve seconds during movie playback. They couldn't figure it out so it was sent back. It had the same electronics supplier as an OPPO. Now, along comes the Sony 1000ES and I get intrigued. Since we have Sony HD/4K/3D televisions, we hoped that the Sony 1000ES player would "play nice in the sandbox" with a Sony television. Not only was the setup seamless, the 1000ES has been superb with every format that we have thrown at it. The audio and video are nothing short of excellent (using a Sony TV/Yamaha receiver/vintage Advent speakers that still rock/Sony subwoofer) and we absolutely love this unit. We will, no doubt, get another one for one of our other Sony televisions. The styling is very nice. The design of the unit is excellent. The only wish that I would have had was that the remote control was a little larger and, maybe, backlit. But I am not going to be petty about the remote when the unit is so great. Great job SONY and great service from Crutchfield (as usual !!!).

Pros: Excellent playback of everything that we have thrown at it so far. Easy setup. Quick loading. Very sleek (very cool). Audio and video are great. Works seamlessly with all of our audio and video equipment.

Cons: None so far. My inclination is to say that it will also stay that way.

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Mary, FL on 10/23/2018

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Easy to review, best darn DVD player I ever had.

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Bravissimo Sony !

Dave from Lenexa, KS on 10/20/2018

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Scouted out 2018 universal format disc players to replace my beloved Oppo BDP-93 in main Home Theater setup. Would have preferred an Oppo BDP-203, but since that's not possible . . . after many solid reviews I decided on the Sony UBP-X1000ES. Great price and shipping by Crutchfield :-) The 1000ES is impressive out of the box - great appearance & solid build quality in a slimline package. Using upgraded HDMI, RCA Audio and Power cables to align with rest of my HT. The 1000ES has to be one of the best current bargains in serious audio / video! Virtually every facet of performance is world class - - video images are stunning with amazing detail, sound matches with incredible bass and overall tonality. I was concerned the firmware update process had "bricked" my 1000ES - don't be surprised if the unit is inactive for a solid minute or two before springing back to life after the upgrade.

Pros: 1) Stunning Video quality - images redefine detailed; 2) Flawless WiFi networking; 3) Streaming Video is best of breed - - NetFlix picture & sound are astounding; 4) High Resolution Audio - sound detail and tonality are beyond incredible; 5) Solid build quality - definitely a quality piece.

Cons: 1) Player responsiveness to remote commands is middle of the pack - it's a bit slow; 2) "Mini-me" Remote will not overwhelm many buyers.

Superb picture

Das from Blacksburg, VA on 10/16/2018

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Fast loading times and superb picture- deeper colors and blacks! Thoroughly satisfied!

Pros: - super fast loading - great colors and blacks - ease of set up

Cons: - Ummm......gimme a minute....hmmm....gimme more minutes!

Enrich Your Audio and Video

Romo from Cocoa Beach, FL on 10/11/2018

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The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES does everything that it claims it can, perfectly. Set up properly, this player will provide You with a" Real Life" theater or concert experience. When Bluetooth paired with a set of Bose 35 Head Phones, the entertainment reaches a new experience level. Treat Yourself to the highest quality -- purchase a Sony ES UBP-X1000ES

Pros: Sony and Crutchfield make a great team!

Cons: none

Upgrade from Avatar"

John from Little River, SC on 10/4/2018

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I had an older Sony Blu-ray unit from the "Avatar" days, so I needed an upgrade and update. The unit out performed my older device and met my expectations in all aspects. Very happy with the new device. The speed alone was a great upgrade.

Pros: All aspects of the new unit

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 9/23/2018

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This is an excellent product, the performance on both Video and Audio playback is far above what I expected and clearly better than my previous audiophile quality player (which was $1,000 at the time). So far, I have played several CD, CD-R, SACD, DVD, DVD-A, and also Bluray video and Pure Audio discs, in addition to one 4K-UHD disc -- all played beautifully. I have also viewed several streaming movies on Youtube, and the built-in app works well.

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Roberto from Laredo, TX on 9/5/2018

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Works fine. I bought a new 4k movie to test the picture quality (my TV is a Sony 4k XBR-55X930D) but not really a difference comparing with a HD LG blu-ray. The speed to load the disc is amazing, the use very easy and simple. Cons: I cannot add apps from google store. I cannot use my google account to sync my apps previously use it on my account with other TV (Samsung). Freeze the device and needs to disconnect from power to use it again. Audio quality perfect.

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gary from Catonsville, MD on 8/31/2018

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Nice product just wish it had multichannel anologue output for sacd warmer sound

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Great player!

Duane from Greensboro, NC on 8/20/2018

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This player was the perfect solution to my old player losing wireless access. I had purchased another player but had to return it because it did not have RCA audio outputs for 2-channel audio systems. The player turns onn/off very quickly and comes with a variety of apps for streaming. It is one of if not THE least expensive universal players on the market. No issues so far; highly recommended .

Pros: Plays all modern audio and video formats; RCA outputs for 2-channel audio; VERY fast turn-on/app access; reasonably priced for all that it offers

Cons: None so far

Great sound output

Hilton from Hercules, CA on 8/15/2018

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Was debating between x800 and this x1000es but turned out i needed both optical and coaxial output for certain source that can get too bright on optical. The sound is superb and thought my old unreliable Denon sound good but the Sony brighten up and clearly highlight vocals as well as movie experience. There is couple of incident where it hangs when an app was interrupted and needed to recycle power to get everything back to normal and haven't seen that issue since.

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John from Austin , TX on 8/14/2018

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Great picture easy controls

Pros: everything advertised

Cons: none

Sony's Top 4K UHD HDR BluRay Player

William from Vernon Hills, IL on 8/12/2018

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This one gets a 5 stars for all it's features in one unit. Two HDMI outs one for video and one for audio. The transport mechanism is nice and the unit is totally quiet. Superb picture and good response from the remote. Also plays multi-channel SACDs through the HDMI out - this is a huge plus with my extremely large SACD collection. Also very sleek and clean design - looks great in my A/V rack. Upscaling DVDs to 4K looks great with no motion or pixel artifacts. Colors are rich and deep. Even the Netflix and Amazon Apps look terrific. Finally, the High Res audio is also a huge plus for CDs, SACDs, and BluRay Audio. Highly Recommended as a top end 4K player - since Oppo is no longer in business.

Pros: Fast loading of 4K discs, quiet mechanism, quality build, hi-rez audio, and plays multi-channel SACDs through HDMI. Superb picture quality on my Sony 4K monitor. Excellent HDR conversion of SDR materials. Love the ability to upscale standard audio files to a High Resolution Audio File - increasing the sound dynamic range. Works with the Sony Song Pal App. Well engineered and great number of features for an ES component.

Cons: Absolutely no cons - the only recommendation would be the addition of Balanced Audio Output jacks to compliment the Hi-Rez audio.

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MICHAEL L from Bothell, WA on 7/15/2018

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Great Blu-ray player.

Pros: Great picture, easy set up. Plays music CD's and the sound is great.

Cons: None

Uhd blu ray at its very best!

Tom from North Tazewell, VA on 6/20/2018

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A great uhd blu ray player. I have a few uhd discs so far and they all look fantastic on the 2018 hdr 49 inch tv. Uhd streaming on Amazon looks great also. Also have a blu ray of "Shane" and it looked fantastic to be such an old movie. Thank you for your help in making this decision. I have a lot of blu ray discs and also regular discs and have had no problem playing them. I am not sure what the resolution is on the blu ray discs but I call it "1080p+". I don't think you can go wrong with Sony products.

Pros: Ease of use, good remote. Resolution is second to none. All the settings you will ever need. A perfect match for my new 2018 Sony 49" ultra hdr tv.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Somerset, NJ on 6/13/2018

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Good Evening All I love both products and they are working flawlessly. My next purchase will be a sound bar.

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Excellent Player

James L from Kissimmee, FL on 5/25/2018

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Works very well with Sony Soundbar and Sony 4k TV. Excellent picture quality and sound production. Better quality than most blu ray player.

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08 / 2021

Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 4/10/2018

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Worked as advertised: Easy setup, great picture and appears very well built. Crutchfield was great with providing item quickly and at best price and no cost shipping. Still my "go to" provider.

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Well built and working well

John R. from Gaffney, SC on 2/28/2018

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So far so good, I've only had this unit for 3 weeks. It feels good when I unpacked it. you can feel the weight of the frame, it very quite when playing a DVD. Love the crisp picture of 4K. I did have an issue with it not loading a standard DVD, my old Sony Blu-ray played it no trouble. Blu-rays that I have tried so far work. I'll be watching more of my collection of DVD, Blu-ray's and 4K's I di like the app's with the Sony, I only use the TV as a monitor and sending sound back from the TV to the amp just doesn't seem to work as well for the app's in the TV. After I try more DVD's I'll update my review.

Pros: Looks good, very quit, App's, well built

Cons: Large load door with no spot for my IR blasters but on eject button. Power and eject button are one so if you push close to the center to open the door you can power off the unit

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Crutchfield customer from Manlius, NY on 11/22/2017

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Works well as advertised. No problems in installation and operation. A quality unit and one of the best available.

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Sony's Best 4K Player

Roy from Gretna, LA on 10/17/2017

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Excellent picture and sound. A well built unit. I would have given 5 stars but to supply a remote that is not illuminated at this price range is just a shame. Sony should take a page from Oppo's play book when it comes to their remote.

Pros: Excellent picture and sound from a solidly built player.

Cons: Remote is not illuminated

High, mids, and low frequencies comes to life with perfection

Sergio Rodriguez Espinosa from Cabo Rojo, PR on 9/4/2017

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Excellent Image and sound reproduction. I can say PERFECT ?? Sound balance distribution. You will feel your system like never before, specially with the 4K Blu-ray format. A must to have in conjunction of a low and hi end home theater set up. Worth the price !!!! Thank you Gil and Crutchfield. ??

Pros: Wide output connections, 232 control port. Quite operation, audiophile sound quality if you intend it for too. High quality image corner to corner not found in other machines. True color and sharpness reproduction. Simply, a perfect device ??

Cons: None.

Sony ES UBP-X1000ES

Kevin from Beaumont, CA on 8/18/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

One of the best 4K-UHD players you can find. With Sony ES line of products you just cannot go wrong and that's what this is.

Pros: Wonderful picture, great options for easy operation.

Cons: Could not think of any.

Great picture

Kevin from CA on 7/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great blue ray DVD player.

Pros: Great blue ray player

Cons: None

Great 4K player

Chris from Rochester,MN on 7/4/2017

This is a great player,well built. I have owned it for over a month and no issues with it. Plays every disc format i have thrown at it and streams flawlessly.

Pros: Plays multiple disc for formats Well built. Great picture Great sound

Cons: Nothing

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Features and Specs

General
Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD Yes
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix,Amazon,Hulu,Vudu,YouTu
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA Certified Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control Yes
DVD Video Upconversion 4K, 1080p, 1080i, 720p
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback Stereo
Multi-channel
DVD-Audio Playback Yes
Outputs
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 2
HDMI Version 2.0a
Ethernet Ports Yes
Analog Audio Outputs 1
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port Yes

Product Research

Disc & USB Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: In addition to support for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs the Sony ES UBP-X1000ES utilizes a Sony developed Precision HD drive to help maintain consistent performance with virtually every optical disc format, including DVD Video and DVD Audio; CD and SA-CD; and Blu-ray 3D, and BD-ROM media.

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray UHD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
DVD DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-Audio
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, SACD

Ultra HD Blu-Ray: Ultra HD Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages over standard Blu-ray.

  • 4K Resolution: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 4x as many pixels as Full HD televisions, and 27x as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions
  • Wider Color Gamut: Ultra HD Blu-ray can display over 75% of the visible color spectrum; this is known as "Wider Color Gamut". That's more than twice the color range of current HDTVs.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): Ultra HD Blu-ray also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much greater clarity and detail.
  • Smooth, Realistic Motion: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.
  • Greater Capacity & Speed: Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will be available in a dual layer 66 gigabyte disc and a triple layer 100 gigabyte disc. Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128 Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.
  • Backward Compatible: Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc & DVD content. When connected to a current HDTV television, the player will output a standard HDTV signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media, as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality to match the connected television's capabilities.

Note: Like standard BD, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs use region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. This Blu-ray player is region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

USB Port:  The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to play photo, videos, and music files on a connected USB device. The player can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture Devices (SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up to 500 folders/files. The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on certain Blu-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold separately).

Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony UHD Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.

Media Format File Type
Audio High Resolution:  AIFF /ALAC /FLAC / WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz); DSD (2.8/5.8MHz)
Compressed: MP3 / WMA / AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
Video AVCHD, AVI, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, MKV, WMV9, XVID
Photo JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MPO, WEBP

Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality. The UHD Blu-ray player supports DSD 5.6MHz decoding thru BD, DVD, CD, USB, and DLNA.

Video Section

HDMI 2.0a Output + HDMI Audio Only Output: The Sony UHD Blu-ray player is equipped with dual HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals (the HDMI Out 2 does not output video signal). The HDMI Out 1 can be used to carry both digital video and audio all in one cable, plus it supports the latest HDMI 2.0a spec. You can choose to use the HDMI Out 2 to send audio only to your A/V receiver and the HDMI Out 1 to send only video to your Ultra-HD TV. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K.

Note: Use a premium high-speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view 4K and HDR content optimally.

Ultra HD 4K Playback & Upscaling: With stunning UHD 4K, Sony's Ultra HD Blu-ray Player gives you 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD and boasts incredibly life-like images with a level of detail and clarity like never before. You can even upscale your favorite non-4K video content and enjoy it in 4K Ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160) with this UHD Blu-ray Player and your Ultra HD TV.

Note: To enjoy 4K, you must have a compatible 4K television connected to the UHD Blu-ray player via HDMI.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video: With HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player delivers dynamic UHD content in exceptional quality with a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format. Experience sharp contrasts and brightness with deeper blacks and brighter whites. HDR video signals contain up to 100x the brightness of a standard (SDR) signal, massively increasing peak brightness while retaining deep and highly detailed blacks, for an incredible viewing experience.

  • Compatible HDR Formats: This Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR 10, but does not support Dolby Vision HDR.
  • HDR-to-SDR Conversion: When playing 4K HDR content on a 4K SDR television, the X1000ES utilizes a unique Sony algorithm to reproduce the proper brightness and color gradations to provide the best picture possible.

BT.2020 Color Spaces: Support for the new BT.2020 color spaces means access to a much wider range of colors than conventional TV signals offer. This ultra-wide color space means content creators can deliver much more saturated and realistic color from deep aquatic blues to natural greens and vibrant reds.

Deep Color: The Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does not support Deep Color.

3D-Ready: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

Screen Settings: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES Ultra-HD Blu-ray player features the following screen settings:

  • TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected Television's screen aspect ratio.
  • Screen Size: For 3D viewing, you will need to set the screen size of your 3D-compatible TV.
  • Screen Format: You can select the display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can choose Full or Normal (select when connected to a TV with a wide mode function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even on a wide-screen TV) or Normal (changes the picture size to fit the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio).
  • DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan & Scan.

Video Settings: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES Ultra-HD Blu-ray player offers the following video adjustments:

  • Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset pictures settings (Direct, Brighter, Theater, Auto, or Custom) for different lighting environment. The Custom mode lets you adjust the contrast, brightness, color, and hue manually.
  • Noise Reduction: BNR reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the picture, MNR reduces minor noise around the picture outlines (mosquito noise), and FNR reduces the random noise appearing in a picture, while IP Content Noise Reduction enhances low-resolution web videos.

24p Output: Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second the UBP-X1000ES will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.

Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray player offers two Cinema Conversion Modes - (1) Auto mode automatically detects whether the material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate conversion method. (2) The Video mode is suited for video-based material and will always be selected regardless of the content.

BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.

Rigid Chassis: The UBP-X1000ES's unique frame-and-beam chassis offers a rigid structure to eliminate micro-vibrations, as well as effective electrical shielding, so all you experience is the highest sound and picture quality.

Audio Section

32-Bit DAC: A 32-bit processing DAC is compatible with both native DSD (at up to 11.2 MHz) and LPCM (at up to 192kHz) Hi-Res Music files, which are available in a number of different formats.

Surround Sound Decoders: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES UHD Blu-ray player has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors with support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output.

  • Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital processors using the coaxial digital output.
  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: If you have an AV receiver which decodes Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, you will need to set this UHD Blu-ray player's HDMI output to bitstream. It also streams Dolby Atmos movies from built-in apps (service and movie most support Dolby Atmos).

Optical & Coaxial Digital Output: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the Sony UBP-X1000ES is equipped with an optical (Toslink) & coaxial (RCA) digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.

Analog 2Ch Output: The Sony UBP-X1000ES also offers an analog stereo (2ch) output with gold-plated jacks.

Bluetooth Audio Transmission: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 with support for A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. The UBP-X1000ES offers wireless Bluetooth audio transmission, so you can use your favorite Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your movie's soundtrack playing on the UHD Blu-ray player. The UBP-X1000ES can even send audio to your TV via HDMI and to a wireless speaker or headphone over Bluetooth at the same time. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth codec, the UBP-X1000ES supports Apple's AAC codec and Sony's LDAC codec. With LDAC technology you can stream without compromising on quality, up to 3x the bandwidth of regular Bluetooth.

Note: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication (HFP).

SongPal Link & App: Download the SongPal app onto your Apple (iOS 9.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android (OS 4.4+) smartphone/tablet and enjoy multi-room audio streaming and functionality between your SongPal Link compatible Sony devices, over your home's WiFi network. Use the SongPal app to group SongPal Link compatible Sony soundbars and speakers to the UHD Blu-ray player, then stream music from your favorite CD, a USB thumbdrive, Internet radio, a PC, or your DLNA network in multiple rooms throughout your home.

DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX: In addition to playing studio-quality High-Resolution Audio, the UBP-X1000ES also improves the quality of all your other music. DSEE HX technology upscales the sound quality of CDs, MP3s and other compressed music files, giving you back the full experience of the original recording.

Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range compression levels - Auto, On, Off.

Network/Internet Functions

Dual Core Processor: A powerful Dual Core Processor ensures fast, lag-free performance. Web pages load more quickly, movies and media stream faster, and playback appears noticeably smoother. Even navigation is quicker and more responsive, so you can enjoy a frustration-free entertainment experience.

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES UHD Blu-ray player supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the UHD Blu-ray player's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also watch movies and TV shows, as well as listen to music from select online providers.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony UHD Blu-ray player is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer.
  • Built-in WiFi: The UHD Blu-ray player also features built-in WiFi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. A new dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz WiFi module compatible with MIMO provides improved stability and speed performance for a better streaming experience. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 a/b/g/n access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

Note: A dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router or better is recommended For 4K streaming. Samsung recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

Online Entertainment Apps: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES UHD Blu-ray player offers access to a variety of online entertainment apps. Additional fees and subscriptions will apply for some applications.

  • 4K Content: Enjoy 4K content and soon to be HDR content on Netflix & Amazon Video.
  • Movies, TV, & Videos: Watch your favorite movies, TV shows, and videos on Hulu, Vudu, & YouTube.
  • Music & Radio: Listen to internet radio and your favorite songs, artist, and albums on Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Slacker, and iHeart Radio
  • News & Sports: Get updates on news & sports from Fox News & MLB.TV.
  • VEWD App Store: The VEWD App Store provides a collection of additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps range from movies, TV shows, games, music, sports, lifestyle, technology, kids, nature, travel, news, & weather.

Note: Available online content may change without notice.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as music, photo, and video files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server/Android device) through the Sony ES UBP-X1000ES - up to 999 files/folders. The UHD Blu-ray player can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or WiFi connection (via built-in WiFi).

Media Format File Type
Audio High Resolution:  AIFF /ALAC /FLAC / WAV (up to 24-bit/192kHz); DSD (2.8/5.8MHz)
Compressed: MP3 / WMA / AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps)
Video AVCHD, AVI, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, MKV, WMV9, XVID
Photo JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MPO, WEBP
Note: High Resolution & DSD music files only supported through a wired (Ethernet) connection.

Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the UHD Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen.

Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote metadata service instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are watching through the Ultra-HD Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre, jacket art and more right on the TV screen.

Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote service.

BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The Sony UHD Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your home network and features front-panel USB port for additional storage.

Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience Features

ES (Elevated Standard): The UBP-X1000ES reflects the legendary build quality associated with the coveted Sony ES brand. Its Frame and Beam (FB) chassis helps to increase structural rigidity and its honeycomb top plate, sf heat sync and offset insulator feet reduce the effects of both airborne and mechanical vibration. Even the player's optional rack mount kit (WS-UBPRE, sold separately) is designed to reduce vibration and electrical noise. 

Note: The ES-series 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player comes with an industry leading 3 year parts &labor warranty, 90-day advanced exchange program, and dedicated toll-free support line staffed by CEDIA-trained product experts (1-877-619-7669; Monday-Friday 10am-7pm ET).

Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies, so discs start faster after they're inserted into the UHD Blu-ray player. The Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 0.3 seconds in Quick Start mode (11.7 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 19.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (31.1 seconds in normal mode).

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the UHD Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the UHD Blu-ray disc began playback.

On-Screen Display: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES provides an OSD via its HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent your display devices from becoming damaged.

Auto Display: The player automatically displays information on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio signals, etc..

Auto Standby: If any button on the player or remote is not pressed for more than 20 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby mode.

Parental Control: The Sony ES UBP-X1000ES offers Parental Control settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.

Firmware Updates: Occasionally, Sony may release updated firmware for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection. Visit the Sony eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.

Remote Control

Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote operates The UHD Blu-ray player and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote even has a dedicated Netflix button for immediate access to your Netflix movies. The remote is also pre-programmed with power, input, and volume controls for several other brand TVs.

HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony & other brand components compatible with the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This includes convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.

Video & TV SideView App: With Sony's free Video & TV SideView App, you can control the UBP-X1000ES Blu-ray player and browse its content from your Apple iOS 9.0+ device or Android OS 4.4+ device. The Video & TV SideView App allows your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony UHD Blu-ray player. You can also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia Internet apps from your compatible mobile device.

Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony UHD Blu-ray player and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same compatible network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).

Custom Integration: The UBP-X1000ES provides virtually every connectivity option required for today's complex custom installations, including IP Control over CAT 5 cable or Wi-Fi networks; RS232C two-way control and IR-IN. A web browser interface is also offered, along with support for ihiji, a cloud-based network management solution used by custom installers for remote maintenance. An optional rack mount kit (WS-UBPRE1, sold separately) offers faster, easier installation.

USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray player also supports the connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.

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Why did you buy this?

Seems to have the highest ratings of all 4K blu-ray units with wireless Wi-Fi [ R  Feb 11, 2019 ]
Sony reputation, ES line offers superior quality. [ KEVIN  Feb 10, 2019 ]
Really wanted the network option AND a unit with analog audio output to interface with my hifi. [ Roger  Feb 06, 2019 ]
Supposed to be compatible with older formats (DVD + Blu-Ray) - has decent reviews [ Gene  Jan 29, 2019 ]
SACD via HDMI [ David  Jan 07, 2019 ]
Perfect match for my new Sony Bravia Oled! [ June  Jan 07, 2019 ]
I did a lot of reading about what people were saying about this and overall the vast majority of people liked this Sony model very much. [ Jim  Jan 02, 2019 ]
Outstanding video AND AUDIO performance. [ Louis  Dec 26, 2018 ]
Best UHD player for price. Solid reliable performance, first rate build quality, reasonably priced. Best player for money now that Oppo no longer produces UHD players. [ CHENG  Dec 25, 2018 ]
performance [ ivan  Dec 23, 2018 ]
Quality and price [ Joel  Dec 23, 2018 ]
Needed an upgrade to hdmp 2.0 w/hdcp 2.2 in order to accommodate a new Sony oled 4k flat screen. Good reviews for audio reproduction and video. Replacing an oppo bdp-95. Oppo no longer produces blu-ray players w/high-end audio capabilities. After researching, decided on this upb-x1000es. [ Phil  Dec 22, 2018 ]
DVD audio bluray audio playback and rca connection [ MICHAEL  Dec 19, 2018 ]
I have always been impressed with the high quality of the ES products, and it had favorable reviews. [ JAMES G  Dec 15, 2018 ]
Compatibility with existing Sony entertainment system components. [ C  Dec 14, 2018 ]
Significant custom audio investment. Looking forward to ATMOS and other 3D sound benefits with 4K video. [ Michael  Dec 09, 2018 ]
Getting started with new 2 channel set up. This Sony has multiple functions like play CD's, movies and wi-fi streaming. [ CHARLES S  Dec 05, 2018 ]
Solidly built Sony has an excellent reputation for reliability [ JOSE  Nov 19, 2018 ]
Most ES SERIES PRODUCTS ARE GREAT PRODUCTS AND MADE VERY DURABLE!!! Sony no baloney!! [ DAVID A  Nov 16, 2018 ]
I needed a 3D dvd video player. This Sony should match my 3D TV. [ Richard C.  Nov 07, 2018 ]
I selected this item based on a conversation with Adam at Crutchfield and a review posted by "Dave from Lenaxa, KS" on 10/20/2018. Both gentlemen addressed the specific reasons why I want a new Blu-Ray player. [ Charles R.  Oct 29, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Edwin  Oct 27, 2018 ]
Good fo audio [ Richard  Oct 18, 2018 ]
I want the best quality [ Steve S.  Oct 17, 2018 ]
Top notch feature set; excellent reviews by highly regarded industry pros; 32 bit-192KHz DAC's -- seeking 1st class SACD music performance in addition to Blu-Ray - dedicated stereo analog output is a plus; strong streaming services -- NetFlix is a primary entertainment source in our household; Sony ES = audiophile build quality. An absolute winner at the $500 price point! [ DAVID  Oct 15, 2018 ]
Best product available in this class. [ DAVE  Oct 05, 2018 ]
I have been wanting to upgrade my Blu-Ray player, and since this is part of the ES line, I have high expectations that it will be great. [ James  Oct 04, 2018 ]
Looking for a good universal disk player for better sound with CDs, ability to play some multi-channel SACDs I have, and to experience ATMOS. [ Peter  Sep 28, 2018 ]
Recommended to me [ Diane  Sep 21, 2018 ]
Analog outputs and SACD playback [ Virgilio  Sep 14, 2018 ]
Joey recommended them [ Jerry  Sep 06, 2018 ]
I like Sony's ES line and the fact that this plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs in addition the normal Bluray discs. [ Jason  Aug 20, 2018 ]
Best flexibility and performance. [ Edward  Aug 13, 2018 ]
SACD player with 3d video [ Tony R.  Aug 11, 2018 ]
Crutchfield evaluation report was very helpful in my decision to purchase this unit. [ Jaime  Aug 08, 2018 ]
Brand, Quality and features. [ Roberto  Aug 04, 2018 ]
Native DSD decoding, and can play DSD files from USB storage devices. Sony ES disc players historically rated well in audiophile press. [ Alejo  Jul 31, 2018 ]
Choice based on previous experience with Sony BD players and on feature that the unit has. [ Jonathan  Jul 05, 2018 ]
Good rating and I have a Sony 4K tv [ JOHN A  Jul 05, 2018 ]
Future plan to upgrade entire system, looking for higher quality items and preferably longer lasting. Believe this will integrate well into everything I have planned for my final upgrade. [ Gerald  Jun 11, 2018 ]
Oppo has discontinued producing their products therefore this Sony 4k player was my second option. Also price of Sony ES UDP-X1000ES was cheaper than other comparable higher end 4k players. [ Mark  May 17, 2018 ]
For name-brand compatibility with third party systems (controllers and system integration), plus Ultra HD compatibility, this Sony is a good choice. And with Oppo gone now, it's likely that only the big guys will survive the digital streaming juggernaut. [ David  Apr 28, 2018 ]
The primary reason why I chose this unit over the less expensive UBP-X800 is because it has analog outputs. [ Chris  Apr 12, 2018 ]
Features and price esp blue tooth [ D  Apr 05, 2018 ]
Excellent set of features. [ William  Apr 04, 2018 ]
audio outputs [ ROBERT M  Mar 17, 2018 ]
Migrating towards an LG OLED tv to finish out my system. In the meantime, I just play regular blu rays and listen to cd's and hi-res on a flash drive. [ Jim  Mar 01, 2018 ]
sony best blue ray i have the modal before this is awesome [ MIKE  Feb 28, 2018 ]
I own the UBP-X800 and very happy with it. I thought I would upgrade to the UBP-X1000ES as a second unit. [ JEFFREY A  Feb 03, 2018 ]
Consumer ratings [ Wayne G.  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Compatibility with Sony A/V receiver I just purchased from you [ JONATHAN A  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Video & High Resolution Audio capabilities [ Thomas  Oct 30, 2017 ]
It has all the features and quality that I want [ MARIA E  Oct 28, 2017 ]
It had all the features I was looking for. [ RICK DIANA  Oct 23, 2017 ]
fit all my needs [ RICHARD  Oct 03, 2017 ]
This is Sony's flagship 4K player and I wanted to pair this unit with my ES receiver and 4K TV. [ ROY L  Oct 01, 2017 ]
I needed a good 4k player and I like Sony. [ RAYMOND  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Despite recent problems, Sony still produces some of the best AV components. I needed it to complement my 940D XBR TV and also for the multichanel audio formats. [ Ualthan  Aug 21, 2017 ]
Chose this over Opposite 203 since Sony included streaming services support. [ Clifford  Aug 15, 2017 ]
looking for 4 k definition, WiFi, Bluetooth, separate OA and HDMI outputs [ Chris  May 20, 2017 ]

11 questions already asked

I could not find the codes you are looking for in the paperwork I have. Hopefully Crutchfield can help. Good luck. [ John  Jan 07, 2019 ]
i'm not knowledgeable of rs232 codes [ JAMES R  Jan 07, 2019 ]
Im sorry but I got that for someone else try online but you probably already did that [ Robert  Jan 07, 2019 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. [ Krissy  Jan 07, 2019 ]  Staff
I can find no mention of it reading the .cue file that comes with FLAC album files or a mention of their being a firmware update for it. I expect you will have to split the file into separate FLAC songs to play them through this unit My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul [ Paul  Jan 06, 2019 ]  Staff
Sorry I've only used the unit for store bought blue rays. Thanks [ CARLTON H  Jan 02, 2019 ]
Jason, not to be obtuse, but I don't have the technical answer. I do know that it plays whatever I put into it and does so perfectly, movies or CDs both commercial and home created . . . I just don't what is happening behind the front cover. Good luck, and BTW I'm completely satisfied, Burns [ burns  Aug 21, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Jul 30, 2018 ]  Staff
Hey Hi ??, Well. Not sure about it. Probably. My thoughts are that The device is mainly designed to be used with new digital HTs. Mine is an ONKYO with DTS-X processing. Works fine. All channels are used and the sounds are well addressed to the intended drivers, speakers. So the sound source from the Sony UBP-X1000ES is perfect reproduced, just pristine sound. It works perfect with movies and music, as well as striming from the internet. Simply a perfect device if you want to get in built a serious HT or audio rig. -Sergio- [ SERGIO  May 01, 2018 ]
That's really a question for Sony. We're not using the analog outputs in our configuration [ Stephen  May 01, 2018 ]
You have the option to turn audio mix settings on or off. When turned on interactive and secondary audio input is mixed with primary. When set to off Bitstream goes directly to home AV receiver. Set BD audio mix to off and Digital to auto and you will get multi to the AV [ JONATHAN A  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Hi. No. But, the image quality is superb. It is excellent as well as the audio it reproduces. Even streaming the image is improved. It compress the video so well that it looks like 4K even if the source doesn't. [ SERGIO  Dec 27, 2017 ]
The player will support HDR content from both Netflix & Amazon, yes. It only provides one output setting for 4K (3840 x 2160). You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the player's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan  Sep 11, 2017 ]  Staff
I'm not sure if your receiver will pass a 4K signal. I upgraded my receiver at the same time I added the X1000ES. However, my Samsung TV is only 1080 HD, and it displays a 4K DVD in 1080 HD resolution from the X1000ES through my 4K capable receiver. [ Robert  Jul 29, 2017 ]
I have a Sony ES AV receiver (2014) with HDMI ports, I think 2 of the output ports to the TV are 4K capable, the other ports 1080. It will work regardless of signal, its if 4K max signal output is made to a 4K TV. Make sure you have a good HDMI 4K cable. . [ TROY  Jul 28, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Jun 13, 2017 ]  Staff
The offer applies to both models through 6/30/17. You will find the details on Sony's website here: https://www.sony.com/4kdiscbundle I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Jun 07, 2017 ]  Staff
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