Sony, the Japanese multinational electronic products manufacturing company is officially supporting 4K with its upcoming Blu-ray player of UB-X1000ES.

4K Era

The company’s new product is adding another new feather to the cap of 4K era. The UB-X1000ES is Sony’s first to support Ultra HD Blu-ray playback, with 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support.

The UB-X1000ES supports CD, DVD, and Blu-ray content along with the new 4K Blu-ray discs, as well as developing older 1080p content to 4K resolution. The company is yet to specify whether it uses HDR10 or Dolby Vision standard.

Yukio Ishikawa, Director of Home Entertainment Systems for Sony Electronics said that the new UB-X1000ES player provides a ‘one-stop’ solution for their clients ‘premium entertainment needs’ who mostly desire a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

The new model is specifically designed to deliver the best visual quality video and audio to excite the most demanding A/V enthusiasts, said Ishikawa.

Coming to the audio standards of UB-X1000ES, it is fully compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X receivers. It provides separate A and V signal paths by dual HDMI outputs. And it configures 32-bit processing DAC which is well-matched with both native DSD and LPCM in order to play Hi-Res music files.

The UB-X1000ES is expected to ship in next year and available only at authorized Sony AV dealers and custom installers. And the product price is yet to be announced.