Product Comparison: Sony UBP-X1000ES vs Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Panasonic
Model
UBP-X1000ES
DMP-UB900EBK
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Come home to ultimate entertainment: the UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player sets new standards in immersive entertainment for home cinema/audio-visual enthusiasts and custom installers.
Ultra HD Blu-ray reproduces images with cinema-level quality at home, using unique Panasonic technologies to deliver images that are faithful to the original. By raising video and audio quality, the UB900 invites you to experience an overwhelming world of pictures and sounds.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
No
No
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • The unit has a flawless picture and the sound is excellent. The interface is a big improvement over my last Sony Blu-ray.
  • The quick response on the Wi-Fi, it loves 5g and produces some fantastic pictures.
  • A capable all-in-one player. Good picture, nice sound, easy to use.
  • The picture is sharp and colors pop with this Ultra HD Blu-ray player from Sony. It is a perfect fit to go with your Ultra HD 4K TV.
  • This is one of the best 4k Blu-ray players on the market. The thing I love most about are that the streaming apps are 4k.
Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • It was easy to set-up, the picture quality is excellent
  • Very good quality picture from this player with standard bluray and 4k.
  • Excellent player. Great quality and reproduction.
  • This a great Blue Ray player, Picture and sound great.
  • Fantastic Picture especially on ultraHD blu-ray. HDR was excellent too!
Size & Weight
Height
2.25 in.
2.68 in.
Width
17 in.
17.13 in.
Depth
10.5 in.
7.83 in.
Weight
8.6 lbs.
5.29 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD-ROM, CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-Video, SA-CD, Stereoscopic 3D (profile 5), Ultra HD Blu-ray
BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, Ultra HD Blu-ray
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video
Supported Formats
AVCHD, MOV, AVI, MPEG-1 Video/ PS, MPG, MPEG, MKV, VOB, VRO, MPEG-2 Video/PS, TS, M2TS, MTS, MPEG-4 AVC, 3GP, 3GPP, 3G2, 3GPP2, FLV, MP4, M4V, VC1, WMV9, Xvid, BMP, GIF, JPEG, MPO, PNG
BD Video, JPEG, MPO, Xvid, MKV, DVD Video, AVCHD, MP4, MPEG-2
Built-in Audio Decoders
AAC, AIFF, ALAC, Dolby Digital, DSD - DSDIFF / DSD, FLAC, HEAAC v.1 / v.2 / level2, LP cm, Vorbis, WMA10 Pro, WMA9
FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD, WMA, AAC, MP3, Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
USB Port(s)
1
1
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, DLNA
Controls
Remote control, Sony Music Centre app
Remote control
Extras
Stunning picture with 4K upscaling up to 60p, Anti-vibration construction for clearer sound, High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX
4K High-Precision Chroma Processor, 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling, 4K 60p/4:4:4 Output, THX Certified, High Clarity Sound Premium
What customers say about "Features"
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • The Sony X1000ES is vastly superior to the X800, it has a 32 bit dac, better build, detachable power cord uprated power supply and sounds as good as my Sony XA5400ES for CD & SACD
  • I bought this to replace a Sony ES 770 that I used for SACD only. I was pleasantly surprised that this actually sounded slightly better than its predecessor.
  • The 4k upscale even makes my 2008 TV look a lot better. Can't wait to add a 4K TV later this year.
  • The interface is snappy, and support for all the latest Blu-ray formats gives you a tiny bit of future proofing.
  • I bought this for it’s SACD and Blu-Ray audio capabilities. The sound is excellent from this unit. Even regular cds sound better. I can hear passages that I never heard from a recording in the past.
Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • The online services, firmware updates, apps are all fast and efficient. The remote is very intuitive and also has a backlight, which is invaluable when watching Blu-ray films in an otherwise dark room.
  • Amazing player. Quiet and fast and reliable (unlike the Xbox One X which I made the mistake of buying first). Worth paying that bit extra for such a great machine.
  • It also looks stylish with the entire front panel opening downwards to reveal the disc drawer, alongside a USB and SD card slot.
  • The DMP-UB900EBK plays all of my old DVD's but it's like watching them for the first time because they're up scaled so well the colour and clarity are fantastic Bluray is even better and my new 4K films are out of this world.
  • Upscaling extremely effective, connectivity and operation intuitive.
Outputs
HDMI
2
2
Optical Digital Audio
1
1
Coaxial Digital Audio
1
1
What customers say about "Outputs"
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • I inserted the HDMI, Power Plug, turned it on, Connected to WI-FI, went to setup, it told me that an update was available, so I did, then I put in a HD-DVD and I was watching in less that 20 minutes. Super easy to set-up and to get online.
  • The difference from the other players is that this is the premium version of the 4K players. It has a display compared to the others and the other difference is that it has a detachable power cord along with connections for a hifi system.
  • Only Sony can deliver this level of quality for both audio and visual....they dedicated two separate input jacks for this purpose!
  • The best part is that it is the only hi-end player that has a set of analog outputs.
  • In researching this player I found it will output multichannel SACD thru HDMI to appropriate receivers. Plus, it plays 2ch SACDs thru the audio outputs. Excellent!
Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
  • One things that sold it for me, was the discrete analogue outputs for audio, meaning I could use my 5.1 amp and 2.0 receiver amp together to create a temporary 7.1 surround set-up.
  • There is a second HDMI socket to route the audio to my home cinema amp. A spare HDMI cable is supplied. Plays music & movies via USB and SD cards as well.
  • Sound via HDMI through the receiver is top notch too.
  • It has two HDMI outlets on the back. One goes direct to the TV, the other to the receiver, as my Onkyo receiver is not 4K enabled, so won't decode the new UHD sound.
  • It has two HDMI ports (one for audio & video and the other for audio) which is brilliant for us audio fanatics.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, 2 x AAA Batteries
Remote control, Batteries, HDMI cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
499.99 £


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