Sony announces new HD Blu-ray Disc players25 March 2010
Following a software upgrade, the BDP-S470 (pictured) will be ready to play Blu-ray 3D Disc movies on a 3D-enabled TV. Sony has also announced the launch of the BDP-S570 player as part of its continuing developments in the rapidly expanding area of HD technology for residential applications.
With the BDP-S570 and specialist Active Shutter glasses, viewers can watch vivid 3D images in full 1080p HD. BRAVIA Internet Video enables users to catch up on TV programmes via online services such as i-Player, while a tie-up with LOVEFiLM allows subscribers to stream movies directly via their new Blu-ray Disc Players. Web services can be accessed through the built-in WiFi capability or a Sony USB WiFi dongle.
Meanwhile, features of the BDP-S570 include IP content noise reduction, an Entertainment Database Browser, and the ability to play out content from an external hard disk or USB device.
The specification of the new players also includes the ability to control home entertainment with an iPhone or iPod touch using a free app that can be downloaded from the App Store, and a ‘Monolithic Design’ style that incorporates luxurious materials and an elegant surface finish.
James Forrester, category marketing manager at Sony UK, commented: “The latest additions to the Blu-ray Disc Player range for 2010 confirm that Sony is in a unique position when it comes to providing consumers with the full 3D experience, from capture to delivery. CES this year was dominated by a variety of 3D announcements, and the fact that we are already able to expand our range of 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc Players shows our commitment to making 3D available to all.”