Earlier this year, we had seen how a number of companies had literally put forward their best ‘3D’ foot at the CES, 2010. Well, Sony takes this space a step forward by launching its very first standalone Blu-ray 3D-ready player namely the BDP-S470. The company seems all geared up to bless its entertainment systems with the power of 3D.
The new BDP-S470 player will also be upgraded to play Blu-ray 3D content with a firmware update available this summer. In addition to this, the company also revealed that the previously released BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc model and BDV-E570 and BDV-E770W Blu-ray Disc home theater systems will also be Blu-ray 3D capable thanks to firmware updates that are slated this summer.
“Consumer excitement for 3D is unbelievably high and Sony is poised to deliver the best possible in-home experience,” commented Chris Fawcett, vice president of Sony’s Home Division. “Involved in every facet of the 3D chain from professional equipment to content production and hardware, Sony is the one company that can lean on its broad expertise to deliver 3D to the home that truly captures consumer imagination.”
When connected to a broadband Internet network besides offering Blu-ray 3D playback, all models will also allow instant streaming of movies, videos, music, and more from popular services. This includes support Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube, Slacker Internet Radio NPR, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, and over 25 total providers through the Sony Bravia Internet Video platform. The models should gain Pandora support by around spring 2010.
Additionally the innovative models are also endowed with Sony’s Entertainment Database Browser using Gracenote technologies. This allows users to browse through key details from a Blu-ray Disc. Another feature distinct to the new models is that they should allow users with an iPhone or iPod touch device to control the players via a free app called ‘BD Remote’. Bundled with enhanced start up and disc loading performance, the models claim to start-up from power off in just about three seconds.
Incorporated with a Bravia monolithic design, the new BDP-S570, BDP-S470 and BDP-S370 models boast of features like Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player, BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE, DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling and Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding. The BDP-S570 wraps in functions like Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless (802.11) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Built-in 1GB Memory and IP Content Noise Reduction. The BDV-E770W and BDV-E570 include features like 1000W Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD 5.1 channel home theater system, BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE, Wireless LAN Ready with included USB Wireless LAN adapter, DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding and Built-in 1GB Memory.
The BDP-S570, BDP-S470 and BDP-S370 will be available in February, 2010 for $250, $200 and $180 respectively. The BDV-E770W and BDV-E570 will hit shelves around March, 2010 for about $650 and $550.