Matthew Murray over at PCMag.com has some new info on some great new gear from Sony. New Blu-Ray players, two new Home Theaters in a Box, new Networked HDTV and 7.1 surround sound receiver. Check it out.
Sony on Tuesday announced a slew of new home theater products designed to satisfy both your eyes and your ears. The company’s focus is squarely on HD with the release of four Blu-ray players and a new line of networked TVs, but also some A/V receivers for those even more interested in bringing everything together.
The BDP-S360 and the BDP-S560 are standalone Blu-ray players, outfitted with all of Sony’s latest technologies. Each player offers full 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema Output; supports 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, as well as bit-stream output via HDMI; and supports Deep Color video output and AVCHD discs encoded with x.v.Color (xvYCC) technology. You’ll also find on each an external port for local storage, so you can add your USB flash storage device; on the BDP-S560, there’s a port in front so you can view your photos directly from your USB drive or a digital camera. Both players are also BD-Live capable when paired with a broadband Internet connection, and the BDP-S560 has integrated 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, and is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) ready for easy photo sharing with other DLNA-compliant devices. The BDP-S360 and the BDP-S560 are expected to ship this summer for $300 and $350, respectively.
7.1-channel standalone Blu-ray player with integrated 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
5.1-channel Blu-ray home theater system