Sony today introduced its new Blu-ray Disc™ line featuring access to online entertainment, Wi-Fi® Internet connectivity, Blu-ray 3D™ playback, and compatibility with Sony’s new HomeShare™ Network speakers for wireless multi-room audio streaming throughout the home.
The full HD 1080p new Blu-ray Disc™ line includes four stand alone models (BDP-S780, BDP-S580, BDP-S480, and BDP-S380) and three integrated home theater systems (BDV-E780W, BDV-E580, and BDV-E280), as well as a 5.1 channel home theater audio system (HT-SS380). All of the models play back DVD, CD and SACD discs in addition to Blu-ray Discs.
The company also introduced its first portable Blu-ray Disc player, BDP-SX1000, which features a 10.1-inch WSVGA screen.
When connected to a broadband Internet network, all models offer access to over 40 free and premium movies, video, and music services through the BRAVIA Internet Video platform including Sony’s Video On Demand and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity™, as well as Netflix™, Pandora®, HuluPlus™, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube™, Slacker® Internet Radio, Crackle, Blip.tv.
Video On Demand powered by Qriocity is a premium video streaming service with instant access to Hollywood blockbusters, and Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity is a cloud-based, streaming music service which gives music lovers access at anytime to a constantly expanding catalog of over six million global music tracks from major labels.
“Leveraging our strengths in hardware and content, only Sony can bring consumers devices that deliver the very best of entertainment,” said Brian Siegel, vice president of Sony Electronics’ home audio and video business. “Our new Blu-ray Disc devices not only playback high-quality 1080p 2D and 3D content from Blu-ray, but they offer access to the widest array of online video and audio entertainment from across the Internet.”
The line is also compatible with Sony’s new HomeShare wireless audio products such as the new SA-NS400 Wi-Fi network speaker allowing users to easily stream audio from the devices through the home wirelessly via Wi-Fi. With Sony’s unique PartyStreaming feature, you can share music throughout the home without wires and complicated set up.
Source: Sony Thailand/ CES 2011