It’s about time that Sony releases a home-theater-in-a-box system with integrated Blu-ray players. The Sony BDV-IT1000ES is one of its first models. The Sony BDV-IT1000ES features a single disc 5.1 channel surround Blu-ray disc system and a S-AIR wireless technology. The Sony BDV-IT1000ES’s speakers only measures 3/4 inch wide by 22 inches long and has a 700W and a 200W subwoofer.
The Sony BDV-IT1000ES is BD-Live capable although it needs a firmware update which is set to be released this fall. Other features include: external flash memory port, precision Drive HD, and supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, and DTS-HD High resolution audio formats.
The Sony BDV-IT1000ES will be available in October and hasa retail price of $1,999.
Just before Summer, Sony has announced their next generation Blu-ray players, the Sony BDP-S350 and the Sony BDP-S550. The Sony BDP-S350 blu-ray player has been available since Summer and retails for around $400. However, if you search around eBay, you can buy blu-ray player for around $324.99.
The Sony BDP-S550, the higher end of the two is set to be available this Fall, though the exact date is not known. If you’re thinking of buying the Sony BDP-S350, but you still can spare the extra $100, then you might want to wait a few more weeks for the Sony BDP-S550. Unlike the Sony BDP-S350 which needs firmware upgrade to enable the Bonus View feature (picture in picture), the Sony BDP-S550 is already Bonus View and BD Live capable when it ships.
Sony has recently released two new Blu-ray players, the Sony BDP-S350 and the Sony BDP-S550. The Sony BDP-S350 incorporates new Blu-ray features such as 24p True Cinema, Cinema HD Upscale, BD-Live Ready, and BonusView. The BonusView is a cool feature which actually allows you to view a secondary video from the same Blu-ray disc. It’s like picture in picture only from the same source.
The Sony BDP-S350 doesn’t come with the latest firmware, you have to download by October 2008 which means you can’t have full access to BD-Live on this device.
I don’t know what the heck they’re saying but this is a pretty cool feature. Imagine, downloading Blu-ray movies unto your Walkman or PSP! Pretty cool.