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Sony reveals 3D Blu-ray players with iPhone remotes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2010 16:13 User comments (8)

Sony reveals 3D Blu-ray players with iPhone remotes Sony has revealed the company's first two 3D Blu-ray players today, the BDP-S470 and S570 which will be available within a month, and will retail for the relatively cheap $200 USD and $250 USD, respectively.
Both players can be controlled via an iPhone or iPod Touch with a new BD Remote App, which will also show off more content related to the movie right from the device.

The more expensive device has Wi-Fi built-in while the cheaper player has a Wi-Fi dongle available separately.

Full specs:

BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc Player


Available in February for about $250

* Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
* Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)
* BRAVIA Monolithic Design
* BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE™
* IP Content Noise Reduction
* Built-in Wi-Fi® Wireless (802.11) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
* Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
* BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
* Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA® (with firmware update)
* DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
* Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD Master Audio™ decoding
* Built-in 1GB Memory



BDP-S470 Blu-ray Disc Player

Available in February for about $200

* Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
* Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)
* BRAVIA Monolithic Design
* BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
* Wireless LAN Ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
* Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
* BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
* Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA (with firmware update)
* DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
* Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding

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8 user comments

111.2.2010 16:27

Wow Nice Price

211.2.2010 23:40

"Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)"

By that criteria, the PS3 would be the first 3D player they made...it is just as capable with a firmware update, and it has beena arround for years.

312.2.2010 5:39

Can't help to think that 3D is going to fail.

412.2.2010 10:06

iPhone remote?
Am I missing something? Doesn't it come with it's OWN remote?
Was there a huge demand from iPhone users to be able to watch Blu-Ray movies while playing games on their iphone? Must be for the same people who insist on chating on their iphones while at the movies?

"iPhone remote" is not a feature for me. It's bandwagon garbage add-ons that are not required in a Blu-ray player and will constantly request that you upgrade your firmware to keep up with future useless features.
Sony should focus on making the BEST, reliable Blu-ray Players. Selling Blu-ray disks is their bread & butter high margin products. Selling iPhone features is Apple's business.

512.2.2010 15:27
LissenUp
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Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Can't help to think that 3D is going to fail.
Because it will. Sony even made a statement that this is a stop-gap measure because OLED is still years off (7 years IMO).

3D is fantastic............at the IMAX only, and once in a while, but at home. NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. It's a fad, gimmick and expensive. 200 for the 3D blu-ray players but what about the 2400 dollar 52" LCD I just bought. I'm sure as HELL not going out to buy another one just for 3D. Everyone will need a 3D tv to play those discs.

It really does piss me off when companies capitalise on ANYTHING just for the sake of a small percentage of population buying into it. I hope every last 3D manufacturer (of anything) sinks because of this.

612.2.2010 18:24

Quote:
Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Can't help to think that 3D is going to fail.

200 for the 3D blu-ray players but what about the 2400 dollar 52" LCD I just bought. I'm sure as HELL not going out to buy another one just for 3D. Everyone will need a 3D tv to play those discs.

It really does piss me off when companies capitalise on ANYTHING just for the sake of a small percentage of population buying into it. I hope every last 3D manufacturer (of anything) sinks because of this.
I could be wrong but the great thing about most blu-ray players is that the the firmware can be updated so Im sure most will get the 3D update so you want have to go out and buy a new one. Also I remember reading somewhere that 120Hz tv will play 3D as that is the bare minimum

712.2.2010 19:15
LissenUp
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Can't help to think that 3D is going to fail.

200 for the 3D blu-ray players but what about the 2400 dollar 52" LCD I just bought. I'm sure as HELL not going out to buy another one just for 3D. Everyone will need a 3D tv to play those discs.

It really does piss me off when companies capitalise on ANYTHING just for the sake of a small percentage of population buying into it. I hope every last 3D manufacturer (of anything) sinks because of this.
I could be wrong but the great thing about most blu-ray players is that the the firmware can be updated so Im sure most will get the 3D update so you want have to go out and buy a new one. Also I remember reading somewhere that 120Hz tv will play 3D as that is the bare minimum
Close but I don't beleive so. 120Hz is MANDATORY for 3D but a firmware update to my TV won't allow me to watch 3D. Everyone needs a 3D capable television plus a 3D player plus glasses. It's a scam and MARK MY WORDS........this will never ever ever take off.

815.3.2010 3:41
zysunny
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