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Sony's new Blu-ray disc player and home theatre system go wireless PDF Print E-mail
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TORONTO (01 September 2009) - Sony of Canada is adding two new Blu-ray disc devices to its line-up; a stand-alone player with Wi-Fi capability for easy BD-Live access and Blu-ray disc home theatre systems with S-AIR wireless audio.

The BDP-S560 stand-alone player and BDV-E500W BD home theatre system deliver full HD 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output, decode the latest advanced audio codecs, and are BD-Live capable with your broadband internet connection and purchase of external memory.

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Sony Canada's new BDP-S560 stand-alone Blu-ray disc player.

"The demands of today's home theatre go beyond pristine picture quality and our new Blu-ray Disc product line offers a breadth of technologies that deliver an amazing entertainment experience," Sony Canada product manager of home audio and visual products Abraham Cherian said in a statement.

"Consumers don't want a living room cluttered with wires and the new Blu-ray disc product line-up breaks down the wired barriers of the past."

Offering built-in wireless network capabilities, the BDP-S560 can easily connect to the Internet through an existing wireless home network to download and stream BD-Live content including additional scenes, short subjects, trailers, interactive games, and more.  It also enables easy firmware updates to assist in keeping your player up-to-date with the latest Blu-ray disc media and features.

While compatible with most wireless routers, the BDP-S560 also supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, for a quick and easy connection to enabled wireless routers.  Additionally, the player is Digital Living Network Alliance ready, allowing it to connect to other DLNA compliant devices to share digital photos.

Since many consumers own extensive DVD movie libraries, the BDP-S560 incorporate Sony's Precision Cinema HD Upscale technology that converts standard-definition signals (480i) to near HD quality, among a host of other features include Dolby sound.

The BDP-S560 is now shipping with a suggested retail of $450.

Sony is also launching a new 5.1 channel Blu-ray disc home theatre system, the BDV-E500W.

This model is BD-Live capable and supports the latest advanced audio codecs including the 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.

The BDV-E500W features integrated S-AIR wireless audio capabilities, which transmits audio up to 164 feet from the main system to wireless rear speakers for simple surround sound (signal and sound quality may vary) or up to 10 individual S-AIR AirStation audio devices (sold separately) throughout the home.

The system includes Sony's Digital Media Port, which adds control and connectivity options for music playback through various accessories, including a cradle for iPod players which is packaged with the system, or an optional Network Walkman cradle, a PC client device, and a Bluetooth adapter (each sold separately).

The model includes an easy set-up DVD, eliminating any confusion during the set up process as well as Sony's Bravia Sync technology that is designed to simplify every day operation with one-button command of compatible home theatre components through HDMI.

The BDV-E500W is also ready for shipping with a suggested retail of $1,100.

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The new BDV-E500W home theatre system from Sony Canada.

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