SOURCE: Sony Europe

September 02, 2009 11:30 ET

New Blu-ray Players From Sony Combine Wireless Connectivity With Style and Performance

Wi-Fi Enabled BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 Models Launch Alongside STR-DN1000 AV Receiver for a Seamlessly Networked Sony Home Theatre System

BERLIN--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - IFA -- Today, Sony reveals the newest additions to its Blu-ray player line up, the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760, and its latest AV Receiver, the STR-DN1000. All three products are designed to provide you with the latest in powerful technology, such as 7.1 surround sound and pristine 1080p picture quality, without compromising on style.

Unlock the options of wireless entertainment

Both the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 are fully Wi-Fi®-enabled using Wireless-N, the fastest and most reliable wireless system. They are also Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) enabled, which means that by pressing a single button on the WPS enabled router a secure connection from your player to the wireless network is established. Similarly, the STR-DN1000 allows you to enjoy a surround sound experience without wires, using S-AIR (Sony Audio Interactive Radio Frequency) Digital Wireless Ready technology to connect to your wireless speakers.

The wireless capability of the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 also means it's even easier for you to run firmware updates for your player via the Internet and to experience the exciting possibilities offered by BD-Live™. More and more titles are utilising BD-Live™, allowing you to enjoy bonus content such as additional scenes, trailers and movie-based games.* Both Blu-ray players are DLNA™ certified, allowing the transfer of JPG files from other DLNA™ enabled devices, such as your VAIO PC, even if they're not in the same room.

"The BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 both have Wi-Fi and DLNA capability built-in to make connecting your Blu-ray player to your home network easier than ever before," says Julien Dalle, Senior Business Manager, Home Video Marketing of Sony Europe. "These two new Blu-ray players and matching AV Receiver provide the ultimate in picture and sound quality."

Ready, set, go!

Both Blu-ray players are extremely easy to use and set-up, with the Quick Start feature that allows you to get your Blu-ray Disc™ player started after just six seconds, a time unrivalled by other products available today. The players are user-friendly thanks to the Xross Media Bar™ menu, and the BDP-S760 additionally features a backlit remote control, for ease of use in the dark. There is also an easy-to-access USB port on the front panel, so you can easily view your digital photos through your Blu-ray player and HDTV.

You don't need to throw out your existing DVD movie libraries; instead, you can give them a new lease of life with the Precision Cinema HD Upscale technology from Sony. This converts standard definition signals to 1080p, providing a near high definition picture via High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).

Feature packed yet sleek BDP-S760 is top of the line

The BDP-S760 incoporates the most cutting edge technology Sony has ever included in its Blu-ray players. Incorporating aspects of our ES (Elevated Standard) advancements, the BDP-S760 comes equipped with an HD Reality Enhancer, which smoothes the image tone, and reduces picture noise to create a highly realistic display. This is complemented by Super Bit Mapping for video, which ensures incredibly natural colour reproduction. All of this adds up to a stunningly smooth and pristine Full HD picture.

The BDP-S760 also showcases the unique Multi-channel Headphone Surround technology from Sony which gives you a total surround sound experience, even when you're watching a movie on your standard headphones.

New AV Receiver to complete your Sony home theatre system

As well as being wireless ready, the STR-DN1000 comes armed with four HDMI inputs, so you can connect a range of 1080p supported products, and enjoy the rich, immersive picture experience provided by x.v.Colour and Deep Colour technology. It also has its own 1080i video scaling technology built-in, which corrects image judder, reduces background noise and produces more realistic colours from any non-HD video source. Enhancing the easy to use nature of the STR-DN1000 is its newly developed Graphic User Interface, allowing you to configure the ultimate hi-tech home theatre set up on screen more simply than ever before.

Like the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760, the STR-DN1000 supports the latest in high-resolution surround sound, with the new audio decoding format for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio providing next generation audio quality that is identical to the highest-resolution studio recordings.

The STR-DN1000 comes with our intelligent DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) technology, which makes setting up your wireless speakers easy, by measuring a variety of key factors such as speaker distance, volume and frequency to provide the optimum surround sound for music and movies. When coupled with DCS (Digital Cinema Sound), which enhances the surround sound experience with its Cinema Studio Modes, it produces high-quality surround sound that allows you to experience movies in the way they were originally intended. It's fitted with a Digital Media port that enables you to play music stored on MP3 players, computers or mobile phones.

With wireless enabled Blu-ray and home audio products increasingly forming the backbone of home networks, these perfectly matched Sony products have been designed to produce an exceptional wireless entertainment experience.

* USB storage device required (1MB) to access BD-Live content


BDP-S350 and BDP-S550 key features

                               BDP-S560               BDP-S760
                               --------               --------
1080p High Definition Picture  Yes                    Yes
24p True Cinema                Yes                    Yes
DVD Upscale                    Yes (Precision Cinema  Yes (Precision Cinema
                               HD Upscale)            HD Upscale)
x.v.Colour                     Yes                    Yes
PhotoTV HD                     Yes                    Yes
Deep Colour                    Yes                    Yes
Super Bit Mapping (SBM)        No                     Yes
HD Reality Enhancer            No                     Yes
Video D/A Converter            12bit /148.5MHz        12bit /148.5MHz
Analogue Video Output          Component/ S-Video/    Component/ S-Video/
                               Composite              Composite
Dolby TrueHD Bitstream Output  Yes                    Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream
 Output                        Yes                    Yes
Dolby TrueHD Decoding          Yes                    Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding   Yes                    Yes
Multi-ch Headphone Surround    No                     Yes
Audio D/A Converter            192kHz/24bit           192kHz/24bit
Analogue Audio Output          2-channel              7.1-channel
H/P Jack                       No                     Yes
Front panel USB port (Jpeg)    Yes                    Yes
BD-Live (Profile 2.0)          Yes                    Yes
Local Storage port for BD-Live Yes, USB2.0            Yes, USB 2.0
                               (USB Flash Memory,     (USB Flash Memory,
                                not included)          not included)
BonusView (Profile 1.1)        Yes                    Yes
HDMI CEC (HDMI v 1.3)          Yes (BRAVIA Sync)      Yes (BRAVIA Sync)
Ethernet port                  Yes                    Yes
Network Firmware Update        Yes                    Yes
AVCHD                          Yes                    Yes
JPEG                           Yes                    Yes
Disc Drive                     Precision Drive HD     Precision Drive HD
GUI                            Yes (XrossMediaBar)    Yes (XrossMediaBar)
GUI Language                   GB/ FR/ DE/ NL/ IT/    GB/ FR/ DE/ NL/ IT/
                               ES/ PT/ DK/ SE/ NO/    ES/ PT/ DK/ SE/ NO/
                               FI/ GRC/ RUS/ POL      FI/ GRC/ RUS/ POL
Back-lit Remote Commander      No                     Yes (Red LED)
Start-up Time                  approx. 6 sec.         approx. 6 sec.
Autopower off                  Yes                    Yes
Dimension (W x H x D mm)       430x70x216             430x70x246
Weight                         2.4 kg                 2.9 kg

* in Quick Start mode



STR-DN1000 key features

Amp
8Ohms 20-20kHz                                        85W + 85W
(8Ohms 20-20kHz) THD                                  0.09%
8Ohms 1kHz                                            100W + 100W
(8Ohms 1kHz) THD                                      1%
8Ohms 1kHz                                            140W
(8Ohms 1kHz) THD                                      10%
Number of amp. channels                               7ch
Bi-AMP                                                Yes
Type                                                  Analog
4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching                                 No (8 Ohm only)
DSP                                                   Titanium
Equalizer (F/C/Sur/Sur B) Bass, Mid, Treble           B,T/No/No/No
Sub Woofer X'Over                                     17 points (40-200Hz)
Analog Direct                                         Yes
Sound Field Link (w Lock)                             Yes (No)
Sound Field Program (Movie)                           4
(Music)                                               6
(A.F.D)                                               3 (7)
(2ch)                                                 2
(Headphone)                                           2
Portable Audio Enhancer                               Yes
Cinema Studio EX. A/B/C mode                          Yes
Night Mode                                            Yes
Speaker Selector                                      A/B/ A+B
Speaker Terminal                                      Screw (Ni)
Headphone Out                                         Yes (Gold)

I/Os
Front Input                                           AV (Gold)
DMPORT                                                1
Analog Audio In (inc. TV CEC)/
 Out (excl. tuner)/TV (CEC)                           2/1/Yes
A/V In/Out (S-Video I/O): Including Front AV          4/1 (0/0)
Monitor Out (S-Video Out)                             1 (0)
Component Video In/Out (Pass through)                 3/1
Pre Out                                               SW x1
Digital In/Out
HDMI In/Out: (Front input)                            4/1
Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC)      3/0/Yes
Coax.                                                 1/0
Digital Input Assign                                  Yes

HDMI Spec
Bravia SYNC (CEC Control)                             Yes

Decoding Format
DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital+                      Yes/Yes/Yes
LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI                      Yes/Yes/Yes
Dolby Digital/DTS                                     Yes/Yes
Dolby Digital EX                                      Yes
DTS-ES (MATRIX6.1/DISCRETE6.1)                        Yes (Yes/Yes)
DTS 96/24                                             Yes
DTS NEO:6                                             Yes
Dolby Prologic                                        Yes
Dolby Prologic II                                     Yes
Dolby Prologic IIx                                    Yes
Dolby Dual Mono                                       Yes
96k/24Bit PCM                                         Yes
Neural -THX Surround                                  Yes (225,227 only)
Tuner
RDS                                                   Yes
Preset Channel (FM/AM)                                TTL60 (30/30)
Station Name                                          Yes
Auto Tuning                                           Yes
Direct Tuning                                         Yes(RM)

Video Features
HDMI Quality
1080p                                                 Yes
1080/24p                                              Yes
Deep Color                                            Yes
x.v.Colour (xvYCC)                                    Yes
Upscaling (Analog - > Component/HDMI, HDMI - > HDMI)  Yes/Yes (1080i), No
Video Up Converter (to S/Component/HDMI)              .-/Component/HDMI
A/V SYNC (Variable/Fixed)                             Yes (Variable)
Time (msec)                                           300msec
Sampling Freequency (up to 192kHz/96kHz/48kHz)        192kHz
Assignable HDMI Video IN                              Yes
Assinable Component Video IN                          Yes

DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
DCAC                                                  SILVER
Band                                                  6
Mic (STEREO/MONO)                                     MONO
S-Air Ready TX                                        Yes

General
Panel                                                 BD Matching Design
Remote Commander                                      PP - RM-AAP042
Display                                               10 digit dot matrix
Multi Channel Decoding Blue LED                       Yes
Sleep Timer                                           Yes
GUI                                                   Yes
GUI Blending                                          Yes (up to component)
iPod Browsing with STR                                MUSIC
GUI Language                                          English
Pin Jack                                              Nickel
Power Requirement                                     230V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption                                     250W
Power Stand By                                        0.9W
Dimension(WxHxD mm)                                   430 x 157.5 x 324.5
Weight (kg)                                           8.6

Carton
Outer (WxHxD)                                         553x275x396
Weight (kg)                                           12

Environmental Info

Sony is engaged in a constant review of its manufacturing, operational and business practices to ensure that its products are developed in an environmentally responsible way. This approach can broadly be divided into three areas:

product

-- Power consumption is reduced thanks to the Auto Power Off feature, which makes sure that the player is turned off after 30 minutes of inactivity

-- The standby power consumption of the STR-DN1000 is 0.9W

process

-- Compared to its predecessor, the unit size of the new BDP-S560 model has been reduced by 2% and the packing size by 12%. The packaging size of the new BDP-S760 has also been reduced by 8% compared to its predecessor. The compact size of the finished packaging for both products allows Sony to reduce the C02 emissions caused by transportation

-- Haloghen flame retardants are used in the main printed wiring boards

-- All of the paper packing and the instruction manual has been printed on 70% recycled paper with Volatile Organic Compound-free vegetable oil based ink

planet

-- Sony is determined to lead the way as a responsible manufacturer. As a company we are focusing on three key areas of investment:

1: Reducing CO2 gas emissions

2: Increasing the percentage of renewable energy used in our manufacturing facilities

3: Minimising the resources used by our factories in manufacturing

About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD High Definition (HD) television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and HD professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM™ HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

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