Sony has left a great impression at this year’s CES, mostly due to their flagship HX850 series of 3D-enabled LED TVs, but that’s not all the company brought to the show.
Sony also has three new Blu-Ray players ready to launch in the Spring, including their flagship Blu-Ray model, the Sony BDP-S790.
The three Blu-Ray players showcased this year at the CES are just as “smart” as their LED TVs, coming with all sorts of connectivity features that enable access to online content, in order to prevent you from getting bored in front of your TV.
Sony BDP-S790 3D Blu-Ray Player
The BDP-S790 is this year’s flagship Blu-Ray player from the company and there’s one particular feature that attracted attention and makes this one different from other Blu-Ray players on the market right now.
The BDP-S790 is able to upscale and output any content to 4K. Even though you currently don not own a HDTV that supports 4K, you might want to get ready for the future and the BDP-S790 seems like the perfect way to go about it.
The feature will enable you to upscale your old media collection and enjoy 4K quality video if you own a compatible HDTV.
The 4K upscaling is the feature that attracts the most attention with the BDP-S790 flagship model, and you’ll also be able to access those popular Internet Streaming services and enjoy content from Netflix, Pandora or HULU using the built-in WiFi on-board.
This one also comes with 3D capabilities and using the Sony Socialize app you’ll be able to recommend your content on Facebook and Twitter. The BDP-S790 features Skype support but you’ll most likely need to buy a camera and microphone separately to make use of the video-conferencing features.
|Model||Price||Buy in US|
|Sony BDP-S790 Blu-Ray Player||$248.00|
Sony BDP-S590 Blu-Ray Player
The BDP-S590 is the next in line and could be considered an alternative to the flagship model. You could opt for the BDP-S590 if you’re looking for top-of-the-line quality from Sony for a lower price.
The Sony BDP-S590 comes with 3D support, Built-in WiFi connectivity, HomeShare media streaming and Media Remote apps that you can use to remote control your Sony Blu-Ray player with the aid of your smartphone or iPhone.
|Model||Price||Buy in US|
|Sony BDP-S590 Blu-Ray Player||$149.99|
Sony BDP-S390 Blu-Ray Player
The BDP-S390 is the last in Sony’s line-up and does not support 3D. Instead you get all the features coming with the previous two and could be considered an affordable Blu-Ray Player option in 2012.
|Model||Price||Buy in UK||Buy in US|
|Sony BDP-S390 Blu-Ray Player||£139/$129.99|
Sony hasn’t released any pricing for its 2012 Blu-Ray line but most likely we’ll be able to see them in late April.