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Sony Europe Launches Blu-ray Players and Home Theatres

Sony Europe announced its latest Blu-ray Disc (BD) players and home theatre systems.

For more information visit: www.sony-europe.com


Unedited press release follows:

Sony extends its innovative 2011 range of Blu-ray products
05 April 2011

More smart players with advanced features and capabilities that are redefining the Blu-ray experience

• Three new feature-packed 2.1 home cinema systems
• Launch of the first portable Sony Blu-ray Disc™ Player
• Exciting new top-of-the line Skype-enabled player brought to market

Our new Blu-ray 2.1 home cinema systems
If you’re ready for a big, brilliant home entertainment experience like nothing you’ve ever seen, we’ve got three new 2.1 Blu-ray™ systems you really need to know better: the BDV-EF200, BDV-L600 and BDV-L800.

Enjoy streaming video directly from the internet with BRAVIA® Internet Video. You may think you have to sacrifice sound quality with a 2.1 home cinema. But thanks to S-Force PRO 3D virtual surround sound, all you lose are ugly wires. And IP Noise Reduction technology gives you impressively sharp images, even from internet content.

There are two HDMI® ports for simple, one-cable connection with other HD devices, like set-top boxes and games consoles. The iPod/iPhone dock lets you listen to music or watch videos anytime. And you can even control your player with your iPod touch, iPhone or Android™ smartphone.

Both the BDV-L600 and BDV-L800 give you the freedom to lay out the system however you choose. The player itself can be placed horizontally, vertically or mounted on a wall*. The BDV-L800 comes equipped with built-in wi-fi for tidy and hassle-free wireless connections as well as 270-degree speakers that spread sound throughout the room to give great audio quality, no matter where you’re sitting.

Exceptional Full HD 3D picture quality: meet the BDP-S780
For the sharpest, most true-to-life picture available in a Blu-ray Disc™ Player, it’s hard to beat the BDP-S780 with 2D > 3D up-conversion. Advanced IP Content Noise Reduction Pro technology smoothes blurry images and delivers a brilliantly crisp, clear view of fuzzy internet videos, blocky streaming movies and low-quality online content. And Super Bit Mapping gives remarkably clean, vivid, lifelike images, whether you’re watching Blu-ray™, DVD or low-resolution web video.

If you fancy getting a bit closer to far-away friends and loved ones, turn on the wi-fi enabled BDP-S780 and make free voice or video calls using Skype™ from the convenience and comfort of your living room. See and speak with the people who mean the most to you — on a big, Full HD screen. And if you want to surf the web or operate your player with your smartphone, the Media Remote app puts you in control.

For entertainment on the go, get the BDP-SX1
This year, Sony launches it first-ever portable Blu-ray Disc™ Player, the BDP-SX1. If you’re always on the move and still want to enjoy your personal Blu-ray collection, the BDP-SX1 is the player for you.

The BDP-SX1 sports a 26cm (10.1″) high resolution LCD swivel screen for crystal-clear viewing. It offers USB connectivity to easily access content from a variety of personal devices and has a battery that lets you watch for up to 5 hours before recharging.

The BDP-SX1 is compact, lightweight and very transportable — but don’t let its size fool you. You get the same amazing quality entertainment experience as our home-based players, no matter where you go.

* WS-L100 bracket required for BDV-L600

2.1 Home Cinema systems with Blu-ray 3D™

BDV-EF200
3D and internet with virtual 3D surround sound
BDV-L600
Flexible arrangement with 3D and internet
BDV-L800
Flexible arrangement with 3D, internet and wi-fi
•Stream videos, TV, sports, music and more  from the Internet•Watch movies in High Definition 3D for stunning, real life viewing plus 3D virtual surround for sound with more depth

•2 x HDMI® inputs for connecting games consoles or a set-top box

•iPod/iPhone dock lets you control and playback music, video and photo content on your TV

•Complete freedom of layout – have the player horizontal, vertical or wall mount with an optional bracket•Stream videos and music  from the Internet, your PC or iPod or iPhone

•Watch movies in High Definition 3D for stunning, real life viewing plus 3D virtual surround for sound with more depth

•2 x HDMI® inputs for connecting games consoles or a set-top box

•Complete freedom of layout – have the player horizontal, vertical or wall mount with the bracket included

•Stream videos and music  from the Internet, your PC or iPod or iPhone

•Watch movies in High Definition 3D for stunning, real life viewing plus 3D virtual surround for sound with more depth

•Cable free home cinema – wirelessly connect to the internet or your PC thanks to wi-fi

BDP-S780 Blu-ray Disc™ Player

BDP-S780
Best picture quality with advanced 3D and connectivity features
•Wirelessly stream contents from the internet or your PC and also enjoy free video chat using Skype

•Watch movies in High Definition 3D for stunning, real life viewing and convert any 2D content to 3D

•Best video quality using an intelligent image engine to enjoy higher resolution and contrast from both Blu-ray, DVD and internet contents

BDP-SX1 portable Blu-ray Disc™ Player

BDP-SX1
Full HD entertainment in a portable player
•Full HD entertainment on the go and at your destination from a portable Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDMI output

•Five hours of playback time on the built-in battery mean you can keep on watching without needing to recharge

•High Definition 10.1″ swivel screen gives you a big, crisp picture at the perfect angle wherever you are

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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