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Sony Launches BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc Player

Sony Europe announced its new BD-Live BDP-S185 (black) and BDP-S186 (silver) Blu-ray Disc (BD) players.

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


Unedited press release follows:

More fun for less than you think
31 August 2011

Enjoy Full HD movies, online entertainment and stylish design with our new BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc™ Player

• Watch Blu-ray and DVD movies in High Definition
• Stream movies, music and more from the Sony Entertainment Network
• Easily share entertainment via USB and save energy too

Step into a world of Full HD
Give the latest blockbuster movies a cinematic feel. Enjoy your favourite DVDs in extra detail. Play movies, music and video channels straight from the Internet. Our new BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc™ Player is an affordable way to start enjoying the latest home entertainment without compromising on style or quality.

Soak up the real atmosphere
Movie evenings at home will never be the same again. Enjoy every thrill of an action film or whispered word from a romantic comedy. Blu-ray Disc™ from Sony delivers up to 10 times the sound quality and 5 times the picture quality of DVD. You can even upscale DVDs from your collection to near High Definition quality and replay your favourite movie scenes in a whole new light.

Create your own TV time
Got the sofa to yourself or the whole family to amuse? The BDP-S185 can help you find just the thing for the occasion. Go online and access the Sony Entertainment Network to choose films from leading movie studios, including the latest blockbusters or classic movie titles. Sit back, relax and listen to over 10 million songs. Or stream the best of the web, video sharing sites and catch-up TV straight to your screen. It’s time you took control of your free time.

Transform life in the living room
Stylish and sophisticated, the BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc™ Player will change how you view home entertainment. Enhance the room with its compact size, only 290mm wide, and elegant black finish (also available in silver as the BDP-S186). Share movies, music and photos using the USB port.

“The BDP-S185 Blu-ray Disc™ Player is ideal if you want to take a first step into the future of entertainment at an affordable price,” says Anthony Koustelos, General Manager of Home Audio Video Business at Sony Europe. “From watching Full HD Blu-ray Disc™ movies to streaming the latest on-demand, online services, the entertainment possibilities are endless.”

Reducing environmental impact
The BDP-S185 Blu-ray disc player demonstrates a significant reduction in environmental impact. It uses 47 per cent less power than its predecessor and is wrapped in a unit approximately one third narrower. The smaller size means more efficient transport packing and a lower unit weight, cutting shipment-related carbon emissions by 40 per cent. Its low power consumption of just 10 watts and compact size means it’s good for the environment and your pocket too.

Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray disc player is available from October 2011. Exact date of availability varies by country.

BDP-S185 / BDP-S186
Start enjoying the future of Full HD and online entertainment

· Full HD Blu-ray Disc™ playback
· Upscale DVDs to near HD quality with Precision Cinema HD Upscale technology
· Access on-demand movies and music through the Sony Entertainment Network
· 1 x HDMI® output for 1080p picture detail
· 1 x USB input
· Simple, fast navigation with the XrossMediaBar™
· Deep Colour delivers a smoother, more realistic picture
· Low energy consumption at just 10Watts
· Sharp audio with Dolby True HD and dts-HD Master Audio
· Compact size: width only 290mm
· BD-Live for extra disc features

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, “α” (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment. Offering a complete end-to-end 3D 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.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, Official FIFA Partner  and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

For more information on Sony Europe, please visit www.sony-europe.com

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