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Sony unveils 3D-capable Blu-ray player with iPhone remote

updated 09:20 am EST, Wed February 10, 2010

Sony BDP-S470 to support 3D, iPod remote

Sony today touted a pair of firsts in a new Blu-ray player. The BDP-S470 is its first player explicitly labeled as 3D capable and will show the format in 1080p with a firmware upgrade due to arrive in the summer. It's also one of the first that can be controlled through an iPhone or iPod touch: a recently launched BD Remote app (free, App Store) not only provides basic control but will show related content for a given movie.

The S470 shares some of the same "monolithic" design as Sony's 2010 HDTVs and supports the full BD-Live feature set, albeit only though Ethernet out of the box (a USB Wi-Fi adapter is available). It can upscale to 1080p and supports both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for 7.1-channel surround, with USB providing direct music, photo and video playback in addition the wireless option.

Sony officially plans for the S470 to ship in February for $200, though its own website has the player shipping March 18th.

Three other Blu-ray player and home theater systems introduced at CES should also get the 3D firmware upgrade and include the BDP-S570, which has improved noise reduction and builds in Wi-Fi alongside support for iPhone remote control. The two qualifying combo systems, the BDV-E770W and E570, include 1000W 5.1-channel surround sound speakers as well as bundled USB Wi-Fi adapters, BD-Live and iPhone support, and support for Sony's S-AIR wireless audio systems. The E770V has a wireless S-AIR speaker in the box where the E570 leaves it as an option.

The S570 should ship in February for $250, while the E770V and E570 are slated for March at prices of $650 and $550.

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by MacNN Staff

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  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sony is a strange company

    It seems like their left and right hand do not know what each other are doing. Sony is trying to compete with Apple but it seems like they have just about surrendered on the portable music front. My Sony clock radio has an iPhone/iPod dock for charging and playing back music and video on the clock screen from any attached iPhone/iPod. Sony also sells speaker systems for the iPhone/iPod.

  1. facebook_Jean-Robert

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    Imagine that! Blu-Ray devices with higher price tiers than the iPad?!

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