Sony launches Blu-ray stand alone player

Sony has started shipping a Blu-ray stand alone player in the USA that will cost $250 and be 3D ready.

In all, Sony is selling five units, the $250 BDP-570, the BDP-S470 at $200, and the BDP=S370 at $180. It’s also selling the $650 BDV-E770W Home Theatre system, and the BDV-E570, which costs $550.

The BDP-S470 player will have a firmware update for 3D available in summer. The unit includes built in wi-fi wireless, and application called BD Remote from the Apple App store that will let people control the player using an iPhone or an iPod.

When connected to a broadband network the machines will stream movies, videos and music from 25 providers including YouTube and Amazon using the Sony Bravia Internet Video platform.

Here’s a list of the features each player has:

BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc Player

  •     Available in February for about $250
  •     Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
  •     Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)
  •     BRAVIA Monolithic Design
  •     BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE(TM)
  •     IP Content Noise Reduction
  •     Built-in Wi-Fi® Wireless (802.11) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  •     Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
  •     BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
  •     Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA® (with firmware update)
  •     DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
  •     Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD Master Audio(TM) decoding
  •     Built-in 1GB Memory

  BDP-S470 Blu-ray Disc Player

  •     Available in February for about $200
  •     Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
  •     Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)
  •     BRAVIA Monolithic Design
  •     BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
  •     Wireless LAN Ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  •     Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
  •     BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
  •     Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA (with firmware update)
  •     DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
  •     Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding

  BDP-S370 Blu-ray Disc Player

  •     Available in February for about $180
  •     Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
  •     BRAVIA Monolithic Design
  •     BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
  •     Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
  •     Wireless LAN Ready (USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  •     BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
  •     Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA (with firmware update)
  •     DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
  •     Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding

  BDV-E770W Blu-ray Disc(TM) Home Theater System

  •     Available in March for about $650
  •     1000W Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD 5.1 channel home
  •       theater system
  •     Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)
  •     BRAVIA Monolithic Design
  •     BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
  •     IP Content Noise Reduction
  •     Integrated S-AIR(TM) Wireless Rear Speaker
  •     Wireless LAN Ready with included USB Wireless LAN adapter (802.11)
  •     Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
  •     BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
  •     Photo/Music/Video Playback via USB and DLNA (with firmware update)
  •     iPod audio playback via USB
  •     DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
  •     Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding
  •     Built-in 1GB Memory

  BDV-E570 Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System

  •   Available in March for about $550
  •     1000W Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc(TM), DVD, CD, SA-CD 5.1 channel    home  theater system
  •     Blu-ray 3D ready (with firmware update available this summer)
  •     Monolithic Design
  •     BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE
  •     S-AIR ready for wireless rear and wireless multi-room speakers (sold separately)
  •     Wireless LAN Ready with included USB Wireless LAN adapter (802.11)
  •     Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology
  •     BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch remote control – free app.)
  •     Photo/Music/Video Playback via USB and DLNA (with firmware update)
  •     iPod audio playback via USB
  •     DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
  •     Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding
  •     Built-in 1GB Memory