Sony announces dual-core BDP-S790 Blu-ray player
Dual/multi-core technology can be found in computers and phones but thanks to Sony, we can also add Blu-ray players to that list. Their new Blu-ray player that goes by the name BDP-S790 uses dual-core processing power to upscale to a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) or to convert 2D images to 3D. Obviously the player needs to connect to a display that is able to show 4k or 3D and these are only slowing becoming available.
To connect to displays the Blu-ray player has 2 HDMI outputs. It uses Wifi to connect to the internet and has support for Skype. The device can be controlled either with the included remote or with the Sony Media Remote Android app. Thanks to DLNA support the player can stream content to an Android phone or PC.
The BDP-S790 will become available in May and cost around $250,- in the United States.
5 Comments on Sony announces dual-core BDP-S790 Blu-ray player
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- Posted on: 23 Apr 12 18:14
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- Posted on: 23 Apr 12 19:46
Now if the player actually supported playback of 4K video sources, that would be a different thing. (assuming any such sources existed)
But I'm sure everyone is excited to see their 480 streaming video scaled to 4K. :-)
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- Posted on: 23 Apr 12 22:42
S o n y have moved from poor products & terrible support, to ridiculous products and bad support.
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- Posted on: 24 Apr 12 20:24
So THIS is the new feature for BR this year...4K upconverting ? I suppose native 4K blu ray is coming sooner than I thought. I've read it could be in the next year or 2 now. Alot of native 4K film content exists so no doubt they will want to exploit it.
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- Posted on: 26 Apr 12 18:30
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