Sony Unveils 2011 Blu-ray Player Lineup including its first portable Blu-ray player

Michael January 9, 2011 4

Sony BDP-SX1000

Sony unveiled its 2011 Blu-ray line at the CES show in Las Vegas which included four standalone players (BDP-S780, BDP-S580, BDP-S480, and BDP-S380) and three integrated home theater systems (BDV-E780W, BDV-E580, and BDV-E280), as well as a 5.1 channel home theater audio system (HT-SS380). All of the models play back DVD, CD and SACD discs in addition to Blu-ray Discs.

Sony also introduced its first portable Blu-ray Disc player, BDP-SX1000 (pictured above), which features a 10.1-inch WSVGA screen, 5-hour battery life, USB port for media viewing, 180-degree swivel stand, built-in speakers, and headphone output.

Here’s a quick rundown of the announced features for Sony’s new Standalone players:

Key features of the Sony BDP-S380:

  • Wi-Fi-ready (requires USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • SACD playback
  • Bravia Internet Video streaming media suite (Netflix, Amazon VOD, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Slacker, Qriosity)
  • Media playback over USB port
  • Quick start mode
  • Available in February

Key step-up features of the Sony BDP-S480:

  • 3D Blu-ray playback
  • DLNA compliant
  • Compatible with Sony’s new HomeShare wireless audio products
  • Can be controlled via iPhone/Android phone app
  • Available in March

Key step-up features of the Sony BDP-S580:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi with WPS
  • Streaming video noise reduction
  • Available in March

Key step-up features of the Sony BDP-S780 (pictured below):

  • 2D-to-3D upconversion processing
  • Skype capable with separate USB TV camera (sold separately)
  • Available in April

Sony BDP-S780

> Watch the Sony 2011 CES Press Conference

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