Sony BDP-S790, BDP-S390 and BDP-S590. 2012 Blu-ray Players
Along with their announcement of just ten new LCD HDTVs ranging from their top of the line Bravia HX dynamic LED edge lit 3D HDTV, to their Bravia BX CCFL backlit series, Sony have also introduced three new blu-ray players for 2012, the Sony BDP-S390, BDP-S790, and BDP-S590.
It’s not just Smart TV’s this year, it’s also about Smart Blu-ray players.
Their new flagship blu-ray player is the Sony BDP-S790, and it’s most proud feature is it’s ability to output and upscale “any content” to 4K. There isn’t exactly a massive range of 4K HDTVs on the market right now, but if you’re lucky enough to own one, or want to be ready for the future, the BDP-S790 should be grabbing your attention.
We would believe the upscalling to 4K content from blu-ray would look similar to that of upscalling DVDs to HD, while not nearly as good as the real thing, much better than no upscalling at all.
The Sony BDP-S790 also features built in Wi-Fi (802.11n) and gives you access to Hulu, Netflix, Panadora and others, but the very cool feature with the BDP-S790 is that it supports Skype if you connect an optional webcam. You can also share to Facebook and twitter via the new Sony Socialize app. As you would expect from their flagship blu-ray players the Sony BDP-S790 also supports 3D. No word on pricing, but it will be available this April.
Sony BDP-S590 and BDP-S390
Along with the BDP-S790, Sony are also brining us the BDP-S390 and BDP-S590 this year, coming our way this February.
Both the Sony BDP-S590, and Sony BDP-S390 feature built in WiFi, but loose support for Skype. Although they do keep their app support for Hulu, the socialize app and more. Other features of both models include the HomeShare media streaming support, and Media Remote control apps for both Android and iOS.
The only difference we see between the middle range BDP-S590, and the lower BDP-S390, is that the S590 supports 3D while the S390 doesn’t.
Update 2: It looks like Sony silently announced the BDP-S490, which is one up from the budget S390 and adds 3D support.