This morning we received a press email direct from Sony informing us that their top of the range flagship 2012 Blu-ray player is now available for pre-order and will be later this week, on May 6th.
The Sony BDP-S790 is a standout player for a number of reasons. Firstly the BDPS790 isn’t just standard blu-ray player, it’s a “Smart Blu-ray player”. Much like the new generation of “Smart TVs”, it’s powered by a dual core processor, which gives it advanced network and streaming features, and powerful image processing.
It is currently the only player on the market which I know of which can support 4K upscaling. While there aren’t many 4K HDTVs or much 4K content available right now, if you want the best of the best and want to be future proof, the BDP-S790 will have you covered.
Popular streaming apps such as Netflix, UltaViolet by VUDU, and Hulu are supported, and if you plugin a webcam you can also run Skype direct on your HDTV.
Other features include dual HDMI output, “Media Remote” support from iPhone and Android smartphones, DNLA / HomeShare home network streaming, and social media integration.
The flagship Sony BDP-S790 is priced at $249 and will ship May 6th. Be sure to read our 2012 Sony blu-ray players article for Sony’s other players.