Sony Intros BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray Players

Japanese manufacturer Sony has finally released its first 3D Blu-ray players, the BDP-S470 and the BDP-S570, the latter appeared at the beginning of this year during the CES event in Las Vegas.

The two models will replace the BDP-S370 and the S770 apparently. Both are full 3D Blu-ray player (the S470 requires a software update).

They can access Sony's new Bravia Internet Video service, have native Youtube functionality, built-in networking capabilities (WiFi for the S570, Wired for S470), offer DLNA compatibility, have a front USB port and can use the iPod Touch/iPhone as a remote control thanks to a free App.

BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 Users will also be able to access BBC's ondemand service, iPlayer, and stream rented movies directly from popular renting service Lovefilm for a fee. Other services including Picasa, Netflix, Slacker, Channel 4 and ITV will be available later this year.

The S570 also comes with what Sony calls an I/P Noise Reduction which "Improve the picture quality of Internet entertainment" and has 1GB onboard memory. Note that you will need Active Shutter 3D Glasses to enjoy the 3D capabilities on both players.

Sony says that their "monolithic design" means that they will be a great match for Bravia TV sets (and to be honest, this goes for most recent piano finish models).

Our Comments

Both Blu-ray players should be available later this month for around £230 and £180 respectively and will also have some great upscaling performance especially when dealing with normal DVD footage. Consumers in the US will also be able to access Pandora.

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