Sony’s new range of 5.1-channel and 2.1-channel Blu-ray Disc home entertainment systems for 2010

All 5.1-channel and 2.1-channel surround sound systems feature Blu-ray Disc playback, DVD upscaling, the award winning XrossMediaBar™ (XMB™) on-screen menu and Internet streaming, allowing access to a wide range of on-demand content. They all have a slimline, minimalist look to match the stylish new BRAVIA® models.

The range-topping BDV-IZ1000W is able to play 3D content from Blu-ray via the latest 3D enabled TVs.

BDV-IZ1000W: clean, elegant looks and access to a world of entertainment

The BDV-IZ1000W is the first all-in-one home cinema system from Sony ready to play high-definition 3D content from Blu-ray Disc, and can also access a world of online video entertainment from the BRAVIA Internet Video platform.

Sony BDV-IZ1000W

BRAVIA Internet Video lets you watch the programmes you missed on popular ‘catch-up’ TV services[, beginning with Five On Demand™ from early 2010. Scos TO INSERT LOCAL SERVICE]. Catch-up TV is one of Europe’s fastest growing trends and means you can enjoy full-screen re-runs of your favourite TV shows at times that suit you.

There’s also a whole world of free, on-demand videos to explore from sharing websites such as YouTube™, Dailymotion™, Wired™ and many more. There’s no need to hook up your PC or watch on a cramped screen; you can quickly access new videos and services as they’re added and stream full-screen content direct to your TV.

The BDV-IZ1000W also includes Entertainment Database Browser by Sony to access disc cover art, actor, and production information, as well as IP Content Noise Reduction technology and Precision Cinema HD Upscaling to improve standard definition and web video quality.

DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification also means the system is able to stream content from a wide range of external devices and can be controlled with its own universal remote control or with an iPod touch or iPhone. Unique to the new home cinema systems from Sony, users with an iPhone or iPod touch can control the players using a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app allows an iPhone or iPod touch to function as a remote control and includes the ability to access a Blu-ray disc’s details such as jacket artwork, actor, and production information as well as search for additional video clips online.

The BDV-IZ1000W delivers the full cinema experience via five ultra slim speakers, using a virtual 7.1 wireless rear speaker system and 1000W of S-Master full digital technology by Sony. Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) provides perfect, simple and accurate set-up, while HD-D.C.S. (Digital Cinema Sound) uses sound recordings from Sony Pictures Entertainment studios to recreate an at-the-movies experience in your living room.

Two HDMI inputs allow connection of other entertainment devices such as cable/satellite set-top boxes or PlayStation®3, so they too can be experienced in glorious surround sound.

The BDV-IZ1000W will be joined by more 5.1-channel Blu-ray home cinema systems during 2010, all with BRAVIA Internet Video streaming, the Gracenote-based Entertainment Database Browser, iPod and WALKMAN® playback over USB, DLNA compatibility* and iPod touch or iPhone control. These are:

BDV-E370

  • Four satellite speakers with 850W total output power and HD audio codecs
  • DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement
  • Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept
  • Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video
  • Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Watch your DVD movies in near HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale
  • Gracenote® Entertainment Database Browser
  • Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

Sony BDV-E370

BDV-E870

  • Two tall speakers with 1000W total output power and HD audio codecs
  • DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement
  • Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept
  • Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video
  • Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Watch your DVD movies in near HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale
  • Gracenote® Entertainment Database Browser
  • Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

Sony BDV-E870

BDV-E970W

  • Four tall speakers with 1000W total output power and HD audio codecs
  • DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement
  • Wireless rear speakers for clutter free home cinema
  • Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept
  • Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video
  • Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)
  • Watch your DVD movies in near HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale
  • Gracenote® Entertainment Database Browser
  • Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control


BDV-F700: Blu-ray Disc and media streaming in a stylish 2.1-channel package

For those users wanting the complete home entertainment experience in a simple package, Sony has launched the BDV-F700. It uses two ultra slim floorstanding speakers and a vertical main unit with illumination LED, plus S-Force Front Surround technology by Sony and 400W of S-Master digital amplification, to deliver superb virtual surround from a room-friendly design.

Sony BDV-F700

It can also stream music and video content via BRAVIA Internet Video, is fully DLNA compliant*, and has the Gracenote-powered Entertainment Database Browser.

You can play your iPod or WALKMAN MP3 player through it using a USB cable, and even control the system using an iPod/iPhone app.

The BDV-F700 will be joined by the BDV-F500 which uses desktop or wall mount speakers, and has 350W of S-Master amplification.

Sony BDV-F500

All the new models will be launched during 2010 starting with BDV-E370 and BDV-E870 in March, BDV-F500 and BDV-F700 in April, BDV-E970W in June and BDV-IZ1000W in September.

Source: Sony

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