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Sony used the new Yankee Stadium and the navy blue of Yankee pinstripes last month to unveil its latest Blu-ray Disc offerings, including a pair of 400-disc Blu-ray Disc (BD) MegaChangers and a new single-disc player.
The BD MegaChangers — BDP-CX960 (shipping this fall at an $800 suggested retail) and BDP-CX7000ES (shipping in August at $1,900) — will store and play up to 400 Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs.
Professional and home-theater standards developer THX revealed at CEDIA Expo, held here earlier this month, that it has added a new set of performance criteria for Blu-ray Disc players.
The first two Blu-ray Disc players to earn the THX stamp are Lexicon’s first Blu-ray Disc player (BD-30), which makes its debut at the show prior to shipping in November, and Pioneer’s Elite BDP-09FD.
Pioneer said it is now shipping its first Blu-ray Disc player designed for professional applications.
The model BDP-V6000 ($999) professional Blu-ray Disc player features full BD-Live functionality, and support for content encoded in both the NTSC and PAL broadcast standard signal formats.
Inputs include an RS-232C control port that enables integrators to control the player through any number of external devices.
JVC recently began shipping its new entry Blu-ray player, model JVC XV-BP11, expanding its line and giving customers an option carrying a less than $200 suggested retail.
Like JVC’s previous XV-BP1, the new player supports Bonus View playback and AVCHD video format used by many HD camcorders. It will also support advanced audio codecs.
The player does not include support for BD-Live.
Sony Electronics and Sony Pictures have teamed up to make animated box office hit “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” available to rent exclusively by owners of Sony networked Bravia HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players as a streaming title for four weeks prior to the general DVD retail release.