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Sony Ships 4K Blu-ray Player

4/24/2012 10:06:45 AM Eastern

San Diego - Sony revealed Tuesday that it is now selling its
BDP-S790 4K-up-scaling Blu-ray Disc player via its online store, and it will
hit brick-and-mortar stores May 6.

SonyThe new flagship Blu-ray player will carry a $250 suggested
retail, and is expected to ship to Sony's
online customers
this week.

The player features a dual-core processor, 3D playback, built-in
Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA streaming, and access to Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Instant
Video, Slacker, Pandora, Twitter and Facebook.

The model also provides access to the Sony Entertainment Network,
with both music and video streaming services, and will support UltraViolet
streaming services powered by Flixter and Vudu, latter of which is further
supported by Walmart's
newly launched UltraViolet-enabled in-store disc-to-digital service program.

The built-in 4K up-scaling will offer support for next-generation
4K high-definition display devices, including Sony's 4K video projectors. The
capability is expected to become more pervasive in coming years.

Other features include IP content noise reduction, dual HDMI
outputs, IR input, front USB input for music and video file playback, and a Media
Remote app (iPhone/iPod Touch/Android BD remote control).

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