Sony Ships 4K Blu-ray Player


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.

The 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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