Sony unveils hot new Blu-Ray player with wireless networking

Still sitting on the fence, deciding whether to get into Blu-Ray or not? Sony ElectronicsMay 4 the company will release a new Blu-Ray Disc player model, named BDP-S560, that features high end Wifi capabilities through an integrated 802.11n interface, using hassle-free WPS network installation. With this feature, getting your player hooked up to your wireless home network is as simple as a single button press. This way, firmware upgrades can be done easily and quickly over the air, while the player also gives you immediate access to BD Live features through the wireless network.

The player will also offer full 1080p high definition, as well as 24p video output, with upscaling capabilities for standard DVDS, as well as decoders for the latest audio formats, including DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD and other high end audio and video features.

The wireless component is probably the biggest selling point for this player, as finally the age has arrived in which LAN cables are becoming a thing of the past and you can enjoy full networking connectivity of your Blu-Ray player over the air – a feature that made the Playstation 3 so incredibly useful and is now thankfully making its move into set top players also.

During a presentation on the Sony Pictures studio lot yesterday we were able to take a first look and test drive of the player and the first impression we got was very good. Not only was the set up a cinch, the image quality and the construction of the unit was very impressive.

Available for around $350 the BDP-S560 will be in stores next week, so keep your eyes open!.

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