Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Each offers streaming video, an iPhone dock, and more.
Sony's new 2.1 channel Blu-ray player/home theater systems are pretty slick for those that don't want to fill their rooms with speakers or deal with complicated setups.
The cheapest of the bunch is the BDV-EF200. It features a 3D ready Blu-ray player, a pair of HDMI inputs, an iPhone dock and the ability to stream music and videos via Bravia Internet Video. You can pick up a wireless adapter to get Wi-Fi, but the functionality isn't built in.
Going up a step you can pick up the BDV-L600, which is far superior in the looks department and offers smart phone control, and a universal remote. It also boasts the ability to stream from your PC, instead of just from the net.
The top of the line offering is the BDV-L800, which embraces Sony's monolithic design. It's the only one of the bunch to offer Wi-Fi built right in.
All of these systems have been announced for Europe, but there's no information yet on whether we'll be seeing them in the States.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.