Posted Tue Mar 2, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery
If you’ve been itching to get your hands on one of Sony’s new 3D ready Blu-ray players, the time is now.
It’s sometimes hard to make the argument that a standalone Blu-ray player is the way to go, especially if you’re getting a mid-range Sony. Their new players are no exception. Coming in at $200 and $250, there’s not a lot that they have going for them over the similarly priced PS3 (well, except reliability perhaps).
The BDP-S470 is just a run-of-the-mill Blu-ray player. It’s got 1080p output, BD-Live capabilities, and access to online content like Netflix and YouTube. You’ll have to plug in a cord or get a wireless adapter since it’s not equipped with WiFi.
Sony’s BDP-S570 kicks things up a tad by adding built-in WiFi and an extra digital output. Aside from that, it’s the same basic thing. It plays Blu-rays, streams video, and kicks out a 1080p signal. Not bad for a $250 player.
Both players are marketed by Sony as 3D ready, which means they’ll play back 3D Blu-ray discs after a firmware upgrade. Of course, so will Sony’s game system, which runs only $50 more and includes a 120GB hard drive and plays videogames too.
Source: Best Buy
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