Sony Unveils First A/V Receiver Optimized for Blu-Ray

Posted Thu Jun 1, 2006 at 12:21 PM PDT by
It's a Sony [Logo] Sony today officially announced the STR-DG1000, their first high-definition compatible A/V receiver optimized for the Blu-ray format.

The unit, due in August for a retail price of "around $800," will support up to eight channels of uncompressed audio, offer pass-through of 1080p video, and include Sony's "dual HDMI active intelligence" function, which automatically detects and receives the best possible video and audio signals from connected devices.

"Blu-ray Disc(TM) technology will help redefine home theater by creating an unparalleled experience from source to display," said Jeff Goldstein, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics' Home Products Division. "This receiver is the final link in the HD chain, showcasing the beauty of Blu-ray disc's imagery and the immense power of its sound."

However, Sony made no mention in press materials for the STR-DG1000 that the receiver will support HD DVD players and discs.

The full press release for the STR-DG1000 can be read here via PR Newswire.
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