Sony Unveils First A/V Receiver Optimized for Blu-Ray
Posted Thu Jun 1, 2006 at 12:21 PM PDT by
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.