Posted Thu Sep 10, 2009 at 02:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery
Sony’s newest Blu-ray player embraces internet streaming.
Featuring an Ethernet port that’s used for more than just BD-Live, the latest addition to the Sony family offers a wide variety of options for net streaming.
The BDP-N460 is a fairly capable Blu-ray player, delivering full HD 1080p/60p and 24p True Cinema output. It decodes HD audio codecs and is BD-Live capable. It supports Deep Color, x.v. Color, upconverts standard definition signals and does everything else a $250 Blu-ray player should, and then some.
Slacker Radio, a less often heard of service, will be streaming in Sony’s new BDP-N460 when it ships to retailers in October. The player will also be enabled to stream YouTube videos right out of the box, and Netflix in an update in the late fall.
“Whether its Full HD 1080p or streaming video and audio from the Internet, entertainment comes in so many flavors that consumers want choice” said Sony’s Chris Fawcett. “Sony brings the best of both worlds together in one player that offers more content than other stand-alone devices on the market.”
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