Sony’s New ES Line Blu-ray Player Adds Wi-Fi Capability

Posted Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 09:45 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Simplifies BD Live access and firmware updates.

Sony’s announcement of new 400 disc changers has been getting a lot of attention, but that’s not the only new player coming out of Sony this August. The newest addition to the ES line, the BDP-S1000ES is set to hit shelves at an MSRP of right around $700.

The S1000ES features built in 802.11N/G/B/A Wi-Fi capability as well as supporting Wi-Fi Protected Setup, making things quite a bit easier for those with secured wireless networks.

Of course, it also has all the things one would expect in a higher end Blu-ray player including Super Bit Mapping, Sony’s HD Reality Enhancer, Precision Cinema HD Upscaling and Deep Color output. According to specs on the press release, the S1000ES will also be compatible with advanced audio codecs including 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and more.

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