Sony Announces Two New Blu-ray Players, BDP-S350 and BDP-S550

Sony Electronics has announced two new Blu-Ray players that will be capable of accessing advanced interactive features such as BonusView and BD-Live, and advanced 7.1 channels HD audio decoding. The BDP-S350 ships this summer for about $400 and the BDP-S550 will be available this autumn for about $500.

The players also feature compatibility with an array of video formats, including BD-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format) and JPEG on DVD//CD recordable media.

Here's the summary of latest Sony's Blu-Ray players

    Both BDP-S350 and BDP-S550
  • Profile 1.1 aka BonusView
  • Ethernet port
  • An external port for local storage
  • 1080P 60/24 output (upconvert and pass-tho)
  • up to 7.1 channels decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DD+
  • up to 7.1 channels bitstream audio output including DTS-MA
    • BDP-S350
  • Profile 2.0 ready aka BD-Live via update
    • BDP-S550
  • Profile 2.0 aka BD-Live
  • up to 7.1 channel decoding for DTS-HD MA
  • up to 7.1 channel analog output
  • 1 GB of persistent local storage
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