Sony unveils Blu-ray player with streaming internet video capability

Sony has debuted a new Blu-ray player called the BDP-N460 to go along with that $2,000 AV receiver I mentioned a bit ago. The new Blu-ray player offers the capability to stream Internet video to the big screen in the living room.

The player plays DVDs, Blu-ray films and can stream all sorts of content from the Internet including network TV shows, YouTube, Slacker, and later this fall the player will get the ability to stream Netflix. The N460 offers 1080p/60p and 24p True Cinema output and can decode the latest audio codecs.

Users who don't have an Ethernet connection for their home theater can purchase an optional WET610N Wireless-N Ethernet bridge that can connect the player to the Internet wirelessly on 2.4GHz or 5GHz networks. Other features include the ability to upscale DVD movies to near HD quality and support for 7.1 Dolby TrueHD. The player will ship in October for about $250.