Feeds

Sony unwraps 3D Blu-ray player pair...

...which won't play 3D BDs until the summer

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Sony Europe today announced its intention to release 3D Blu-ray Disc players over here, though it was silent on two crucial details: when and how much they will cost.

Sony took the wraps off the BDP-S470 at last month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and today added the BDP-S570 to the line-up. They'll go on sale in the US this month for $200 and $250, respectively. That's the equivalent of £129 and £161 here - but tax and so on will inevitably mean we pay more than that.

Sony BDP-S470

Sony's BDP-S470: like the BDP-S570, no 3D playback out of the box

The two players have plenty in common: in addition to 3D, they do BD Live, DLNA, 1080p playback and all the usual Blu-ray audio options.

The S570 has some key features absent from the S470: Wi-Fi on board, 1GB of storage and Sony's noise reduction tech designed to make internet-sourced video look better than its resolution would suggest.

We mention DLNA and 3D, but Sony confessed that both will not be available immediately, the two technologies requiring firmware updates in due course. So 3D support won't arrive until the summer, it said.

That's no problem, of course, because there aren't any 3D BDs you can buy yet - and not many tellies, either - but it seems a bit lame to have left out the Windows 7-friendly DLNA for the time being.

Riding the iPhone wave, both devices can be remotely controlled by iPhone app, BD Remote, which Sony has now make available on the Apple App Store. Be warned, it only gets one-and-a-half stars out of five. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.