IFA2007: Sony launch BDP-S500 and BDP-S300 Blu-ray players
Sony has announced two new Blu-ray players at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany.
The new players, called the BDP-S300 and BDP-S500 will offer 1080p support and a host of other features.
According to Sony, the new S300 will be a mass appeal model, while the S500 will be for high end users.
The new players will cost £399 for the BDP-S300 and £599 for the BDP-S500, the most affordable Blu-ray players yet.
The BDP-S300 will be available from mid of September and the BDP-S500 from the end of October.
Both models can output 1080p full HD. The BDP-S300 will support 7.1 channel Linear PCM and Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound audio, while the BDP-S500 goes even further, with Dolby TrueHD decoding and Bit Stream Output for DTS-HD3, Dolby TrueHD audio signals via HDMI ver 1.3.
Other features include 24p True Cinema, and 1080p upscaling.
The two new players will come with the Spider-Man trilogy on Blu-ray in the box as standard.
The deal however, is a far cry from Toshiba's 5 HD DVD titles in the box.
No word on pricing, but expect the players to land in the UK before Christmas in time for Spider-Man 3 launch.
More details as we get them.