Thursday, 20 September 2012
It's been a while since we've heard from Oppo but they've finally announced a followup for the legendary BDP-93 and BDP-95. The pair of players bring a lot to the table that weren't offered in the previous models, including a few features that you're not going to find on other players. With Oppo, you can almost assume that great video is included, and the Marvell Qdeo processing they've packed into the new BDP-103 and BDP-104 with shows that assumption to be correct. The player upscales to 1080p of course, but also to 4K for your future TV or projector. It also converts 2D to 3D.
Sony announced both a Google TV enabled set-top box and Google TV enabled Blu-ray player today, coming in at prices of $199 and $299 respectively. Both are packed with the goodies you'd expect to see from a Google TV device, including access to the Google Play Store, Wi-Fi for your internet connection and a remote that packs a multi-touch pad and 3-Axis motion control. The Blu-ray player won't be out until the fall, but the NSZ-GS7 is coming July 22nd and is currently up for preorder on Amazon.
The folks over at McIntosh have a trio of new products on the way, all designed to play nicely together or to integrate into your current system. It kicks off with the MX121 AV Control Center, which includes 3D support, upconversion to 1080p, and a variety of audio features including Apple AirPlay. You can pick it up at $6,000.
Over the last year or two, mobile devices have really picked up as sources for video and audio, but until recently they've been lacking a way to get content onto a television. MHL is the solution brought forth by manufacturers and home theater companies are quickly picking up on it.
Just a week after announcing the release of the 2011 Aventage line of A/V receivers, Yahama has launched a brand new Aventage Blu-ray player complete with all the features you've come to expect from a player released in 2011. The BD-A1010 boasts Netflix and Blockbuster on Demand streaming capabilities as well as compatibility with YouTube Leanback, a new take on the YouTube experience made just for those watching on their TV.