The new monolithic design from Sony may be more evident in their televisions, but their Blu-ray players are no less impending with their solid black, sharp and shiny look. A pair of 2D Blu-ray players were announced by Sony over the weekend at CES. The BDP-S570 and BDP-S370 both feature full 1080p upscaling of standard definition video and decoding of DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD.
NAD is releasing a new Blu-ray player in today's market, which is no slouch in the build quality arena. The unit is housed in a steel chassis with a die-cast aluminum front panel, including vibration dampening feet. Currently there is no word on the video scalers and DACs used in the player.
Cable news channels funnel information from Twitter on a daily basis. Most of the time it just comes off as sloppy, and many of the newcasters are clearly unfamiliar with the service. The consumer electronics industry on the other hand is, by its very nature, is more plugged in to current technologies than the average news man.
The new NAD T 557 Blu-ray player is now available, and it brings a few new features to NAD's BD player line. The T 557 has everything you've come to expect from a NAD Blu-ray player. It decodes and bitstreams Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio as well as decoded PCM via HDMI to a receiver. It plays Blu-ray at 1080p at 24 or 60 frames per second, and upscales DVDs to that same resolution.
Christmas comes early for PlayStation 3 owners, with the addition of the much beloved Netflix streaming service. Sony says that Netflix will be available next month, but unlike with other products that get the service through a firmware update, the PlayStation 3 will – at least for now – require a separate Netflix disc.