Sony Ships 4K Blu-ray Player


By Greg Tarr, TWICE April 24,2012


Sony revealed Tuesday that it is now selling its BDP-S790 4K-up-scaling Blu-ray Disc player via its online store, and it will hit brick-and-mortar stores May 6.

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Sony's BDP-S790 ($250 suggested retail) offers 4K up-scaling and UltraViolet playback support.


The new flagship Blu-ray player will carry a $250 suggested retail, and is expected to ship to Sony's online customers this week.

The player features a dual-core processor, 3D playback, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA streaming, and access to Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Slacker, Pandora, Twitter and Facebook.



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9 Comments

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    Gee I wonder if we'll have to tune FIVE digits on our cable boxes to get to the 4k channels?

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    So now we can watch 4K video? Oh wait, there's no such thing as 4K TV? Thanks for introducing another product nobody wants or needs, Sony. (And I'm sure that many early adopters and self indulgent tech braggards will likely buy anyway."

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    sony is releasing a 4k projector...

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    Sony already has a 4K projector on market. Sony films plans on creating 4K content in near future. Upconverting will be much nicer than current 1080P content. JVC pro projectors also do 4K eshifting and the Sony is 4K native.

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    There are already 4K projectors... The rest of the story reads... "The built-in 4K up-scaling will offer support for next-generation 4K high-definition display devices, including Sony's 4K video projectors. The capability is expected to become more pervasive in coming years." So… “Another product nobody wants or needs…" Really? That line has been used many times before... with the introduction of Blu-Ray, HDTV, the DVD, the CD, the IPOD/IPAD/IPHONE, the cell phone, the Walkman, the LP record, the TV, the radio, the telephone, the phonograph, the telegraph, the automobile, and... (ahem) the wheel. Yep... There are always naysayers, and they are usually very loud and usually very wrong. So, thanks for speaking up with irrelevant input.

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    4K Blu-ray content will need a dual laser machine with both operating simultaneously. This isn't going to do it, nor will the real machine be $250

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    I'm sure it uses the same 4K upconverter chip as their 4K projector. So the only people who need it would have a 4K projector, which already has the upconverter chip in it. Way to confuse the market into buying a $99 bluRay player for $250. They must think consumers are idiots. They can use that in their explanation to the bankruptcy judge.

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    Forget 4K, 8K is already here via NHK Network in Japan. Sony are probably already concentrating on 8K but want consumers to dive into 4K until 8K is ready, then dive into that, by which time the next highest resolution will appear. Endless mindless consumerism for the sake of it, with no real discernible benefit.

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