If you’ve been following the 3D buzz or just in the market for a Blu-ray player, we’ve got some new models now available for pre-sale on Sony Style which are 3D ready. The first is model BDP-S470 followed by its Blu-ray player sibling, the BDP-S570.
What does 3D ready mean? Great question.
If you’re planning on getting a Bravia TV capable of 3D playback, come summertime, like the PS3, these models can be upgraded to play Blu-ray 3D content with a firmware update. Priced at about $200 shipped (excl tax), the S470 has all the necessities of a Blu-ray player plus some additional features such as Bravia Internet video, BD-LIVE, and boasts the new Monolithic design. For about $50 more, the BDP-S570includes all the features of the S470 has to offer plus built-in Wi-Fi® Wireless (802.11) , IP Content Noise Reduction, and a built-in 1GB memory. Great prices for fully featured gadgets Blu-ray 3D capable (post firmware update). And if you’re not yet in the market for a new TV, these are still good models to snag as when you decide to purchase your next HDTV, it opens up more 3D options for you down the road.
Other items on pre-sale now related to 3D include the BDV-E770W and BDV-E570 Blu-ray Disc home theater systems. These two systems will also be Blu-ray 3D capable with firmware updates available this summer. The BDV-E770W is available for about $650 shipped (excl tax) and comes with 5.1-channel HD surround sound including wireless rear speakers. The BDV-570 is available for about $550 shipped (excl tax) and allows owners to wirelessly stream Netflix®, Amazon Video on Demand, Slacker®, YouTube™ and more, or turn your iPhone® or iPod touch® into a remote control by downloading a free app. We estimate shipments of pre-orders to start around the end of March.
If you haven’t yet seen Sony’s 3D demo at your local Sony Style store, check it out and see what the fun is about. If you’re not into polar bears now, you will be.