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New Blu-ray Disc home cinema range from Sony brings total entertainment to your living room

Press Release   •   Jan 07, 2010 00:30 GMT

Sony has a complete new range of 5.1-channel and 2.1-channel Blu-ray Disc™ home entertainment systems for 2010, and each model offers advanced features designed to fully exploit the audio-visual experience. New features include:

- Full HD 3D movie playback to experience incredible life-like action

- Unique Monolithic Design Concept to match and complement new BRAVIA TV models

- BRAVIA Internet Video, giving easy access to ‘catch-up’ TV and streamed internet services

- DLNA capability via firmware update for streaming music, video and photos on a home network

- Exclusive HD-D.C.S. (Digital Cinema Sound) technology from Sony for dynamic sound effects of a movie theatre into your home

All 5.1-channel and 2.1-channel surround sound systems feature Blu-ray Disc playback, DVD upscaling, the award winning XrossMediaBar™ (XMB™) on-screen menu and Internet streaming, allowing access to a wide range of on-demand content.  They all have a slimline, minimalist look to match the stylish new BRAVIA® models.

The range-topping BDV-IZ1000W is able to play 3D content from Blu-ray via the latest 3D enabled TVs.

BDV-IZ1000W: clean, elegant looks and access to a world of entertainment

The BDV-IZ1000W is the first all-in-one home cinema system from Sony ready to play high-definition 3D content from Blu-ray Disc, and can also access a world of online video entertainment from the BRAVIA Internet Video platform.

BRAVIA Internet Video lets you watch the programmes you missed on popular ‘catch-up’ TV services. Catch-up TV is one of the UKs fastest growing trends - it means you can forget the family arguments over the remote control and enjoy full-screen re-runs of your favourite TV shows at times that suit you. Beginning in early 2010 with ‘Demand Five’™, viewers will be able to access whole episodes of their favourite series’ from Five.

Sony is also proud to announce its partnership with LOVEFiLM® in delivering both video on demand and the ability to access your rental queue from the comfort of your armchair. There's also a whole world of entertainment to explore from YouTube™ and many more. There's no need to hook up your PC or watch on a cramped screen; you can quickly access
new videos and services as they're added and stream full-screen content direct to your TV.

The BDV-IZ1000W also includes Entertainment Database Browser by Sony to access disc cover art, actor, and production information, as well as IP Content Noise Reduction technology and Precision Cinema HD Upscaling to improve standard definition and web video quality.

DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification also means the system is able to stream content from a wide range of external devices and can be controlled with its own universal remote control or with an iPod touch or iPhone. Unique to the new home cinema systems from Sony, users with an iPhone or iPod touch can control the players using a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app allows an iPhone or iPod touch to function as a remote control and includes the ability to access a Blu-ray disc’s details such as jacket artwork, actor, and production information, as well as search for additional video clips online.

The BDV-IZ1000W delivers the full cinema experience via five ultra slim speakers, using a virtual 7.1 wireless rear speaker system and 1000W of S-Master full digital technology by Sony. Digital Cinema Auto Calibration (DCAC) provides perfect, simple and accurate set-up, while HD-D.C.S. (Digital Cinema Sound) uses sound recordings from Sony Pictures Entertainment studios to recreate an at-the-movies experience in your living room.

Two HDMI inputs allow connection of other entertainment devices such as cable/satellite set-top boxes or PlayStation®3.

The BDV-IZ1000W will be joined by more 5.1-channel Blu-ray home cinema systems during 2010, all with BRAVIA Internet Video streaming, the Gracenote-based Entertainment Database Browser, iPod and WALKMAN® playback over USB, DLNA compatibility* and iPod touch or iPhone control. These are:

BDV-E370

- Four satellite speakers with 850W total output power and HD audio codecs

- DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement

- Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept

- Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

- Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)

- Watch your DVD movies in near HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale

- Gracenote® Entertainment Database Browser

- Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

BDV-E670W

- Four satellite speakers with 850W total output power and HD audio codecs

- Wireless rear speaker system

- DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement

- Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept

- Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

- Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)

- Watch your DVD movies in near HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale

- Gracenote® Entertainment Database Browser

- Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

BDV-E870

- Two tall speakers with 1000W total output power and HD audio codecs

- DCAC for simple set-up and flexible speaker placement

- Minimalistic Monolithic Design Concept

- Enjoy catch-up TV services and Internet videos with BRAVIA Internet Video

- Wireless LAN Ready (UWA-BR100 USB wireless LAN adapter sold separately)

- Watch your DVD movies in near HD quality with Precision Cinema Upscale

- Gracenote® Entertainment Database Browser

- Use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control

All the new models will be launched during 2010 starting with BDV-E370 and BDV-E870 in April, BDV-E670W in June and BDV-IZ1000W in September.

* via firmware update

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