Wi-Fi enabled BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 models launch alongside STR-DN1000 AV Receiver for a seamlessly networked Sony home theatre system

Today, Sony reveals the newest additions to its Blu-ray player line up, the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760, and its latest AV Receiver, the STR-DN1000. All three products are designed to provide you with the latest in powerful technology, such as 7.1 surround sound and pristine 1080p picture quality, without compromising on style.

 

 

Unlock the options of wireless entertainment

Both the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 are fully Wi-Fi®-enabled using Wireless-N, the fastest and most reliable wireless system. They are also Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) enabled, which means that by pressing a single button on the WPS enabled router a secure connection from your player to the wireless network is established. Similarly, the STR-DN1000 allows you to enjoy a surround sound experience without wires, using S-AIR (Sony Audio Interactive Radio Frequency) Digital Wireless Ready technology to connect to your wireless speakers.

The wireless capability of the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 also means it’s even easier for you to run firmware updates for your player via the Internet and to experience the exciting possibilities offered by BD-LiveTM. More and more titles are utilising BD-LiveTM, allowing you to enjoy bonus content such as additional scenes, trailers and movie-based games.*

Both Blu-ray players are DLNATM certified, allowing the transfer of JPG files from other DLNATM enabled devices, such as your VAIO PC, even if they’re not in the same room.

“The BDP-S560 and BDP-S760 both have Wi-Fi and DLNA capability built-in to make connecting your Blu-ray player to your home network easier than ever before”, says Julien Dalle, Senior Business Manager, Home Video Marketing of Sony Europe. “These two new Blu-ray players and matching AV Receiver provide the ultimate in picture and sound quality.”

Ready, set, go!

Both Blu-ray players are extremely easy to use and set-up, with the Quick Start feature that allows you to get your Blu-ray DiscTM player started after just six seconds, a time unrivalled by other products available today. The players are user-friendly thanks to the Xross Media BarTM menu, and the BDP-S760 additionally features a backlit remote control, for ease of use in the dark. There is also an easy-to-access USB port on the front panel, so you can easily view your digital photos through your Blu-ray player and HDTV.

You don’t need to throw out your existing DVD movie libraries; instead, you can give them a new lease of life with the Precision Cinema HD Upscale technology from Sony. This converts standard definition signals to 1080p, providing a near high definition picture via High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).

Feature packed yet sleek BDP-S760 is top of the line

The BDP-S760 incoporates the most cutting edge technology Sony has ever included in its Blu-ray players. Incorporating aspects of our ES (Elevated Standard) advancements, the BDP-S760 comes equipped with an HD Reality Enhancer, which smoothes the image tone, and reduces picture noise to create a highly realistic display. This is complemented by Super Bit Mapping for video, which ensures incredibly natural colour reproduction. All of this adds up to a stunningly smooth and pristine Full HD picture.

The BDP-S760 also showcases the unique Multi-channel Headphone Surround technology from Sony which gives you a total surround sound experience, even when you’re watching a movie on your standard headphones.

New AV Receiver to complete your Sony home theatre system

As well as being wireless ready, the STR-DN1000 comes armed with four HDMI inputs, so you can connect a range of 1080p supported products, and enjoy the rich, immersive picture experience provided by x.v.Colour and Deep Colour technology. It also has its own 1080i video scaling technology built-in, which corrects image judder, reduces background noise and produces more realistic colours from any non-HD video source. Enhancing the easy to use nature of the STR-DN1000 is its newly developed Graphic User Interface, allowing you to configure the ultimate hi-tech home theatre set up on screen more simply than ever before.

Like the BDP-S560 and BDP-S760, the STR-DN1000 supports the latest in high-resolution surround sound, with the new audio decoding format for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio providing next generation audio quality that is identical to the highest-resolution studio recordings.

The STR-DN1000 comes with our intelligent DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration) technology, which makes setting up your wireless speakers easy, by measuring a variety of key factors such as speaker distance, volume and frequency to provide the optimum surround sound for music and movies. When coupled with DCS (Digital Cinema Sound), which enhances the surround sound experience with its Cinema Studio Modes, it produces high-quality surround sound that allows you to experience movies in the way they were originally intended. It’s fitted with a Digital Media port that enables you to play music stored on MP3 players, computers or mobile phones.

With wireless enabled Blu-ray and home audio products increasingly forming the backbone of home networks, these perfectly matched Sony products have been designed to produce an exceptional wireless entertainment experience.

–         ENDS –

USB storage device required (1MB) to access BD-Live content

BDP-S560 BDP-S760
1080p High Definition Picture Yes Yes
24p True Cinema Yes Yes
DVD Upscale Yes (Precision Cinema HD Upscale) Yes (Precision Cinema HD Upscale)
x.v.Colour Yes Yes
PhotoTV HD Yes Yes
Deep Colour Yes Yes
Super Bit Mapping (SBM) No Yes
HD Reality Enhancer No Yes
Video D/A Converter 12bit /148.5MHz 12bit /148.5MHz
Analogue Video Output Component/ S-Video/ Composite Component/ S-Video/ Composite
Dolby TrueHD Bitstream Output Yes Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream Output Yes Yes
Dolby TrueHD Decoding Yes Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding Yes Yes
Multi-ch Headphone Surround No Yes
Audio D/A Converter 192kHz/24bit 192kHz/24bit
Analogue Audio Output 2-channel 7.1-channel
H/P Jack No Yes
Front panel USB port (Jpeg) Yes Yes
BD-Live (Profile 2.0) Yes Yes
Local Storage port for BD-Live Yes, USB2.0 Yes, USB 2.0
(USB Flash Memory, not included) (USB Flash Memory, not included)
BonusView (Profile 1.1) Yes Yes
HDMI CEC (HDMI v 1.3) Yes (BRAVIA Sync) Yes (BRAVIA Sync)
Ethernet port Yes Yes
Network Firmware Update Yes Yes
AVCHD Yes Yes
JPEG Yes Yes
Disc Drive Precision Drive HD Precision Drive HD
GUI Yes (XrossMediaBar) Yes (XrossMediaBar)
GUI Language GB/ FR/ DE/ NL/ IT/ ES/ PT/ DK/ SE/ NO/ FI/GRC/RUS/POL GB/ FR/ DE/ NL/ IT/ ES/ PT/ DK/ SE/ NO/ FI/GRC/RUS/POL
Back-lit Remote Commander No Yes (Red LED)
Start-up Time approx. 6 sec. approx. 6 sec.
Autopower off Yes Yes
Dimension (W x H x D mm) 430x70x216 430x70x246
Weight 2.4 kg 2.9 kg

BDP-S350 and BDP-S550 key features

 

* in Quick Start mode

 

STR-DN1000 key features

Amp
8Ohms 20-20kHz 85W + 85W
(8Ohms 20-20kHz) THD 0.09%
8Ohms 1kHz 100W + 100W
(8Ohms 1kHz) THD 1%
8Ohms 1kHz 140W
(8Ohms 1kHz) THD 10%
Number of amp. channels 7ch
Bi-AMP Yes
Type Analog
4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching No (8 Ohm only)
DSP Titanium
Equalizer (F/C/Sur/Sur B) Bass, Mid, Treble B,T/No/No/No
Sub Woofer X`Over 17 points (40-200Hz)
Analog Direct Yes
Sound Field Link (w Lock) Yes (No)
Sound Field Program (Movie) 4
                               (Music) 6
                               (A.F.D) 3 (7)
                               (2ch) 2
                               (Headphone) 2
Portable Audio Enhancer Yes
Cinema Studio EX. A/B/C mode Yes
Night Mode Yes
Speaker Selector A/B/ A+B
Speaker Terminal Screw (Ni)
Headphone Out Yes (Gold)
I/Os
Front Input AV (Gold)
DMPORT 1
Analog Audio In (inc. TV CEC)/Out (excl. tuner)/TV (CEC) 2/1/Yes
A/V In/Out (S-Video I/O): Including Front AV 4/1 (0/0)
Monitor Out (S-Video Out) 1 (0)
Component Video In/Out (Pass through) 3/1
Pre Out SW x1
Digital In/Out
HDMI  In/Out: (Front input) 4/1
Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC) 3/0/Yes
Coax. 1/0
Digital Input Assign Yes
HDMI Spec
Bravia SYNC (CEC Control) Yes
Decoding Format
DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital+ Yes/Yes/Yes
LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI Yes/Yes/Yes
Dolby Digital/DTS Yes/Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes
DTS-ES (MATRIX6.1/DISCRETE6.1) Yes (Yes/Yes)
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS NEO:6 Yes
Dolby Prologic Yes
Dolby Prologic II Yes
Dolby Prologic IIx Yes
Dolby Dual Mono Yes
96k/24Bit PCM Yes
Neural -THX Surround Yes (225,227 only)
Tuner
RDS Yes
Preset Channel (FM/AM) TTL60 (30/30)
Station Name Yes
Auto Tuning Yes
Direct Tuning Yes(RM)
Video Features
HDMI Quality
1080p Yes
1080/24p Yes
Deep Color Yes
x.v.Colour (xvYCC) Yes
Upscaling (Analog->Component/HDMI, HDMI->HDMI) Yes/Yes (1080i) , No
Video Up Converter (to S/Component/HDMI) .-/Component/HDMI
A/V SYNC (Variable/Fixed) Yes (Variable)
Time (msec) 300msec
Sampling Freequency (up to 192kHz/96kHz/48kHz) 192kHz
Assignable HDMI Video IN Yes
Assinable Component Video IN Yes
DCAC (Digital Cinema Auto Calibration)
DCAC SILVER
Band 6
Mic (STEREO/MONO) MONO
S-Air Ready TX Yes
General
Panel BD Matching Design
Remote Commander PP – RM-AAP042
Display 10 digit dot matrix
Multi Channel Decoding Blue LED Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
GUI Yes
GUI Blending Yes(up to component)
iPod Browsing with STR MUSIC
GUI Language English
Pin Jack Nickel
Power Requirement 230V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 250W
Power Stand By 0.9W
Dimension(WxHxD mm) 430 x 157.5 x 324.5
Weight (kg) 8.6
Carton
outer (WxHxD) 553x275x396
Weight (kg) 12

Environmental Info

Sony is engaged in a constant review of its manufacturing, operational and business practices to ensure that its products are developed in an environmentally responsible way.  This approach can broadly be divided into three areas:

Product

  • All seven models consume only 0.3W in Standby mode.
  • Over 85% power efficiency of amplifier block is achieved with the full digital amplifier, S-Master.

Process

  • Halogenated materials can pose a risk to the environment if disposed of improperly. To minimize this risk, halogen-free flame retardants are used in certain printed wiring boards.
  • Corrugated cardboard is not used for the packaging cushions.  Packaging cushions are made from paper.

Planet

Sony is determined to lead the way as a responsible manufacturer, and as a result we are focussing on three key areas of investment:

  • Reducing CO2 gas emissions
  • Increasing the percentage of renewable energy used in manufacturing facilities
  • Minimising the resources used by our factories in manufacturing

For more information please contact:

Silke Schild, Sony Europe
Silke.schild@eu.sony.com
+44 (0)1932 816 507

About Sony Europe

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIATM LCD High Definition (HD) television, Cyber-shotTM digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIOTM personal computers and HD professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAMTM HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world’s leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World CupTM in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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