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Old 09-05-2007, 08:42 PM
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Sony has unveiled two new Blu-ray players for the US market -- the BDP-S500 ($700), and the brand new BDP-S2000ES ($1,300).

Although the BDP-S500 was first introduced last week for the European market at Berlin's IFA trade fair, today's announcement confirms a US release for the mid-range player, and introduces a new high-end player for the very first time.

Both new players share the same key features: 1080/60p and 24p video, support of all high-resolution audio formats via HDMI version 1.3a, plus support for AVCHD discs encoded with x.v.Color.

While the operating feature set on the higher-end BDP-S2000ES is identical to the BDP-S500, the higher end player includes several fortifications to the player's build, including "dual shield construction" and separate boards for audio and video, which Sony says will provide for even better quality performance. The BDP-S2000ES is the first Blu-ray player to carry Sony's ES ("Elevated Standards") designation.

Each of the two players are due to hit stores in the United States sometime this fall, joining the already-released lower-end BDP-300 ($499).
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:54 PM
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Wow, once again two more affordable Blu-ray players hitting the market very soon. What HD DVD fan wouldn't want to spend $700 to get basically the same quality video and audio. What a deal. Thanks Sony.
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At least these finally meet the 1.1 spec, right?
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:01 PM
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Yippee!!! A couple more overpriced players for the BD side!

Let's all celebrate!
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At least these finally meet the 1.1 spec, right?
Who knows! LOL! Maybe! Maybe they won't meet 1.2!!! :-D I love sony, screwing themselves one consumer at a time! BTW! Funny about the affordable BD player. Very funny!!!!! :-D
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At least these finally meet the 1.1 spec, right?
lol nope. Still batting Zero on that one.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:10 PM
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What the hell is Sony thinking? Are they that confident in the PS3 or something?
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I love how in every new player introduction thread all you get is the other side talking about how bad that player is:
Venturer: "Too cheap"
Integra: "Too expensive"
Sony: "Does not support 1.1 (and too expensive)"

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COME ON. Why can't they introduce a budget line? 1080i for $299?
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Let's see, it was Paramount that went HD only, correct ? And now another new expensive Blu ray player ? It looks like the whole Blu ray camp is TRYING TO LOOSE the format war. All HD has to do is stand back and watch Blu ray self implode.

Also, FYI, I have both formats.
 

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