Sony’s First Next Generation Blu-ray Player Arrives in Malaysia
Sony Malaysia announces the forthcoming arrival of Sony’s first Blu-ray player, the next generation product in home entertainment in Malaysia. To the delight of home entertainment enthusiasts, the Blu-ray player (BDP-S1E) streams full high-definition movies with Blu-ray discs playback and standard DVDs by upscaling with added feature through HDMI. The Blu-ray player is capable of displaying 1920 x 1080p progressive high-definition video, the highest resolution high-definition signal in the current market via HDMI connection to bring real-life quality images to homes. It has a capability of an output signal at 24 frames per second to reproduce film-like quality images. Offering true uncompressed multi-channel linear PCM digital audio output via HDMI, this Blu-ray player can deliver the ultimate surround sound when connected to a suitable A/V receiver.
“The launch of Sony’s first Blu-ray player into the Malaysia market marks the addition of Sony’s already-wide range of high-definition products as we continue to offer customers more choices to welcome the future format in their homes. Equipped with both future-proof playback with Blu-ray discs and the option to play existing DVD discs, it is never too early to purchase a Blu-ray player, “said Mr. Taku Taguchi, General Manager, Product Marketing Division, Sony Malaysia.
Its backward compatibility with current A/V receivers opens a wide range of possibilities for 5.1 channel decoding capability. Besides equipped with an optical digital audio, the Blu-ray player features a separate audio circuit board and finely tuned audio components in a rigid beam chassis with drive brackets and off-centre insulator feet. The strong built of the Blu-ray player reduces image de-stabilization and unwanted vibration.
The Blu-ray player is capable of playing AVCHD format disc encoded in xvYCC technology, also known as x.v.Colour by Sony, which can display a wider range of colours to create a more natural feel to the images. Supported by the latest AVCHD Handycam® camcorders HDR-UX7, HDR-UX5 and HDD-SR1, users can record memorable moments and playback in Sony’s Blu-ray player to enjoy picture quality in a colour range standard approximately twice that of conventional standards (sRGB).
In addition, the Blu-ray player is capable of playback in various popular formats including DVD, CD, MP3 audio files, JPEG and DVD recordable media.
The entry of Sony’s Blu-ray player in Malaysia adds to Sony’s strong line of full high-definition products including the BRAVIA LCD televisions, home projectors, Handycam® camcorders, VAIO® laptops and Cyber-shot™ camera.
The Blu-ray player, BDP-S1E will be available in Malaysia from June 2007 at RM4,999. Sony Malaysia will start the pre-sales its customers from 1st May 2007 at Sony designated retail outlets. In addition, Sony will also be giving away Sony HD World Privilege Card worth RM600 and Blu-ray SPIDER-MAN 3 movie during the pre-sales period. While Stocks last.