New Sony Blu-ray Systems Due


Sony’s new Blu-ray home theatre systems are due in stores but won’t be 3D-capable for another month or so.

The three 5.1 channel models were meant to go on sale late this month but retailers now expect them mid-June.


A 3D firmware update will be available about a month after their launch, to coincide with Sony releasing its first 3DTV.

Pricing ranges from $999.95, for the entry-level BDV-E370, to $1,299.95 for the BDV-E870 and $1,599.95 for the BDV-E970W.

The styling of the top-of-the-line system mirrors that of Sony’s BRAVIA TV Monolithic design. It also comes with four, tall speakers that are wireless.


The mid-range model has two tall speakers and two bookshelf speakers whereas the entry-level’s are bookshelf-only.

All of the systems are USB Wi-Fi ready (the USB Wireless LAN adapter is sold separately) and BD-Live capable.

They have S-Master digital amplification, Dolby TrueHD and DTS–HD audio, 1GB of built-in memory and Gracenote Metadata.

The higher-end models are 1000W RMS-rated, and the BDV-E370 is 850W.

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