Sony announces availability of Dual-Core Processor Blu-ray Disc Player - Model BDP-S790

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc player - Credit: Sony

(Best Syndication News) - Sony announced that their new BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc player is available for pre-order today and will be in stores on May 6, 2012. The BDP-S790 player has a dual-core processor and is one of the company's flagship models.

The player has the ability to upscale to 4K resolution for HD and SD video. The player also supports 3D. The dual core processor will have a faster response when the player is downloading from the Internet. Many of the built-in Internet features will benefit from the dual-core processor technology.

The BDP-S790 comes with Sony Entertainment and streaming services such as Video Unlimited, Music Unlimited, Netflix, Flixster, VUDU, Amazon Instant Video, Slacker, Pandora, and more. The device also works as a way to stay in touch with social media with Socialize, Twitter, and Facebook. Using Gracenote technology, the player has an Entertainment Database Browser.

The player is compatible with Sony’s HomeShare Network Speakers. The speakers, which are sold separately, uses Wi-Fi to share audio throughout the home.

On the front of this model is a USB port to allow for music, video, and photo playback. Additionally, the player has dual Dual HDMI outputs.

There is also support for “Media Remote,” which is an app for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch/Android BD. This is great for people that want to have more than one remote control for the player.

The retail price is expected to be around $249. Pre-orders will be available starting April 22, 2012 at their online store www.store.sony.com.

By: Julie Marcus
Science and Technology Reporter

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