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Sony BDP-S550

Sony BDP-S550 (BDPS550)There has never been a better time to buy a blu-ray player now that blu-ray won the HD war, and the manufacturers have come to perfect their players. The new high end Sony BDP-S550 blu-ray player looks amazing and it 100% packed with all the latest features and specifications meeting the latest blu-ray profile 2.0.

The Sony BDP-S550 features an Ethernet port for easy firmware upgrading along with DB-Live for access to internet based interactive features and BonusView (picture in picture support) support for some new blu-ray movies. 1GB of storage is featured on the Sony BDPS550 along with an external port for extra local storage via optional flash based memory.

The highest HD format of 1080p / 60p and 24p True Cinema outputs are supported and upscaling of standard DVD to 1080p gets the very best out of existing DVDs.

Excellent audio support on the Sony BDP-S550 is provided by 7.1 channel Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, Master Audio decoding and bit stream output, along with 7.1 channel analog audio output.

The Sony BDP-S550 also supports AVCHD discs, and x.v.Color (xvYCC, DeepColor, HDMI 1.3) for improved color space reproduction and more vivid natural colors. BD-R/RE (BDMV and BDAV modes), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW , CDs and JPEG formats and media are all supported.

The BDP-S550 will be available for roughly $500 this fall.
DBP-S550 Press post