SONY TAKES A NEW ANGLE ON THE TOTAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
Innovative and Stylish New 3D and Wi-Fi-enabled Blu-ray Disc/DVD Players Deliver the Perfect Combination of Form and Function
Toronto, Jan. 7, 2013 (CES Booth #14200) – Sony Canada is unveiling an array of new home audio and video technologies which combine style, features and performance to create the perfect multi-faceted home entertainment experience. From Blu-ray Disc™ players to Home Theater Systems to accessories for the Internet player powered by Google TV, Sony’s newest devices offer something for everyone: 3D, Wi-Fi®, Internet connectivity with access to hundreds of apps, near-field communications and more.
Inventive Designs Move Blu-Ray Disc™ Player to the Top of the Stack
Sony is adding three new models to its acclaimed line of Blu-ray Disc players: the BDP-S1100, BDP-S3100 and BDP-S5100. Each model is Internet-connected and packed with apps, offering stunning performance when playing back packaged discs thanks to a fully encased optical drive and powerful image processors. The S3100 and S5100 players are also equipped with improved Wi-Fi capability offering stronger signal and excellent range. In addition to giving consumers more entertainment choices than ever before, the new Blu-ray Disc players also incorporate Sony’s striking new premium cabinet design.
“Consumers have so many choices at retail and these new players were designed to make a striking first impression the minute you walk into a store,” said Hideki Ito, Senior Director of Marketing, Home Network Products at Sony Canada. “’Premium’ is the best way to describe these new models, with their stylish quartz design and high end performance. They are the perfect example of form following function, delivering all the features consumers want for home entertainment and creating a striking focal point of the living room, making what you’re watching just one part of the entertainment experience.”
Entertainment Choices: Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Streaming Services Enhance the Experience
The S5100 player is also Blu-ray 3D™ playback-capable, so customers can enjoy videos from nearly any packaged media. All three new models offer access to more than 100 online sources, including Sony’s own Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited streaming services, as well as the most popular entertainment services from Netflix®, YouTube®, Slacker® Internet Radio, Crackle and many more. The BDP-S1100 player is compatible with the most services of any entry Blu-ray Disc Player on the market, with out-of-the-box access to more than 80 video, music and interactive services.
The newest addition to Sony’s connected services portal is a Fitness and Wellness channel, offering a variety of interactive nutrition, healthy cooking and workout services.
Innovative Engineering with a “Touch” of High Performance
The new Sony Blu-ray Disc home theater systems (available this spring) feature Sony Connect, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology too. NFC promises to offer unprecedented interconnectivity across much of the Sony home ecosystem. By simply touching an NFC-enabled mobile device to the player, users can integrate content from sources such as smartphones or tablets, controlling the entertainment experience across multiple screens and sources. All new Blu-ray disc home theater systems as well as the BDP-S5100 and BDP-S3100 players are compatible with the TV SideView universal remote control and viewing companion app for Android and iOS devices.
New Audio and Video Components that are Worth Planning Ahead For
New 2013 Audio/Video receivers, soundbars, home theatre systems, speakers and much more are being previewed, with full announcements planned for early Spring.
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About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition. Sony provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the market-leading Blu-ray Disc™ players, BRAVIA® televisions, Cyber-shot® digital cameras, Handycam® Camcorders, VAIO® computers, broadcast cameras, IPELA security cameras and video conferencing and many more products that deliver the true entertainment experience.
Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and online businesses. With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, Sony Canada employees support a network of more than 500 authorized dealers and a number of Sony retail locations across Canada.
Sony Canada is devoted to the betterment of children, the environment, and the community. Through the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation (SCCF), Sony Canada aims to maximize its support of charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Make-A-Wish® Canada, the United Way of Canada and Earth Day Canada.
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