Sony’s New Blu-ray Trio Includes Home Entertainment Server
Sony has unwrapped at the Denver-held CEDIA Expo 2007 three new Blu-ray devices that are shipping now through November, and that include the company’s first home entertainment server – the HES-V1000 ($3,499). The model is to be imminently available at A/V specialists and the first trainings for its sale are being held at the Denver-based specialist ListenUp, according to Chris Fawcett, vice president of video marketing for Sony’s Home Products Division.
The DLNA-compliant HES-V1000 is outfitted with a 200-disc BD changer and a 500GB hard drive that can hold up to 137 hours of personal video storage or the equivalent of 40,000 music tracks, said Fawcett. It also has the capability of optional wireless audio streaming.
The V1000 will be joined on the market in October by the BDP-S500, first introduced at the Berlin-held IFA last week. It upconverts all standard DVDs to 1080p, features high-resolution Dolby and DTS pass through and is ticketed at $699.