Sony Corp. marches on with the launching of its first Internet-enabled Blu-ray disc player this summer. This will be the first disk player from the manufacturing giant since its victory over Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD format war recently.
Toshiba Corp. announced last week that the company will stop making disc players for the HD-DVD when Warner Bros. Entertainment moved over to solely support Sony’s Blu-ray.
Sony plans to introduce this coming summer the BDP-S350 player for an approximate price of about $400 for the first
version. This will be the company’s first to feature an Ethernet port that allows it to connect to a home broadband connection so you can now download your favorite games and movie trailers.
Apart from the PlayStation 3 game console, the player will also be the first Sony Blu-ray player to show picture-in-picture content; “Bonus View” that can be used to show director or actor commentary in a small window while the movie plays.
While Panasonic has already in the market Internet-enabled players that adopted Bonus View concept two years ago, Sony is definitely playing catch-up now; making yet another breakthrough in its own technology.