Sony reveal new Blu-ray range with Skype

By Gary Johnson - Apr 5, 2011

Sony has today announced some new additions to its Blu-ray range which have Skype built in to them. The company has released details of a new flagship Blu-ray player as well as two new 2.1 home cinema systems.

Stuart Miles from Pocket-lint is reporting in an article that the new Blu-ray player has many other features besides playing Blu-ray discs. The BDP-S780 will now have Skype built-in along with the likes of YouTube, Lovefilm, and the BBC iPlayer.

Owners of the new unit will be able to hook up any webcam and then talk with friends via their TV and internet connection.

The BDP-S780 also offers a full HD 3D service which has the ability to convert any 2D content to 3D. You will also be able to control the unit with your smartphone or use the web with the Media Remote application.

Two new cinema systems have also been announced which are both 2.1 set ups. They are the BDV- EF200 and BDV – L600, and both come with IP Noise Reduction technology, S- Force PRO 3D virtual surround sound, and two HDMI ports.

There is also the useful iPod dock which will allow you to play your own music, and once you have downloaded an app it can be controlled by an Android smartphone, or iPhone/iPod Touch. All the new devices have the BRAVIA Internet Video feature will gives you access to BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, and YouTube. Also the BDV – L600 can be positioned horizontally, vertically, and also mounted on the wall.

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