Since the release of the PlayStation 3 Sony has made great strides with Blu-ray technology. The tech saw off the competition and became the high-definition format of choice for most consumers. Over the last few years we have seen the price of the discs and players come down, and now Sony announce BDP-S185 affordable Blu-ray player as well as a new media player.
The new unit will be a great way for consumers to enjoy High-Definition without breaking the bank or taking up lots of room. It will allow owners to browse video sharing sites such as YouTube, or catch up on missed TV programs with BBC iPlayer or Demand 5. There is also the opportunity to watch thousands of movies via LoveFilm.
You can even get news 24 hours a day via Sky News and the dedicated TV application. Owners can listen to over seven million songs via the Sony Entertainment Network. The new Blu-ray player is compact in size at only 290mm wide and is finished in an elegant black color, and also has a USB port.
Sony promises the unit will only consume around ten watts of power, with 47 percent less power used compared to its predecessor. According to What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision the new Sony unit will only set you back £80.
The company has also announced the SMP-N200 Network Media Player, which will turn any TV into a smart TV. It will bring the likes of the BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Bravia Internet Video, and LoveFilm straight to your TV. It is capable to stream content in HD as well as 3D, and also has DLNA compatibility.
Owners can also control the unit via one of the new Sony tablets that have also been announced, and via an Android or iPhone handset. Users can even browse Facebook and it also has a USB port. There is currently no pricing or release date for the device.