Sony BDPS790 3D SMART Blu-ray Player with Built-in Wi-Fi

July 23, 2013 - Comment

Thanks to a number of high-end technologies, the Sony BDPS790 really does take Blu-ray to the next level. Perhaps the most impressive of these technologies is Digital Cinema 4K. This upscales conventional Blu-ray to the new 4K standard. When matched to a suitable 4K display, this gives an incredible 4 x the detail of the

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Thanks to a number of high-end technologies, the Sony BDPS790 really does take Blu-ray to the next level. Perhaps the most impressive of these technologies is Digital Cinema 4K. This upscales conventional Blu-ray to the new 4K standard. When matched to a suitable 4K display, this gives an incredible 4 x the detail of the already impressive 1080p of Blu-ray. Simply put, detail and realism are unmatched. Even if you don’t have a 4K screen just yet, though, you can take advantage of other Sony tech. Super Bit Mapping means the standard picture is smoother, more realistic and with more natural colour than before. Super Scaler (Precision CinemaHD upscale) and DVD 24p output, ensure the BDPS790 gets a better performance than ever from your existing DVDs, too.The Sony BDPS790 also features 3D playback. With more and more films now available in 3D plus the swelling numbers of 3D compatible 3D TVs, now is a great time to adopt the format. The BDP-S790 also comes with a 2D – 3D convertor. This means that you can watch any disc, converted into 3D!At the heart of the Sony BDPS790’s networking ability is the Sony Entertainment Network. This gives access to a massive range of apps, including the highly popular YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, Twitter, Facebook and many more. In addition to an application based browser for the most well known sites, the BDPS790 also comes with the Opera web browser for full Internet access (display of embedded video restricted). The BDPS790 is also DLNA compliant meaning that you can stream data from your laptop, PC or NAS drive device. With built-in Skype you simply need to add a communication camera to enable this Blu-ray player to be at the heart of your communications. Now you can see who you’re talking to on the big screen and from the comfort of your sofa.With its compact dimensions and low height, the BDPS790 fits the tightest of spaces. It also boasts a sleek new look with flush buttons and a seamless top panel.

Product Features

  • Full HD and 3D with built-in Wi-Fi, PC streaming, Skype, Digital Cinema 4K, HDMI x 2
  • Digital Cinema 4K – over 4x Full HD resolution
  • Access a world of movies, music and apps
  • Make face-to-face calls with Skype

Comments

Susan from Sussex says:

BDPS790 BluRay player I acquired this machine to allow 3D (and 24p) playback which my Home Cinema receiver (Arcam AVR600) does not support. As such, the functionality to split the two HDMI outputs to send video via HDMI1 to the TV and audio via HDMI2 to the Arcam was key and I was pleased to confirm that this works exactly as expected once the appropriate option is selected in the menu. Another useful feature is that the configuration setting for the SPDIF output is separate from the HDMI output allowing the HDMI outputs to pass Dolby Digital/DTS etc whilst the SPDIF is set to output only PCM. This latter feature is useful when connecting a stereo DAC to the SPDIF output (eg when using the BDPS790 as a CD transport) without fear of encoded surround sound formats causing unexpected audio or worse still speaker damage. Finally, on the audio front I successfully used this player to play a multi-channel SACD disc via HDMI (converted into multi-channel PCM by the Sony) into the Arcam with very pleasing…

Zardon says:

really a quality blu ray player I have the 780 and i recently decided to upgrade to the 790 because of the new processing power and some new picture enhancements introduced with the 2012 player.The picture is better than the 780, although it is a minor improvement, noticeable with most HD material. I have a 55 inch toshiba 3d television and the Sony bluray players offer control over them via HDMI, which is useful.The mechanism is very fast, and accessing discs is slightly faster than the 780, which was already class leading.I would recommend this player to anyone considering a new bluray player, it is very small, and can fit on the front section of the stand of the toshiba television without taking up any more space.I think the 4k upscaling option is a little bit of a gimmick as when 4k televisions are available we will want a native 4k player, not an ‘upscaling’ device. Still its not as if they charged any extra for adding this, so its difficult to complain…

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