Sony is looking far into the future to further consolidate their position as one of the better home entertainment system manufacturers for the average consumer electronics market by rolling out a whole new bunch of devices, where these will include the new BDP-CX960 and the “Elevated Standard” (ES) BDP-CX7000ES 400-disc Blu-ray Disc MegaChangers. In addition, the BDP-S1000ES single disc ES player has also been announced, bringing Sony’s Blu-ray Disc line to 13 models. Just in case you were wondering how “mega” is a MegaChanger, the Blu-ray Disc MegaChanger models are able to store and play a whopping 400 Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and CDs, letting you relocate your entire disc library to a convenient, easy-to-access location – sure as heck frees up more space on those shelves of yours to hold even more discs, if you’re so inclined.
Not only are they a one-stop home entertainment point, this line also boasts the ability to download information from Gracenote’s MusicID and VideoID products in order to better organize your collection of movies and music. Whenever a disc is inserted into the device, Gracenote technology will automatically get to work by downloading information across an existing Internet broadband service, helping you catalog your collection by saving title, director, some cast information, release year, and genre information for most titles. This will help ease the process of navigating through the library intuitively via the player’s Xross media bar menu system.
The BDP-CX7000ES will hit the market later this August for approximately $1,900, while the BDP-CX960 is arriving sometime this fall for about $800. As for the single-disc BDP-S1000ES that boasts integrated Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless BD-Live access, it is tipped to arrive in the market later this August for around $700. Looks like folks who want to spruce up their entertainment options at home this fall will definitely be spoilt for choice with these new offerings from Sony.