Sony to Bow New Blu-ray Mega Changers26 May, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Sony Corp. reportedly will unveil two new Blu-ray mega disc changers capable of storing 200 discs and 400 discs, respectively.
Prototypes of the BDP-CX960 and BDP-CX7000ES, which have been displayed at Berlin’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) confab and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, apparently are now earmarked for retail, according to Sony’s online news blog SonyInsider.com.
Price points for the devices were not disclosed, but online scuttlebutt suggests individual SRP could top $2,000.
Disc changers allow users to store hundreds of DVD and Blu-ray titles for playback on an HDTV or home theater network. The titles are categorized and displayed on the screen in a library menu format, similar to TiVo with television programming.
Sony’s previous DVD mega disc changers included HDMI, S-Video, coaxial audio and multi-channel outputs in addition to Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel output and retailed for about $400.