You Can Get a Sony 3D Blu-ray Player For Just 98 148 Bucks

A Blu-ray player for under a hundred bucks is a pretty good deal. A 3D-ready Blu-ray player from a reputable manufacturer for $98 with bulit-in Wi-Fi, Netflix, Amazon VOD, and Pandora support? That's just nuts. But that's what the Sony BDP-S570 is going for over at Dell, a full $150 off suggested retail. Even if you… » 12/30/10 4:20pm 12/30/10 4:20pm

Panasonic Adds Netflix To Viera Cast HDTVs and Blu-Ray Players

Panasonic has finally added Netflix, that most enjoyable and effective of time wasters, to VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray disc players. It joins Skype, Twitter, Pandora, and the other usual suspects. Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you have a lot of stuff to get done), a boatload of new movies from Paramount,… » 9/10/10 8:45am 9/10/10 8:45am

NEC Packs All Blu-ray Functions on Single Chip, Smaller Players to Come

The EMMA 3PF is the first large-scale integration (LSI) chip to pack all of the necessary Blu-ray controllers onto a single piece of silicon. The new chip performs all audio and video decoding, analog to digital conversions, and HDMI output. It supports the Blu-ray 2.0 profile and will start shipping in September… » 8/04/08 11:00am 8/04/08 11:00am

Sharp Announces BD-HP20S Blu-ray Player with Quick Start and HDMI 1.3

Finally, someone has figured out it might be a good idea to have a Blu-ray player that starts playing right when you put the disc inside, and that manufacturer happens to be Sharp with its BD-HP20S. The company wasn't specific about how fast that "Qucik Start" capability will be, but did say that you'd see a picture… » 7/06/07 10:01am 7/06/07 10:01am