HDMI output: 7.1
Analog output: 2.0
Blu-ray / DVD / CD
3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full HD 1080p. It not only up-scales DVDs to near HD quality, the BDP-S780 allows your DVDs or standard Blu-Ray Disc™ movies to be automatically converted into 3D for play back on your 3D HDTV.
You can stream a wide range of movies, TV shows, videos and music from a large selection of online services such as: Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, CinemaNow, Amazon on Demand, Twitter, YouTube™, Pandora ™, Slacker® and many more.
Allows you to enjoy video conferencing from your living room using BDP-S780 and the Skype® services.3 All you need to do is plug in a compatible camera and you’re ready to start.
Both Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-HD (Master Audio and High Resolution Audio) codecs are supported. These audio codecs reproduce high definition sound with 7.1 channels of discrete audio so you can enjoy un-compromised audio.
This free download “BD remote” app will turn your iPhone® or iPod touch® into a versatile remote and full Qwerty keyboard for the Blu-ray Player. You will be able to access movie info, search entertainment topics and more.
This instantly provides you with access to detailed content regarding the movies you are watching and lets you search across select internet apps, including YouTube™ and Qriocity™, to get additional related entertainment. An internet connection is needed to used this feature.
The BDP-S780 is Sony’s flagship model for 2011. It seems built to highlight everything Sony blu-rays have to offer. It has many great features including 2D to 3D conversion of DVDs and standard blu-ray discs. It has the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi, access to great streaming online services (Netflix®, YouTube™, HuluPlus™, Pandora), DLNA Certified, USB playback,16 Bit Video Processing, Skype capability, Quick Start/Quick Load, I/P Noise Reduction and much more. There is also added features you may want to take advantage of like, Multi-room Music with Party Streaming™ Mode, Gracenote™ Metadata Service and a free “Media Remote” app.
2D to 3D conversion is a great feature, but it is a little redundant since most new 3D HDTVs already have this feature. Being the top level model of this years Sony line-up, it is strange the BDP-S780 does not have any internal memory. If you want to download BD-Live data, a USB memory stick is required. (At least 1 GB of memory is recommended to be used)
The BDP-S780 is worthy of being called Sony’s flagship model for 2011. Sony has equipped the player with many great features while still maintaining the basic blu-ray functions. That is providing excellent HD images and sound. However, if you are looking for a more basic model without some of the extra features such as Skype or 2D to 3D conversion, then you may want to have a look at Sony’s BDP-S580 model. It is basically the same model without some of the bells and whistles of the BDP-S780, and it is $50.00 cheaper. — Price you should look for when purchasing — Under $250.00
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