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It is not a 4k BD player, rather it is a BD player that upscales to 4K output. BTW this is not new as you see Marvell Qdeo based AVR 's (Onkyo) that claim 4K scaling last spring. But its interesting to note that Sony is confident that the 4K display marketplace will necessitate the need of a BD player that will upscale to 4k now.

A 4K projector, like the Sony1000, upconverts 1080p input to 4K for display. So would it be any better to have a BD player upconvert a 1080p BluRay disk and output 4K to the projector, or to have a regular 1080p BD player send 1080p to the projector and have it do the upconversion to 4K?
 

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A 4K projector, like the Sony1000, upconverts 1080p input to 4K for display. So would it be any better to have a BD player upconvert a 1080p BluRay disk and output 4K to the projector, or to have a regular 1080p BD player send 1080p to the projector and have it do the upconversion to 4K?

Upscaling to 4K is likely a computationally intensive task that benefits significantly from a faster processor . . . and processor performance gets better every year. So 'pragmatically' whichever device--player or display--contains the newer|faster upscaling processor+algorithm is probably going to do it better...?!
 

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Does anyone know if the sony BD players generally offer a shrink method?


I'm considering a CIH setup, zooming for 2.35, then shrinking 16:9 to fit on my 2.35 screen. I understand that the oppo can do that?
 

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thank you guile. Is cnet news reliable since I want to buy a BD player no later at the end of Feb.

I'm sure CNET obtained these dates from Sony. Some websites are now stating that the S390 and S590 will be available for sale on 1 Feb 12.
 

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I read the BDP-S790 will be priced something between $349 and $399.


Real blu-ray 4K (not upscaled) will be released in 2013 thanks to HEVC.


I call them blu-ray v2, but I'm almost sure they will call it as blu-ray 4K.


In june or july we will have that LG 84" 4K TV (aka little puppy lol).
 

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I've been waiting for the Sony 2012 lineup for a while. I have found some interesting links via Google.


Despite SACD being omitted in press releases and no SACD emblem on released pictures, it can be expected.
http://www.ps3sacd.com/news.html


We can expect Cinavia DRM protection will be in the firmware (Already added to the EU S390 models.)
http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/pro.../BDPS390_v0147
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinavia




Progress, Amazon listed it as coming soon...

S390 >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U1YVZ8

S590 >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U1YUZE


No hits yet for the S790



Interesting stuff here... for tracking reviews, asking questions, and comments thread for 390 on Amazon.co.uk...
http://amzn.to/xd1oTB



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I've been waiting for the Sony 2012 lineup for a while. I have found some interesting links via Google.


Despite SACD being omitted in press releases and no SACD emblem on released pictures, it can be expected.
http://www.ps3sacd.com/news.html


We can expect Cinavia DRM protection will be in the firmware (Already added to the EU S390 models.)
http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/pro.../BDPS390_v0147
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinavia




Progress, Amazon listed it as coming soon...

S390 >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U1YVZ8

S590 >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U1YUZE


No hits yet for the S790



Interesting stuff here... for tracking reviews, asking questions, and comments thread for 390 on Amazon.co.uk...
http://amzn.to/xd1oTB



Dave

Posted some feedback on the streaming services on the new S390 here .
 

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There's a few tell tale signs when Sony are getting ready to release product.


1. The support site for the device goes live with the owners manual, and in many cases the default firmware.

2. The Sony Store gets a placeholder for the item, and coming soon.

3. In many cases Sony's sister site, Sony rewards gets the item


None of those things have happened yet for the S790. Until they do, its doubtful any retailer, including Amazon will get the item.
 

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Looking at the highlights provided and comparing it to the BDP-S780, other than the 4K upscaling it appears to have the same features as the S780
 

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Looking at the highlights provided and comparing it to the BDP-S780, other than the 4K upscaling it appears to have the same features as the S780

It will have the updated Netflix UI for sure.
 

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Damn it Janet! I just picked up a $119 S590 from Target, now you people got me thinking on the S790. Will the madness never end?
 

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Here's the remote for the new S790. Expect the USA version to be slightly modified with probably a direct button for Netflix.


Do you think that's actually aluminium or fake plastic aluminum. I suspect the latter ;-) No backlight though :-(

 
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