Sony announced its flagship BDV-E780W is a full HD 1080p 5.1 channel 1000 watt Blu-ray Disc home theater system that features built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n), wireless rear speakers, 2-way front speakers that can deliver a wider audio sweet spot ideal for family viewing and an improved subwoofer.
The model also features a universal remote, as well as the “Media Remote” control app available for iPhone/iPod touch and Android devices. It is Blu-ray 3D capable and offers access to Sony’s BRAVIA Internet Video and BD-LIVE technology.
It includes Sony’s Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote technology to access disc cover art, actor, and production information, as well as IP Content Noise Reduction technology and Precision Cinema HD Upscaling to improve standard definition and web video quality.
Serving as a DLNA client, the model is compatible with DLNA devices and includes a front USB input for photo, music, and video playback and is compatible with Sony’s new HomeShare Wi-Fi Network Speakers.
The model also comes with an iPhone/iPod dock and offers two HDMI inputs and will be available in May for about $600.