This week Sony adds to their line-up of Blu-ray players with the BDP-S2000ES and BDP-S500. Both feature full high-definition 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output. They support 7.1 channel linear PCM and Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, as well as dts-HD™ High Resolution Audio bitstream output via HDMI™ (ver1.3) and compliment Sony’s current entry level model; the BDP-S300.
Compatible with most standard DVDs and feature 1080p upscaling through HDMI to capable HDTV sets
Support AVCHD discs encoded with x.v.Color™ (xvYCC) technology
Compatible with BD-R/RE (BDMV mode), DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW (Video Mode), CD, CD-R/RW (CD-DA format), MP3, and JPEG on DVD recordable media
Include BRAVIA® TheatreSync™ through HDMI
Pptical and coaxial digital audio outputs, along with 5.1 channel decoding capability for backward compatibility with existing A/V receivers
The BDP-S2000ES will retail for around $1,300 and the BDP-S500 for around $700.
Source: Sony Press Release