The Sony BDP-S490 is a Blu-ray with a little intrusive design that reproduces 3D Full HD movies. You need to be connected with an HDMI cable to a 3D TV to enjoy the experience of three-dimensional stereoscopic images. Those who have no 3D Blu-ray disc also will be able to watch videos in three dimensions, because it has a 2D to 3D converter. That way, you can view 3D including recorded videos during the last holiday or pictures of the latest party.
The optical drive not only supports Blu-ray disc (including recordable and rewritable patterns) but also DVDs, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW (single and dual layer). In fact, it is able to resize the video sources of lower quality up to 1080p when using the HDMI output. This reader also can work with compact discs (CD), CD-R and CD-RW. Fans of high-fidelity music that have in their collections recorded in SACD (Super Audio CD) are in luck, because this universal player can handle that format.
As usual in the Blu-ray players, decodes high-definition multichannel sound in particular formats DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. In the chapter on image supports 24p and includes technologies that increase the color depth as x.v. Colour and Deep Colour 16-bit. You can also play digital media from USB memory sticks or from external hard drives. The USB port, of course, is perfectly accessible on the front.
It supports videos in AVCHD, MPEG-4 (MKV), XviD, MPEG-2, MPEG-1 and WMV9, but also MP3, AAC, WMA and LPCM. Besides, you can make slideshows with music from a CD or a USB device, and photographs can be in three formats: JPEG, GIF and PNG.
Thanks to its Ethernet port can be part of home networks and can serve movies, music and photos stored on a computer or other DLNA compatible device. You can connect to the Internet and improves the quality of online videos, to make them fluid and the images do not go pasted. You can access the Sony Entertainment Network platform, which offers various online services such as sports information, news, music and games.
On the rear panel connections is a HDMI 1.4a output, composite video output, a coaxial digital audio output, stereo audio output, multi-channel audio output, Ethernet port and the second USB. You can add Wi-Fi using an adapter is available separately. Equipped with a remote control, but the company offers free applications for Android and IOS operating systems that let you convert a user-friendly touchscreen smartphone remote control. Have to wait until mid-April for the Sony BDP-S490 is distributed at points of sale in our country.