Sony Introduces 400-Disc Blu-ray MegaChangers
The BDP-CX960 is yet another 400 disc BD/DVD/CD changer, though it comes with a few less extras for those with slightly smaller budgets. Both decks feature an Ethernet port for connecting to local networks and downloading metadata from Gracenote, not to mention accessing BD-Live content. There's also a USB flash drive for connecting local media, and aside from supporting the typical Dolby/DTS audio formats, it can also bit-stream sound via HDMI. You don't lose much with the CX960, but you'll sure pay a lot less; this one will retail for around $800, or half the price of the ES-labeled sibling.
If you can't imagine how you'd ever use 400 disc slots, fret not -- Sony's got you covered there, too. The single-disc BDP-S1000ES Blu-ray player is one of the only BD decks to arrive with Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n). As with the MegaChangers, this player too offers 1080/60p and 24p True Cinema output, DVD upscaling to 1080p, BD-Live support, DLNA streaming, 7.1 audio support, bit-stream output and most of the other features on the BDP-CX7000ES. Unfortunately, the $700 price tag here puts it out of reach for most, but if you're familiar with Sony's ES line, you'll know it caters to the affluent.