You can enjoy Blu-ray Disc™ which is capable of
storing five times more data than a conventional DVD.
With some Blu-ray discs which contain Java
applications, you can enjoy interactive functions such
as games or interactive menus.
DVD upscaling for enhanced picture quality
Your current DVD will look even better than before
thanks to video upscaling. Upscaling will increase
the resolution of standard definition DVD to high
definition up to 1080p over an HDMI connection. The
picture will be less jagged and more realistic for a near
high definition experience.
Enjoy your content on different kinds of media
Full backwards compatibility with DVD, CD and USB
Memory Stick ensures that you can continue to enjoy
your current audio-video collection. Additionally, you
can enjoy AVCHD (for DVD-RW/-R only) / JPEG files.
Listen to rich multi-channel surround sound
Multi-channel surround sound, which realizes real-
to-life sound and makes you feel that you are really
Easy and simple connection to your HDTV via HDMI
Connect this unit to your HDTV with one single HDMI
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable. It is
recommended to use a High Speed HDMI cable
for better compatibility. The high definition video
output signal will be transferred to your HDTV without
conversion to analog signals, so you will get excellent
picture and sound quality, completely free from noise.
Thanks to other multiple outputs, you can also easily
connect to your home theater system or amplifier.
HDMI CEC(Consumer Electronics Control)
This unit supports HDMI CEC, which allows integrated
system control over an HDMI cable and is part of the
HDMI standard. This function may not work properly
on some devices.
Some BD-videos have the PiP function which enables
you to display the Secondary Video in the Primary
Video. You can call up the Secondary Video by
pressing [OPTIONS] whenever the scene contains a
Some BD-videos have a Pop Menu which is a
navigation menu that can be called up and be
operated on the TV screen without interrupting
playback. You can call up the Pop Menu by pressing
[DISC MENU]. Contents in the Pop Menu vary
depending on the disc.
HDMI Deep Color
Deep Color reduces posterization (color banding)
effect of the playback image.
HDMI 1080p/24 output (Blu-ray Disc™ only)
This unit is equipped with the feature which can
provide smooth movement during playback of film
originated material with the frame rate of 24 frames
per second with progressive. (Available only when
the display device is connected with an HDMI cable.)
Refer to ˝HDMI Video Resolution˝ on page 37.
Playing back contents from a USB Memory Stick
You can play back JPEG files stored on a USB Memory
Stick. BD-ROM discs sometimes store picture-in-
picture commentary, subtitles or other extras on a
USB Memory Stick for use during playback with the
Playing back AVCHD files
This unit supports playback of AVCHD format files
(new format for high definition video camcorders)
recorded on a disc / SD Memory Card using USB card
reader / USB hub (not supplied). Your high definition
personal archive is playable in HD quality.
This unit supports playback of video contents on
discs recorded with ˝x.v.Color˝ technology. To watch
this video content with the ˝x.v.Color˝ space, a TV or
other display device supporting both video image
reproduction using ˝x.v.Color˝ standard and capability
of manual switching of its color space setting is
required. Please refer to the user manual of your
display device for further information.