Sony adds three new AV receivers and 3D Blu-ray player to its top-tier ES line


Sony’s ES line of audio and video products have always been the best the company offers. The latest are no different. The three new AV receivers bring just about every different control scheme, video mode, and audio codex imaginable. The main difference between them is that the higher-end models feature more audio calibration modes and HDMI control. All three models however come equipped with the goods for home automation, 3D HDMI, streaming media including from a DLNA server, and Dolby TrueHD and dts HD codecs. The Blu-ray player is more of the same: high-end specs aimed at the pompous custom install market. Click through for the specs, prices, and availability.

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STR-DA5600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver
Available in September for about $2,000
130 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, .09% THD
DCAC EX Speaker Auto-Calibration with Speaker Relocation (distance and degree) and Automatic Phase Matching (APM)
3D pass-through
Integrated four port Ethernet switch
Second zone CAT5e output
DLNA Client and Live Audio Server
iPhone/iPod Touch remote control application
Quick Click feature for multi-room source control (with iPhone/iPod touch app)
On-screen graphical user interface with overlay (main and second zones)
H.A.T.S. clock synchronization for HDMI and DSD
Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI
Control system integration via control over IP, RS232 or IR
PC set up manager
Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
Dolby® TrueHD and dts® HD Enhanced audio codecs

STR-DA4600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver
Available in August for about $1,500
120 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, .09% THD
3D pass-through
Integrated four port Ethernet switch
Second zone CAT5e output
DLNA Client
iPhone/iPod Touch remote control application
Quick Click feature for multi-room source control (with iPhone/iPod touch app)
On-screen graphical user interface with overlay (main and second zones)
Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI
Control system integration via control over IP, RS232 or IR
PC set up manager
Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Enhanced audio codecs

STR-DA3600ES 7.1 Channel Network Multi-room AV Receiver
Available in August for about $1,100
100 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, .09% THD
3D pass-through
Integrated four port Ethernet switch
DLNA Client
iPhone/iPod Touch remote control application
Quick Click feature for multi-room source control (with iPhone/iPod touch app)
On-screen graphical user interface with overlay (main and second zones)
Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI connected devices
Control system integration via control over IP, RS232 or IR
PC set up manager
Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Enhanced audio codecs

STR-DN2010 7.1 Channel Network AV Receiver
Available in August for about $800
110 watt x7 @ 8-ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD
3D pass-through
Integrated four port Ethernet switch
DLNA Client
iPhone/iPod touch remote control app
On-screen graphical user interface
Wireless second zone audio (S-AIR™ multi-room capability)
Standby pass-through of audio and video via HDMI connected devices
Audio Return Channel for TV audio over a single HDMI cable
Shoutcast® Internet Radio and Rhapsody® Music Service
Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Enhanced audio codecs

BDP-S1700ES Blu-ray 3D Player
Available in August for $400
Full HD 1080p single-disc Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, SA-CD player
Blu-ray 3D capable
BRAVIA Internet Video and Sony’s Qriocity
IR input jack on rear panel for easy control system integration
Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless (802.11n) with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Entertainment Database Browser with Gracenote™ technology
BD Remote (iPhone/iPod touch and Android remote control – free app.)
Photo/music/video playback via USB and DLNA
DVD upscaling to 1080p with Precision Cinema HD Upscaling
Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio™ decoding
Built-in 1GB Memory