NEWS: 1080p DVD player from Sony

Proving it's not only Pioneer who can announce new home cinema kit this week, Sony has released details on a new DVD player.

The slimline DVP-NS708H offers 1080p upscaling via its HDMI output, as well as support for Bravia Sync, PhotoTV HD and DivX file playback.

Details remain rather vague – we're working on getting hold of a price from Sony's Press Office – but suffice to say this DVD player looks to do everything you'd expect in the HD age.

There are HDMI and component connections, plus a digital coaxial output for sending audio. As well as upscaling to 720p/1080i/1080p, the DVP-NS708H plays DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW as well as DL discs.

As well as the video aspect, Sony seems keen to push the player's function as a photo viewer, compatible as it is with JPEG images burned on to a CD or DVD as well as the PhotoTV HD software.

Sony's Bravia Sync HDMI control system is naturally supported, while there's a 12bit/108 MHz DAC on board, too.

More information and hopefully a full review to follow.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).