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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 is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. 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 provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).