Sony's Receivers: Up close and Personal

Our first stop on day 2 of CEDIA was Sony and we managed to snag some pictures of its new receiver lineup that we talked about yesterday.

Sony had a STR-DA3300ES on display to show off its PS3 inspired Xross Media Bar GUI:

The GUI looks and works well, but as is often the case with CE products the animations were choppy and slow. Sony also demonstrated the BRAVIA Theater Sync support, which enables HDMI-CEC between supported products.

Sony also had its 810 Video Walkman and iPod docks on display, showing how they both work with the new receivers:

Here we have the rear of the 3300ES:

...and the upgraded model, the 4300ES:

The grand daddy, the STR-DA5300ES adds support for two zone HD video support over component as you can see from the picture below:

On the back of the unit you can clearly see all six of its HDMI inputs:

VW60 in Action


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  • MGSsancho - Thursday, September 06, 2007 - link

    in response to

    The VW200 also adds an Ethernet port which Sony told us can be used for remote configuration/administration of the projector. The VW200 appears to have a built in webserver that will allow an installer to access via its IP address and access all the functionality of the unit, similar to what is currently capable over RS232.

    in vista, start > programs > accessories > network projector. or run > netproj
  • usedalittle - Thursday, September 06, 2007 - link

    Excellent Cedia coverage - especially pictures. For projectors, I suggest you ask what device created the content and what content playback device is connected to the projector and how. For instance, is the image 1080p hd dvd, bd, up converted sd dvd, etc. Thanks for the coverage.... Reply
  • MGSsancho - Thursday, September 06, 2007 - link

    most of the time they use a 1080P source. if you are showing off a $5000- $9000 projector, you will do everything in your power to make it sexy Reply

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