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Sony Slacks Off with BDP-N460 Blu-ray Player

Sony introduced their first networked Blu-ray player featuring Slacker today at CEDIA expo 2009. The Sony BDP-N460 has full HD 1080p and streaming Internet video capabilities; it can stream free music, movies and entertainment via Bravia, as well gain access to YouTube and Slacker— and Sony promised admission to Netflix later this fall. Sony claims their technology helps to detect and support stabilization of warped or scratched Blu-ray Discs and DVDs during playback.

The BDP-N460 is also Profile 2.0 compatible so it’s able to stream internet enabled BD-Live features, and has both front and rear USB ports.

“Leading the entertainment experience, Sony brings the best of both worlds together in one player that offers more content than other stand-alone devices on the market,” said Chris Fawcett, vice president of Sony Electronics’ home audio and video business.

Although there’s no built-in WiFi, the company says its new player is designed to work with Linksys WET610N. The BDP-N460 will be available in October at about $250.