The Sony BDP-CX960 Blu-ray Disc MegaChanger can store and play 400 Blu-ray Disc movies, DVDs and CDs, allowing consumers to free up valuable shelf space and relocate their discs to one convenient, easy-to-access location.
The BDP-CX960 features the unique ability to download and organize movie and music metadata from your existing internet broadband service. When you put a movie into the MegaChanger, it will automatically query the Gracenote service over the internet and download the corresponding jacket art, title, director, cast and genre. Once the metadata is loaded, users can quickly browse, search, and sort their disc libraries using the Xross Media Bar user interface, making it fast and easy to find a specific movie.
In addition, the BDP-CX960 includes all the capabilities of a fully-featured Blu-ray Disc player, such as Full HD 1080p video output, HD audio support, BD-Live access (which requires external memory and is sold separately), and the ability to upscale DVDs to near-HD resolution through an HDMI connection.
The BDP-CX960 is ideal for the consumer who owns an extensive DVD collection and is now upgrading to Blu-ray Disc media and who may be interested in a way to store, organize, and play them from one simple place. This consumer already owns an HDTV and likely owns a high-quality home audio/video system as well.
Store and play 400 discs - The Sony BDP-CX960 Blu-ray Disc MegaChanger can store and play 400 Blu-ray Disc movies, DVDs and CDs, allowing you to free up valuable shelf space and relocate all your discs to one convenient, easy-to-access location.
Displays jacket art, title, & more - The Sony BDP-CX960 Blu-ray Disc MegaChanger can take advantage of internet connectivity to download movie metadata such as jacket art, title, genre and cast information from the Gracenote service, and displays it in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate on-screen display.
Sort and group your discs - Enjoy quick and easy navigation of your Blu-ray Disc movies, DVDs and CDs with the ability to search and sort by title, genre, director, cast, and more from your remote control.
Fully-featured Blu-ray Disc player - In addition to storing and playing up to 400 discs, the BDP-CX960 offers all the capabilities of a fully-featured Blu-ray Disc player, including Full HD 1080p video output, HD audio support, BD-Live access, and the ability to upscale standard DVDs to near HD quality over an HDMI connection.
Rental slot for quick loading - Quickly insert and start watching a movie right away with the dedicated rental slot. In addition, a button on the player gives you one-touch access to the rental slot for quick loading or ejecting.
Full HD 1080p video output - Full HD 1080p video output provides high-resolution HD images so you can take full advantage of your HDTV and the detail of Blu-ray Disc video content. Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD compatibility lets you play your favorite Blu-ray Disc movies, DVDs, and audio CDs.
DVD Upscaling via HDMI - DVD upscaling via HDMI makes your existing standard DVDs look better on your HDTV by upscaling them to near HD quality via HDMI connection.
BD-Live technology - BD-Live technology brings you the next generation of interactivity, allowing you to download and stream bonus content, such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more. (BD-Live enabled Blu-ray Disc, USB flash memory, and Internet connection are required.)
Support for enhanced audio formats - The BDP-CX960 Blu-ray Disc player supports both internal decoding and bitstream output of enhanced audio codecs, including Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio. These high definition audio formats delivers "lossless" surround sounds with 7.1 channels of discrete audio that is nearly identical to the master studio recording, allowing you to enjoy uncompromised sound from the comfort of your living room.
Product updates - Product software upgrades can be easily downloaded and installed on the CX960 through your internet connection.
xross media bar - xross media bar user interface makes it simple and intuitive to browse and search for movies, as well as navigate menus, controls, and user settings.
Ethernet port - Ethernet port provides connectivity to a home broadband connection for network updates, disc metadata downloads, and BD-Live access.
Built-in USB port - Built-in USB port enables you to connect a portable USB storage device (sold separately) for additional storage capacity and lets you take advantage of specially created content from BD-Live with compatible Blu-ray Disc media.
BRAVIA Sync - BRAVIA Sync capability utilizes the HDMI CEC function to easily turn on and control your compatible HDMI-connected components via a single remote.
24p True Cinema - 24p True Cinema capable lets you watch films at their intended 24 fps (frames per second) -- the way movies are shot and mastered -- so you can enjoy more cinematic picture quality.
Precision Cinema HD Upscale - Precision Cinema HD upscale uses advanced conversion and processing to detect image changes at the pixel level, rather than at the level of whole scan lines. Additionally, separate algorithms are used to process the moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion artifacts.
Bonus View - Bonus View feature provides "picture-in-picture" capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles -- useful for viewing director or actor commentary while the movie plays.
Meets or Exceeds Energy Star 3.0 - The Sony BDP-CX960 Blu-ray Disc MegaChanger meets or exceeds Energy Star 3.0 requirements.
Digital-to-Analog Converter: 192kHz/24bit
Analog 2ch Output: Yes
Coaxial/Optical DTS Bitstream Out: Yes
Coaxial/Optical Dolby Digital Bitstream Out: Yes
Coaxial/Optical LPCM 2ch (-96kHz/-24bit) Out: Yes
Dolby Digital +: Yes
HDMI DTS Bitstream Out: Yes
HDMI DTS HD Master Audio Bitstream Out: Yes
HDMI Dolby Digital Plus Bitstream Out: Yes
HDMI Dolby TrueHD Bitstream Out: Yes
Individual Speaker Setting - Large/Small: Yes
Individual Speaker Setting - Speaker/No Speaker: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
IR Code Sets: 3 Sets Built-in
A/V Sync: Yes
Alphanumeric FL Display: Yes
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
ES Chassis: Yes
FL LED Dimmer Off: Yes
Quick Start Mode: Yes
Advance/Replay (Flash): Yes
Bit-Rate Indicator (Video): Yes
Disc Shuffle: Yes
Easy Set Up: Yes
Gracenote Metadata: Yes
Play / Stop / Pause: Yes
REV/ FWD: Yes
Repeat (All/ 1title): Music Only
SLOW Playback: Yes
Scene Search: Yes
Startup Screen: Yes
Tray Lock: Yes
Inputs and Outputs
Analog Audio Output(s): 2ch
Coaxial Audio Digital Output(s): 1 (rear)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): 1 (rear)
HDMI Connection Output(s): 1 (rear)
Optical Audio Output(s): 1 (rear)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year
BD-ROM Output - Component: Yes- 480i/480p/720p/1080i(60Hz)
BD-ROM Output - HDMI: Yes- 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p(60Hz)
DVD R/RW Non-copy Protected Output - Component: Yes- 576i/576p/720p/1080i(60Hz)
DVD R/RW Non-copy Protected Output - HDMI: Yes- 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p(60Hz)
DVD Upscaling: HDMI(720p/1080i/1080p)
DVD Video Output - Component: Yes- 480i/480p(60Hz)
DVD Video Output - HDMI: Yes- 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p(60Hz)
Percision Cinema HD Upscale: Yes
Preset Picture mode: BRAVIA cinema mode
Video Digital-to-Analog Converter: Component: 1080i, 720p (12bit/148.5MHz); Y/C: 480i, 576i (12bit/54MHz)
24p True Cinema Technology: Yes
AVC-HD: Yes (12cm only)
BD-R/RE Read Compatibility: Yes
DVD Playback: Yes
DVD+R (DL)(+VR): Yes
DVD+R Read Compatibility: Yes
DVD+RW Read Compatibility: Yes
DVD+RW/+R (+VR): Yes
DVD-R (DL): Yes
DVD-R (DL)(VR): Yes
DVD-R Read Compatibility: Yes
DVD-RW Read Compatibility: Yes
DVD-RW/-R (VR): Yes
DVD-RW/-R (VR) with CPRM: Yes
DVD-RW/-R (Video): Yes
HD 24Hz to 60Hz conversion: Yes
JPEG Playback: Yes
Noise Reduction: Frame Noise Reduction/ Block Noise Reduction/ Mosquito Noise Reduction
PhotoTV HD: Yes
Picture Parameter Adjustments: Contrast/ Brightness/ Color/ Sharpness/ HUE/ Gamma
x.v.Color Technology: Yes
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 17" x 9.5" x 21.1" (430x240x535mm)
Rack Spaces: Six rack spaces. Rack shelf available from Middle Atlantic
Weight (Approx.): 29lbs 9oz (13.4kg)