Online Video Steven Kippel on 19 Dec 2009
Sony Blu-ray megachanger gets IP control
The BDP-CX7000ES 400-disc Blu-ray Disc megachanger from Sony’s ES line now has the ability to be controlled through its Ethernet connection.
IP control is a lot faster than the RS232 connection standard in most high-end control situations. It also means the disc metadata, including cover art, also displays faster on touch panels from companies like Crestron and AMX. Since the player is already plugged into the Ethernet network, this also means one less cable to deal with at installation.
While this isn’t the most exciting news for the average consumer, it’s great news for custom integrators.
The BDP-CX960 does not have IP control yet.
The new firmware can be downloaded here.