Sony Blu-ray megachanger gets IP control

Sony Blu-ray megachanger gets IP control

Sony logoThe 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.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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