How would you like to be able to put every single one of your CD's, DVDs and Blu-ray discs into a single player that automatically sorts them by genre and displays jacket art, artists, producers, directors and more? With the Sony BDP-CX960 400 Disc Blu-ray/DVD/CD MegaChanger you can.
It uses your high-speed Internet connection to connect to the Gracenote server and download disc "metadata" (information about the disc).
The BDP-CX960's 400 disc slots allow you to keep and play your entire collection in one convenient spot. (If you have more than 400 discs buy two—you can afford it!) But there's also a "Rental Disc" slot that allows you to play a single disc without adding it to your collection.
Sony has dubbed the BDP-CX960 a "MegaChanger" but beyond the convenience of keeping your entire entertainment library in one place there's an honest to goodness fully featured Blu-ray disc, DVD and CD player in there.
For instance, this player features both the popular Bonus View and BD-Live features. Bonus View is to Blu-ray discs sort of like the commentary track is on some DVDs. Except that the information (interviews, commentary and so on) appears in an onscreen window with the push of a button.
For BD-Live you need a USB thumb drive with 1 GB of free space and your Internet connection. When you play a BD-ROM (another name for Blu-ray disc) that is BD-Live compatible it can connect via the Internet to provide content like streaming video, trailers, movie-based games, shorts and more.
Blu-ray discs display such great video you want to make sure your player can also provide great audio. The audio tracks on virtually every Blu-ray disc (and many DVDs) are encoded with one or more multi-channel audio codecs (coder-decoders) like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. This player includes these and many others. Typically they provide 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound that works almost as well with just two speakers as they do with the full complement of speakers required. You find yourself in an immersive, expansive sound field that has to heard to be believed.
Even your DVDs will look better on the BDP-CX960. Its Precision Cinema HD Upscale displays them at near HD quality. This is the one player you need if you want to get the very best from your entire entertainment collection. And it may even help you buy more discs. It meets or exceeds all Energy Star 3.0 standards. So you should save a little bit on your electric bill every month.