Sony launches “Elevated Standard” audio/video receiver’s line with three new models

Engineered for high-end home theaters, the new Sony STR-DA4400ES, STR-DA3400ES and STR-DA2400ES receivers feature sophisticated A/V technology supporting 1080/24p video signals, the latest audio codecs (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, dts High Resolution Audio and dts HD Master Audio) and Faroudja DCDi Cinema technology for upscaling all video sources to 1080p when connected via HDMI to a compatible high-definition television. The Sony ES receivers are all designed around a unique construction platform, digital board and a wide band power amplifier to maintain the purity of the audio and video signals by minimizing external vibrations and internal jitter.

Sony’s Digital Media Port adds control, networking and connectivity options for music playback through various accessories, including a Cradle for iPod, a Network Walkman cradle, a PC client device and a Bluetooth adapter (each sold separately).The 120-watt 7.1 channel Sony STR-DA4400ES receiver will be available in August for about $1,500, 100-watt STR-DA3400ES for about $1,000 and STR-DA2400ES for about $800.