The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray Player: Could This Be The Look For PS4?

Sony is introducing all new interconnectivy, could aesthetic be included?

by on 23rd Jan, 2013

Behold, the Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-Ray player. Slick, isn't it? This black beauty, announced at this year's CES, features 2D to 3D conversion, upscales your DVDs to HD, has over 100 apps and services like Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu Plus, improved Wi-Fi with increased range over previous devices, and a fully encased optical drive for full protection from dust and foreign debri.

It also features Near Field Communication tech, allowing  for "unprecedented interconnectivity across much of the Sony home ecosystem" as users touch their phone or tablet to the player and automatically play music and control their entertainment from one device, and the Sideview remote control app, a system that enables users to utilize an iOS or Android device as a universal remote as well as view your personal videos and pictures by simply "throwing" them with a flick of your wrist.

The aesthetic, boasted as "stylish" with a "striking new premium design" in the press release, is probably among the most head turning features: a shiny, pyramid-like affair.

Given the united front Sony is pursuing with its next line of devices, introducing connectivity across the "Sony home ecosystem" could it be that the outward appearance is next? The PlayStation 4 will undoubtedly share the improved Wi-Fi range and encased optical drive, but will they adapt to this sleek, edgy look too?

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