Sony's new BDP-S500 Blu-ray
player at IFA
last week, but just in case you felt like dropping more than $700 to get into the high-def media game, Sir Howie's got you covered with the ES
model, the BDP-S2000ES. You'll be getting everything in the S500, including HDMI 1.3, 1080p/60 and 24p output , x.v.Color, 7.1-channel Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD1, as well as separate audio / video boards to minimize interference, and a "rigid drive bracket" to minimize vibrations. The S2000ES should be hitting stores soon for $1300 -- that must be quite the drive bracket.