Unfortunately they were only given a passing mention during Sony's CES press conference
earlier, but a quick look at the fact sheet revealed a few additional details about these two second generation Blu-ray players
with launch and price TBA. Named Sapphire 1 and 2, we don't know what makes them different from each other, but the only features listed are 1080p24
output, and support for x.v.Color
, Sony's term for the xvYCC
expanded color space. Of course, we're most interested in seeing if they can load a Blu-ray movie as fast as the PlayStation 3
, but that remains to be seen. Impress Watch got a look at the two players, but it will likely be a while before we find out more about what the followups to Sony's BDP-S1 will be capable of.