Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc
- BD-ROM: pre-recorded Blu-ray Discs
- BD-RE/BD-R: recordable Blu-ray Discs
- Data BD: BD-REs and BD-Rs containing
MP3 or JPEG files
- DVD-Video: pre-recorded DVD
- DVD-R: record once DVD (including
DL); Video and VR mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files
- DVD-RW: rewritable DVD; Video and VR
mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files
- DVD+R: record once DVD (including
DL); Video and +VR mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files
- DVD+RW: rewritable DVD; Video and +VR
mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files
- CD: pre-recorded CD
- CD-R: record once; CD-DA and MP3 or
- CD-RW: rewritable CD; CD-DA and MP3
or JPEG files
Region Code: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code
on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BDP-N460 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1.
Copy Protection: Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content
System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition
disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution
is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc
discs and players offer several advantages over the standard DVD format:
- Better picture quality: Blu-ray Disc
is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p,
1080i, or 1080p resolution. While standard DVDs look very
good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal
(not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray
Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed
picture, with deeper, richer colors.
- Better sound quality: In addition to
the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to
with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby
TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High
Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Much greater storage capacity: What
makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible
is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs.
A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data,
over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer
Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours
of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video,
plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features
and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Compatibility with your current disc collections: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing
library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism:
a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a
conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues
to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will
become available. In order for you to enjoy this new
functionality, you will likely be required to update the
firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become
available for downloading from the Internet via the rear panel
Blu-ray Disc Java (BD-J): The BD-ROM format supports Java for
interactive functions. BD-J offers content providers almost unlimited functionality
when creating interactive BD-ROM titles.
Note: In order to enjoy these interactive
features, you may need to update your player with the latest
JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files
(not less than 15 pixels wide or high, not more than 8,192 pixels wide or high,
and not larger than 32 MB) recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
CD-R, or CD-RW discs or a USB device (Mass Storage Class or Still Image Capture
Device) using the players' front-panel USB port. The unit can support a total of
500 folders. Still images on your disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show as well as
rotated 90-degrees left or right.
AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital
video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on
DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is
designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling
a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be
recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition
MP3 Playback: The BDP-N460 supports MP3 audio files recorded
with a bit-rate of 64-320kbps on BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
The BDP-N460 will recognize up to 500 tracks. When stopped and restarted, playback
resumes at the same point as long as the tray hasn't been opened and the player
hasn't been turned off.
Precision Cinema HD Upscale: Precision Cinema HD upscale uses
high bandwidth digital-to-analog conversion and processing to detect image changes
at the pixel level, rather than at the level of whole scan lines. Additionally,
separate algorithms are used to process the moving and still parts of an image,
resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion
1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output,
the BDP-N460 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard DVDs. Output
options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60 Hz video
or 24 Hz), 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to
480p or 480i.
24p True Cinema: Movies are typically recorded on film with a
frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at
24 frames per second the BDP-N460 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will
accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
Deep Color: The Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of
up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI
allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does
not support Deep Color.
x.v.Color: The BDP-N460 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready
for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.
Video Settings: The Sony BDP-N460 features the following video
- TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or
4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's video output to match
your connected Television's screen aspect ratio.
- Screen Format: You can select the
display configuration for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9
wide screen television. You can select from the following:
- Original: select when
connected to a TV with a wide mode function;
displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect
ratio even on a wide-screen TV
- Fixed Aspect Ratio: changes
the picture size to fit the screen size with the
original picture aspect ratio
- DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the
display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures
on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan
Picture Settings: The BDP-N460 offers the following picture
- Brighter Room: use when the room is
brighter than normal
- Theater Room: use when the room is
- Standard: use in a typical room
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such
as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.
Parental Control: The Sony BDP-N460 offers Parental Control
settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of
the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control
settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc
tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.
Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time from
standby mode. When the Quick Start Mode is turned on the standby power consumption
Dimmer: You can adjust the lighting of the unit's front panel
display from Bright, Dark, or Off.
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the
home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display devices from becoming damaged.
Auto Power Off: The player automatically turns off if you do
not press any of the buttons on the player or remote for more than 30 minutes,
unless you are playing a disc or updating software.
Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-N460 has built-in Dolby
Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the
HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus
was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio
coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby
Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit
stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the optical or coaxial digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless
coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel
surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced
sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High
Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz,
and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has
a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio
has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless
compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to
a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Audio Settings: The BDP-N460 allows you to adjust the following
- AV SYNC: synchronize the picture and
sound by delaying the audio output in relation to the picture
output; 0 to 120 milliseconds
- Audio Filter: select between two audio
filters for analog audio signals:
- Sharp: provides a wide
frequency range and spatial feeling
- Slow: provides smooth
and warm sound
- Audio DRC: The player offers four dynamic
range compression levels - Auto, Standard, TV Mode, and Wide
Cooling Fan: A fan on the back of the BDP-N460 keeps the unit
Internet Streaming: The BDP-N460 can stream audio and video
Internet content from numerous web channels; YouTube, Amazon Video On Demand,
Slacker Radio, etc (as of 11/09 there are 26 channels available and the number
options can be increased by Sony along with the player's software updates).
Broadband Internet access is necessary via the rear panel Ethernet terminal.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream
bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and
more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The
Sony Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your
home network and features rear-panel USB port for additional storage.
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB
memory device inserted in the unit's rear-panel USB port
in order to download content from BD-Live.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote operates this unit
and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote is
also pre-programmed with power, input, and volume controls for several other
HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony components compatible with
the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This includes
convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface): The BDP-N460's
HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in
one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright protection technology, and must be
connected to an HDCP-compliant device. If your TV has a DVI input instead of an
HDMI input, you can connect this unit to your TV using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter.
You will also need to connect audio cables to the player because DVI is a video
only cable. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p,
or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your television.
The video format can be set to Auto, component (4:4:4 or 4:2:2) or RGB.
Component Video: The component video resolution can be set to
480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i. If the HDMI output is set to 1080p, the component video
output is fixed at 1080i. When a copyright protected DVD is played, the maximum
component video output resolution is 480p.
Composite Video: The composite output is always live and fixed
at 480i. It can output video when playing a Blu-ray Disc.
Digital Audio Outputs: The Audio menu allows you to select the
digital audio format that is passed through the optical digital and coaxial digital
outputs. Settings allow you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or
down-mix surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio. The maximum sampling frequency
can also be adjusted; 96 kHz/24-bit or 48 kHz/16-bit.
Analog Audio: There is a pair of stereo analog RCA outputs.
USB Ports: The Sony BDP-N460 features front and rear panel USB
- Front Panel: The front-panel USB port
allows you to play photo files on a connected USB device.
The player can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices
that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture Devices
(SICD) class devices.
- Rear Panel: The BDP-N460 features a rear
panel USB Type-A port which allows you to enjoy additional
content (such as BonusView) on certain Blue-ray Disc titles.
Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which can be
downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB
recommended, sold separately).
LAN (100) Port: Connect the player's rear panel LAN (100)
terminal to your Internet modem or router using a CAT-5 network cable (Ethernet
cable sold separately) to access Internet video and music content or update the