The press release also states that Pandora will be added to the Sony Bravia Internet video platform in the spring; we're still trying to confirm if that update will be available to existing products like the BDP-N460.

We were also able to confirm with Sony that the new players capable of getting the 3D upgrade will, at the very least, "support the HDMI 1.4 spec for full HD 3D." Sony hasn't been able to confirm whether the new players will support the full HDMI 1.4 spec, which includes more esoteric features like an inline Ethernet channel.

On November 30, 2006 Sony announced that the player began shipping to major consumer electronics retailers and specialty dealers nationwide.

It became available at retailers on December 2, 2006.

The BDP-S1, being one of the earliest of the first generation Blu-ray Disc players, has much longer load times than later model BD players, around two to three minutes from the initial system power up to actual video playback.

When the unit is fully powered up, playback is faster, taking approximately fifty to seventy seconds from disc insertion.

Even standard DVD soundtracks cannot be guaranteed to be correctly decoded by Toslink input equipped decoders.

There is a disclaimer in the supplied owners manual to this effect.To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.The Sony BDP-S1 is a first generation Blu-ray Disc (BD) player and is the first such player released in North America.It was originally scheduled for release in the United States on August 18, 2006 with a MSRP of 9.95.Sony had postponed the release date of this player several times and it was released on December 4, 2006.Sony resolved this issue with a firmware update and the player is now compatible with all BD-J standard discs once upgraded to it.