Sony Unveils Blu-ray Recorders With “Toshiba Killer”
Yes, that’s right folks Sony too has created a upscale chip that will rival the Toshiba Resolution+ chipset, the CREAS chip is what they call it. Along with unveiling CREAS, Sony also announced a new line of Blu-ray recorder’s in Japan. The recorder’s are to hit store shelves in Japan (No US release date has been announced) this fall and will be packing the following:
- 6X Drive
- BD Live
- CREAS Technology
- DRC-MFv3 image processing (high end models)
- Ability to transfer content to, PSP, Phone, and Walkman
Now onto the important stuff, what is CREAS and what can it do?
CREAS is basically Sony’s version of Toshiba’s “Blu-ray Killer” chip, here’s what CREAS sports:
- 14 bit “HD Reality enhancement”
- Super Bit Mapping for Video
Now the million dollar question, is it better then Toshiba’s technology? At least this player is able to playback HD content, the XDE is able to playback no HD content. Would it really have been to much to ask Toshiba for WMV HD or DivX HD support?
No VHS playback included? Fail!