Sony has just announced the BDP-S1 Blu-ray disc player and VAIO RC desktop. The BDP-S1 ($1,000), set for a July release, features 1920 x 1080p output, uncompressed multi-channel linear PCM digital audio output via HDMI, and support for standard DVDs. Shipping this summer is Sony’s VAIO RC ($2,300) desktop PC which is the first to offer a built-in Blu-ray disc drive. Each computer will ship with a blank 25GB BD-RE (rewritable) disc.

[Press Release]