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Old 07-25-2007, 02:16 PM
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Samsung intros its first dual-format, high-def player

Samsung Electronics has expanded its line up of high-definition optical disc players, with the launch of its first dual-format fully-featured high definition player that plays back both HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs -- model BD-UP5000 -- scheduled for delivery to retailer store shelves in the 4th quarter 2007. At the same time, Samsung is also introducing their new BD-P1400 Blu-ray Disc player, BD-P2400 Blu-ray Disc player and, as well as the first HD Home Theater solution featuring Blu-ray disc (BD) playback.
According to Samsung, home entertainment aficionados can enjoy the closest experience to going to the movies in their own home. Building on the success of Samsung's BD-P1000 (the first Blu-ray player in the US Market) and the second-generation BD-P1200, the all-new lineup quenches consumers' thirst for not only the best video possible, but also high quality audio in a hi-definition disc player.

According to Reid Sullivan, vice president of Digital AV marketing at Samsung Electronics, "Samsung is excited to introduce a new line of high-definition players that will enrich the theater experience at home. In 2007, the market for stand-alone high def players will grow more than 6 times to over 850 thousand units. From the top-of-the-line BD-UP5000 to the entry BD-P1400 to the company's first home theater system with Blu-ray disc playback, Samsung offers a range of products at different price points to suit the growing consumer demand."

BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player
Samsung's first dual-format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player, the BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player is positioned as the flagship in the company's growing line of high definition players. Offering the same playback capabilities of the BD-P2400 including Silicon Optix's HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) processing, the BD-UP5000 supports both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats as well as their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java. Consumers can now enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director's comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage.

With the launch of the "Duo HD," Samsung stays true to its commitment to develop products that make life simpler through its breadth of innovative technologies. The Duo HD player blends the benefits of each format in a single player, offering access to hi-definition movie titles regardless of the authoring format.

Features include:
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Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p and 1080p 24Fs / 60Fs
HD-DVD playback at 1080p/1080i/720p HQV video selectable up-conversion processing 720p/1080i/1080p

Audio

Stereo and 7.1-channel audio outputs
Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
Dolby Digital Plus, dts HD, MP3 audio decoding, Dolby TrueHD

Playable Media

HD-DVD/BD-ROM/ DVD-ROM, DVD-+/R, DVD-+/RW, CD, CD-R and CD-RW

Other Features

HDMI 1.3 digital interface (1080p/1080i/720p)
MPEG2, VC-1, H.264, HD JPEG decoding
12-bit/216 MhZ video D/A converter; 24-bit/192KHz audio D/A converter
HDMI, Component Video, S-Video and Composite video outputs
HDMI CEC
Ethernet port
Local Storage
Picture-in-picture


MSRP: $1,049 Availability: 4Q 2007
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:29 PM
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Seems like more & more features are being included in this player. Did I read that correctly that it will use the same SD-DVD solution that the BDP-1200 has?

I have a feeling this player will sell really well.
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Dang, I was hoping the price would be a little lower.
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What do you guys say about the fact that HD-DVD is lacking the '24Fs / 60Fs' part?
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I was hoping for $600 or so. good to see the analogue inputs though.
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Damn I'm torn with just dumping off my add on, forget buying a ps3, and buy this instead.

If I can get the best A/V out of a single player vs two consoles...

Wouldn't it be best to go with this??
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Wouldn't it be best to go with this??


yes it would,

my advice, hold off until this thing is released, read a few reviews and decide on that

i believe this will be a very good all in one solution for those looking to go dual format and be future proof in the way of features

correct?
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