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Old 03-06-2008, 02:29 AM
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Default 5500 Officially cancelled. Samsung leaving the hybrid player market

Yup, just read it today. I lost the link, but the news broke today.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:47 AM
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I'm not surprised
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:58 AM
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I'm not surprised
Really? I'm in complete shock
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:50 AM
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hopefully they can fix the 5000 then
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Good...They couldn't make a good one to begin with...
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I was kinda counting on this one.

I've been hoping for a dual player that would at least be BD Bonus View along with bitstreaming audio.

Curious, i've heard the talk of Bonus View and Bitstreaming coming to the Samsung 5000 but is there talk of the same coming to the LG 200?
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:01 PM
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wow weee looks like its going to be harder and harder to keep playing those hd dvds. LG will be next to cancel their dual players. Next we will see signal detectors for anyone still using hd dvd implemented so that once you turn it on it will zap your player, rendering all your hd dvd movies into scratchable coasters,lmao
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:33 PM
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Shocking news!

Soon we will be finding out that they much-anticipated miracle firmware fix for the 5000's audio deficiencies will never be coming either. Would you really be surprised by that either?
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I was kinda counting on this one.

I've been hoping for a dual player that would at least be BD Bonus View along with bitstreaming audio.

Curious, i've heard the talk of Bonus View and Bitstreaming coming to the Samsung 5000 but is there talk of the same coming to the LG 200?
Not sure about Bitstreaming but LG has been saying that the LG BH200 would be Profile 2 via firmware update in the spring
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Well, this totally sucks. I think I'm actually going to bail on the HD market altogether.
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