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Samsung Announces BD-UP5000 Hybrid Blu-ray HD DVD Player, Plus 3rd Gen. Blu-Ray Players

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Movies

Samsung BD-UP5000

has finally announced its hybrid player today. This is going to be the home theatre device to watch this holiday season, as it launches in the fourth quarter of 2007. Those consumers who worry about the format war finally have a player that should fully support the features of both formats, unlike the LG Super Multi Blue BH-100 player, which doesn’t fully support HD DVD features.

The BD-UP5000 features playback, HDMI 1.3, VC-1, H.264, and HD JPEG decoding. It also features built-in storage and Ethernet to fully support the HD DVD spec. A device like this doesn’t come cheap, so expect the BD-UP5000 to launch at $1,049 USD.

You can check the full release after the jump, which also features news on Samsung’s upcoming third generated Blu-ray players, the and .

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