Samsung has reignited the ongoing disc conflict by offering its next generation Blu-ray BD-P2400 during the recent IFA 2007. The player features Dolby True HD and Digital Plus and a built-in HQV(Hollywood Quality Video) processor for 1080i to 1080p HD de-interlacing. It also has HDMI (version 1.3,) 7.1Ch audio out, and ethernet capability for a firmware upgrade. We notice that Blu-ray offerings are trickling out as it seems most companies are still not willing to make the commitment one way or the other. Have you?
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Samsung has finally announced its BD-UP5000 hybrid Blu-ray HD DVD 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 1080p 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.
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