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Samsung unveils Duo HD deck, reveals more BD players

July 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Samsung has finally firmed up details of its first combination Blu-ray HD DVD player. The BD-UP5000 Duo HD will sell in the US for 1,049 dollars and offer full compatibility with (including iHD interactivity), Disc, DVD and CD. It will also incorporate HQV video processing from Silicon Optix, for upscaling SD to 1080p. Its HD output scales to 1080p 24Fs/60Fs.
Samsung says it will also introduce two dedicated Blu-ray players: the entry-level BD-P1400, which will sell for 549 dollars and the HQV-enabled BD-P2400, available for 100 dollars more. All players support DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD and offer HDMI v1.3 outputs with CEC control.
Says Reid Sullivan, digital AV marketing VP at Samsung: “These high-definition players 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 growing consumer demand.”

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Trade

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  • 1 stephen bowler // Jul 27, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Thats what we need, more players like this and then the general public will really start the HD bandwagon rolling. Launch this in the UK at around £400 and I for one will be first in line

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