Samsung Introduces Dual HD, Other New Hi-Def Players
Samsung Electronics announced Wednesday the upcoming release of a line of “third-generation” high-definition disc players, including the company’s first-ever dual-format player, as well as its first-ever all-in-one home theater system with Blu-ray playback capability.
The dual-format player, known as the BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player, supports both the standard and interactive technologies of both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. It will debut in the fourth quarter of this year at a suggested retail price of $1,049.
The company’s HT-BD2 Home Theater Solution features Blu-ray technology in 1080p, complete with a receiver and speaker system, along with a fully-powered subwoofer. The system also boasts 24-frames-per-second Blu-ray playback. Retailing at $1,499, the HT-BD2 will also appear in time for the holiday season.