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Samsung Officially Announces Blu-ray/HD DVD Duo HD Player

Samsung has officially announced that they will be releasing the Duo HD player, a dual-format Blu-ray and HD DVD unit, "in time for the holidays." This comes just months after LG began shipping their Super Multi Blue player, the first one-tray dual-format player.

"Consumers are hungry for more HD content but are currently confused about competing formats. Samsung's Duo HD player will allow consumers access to every HD movie title available regardless of the authoring format," says Dongsoo Jun, executive vice president, Digital AV Division, Samsung Electronics in a press release.

Jun also left open the possibility for a stand-alone HD DVD player at some point in the future. "Samsung is flexible to market a stand-alone HD-DVD player whenever consumers demand it."

The company was quick to point out that the Duo HD player, officially the BD-UP5000, will feature both BD-Java and HDi, the formats' interactive technologies. LG's Super Multi Blue player does not offer HD DVD's HDi software engine.

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