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BD-UP5000 Universal Player

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I posted this on the Blu-ray players forum, but since it's also an HD-DVD deck, a link here seems to be appropriate:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9&page=1&pp=30
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I'd like to see official word from Samsung about this but I expected them to announce one of these a few months ago.

I forsee in about 2 years from now almost every single player available will be dual format and cost $200.

(Except of course the PS3 which will only play half the movies and still cost about $400)
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I thought this was supposed to supersede Sammy's G2 BD?
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I think that we're going to have to wait for Toshiba to offer a universal Hi-Def player. From what I've seen so far, they're the only one that's able to produce a fully functional player. We've yet to see a blu-ray player that can handle the optional specs.
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I would think they would have to be working with the DVD Forum if they plan to be fully functional with HDi-so do we think this is not a surprise to the DVD forum? Might be for the BD group.

Anyway, I have a question to the HD DVD and BD insiders on the insiders thread regarding the veracity of this news. I wonder if anyone will take it on?

Here is Amir's response (still waiting from the BD insiders):
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfbinet
Samsung Universal Player in July?

To HD DVD and BD Insiders:

Is this true that Samsung will deliver a Universal Player for both formats in July or is this a Aprils Fools joke? From what I understand it will be HDi compliant so it would be able to display the HD DVD logo. Also, I understand that it is supposed to deliver 1080p/24 BD only but 1080p for both BD and HD DVD.

Are we being joshed?


I can' t comment on anything specific regarding Samsung. I can say as I have in the past that there will be more companies beyond LG building dual format players. When and who they are I can't say.

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Take that as you will.

Jim
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Here is a picture of the article page:
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by alfbinet View Post

I would think they would have to be working with the DVD Forum if they plan to be fully functional with HDi-so do we think this is not a surprise to the DVD forum? Might be for the BD group.

Samsung already showed off an HD DVD laptop last year. This year they showed with an HD DVD burner. (Last year's couldn't burn HD DVDs, but could read them.)

P.S. Someone translated the BD-UP5000 article:

During an exclusive event Samsung invited us to late February, it unveiled the future hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player which will launch in July: the BD-UP5000. Cosmetically it is very similar to the BD-P1200, the single-format Blu-ray player which will come out in April in the US. This "Duo HD Player", as the CE maker calls it, will be 100 percent operational as regards interactivity, both on Blu-ray (BD-J) as on HD DVD (HDi). It will have an HDMI 1.3 output and it will support all the new audio formats. It will also be possible to setup the HDMI output at 1080/24p, but only for Blu-ray. "It's because this option is not standardised on HD DVD yet", was the explanation. For DVD upscaling (to 720p, 1080i or 1080p), Samsung has chosen DCDi processing (as opposed to HQV on the BD-P1200) for "cost reasons". No final price has been disclosed, but Samsung is looking at a 10 percent price differential over the single-format Blu-ray players. In other news, the European launch of the BD-P1200 has been delayed without a date.

Dr. Shin, the father of the BD-UP5000, holds the 3-laser-diode drive specially designed for this player.
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