Samsung Confirms December 2007 Release of Its Combo HD DVD/Blu-ray Player
Samsung announced today its high definition combo player (HD DVD/Blu-ray) model BD-UP5000, (first reviewed by HD GuruÃ¢â€žÂ¢) will ship by this December. A number of websites have been inaccurately reporting the player has been withdrawn from release.
Below is a copy of SamsungÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s press release regarding its combo BD-UP5000 and the (Blu-ray only) BD-2400.
Since the announcement of the BD-P1400, BD-P2400 and BD-UP5000, Samsung assessed its product lineup and after discussions with our channel partners, decided to focus on the BD-P1400 and the BD-UP5000 to make its next-generation offerings more efficient. As a result, the BD-P2400 was removed from the 2007 Holiday Line-up.
Status of BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player:
Ã‚Â· The Duo HD Player will ship from Samsung factories at the end of October and will be available to consumers at retail by mid to late December
Ã‚Â· The Duo HD Player will be BD Profile 1.1 Ready Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this means it will include the necessary hardware to play BD Profile 1.1 discs
Ã‚Â· A firmware update will be available at the end of January 2008 to allow playback of BD Profile 1.1 discs***
*** Profile 1.1 discs are currently not available and compatibility must be fully tested before we can assure complete compliance to BD Profile 1.1 requirements.
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