Samsung to introduce dual format HD optical disc player

MUMBAI: Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., the global company in consumer electronics and digital media technologies and the company to introduce a Blu-ray disc player, will introduce a dual format High-Definition optical disc player in time for the holidays.


Samsung‘s duo HD player will fully support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java. With the duo HD consumers can get additional studio content such as trailers, director‘s comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage. The new duo HD joins Samsung‘s next generation DVD line-up which includes Samsung‘s second generation Blu-ray player available at retail this month

"We welcome Samsung‘s duo HD player as another solution in the marketplace that will help reduce consumer confusion and buyer hesitancy towards HD media," said Warner Home Video president Ron Sanders, "This is an innovative product that can move us closer to mainstream consumer adoption of HD technologies."

"We are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of our duo HD 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. As a member of the DVD forum and contributor to the DVD industry, we recognize that both HD-DVD and BD formats have merits. As such, we have decided to market a dual format player. Samsung is flexible to market a stand-alone HD-DVD player whenever consumers demand it. Our main concern is not technology but consumer choice" said Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics executive vice president Dongsoo Jun.

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