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Samsung's new line of high-def upconverting DVD players

Dan Wu
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Samsung is making a big push with their new line of DVD players that upconvert video to high definition formats (720p/768p/1080i) with the DVD-HD850 ($199), the DVD-HD950 ($249), and the DVD-V9500 ($249). There are many DVD players now that upconvert to hi-def, but only Samsung has models that upconvert to the 768p format, which is the native numbers of lines many plasmas have (1366x768 is a quite popular resolution for 50-inch models). The players all have HDMI outputs, with the DVD-HD950 also adding support for both DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD). All three should be available by the middle of the year.

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