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Being stuck with a Blu-ray player that couldn't handle what is (probably) the most popular movie on the format of all-time sounds like a bit of a problem, which Samsung has moved quickly to resolve with firmware updates for its BD-UP5000 (to version 1.5) and BD-P1400 (to version 2.13) Blu-ra...

April 30th 2010 at 11:58am 0 Comments
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Here it is, BD-UP5000 owners -- the file you've been waiting for. If you were somewhat underwhelmed by the fixes in firmware v1.2, you'll probably be a-okay with what v1.3 is packin'. Released today, this update takes the combo player to Profile 1.1, adds in "HD audio bit-stream output" and "improv...

May 30th 2008 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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So what's your remnant of a format war gone by worth? Best Buy has updated its Trade-In Center website with prices for HD DVD players and movies, and quite frankly you're probably better off just keeping it. Prices for players are highest for combo players, like the BH-200 ($285*) and BD-UP5000 ($2...

March 22nd 2008 at 3:24pm 0 Comments
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Make no mistake, we're huge fans of sales. But Amazon's latest "deal" has us scratching our noggins and laughing heartily all at the same time. Touted as a "limited-time offer," the e-tailer is giving away two HD DVDs (read: free, gratis, on the house, etc.) -- all you have to do is buy two Blu-ray...

March 20th 2008 at 2:19pm 0 Comments
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Not even two months after Samsung rolled out a firmware update for its ailing BD-UP5000 Blu-ray / HD DVD combo player, the firm is at it again in an attempt to mend the issues that owners have been squabbling about since day one. Sammy doesn't provide any gory details about what exactly firmware v1...

March 12th 2008 at 10:34pm 0 Comments
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The biggest complaint about Blu-ray is that it's a work in process, and while that is hard to argue, the manufactures aren't making us wait for revisions. With each new generation of player, Blu-ray fans wait with baited breath to see if it'll satisfy all their needs, but until Profile 2.0 players...

January 29th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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While we've become accustomed to Blu-ray players being released every six months, it's a little ridiculous when we're forced to wait for a new player longer than it's on the market. Eventually we expect the cycle to slow down -- like when BD Live players are out for example -- and many believed tha...

January 23rd 2008 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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While we've become accustomed to Blu-ray players being released every six months, it's a little ridiculous when we're forced to wait for a new player longer than it's on the market. Eventually we expect the cycle to slow down -- like when BD Live players are out for example -- and many believed tha...

January 23rd 2008 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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If you hedged your format war bets by picking up a Samsung BD-UP5000, chances are you've been disappointed by two things since unboxing your switch-hitting disc spinner. First, the format war may be over. Second, the BD-UP5000 has been plagued by problems in the field. Samsung has been promising a...

January 18th 2008 at 12:21am 0 Comments
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Samsung's BD-UP5000 showed up at our door today for a proper review and just like we love to do, we're bringing the unboxing experience to you in advanced of the full review. We'll be running this thing through the ringer in the next few weeks, but our early impressions are good -- despite the lack...

January 15th 2008 at 9:48am 0 Comments
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The Samsung BD-UP5000 suffered a few delays and it appears Samsung still managed to rush it to market. Users of Samsung's latest dual format HD movie player are reporting a whole slew of problems including; inability to enjoy any multi-channel next-gen codecs, problems playing the latest titles lik...

January 12th 2008 at 4:49pm 0 Comments