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Yeah, we already saw Samsung's BD-UP5000 in the wild and on sale in one particular location, but it seems there could be a problem in getting these things out to the masses. 'Course, we aren't going to assume the worse just yet, but it's not like we haven't heard the dreaded d-word (that's "delay"...

December 24th 2007 at 9:33pm 0 Comments
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Rumors were swirling about Samsung's BD-UP5000 close to the beginning of this year, and after things got official, more details were leaked out and we twiddled our thumbs while dealing with a last minute delay, all is finally well -- if you can manage to locate one, that is. Yep, the time has final...

December 16th 2007 at 2:52pm 0 Comments
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Although we were able to get the BH200 to pose for a few glamour shots back at CEDIA, the recently released player has just now got around to checking in for a review. According to Home Theater Mag, the BH200 exhibited "stunning" image quality from both Blu-ray and HD DVD titles, and moreover, the...

December 11th 2007 at 4:52pm 0 Comments
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We're not exactly sure what to make of this, but LG's BH200 combo HD DVD / Blu-ray player is currently listed on Circuit City's website for $799, which is about $100 cheaper than anywhere else and $200 cheaper than a certain blue competitor. It might well be a typo, of course (and probably is), but...

October 30th 2007 at 12:26pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's first dual format player was supposed to hit the streets in October, but was delayed. Today, Samsung let us know that it'll be shipping from their factories in October and expects it to hit retailers shelves in December. It's also been confirmed that the BD-UP5000 will be Profile 1.1 "rea...

October 24th 2007 at 10:51am 0 Comments
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Just in case you haven't scooted on over to the HD side of things lately, we thought you should know that the $600 you've got stashed away for that forthcoming BD-P2400 Blu-ray player can now be used for something else. According to WesleyTech, the unit has been canned by Samsung, and if that wasn'...

October 2nd 2007 at 1:57am 0 Comments
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The folks over at HDGuru managed to spend a few quality minutes with Samsung's forthcoming hybrid player, and initial impressions look to be pretty positive. Granted, their BD-UP5000 was a pre-production sample, but they were mighty impressed with the BD-Java / HDi support, HDMI 1.3 functionality,...

September 16th 2007 at 2:03am 0 Comments
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The folks over at HDGuru managed to spend a few quality minutes with Samsung's forthcoming hybrid player, and initial impressions look to be pretty positive. Granted, their BD-UP5000 was a pre-production sample, but they were mighty impressed with the BD-Java / HDi support, HDMI 1.3 functionality,...

September 16th 2007 at 2:03am 0 Comments
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There was no doubt that LG would use CEDIA to showcase its latest and greatest HD DVD / Blu-ray hybrid player, and sure enough, a trio of the players were set up for folks like us to drool over. Interested? Check out the closeups over at EngadgetHD.

September 6th 2007 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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Ah, LG's newest peace-maker. This beauty, which was unveiled just days ago, was set up nice and proper over at the firm's CEDIA booth in Denver, and we couldn't resist snapping a few pictures to give you all a look at what $999 will buy. In the player itself was the HD DVD of Superman, and it looke...

September 6th 2007 at 4:19pm 0 Comments