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Samsung Delays Blu-ray Players

3 Apr, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Samsung Electronics April 3 announced it would postpone from May 23 to June 25 the scheduled launch of its $999 BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc player.

The Japanese-based consumer electronics company attributed the delay to compatibility testing with several Blu-Ray test discs that become available in late April from product manufacturers and content providers.

Samsung joins Panasonic, which announced it would launch its $1,500 Blu-ray player in September.

Samsung said the BD-P1000 would include two additional features, such as 1080p output via HDMI for Blu-Ray software titles that are digitally mastered in 1920 x 1080 resolution, and up to 1080p up-conversion of conventional DVDs through the HDMI digital interface.

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