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Samsung selects Broadcom chip for Blu-ray / HD DVD duo player

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2007 19:53 User comments (10)

Samsung selects Broadcom chip for Blu-ray / HD DVD duo player Broadcom Corporation has announced that its highly integrated Blu-ray and HD DVD system-on-a-chip (SoC) has been selected by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to power the dual format BD-UP5000 Duo high definition (HD) player. The Broadcom BCM7440's multiple processor cores fully support both Blu-ray and HD DVD standards in a single SoC, including support for next generation interactive technologies (i.e. BD-Java and HDi) that are being incorporated into Hollywood's latest title releases.
"Together with Broadcom, Samsung Electronics has now created the world's best performing dual format high definition DVD player available in the market today," said Dr. D.H. Shin, Senior Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics. "Using Broadcom's BCM7440 SoC, our BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player delivers the ultimate high definition experience for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats."

"Powered by the BCM7440, Samsung's new Duo HD player eliminates consumer confusion by allowing them to enjoy all the latest HD movie titles," said Peter Besen, Vice President of Broadcom's Consumer Electronics line of business. "By supporting both HD DVD and Blu-ray at the highest performance levels, Samsung's BD-UP5000 Duo HD player brings us one step closer to ending the format war."

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10 user comments

19.9.2007 6:52

If they release a model under $200 for the holidays this year, guaranteed it will sell.

29.9.2007 9:58
hughjars
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You're kidding, there's not a chance of these players being under $200.

The Samsung BDP5000 is going on sale for either 799 here in the UK (approx $1600 or so) from here - http://www.dvdworldusa.com/shopexd.asp?id=59412
or else Amazon are right @ 529 (approx $1060) here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-BD-UP500...8244940&sr=1-6.

Currently there's a listing but no price on Amazon USA.

39.9.2007 14:43

Originally posted by hughjars:
You're kidding, there's not a chance of these players being under $200.

The Samsung BDP5000 is going on sale for either 799 here in the UK (approx $1600 or so) from here - http://www.dvdworldusa.com/shopexd.asp?id=59412
or else Amazon are right @ 529 (approx $1060) here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-BD-UP500...8244940&sr=1-6.

Currently there's a listing but no price on Amazon USA.
I foresee a 400-700 range.

49.9.2007 15:27

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
I foresee a 400-700 range.
The MSRP is $1049 with a Q4 release date.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/officially-of...ater-282313.php

59.9.2007 15:33

Originally posted by error5:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
I foresee a 400-700 range.
The MSRP is $1049 with a Q4 release date.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/officially-of...313.php


I might have it confused with another dual player,was thier one aiming for 700?

if not I fail ,or cant read :P

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69.9.2007 15:57

Zippy: The LG BH200 has an MSRP of $999 and a mid-October release date.

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/10990.cfm

79.9.2007 16:03

Originally posted by error5:
Zippy: The LG BH200 has an MSRP of $999 and a mid-October release date.

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/10990.cfm


suckage, I must learn to read and remember soemtime... LOL

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811.9.2007 2:16

yay for samsung ;)

911.9.2007 18:46

Here's to wishful thinking! LOL NOT

1011.9.2007 21:09

Originally posted by H0bbes:
Here's to wishful thinking! LOL NOT
I heard that :P

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