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Samsung Duo player will decode DTS-HD Master Audio?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Sep 2007 19:28 User comments (3)

Samsung Duo player will decode DTS-HD Master Audio? According to a Samsung representative, the new BD-UP5000 Blu-ray / HD DVD combo player will have on board decoding capabilities for all high resolution formats, following a firmware update scheduled for after its release. This apparently includes DTS-HD Master Audio. The same representative also said that users will be able to output Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio over analog 7.1 outputs.
The BD-UP5000 fully supports both next-generation formats including their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-J. The player is fully capable of full HD 1080p output at 24fps (if supported by display) for both formats.

However, priced at $1,050, Samsung has to deal with the same fact as LG's combo players; you can buy a PlayStation 3 (PS3) console and a Toshiba HD-A2 for less. Nevertheless, the novelty of a dual player is always good, and hopefully as time progresses, if neither group backs out of the war, these players will get better and cheaper.

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3 user comments

115.9.2007 9:46

One thing interesting about the "Dolby vs DTS" argument is this:

According to the Glossary on DTS-HD it supports "Unlimited Channels". Where "Dolby TrueHD" "only" supports up to 14 channels.

But, according to the Glossary (again):

"While Dolby TrueHD can technically output up to 14 channels, it is limited to 8 by both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc technology." - here.

Personally I think thats crazy to limit HD DVD and Blu-Ray to only 8 channels. Sure, thats a decent amount, but I have seen a few affordable, good quality 10.1 surround systems in the past year or two. Seems to me like they would have gone and made HD DVD and Blu-Ray support at least 10 channels if Dolby TrueHD supports upto 14 (with DTS-HD supporting "Unlimited").

Peace

EDIT: On the article, it seems this is the "Real Deal" sure its expensive but it supports everything that both formats have to offer from what I can tell :-)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Sep 2007 @ 9:51

215.9.2007 11:07

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I have seen a few affordable, good quality 10.1 surround systems in the past year or two. Seems to me like they would have gone and made HD DVD and Blu-Ray support at least 10 channels if Dolby TrueHD supports upto 14 (with DTS-HD supporting "Unlimited").
You're kidding right? 10 speakers plus a subwoofer seems to be overkill for a home theater system. That would mean putting a speaker every few feet or so in an average sized room. Now who would have the need or the inclination to do that? In addition the films that are released on HD DVD or BluRay are usually mastered in 5.1 surround so who really needs 10.1? There are a few 7.1 releases out there but they're in the minority.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Sep 2007 @ 11:12

315.9.2007 13:31

I am loving what i hear about this device.

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