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Samsung completes development of Blu-ray drives

Written by James Delahunty @ 22 Jan 2006 6:15

Samsung completes development of Blu-ray drives South Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced that it has completed its development of Blu-ray Disc drives. The announcement paves the way for the release of players for the Sony-developed next generation format. The company did not give any price information however, and didn't give any release date, just that they would appear later in 2006. In statements to the press, Samsung highlighted the improvements that both HD DVD and Blu-Ray disc have made over the DVD format.
Samsung is a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association but has indicated in the past that it might work on dual-players for both formats. The company is set to sell the first Blu-ray disc standalone player, the BD-P1000, in April. It comes with a price tag of $1,000 so many consumers might want to wait and get a PS3 for about half that price if industry guessing turns out to be correct.


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