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Samsung chooses Sigma media processor for third-generation Blu-ray player

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 Oct 2007 10:37 User comments (2)

Samsung chooses Sigma media processor for third-generation Blu-ray player Sigma Designs has announced that Samsung's third-generation Blu-ray Disc player, the BD-P1400, will be powered by Sigma's SMP8634 media processor. The BD-P1400 offers full compatibility with 24 movie frames per second playback, matching the native filming format for most movies and reducing artifacts. The new BD player also supports 60 frame/second output for enhanced compatibility with many of today's HDTVs.
Focusing also on sound quality, Samsung's new BD player completes consumers' HD total home theater experience with advanced HD audio decoding featuring the industry's first HD audio bit-stream pass-through on HDMI 1.3 for formats DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital Plus, enabling a variety of clear, full-bodied sound options.Samsung's BD-P1400 also features support for the optional HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) system.

"Samsung Electronics has developed a high quality Blu-ray player for consumers craving a complete high definition experience at an affordable price point," said Mr. M.G. Yim, Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics. "Using Sigma's SMP8634 SoC, our BD-P1400 Blu-ray player delivers an outstanding viewing experience."

"Samsung is taking the high road with its new feature-packed Blu-ray player," said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing, Sigma Designs. "Sigma is dedicated to providing chips that deliver the highest quality front-of-screen experience and it is gratifying to be selected in a competitive environment for Samsung’s third generation players."

Sigma's SMP8634 media processor's advanced decoder engines support video decoding of H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10), Windows Media Video 9, VC-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (part 2) with multiple streams, up to the equivalent of two high definition video streams.

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2 user comments

121.10.2007 9:30

Looks like a good player,shame that I won't buy into HD until after the war.Plus it's Blu-Ray which is stomping all over your privacy and fair rights with BD+.
Best thing to do is enjoy cheap upscaling DVD players until this HD fallout clears...

223.10.2007 18:00

Well they are just improving their products hopefully they will improve their price range as well.

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