Second generation Blu-ray DVD player debuts

Samsung debuted its second-generation Blu-ray DVD player at last month's CES exhibition in Las Vegas

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By  Administrator Published  February 1, 2007

Samsung debuted its second-generation Blu-ray DVD player at last month's CES exhibition in Las Vegas.

The BD-P1200 supersedes the BD-P1000, which was recently introduced in the Middle East. The new model is expected to be available in the region towards the end of the current quarter.

The latest model includes a raft of improvements, including Samsung's new proprietary Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) processor, which it claims ensures true 1080i to 1080p HD de-interlacing, delivering the best image resolution possible, even from standard DVDs.

It also boasts a new HDMI version 1.3 connection, which Samsung claims helps improve sound quality (via 7.1-channel Dolby Digital Plus), while ensuring richer colour. This HDMI connection also offers Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) technology, which enables a single remote control unit to operate the BD player, TV and any other A/V product manufactured by Samsung.

The unit will play multimedia content in a variety of formats including 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions. In addition, the BD-P1200 model supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, MPEG 2, DTS and MP3 formats.

The addition of an ‘easy top menu' allows consumers to customise the font and colour of subtitles and menu titles. The player also features full backward compatibility with standard DVD formats.

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