Samsung P1500 BluRay player gets BD-Live upgrade & June launch

Apr 23, 2008
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Samsung fourth-generation BluRay player, the BD-P1500, has been delayed until June as the company updates its specifications to include BD-Live functionality.  First announced back in January, the P1500 was originally slated for a May launch with a MRSP of $399.  Capable of full 1080p playback, the unit will also upscale normal DVDs to 720p, 1080i or 1080p.

Connectivity includes HDMI 1.3, component video and S-Video, coaxial and optical digital audio outputs, ethernet and USB, with the latter being used for firmware upgrades.  This will include a DTS-HD update later in the year; out of the box, the P1500 will support Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TruHD.  BD Profile 1.1 Bonus View is also supported.

However with the delay also comes a potential price change; the MRSP now states "TBD". 


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