TiVo aren’t the only ones getting a streaming HD update: Samsung have released a firmware upgrade for their BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 Blu-ray players that enables high-definition streaming from on-demand partner Netflix. Version 2.1 also “improves playback compatibility” of some content.
Samsung had promised the update back in November; currently there are around 300 titles in HD available to view. Aside from Netflix, the two Blu-ray players have HQV video processing, 7.1 analog outputs, Dolby Digital, Digital Plus, TrueHD or dts audio support, together with DTS-HD HR and DTS-HD MA bitstream support. The BD-P2500 is available at a variety of stores, while the BD-P2550 is a Best Buy exclusive.
The firmware is available to download from Samsung’s support pages. However, if you installed the v2.0 firmware released back in October, the auto-upgrade feature that package introduced might just do it all for you.
[via Engadget HD]