Samsung has announced its fifth-generation Blu-ray player, the BD-P2500, capable of 1080p high-definition from Blu-ray media as well as upscaling standard definition DVDs. Supporting BD Live (Profile 2.0) and Bonus View (Profile 1.1), the BD-P2500 also has Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) processing, xvYCC Deep Color support and a 24fps film mode.
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and dts can be outputted as an uncompressed PCM signal, as a bitstream, or via the 7.1 analog outputs; dts-HD HR will be added as a firmware update in the Fall. There’s 1GB of onboard flash memory and a USB port for memory sticks, to use the BD-P2500 for JPEG photo browsing or BD Live.
Connections include one HDMI, one component and one composite output, together with 7.1 channel analog audio outputs, one optical digital audio output, ethernet and USB. The BD-P2500 will be available in the US in October, priced at $499.99.
NEW INDUSTRY BENCHMARK: SAMSUNG DELIVERS THE BD-P2500 FIFTH GENERATION BLU-RAY PLAYER
Ridgefield Park, N.J., August 28, 2008 – Samsung Electronics, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, introduces its most advanced Blu-ray player to date with the BD-P2500. Building upon key features and design elements from past Samsung Blu-ray players, the BD-P2500 is compatible out-of-the-box with the latest Blu-ray interactive features available including BD Live™. The BD-P2500 also offers breakthrough enhancements such as Hollywood Quality Video™ (HQV™) processing and 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs creating a powerful HD audio-visual experience.
– Price: $499.99
– Availability: October
Whether consumers are looking to enjoy the rich audio and video of the latest Blu-ray discs, or rejuvenate their favorite standard DVDs, the Samsung BD-P2500 is a powerful addition bringing truly impressive Full HD 1080p theater-like quality into the home.
Key Product Highlights
· Total BD Profile Compatibility
Samsung’s BD-P2500 meets all of the current BD Profile requirements right out of the box, allowing consumers to instantly enjoy the latest interactive features available, including BD Live™ (Profile 2.0) and Bonus View (Profile 1.1), creating new ways to experience favorite movies. The BD-P2500 comes with a built-in, wired Ethernet connection, 1GB of internal flash memory, and a USB port for memory expansion.
· Superior Video Quality
The BD-P2500 offers Full HD 1080p playback, and features an award-winning HQV™ processing chip for the highest quality viewing of Blu-ray discs, upconversion of standard DVDs, and viewing of JPEG images. The BD-P2500 also features an HDMI 1.3 output with xvYCC Deep Color support, and a 24fps film mode, exhibiting smoother, more natural playback of film-based material.
· High Definition Soundtrack Support and Output
Providing a truly immersive HD home theater experience, Samsung’s BD-P2500 is capable of decoding the latest high-resolution digital multichannel audio soundtracks available. Out of the box, the player can output Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™ and dts as an uncompressed PCM signal, as a bitstream, or via the 7.1 analog outputs for cinematic sound that is comparable with the latest movie theaters. Additionally, dts-HD HR® (High Resolution) decoding will become available with a firmware upgrade in the fall. The BD-P2500 will also pass these and dts-HD MA (Master Audio) as a bitstream output to a separate, external surround sound decoder.
· Easy Upgradeability
To keep consumers updated with the latest features and improvements, Samsung’s BD-P2500 offers three convenient ways to receive new upgrades: via the embedded Ethernet connection, USB port, or on a CD/DVD/BD.
“The BD-P2500 Blu-ray player represents the very best technology the industry has to offer,” said Reid Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing, Audio/Video & Imaging at Samsung Electronics America. “Consumers will enjoy a truly immersive, Full HD viewing experience that delivers the broad spectrum of high definition sights and sounds that can now be experienced with the combination of Blu-ray and the latest HDTVs.”
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.