Samsung Blu-ray players to support Netflix in HD

Last month we learned that Samsung will update its blu-ray player to support Netflix's "Watch Instantly"; apparently that's not all, the company has announced an HD addition of that service to be added by the first week of December through a firmware update.

The Blu-ray players in question are Samsung BD-P2550 and BD-P2500; in addition to have gained access to 12,000 standard definition videos, both will join the likes of Netflix HD-Streaming capable networked players – Xbox 360, Roku to support hundred of movies and TV episodes made available by Netflix in HD. Netflix currently has 300 HD titles in stock.

At presence, only LG Blu-ray player with similar capability has not been confirmed to support HD streaming, but we have reasons to believe the service will eventually find its way to LG as well.

Update: The new firmware has been released.