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Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD player

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Pros

Plays both HD DVD and Blu-ray

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HQV Reon upscaling of standard DVDs

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Fully supports HD-DVD's HDi interactive layer

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Can output 1080p/24 from HD-DVD and Blu-ray for pure, judder-free video presentation

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Can bit-stream all advanced audio formats over HDMI 1.3 connection (with firmware version 1.3+)

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Blu-ray Profile 1.1 compliant (with firmware version 1.3+)

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7.1 analog outputs offer full-resolution Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and multi-channel PCM (with firmware version 1.3+)

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Cons

Very expensive

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Poor/inconsistent communication from Samsung regarding product support

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Cannot internally decode DTS-HD Master Audio

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The Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD player represents the ultimate experience when it comes to high definition entertainment.  Samsung's first dual format player enables groundbreaking BD Java and HDi technologies, allowing for interactive features such as picture-in-picture commentary.  Samsung's flagship player also features an Ethernet connector for firmware updates, an HDMI 1.3 connection for 720p/1080i/1080p HDTV output, and TrueHD/DTS-MA lossless audio support.  The BD-UP 5000 is an excellent choice for those who desire a top of the line high definition experience without compromising dual format playback support.

Features
  • Supports both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD
  • Includes a remote control
  • 720p/1080i/1080p HDTV output
  • BD-ROM, HD DVD, DVD-ROM and DVD-R media support
  • Video playback support for MPEG2, VC-1, H.264 and HD JPEG formats
  • Audio playback support for Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD decoder, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital and DTS decoder
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