Samsung to launch second dual-format blue-laser disc player in Q4 07

  • Samsung Electronics, at an IFA (Internationale Funhausstellung in German) conference held in Hamburg, Germany last week, announced it will launch the Duo HD (high-definition) BD-UP5000, the world's second dual-format disc player model supporting both HD DVD and BD (Blu-ray Disc) next to the LG Electronics BH100. The device will be initially introduced in the European market at a tentative price of 400 Euro ($545) in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

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