Samsung to Upgrade Blu-ray Player

Posted Thu Sep 14, 2006 at 12:20 PM PDT by
Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player After weeks of bad press due to reports of numerous product bugs, Samsung has announced it will finally upgrade its first-gen Blu-ray player this October.

Among the improvements scheduled for the company's BD-P1000 Blu-ray deck include a modified setting for its much-criticized noise filter reduction circuit, as well as the capability to play the Java-enabled bonus features that are expected on Blu-ray disc releases due this holiday season, from Fox and other studios.

Samsung also confirmed that all BD-P1000 players, regardless of whether they are upgraded or not, will be compatible with upcoming BD-50 dual-layer, 50GB discs, which are also expected to be released this Fall.

The company will begin making the production line improvements on the BD-P1000 players the last week of October, while owners of existing players can get the upgrade as a firmware update via download or on a disc through

When we receive further details on availability of the upgrade we'll certainly keep you posted, so stay tuned!

Tags: Samsung, Firmware Upgrades, Hardware (all tags)