Samsung Planning Dual HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Player?
Posted Thu May 18, 2006 at 10:44 AM PDT by
They are the leading consumer electronics manufacturer backing the Blu-Ray
format, but is Samsung
planning a hybrid Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player
for release by the end of the year?
That's according to HDTV UK, who reports that recent comments by a Samsung exec
to an German newspaper indicate the electronics giant may be prepping what could
possibly be the first hybrid high-def DVD player that would allow onsumers to play both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
"It won't be simple but you'll see our solution in the coming year,"
said Choi Gee-Sung, head of Samsung Consumer Electronics about the company's
plans to Financial Times Deutschland. "Consumers will be too confused otherwise,"
No further details were given by Gee-Sung about possible player specs, models
or pricing. Samsung has yet to make any official comment on the statements.