Samsung BD-P1200 second-gen Blu-ray player released

Posted on Monday, Jan 08 2007 @ 06:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Samsung today unveiled its second-generation Blu-ray Disc player for the home entertainment industry. Samsung expects that the BD-P1200 player will help the company stay a step ahead of the cutting-edge optical media industry, after introducing the first Blu-ray Disc (BD) player (model: BD-P1000) to the U.S. market in June 2006.

With the launch of the BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc player, Samsung was first to offer full high-definition 1080p DVD resolution and clarity to consumers. Now, the next-generation BD-P1200 player will enhance consumers’ experiences so that they can enjoy the best video and audio quality available in an HD disc player.

One of the BD-P1200 player’s key new features is its Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) processor, which is a powerful unit similar to those used by Hollywood production studios. With its HQV processor, the BD-P1200 player offers true 1080i to 1080p HD de-interlacing, so it can deliver the best HD images possible— even from DVD formats. The player’s HDMI version 1.3 connection helps boost the sound quality (via 7.1-channel Dolby Digital Plus) and deep color. This HDMI connection also offers Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) technology, which enables a single remote control unit to operate the BD player, TV and other A/V products from Samsung. With the BD-P1200 model’s HDMI connections, consumers will get superior audio/video quality, with incredible ease and convenience of use.

Samsung and some of the world’s other leading electronics makers have teamed up to develop Blu-ray technology as the next-generation format for multimedia entertainment. Blu-ray discs can store five-to ten-times more data than a conventional DVD, so the viewer can watch their favorite movies and TV shows in high definition, instead of the standard definition of existing DVD formats.

Samsung has advanced Blu-ray technology through its in-house manufacturing of such core components as the player’s laser pickup, deck, and chipsets. Samsung already offers a Blu-ray recorder that features the company’s proprietary dual-lens pickup (one pickup with two lenses that allows backward capability, to play standard DVDs and CDs in addition to Blu-ray discs).

Coming to a Home Near You: Next-Generation BD-P1200 Disc Player Samsung brings consumers a complete home entertainment experience with the new BD-P1200.. The unit will play multimedia content in a variety of different formats including 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions. In addition, the BD-P1200 model supports the 192KHz LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, MPEG 2, DTS and MP3 formats for complete versatility in entertainment. The ‘Easy Top Menu’ allows consumers to change the font and color of subtitles and menu titles according to their tastes, as well as the background color and menu graphics. The BD-P1200 model also has backward compatibility, making it simple to manage and play consumers’ media collections.

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Re: Samsung BD-P1200 second-gen Blu-ray player released
by Anonymous on Monday, Jan 08 2007 @ 12:58 CET
I don't think they get it yet. Does the thing record? No? Then please go back home, because for the kind of money these cost, you should be able to record in HD...