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SAMSUNG DELIVERS THE BD-P2500 FIFTH GENERATION BLU-RAY PLAYER

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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 04 2008 - 10:30 AM

NEW INDUSTRY BENCHMARK: SAMSUNG DELIVERS THE BD-P2500
FIFTH GENERATION BLU-RAY PLAYER

Ridgefield Park, N.J., August 28, 2008 – Samsung Electronics, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, introduces its most advanced Blu-ray player to date with the BD-P2500. Building upon key features and design elements from past Samsung Blu-ray players, the BD-P2500 is compatible out-of-the-box with the latest Blu-ray interactive features available including BD Live™. The BD-P2500 also offers breakthrough enhancements such as Hollywood Quality Video™ (HQV™) processing and 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs creating a powerful HD audio-visual experience.

- Price: $499.99
- Availability: October

Whether consumers are looking to enjoy the rich audio and video of the latest Blu-ray discs, or rejuvenate their favorite standard DVDs, the Samsung BD-P2500 is a powerful addition bringing truly impressive Full HD 1080p theater-like quality into the home.

Key Product Highlights Total BD Profile Compatibility

Samsung’s BD-P2500 meets all of the current BD Profile requirements right out of the box, allowing consumers to instantly enjoy the latest interactive features available, including BD Live™ (Profile 2.0) and Bonus View (Profile 1.1), creating new ways to experience favorite movies. The BD-P2500 comes with a built-in, wired Ethernet connection, 1GB of internal flash memory, and a USB port for memory expansion.


Superior Video Quality

The BD-P2500 offers Full HD 1080p playback, and features an award-winning HQV™ processing chip for the highest quality viewing of Blu-ray discs, upconversion of standard DVDs, and viewing of JPEG images. The BD-P2500 also features an HDMI 1.3 output with xvYCC Deep Color support, and a 24fps film mode, exhibiting smoother, more natural playback of film-based material. High Definition Soundtrack Support and Output
Providing a truly immersive HD home theater experience, Samsung’s BD-P2500 is capable of decoding the latest high-resolution digital multichannel audio soundtracks available. Out of the box, the player can output Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™ and dts as an uncompressed PCM signal, as a bitstream, or via the 7.1 analog outputs for cinematic sound that is comparable with the latest movie theaters. Additionally, dts-HD HR® (High Resolution) decoding will become available with a firmware upgrade in the fall. The BD-P2500 will also pass these and dts-HD MA (Master Audio) as a bitstream output to a separate, external surround sound decoder. Easy Upgradeability

To keep consumers updated with the latest features and improvements, Samsung’s BD-P2500 offers three convenient ways to receive new upgrades: via the embedded Ethernet connection, USB port, or on a CD/DVD/BD.
“The BD-P2500 Blu-ray player represents the very best technology the industry has to offer," said Reid Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing, Audio/Video & Imaging at Samsung Electronics America. “Consumers will enjoy a truly immersive, Full HD viewing experience that delivers the broad spectrum of high definition sights and sounds that can now be experienced with the combination of Blu-ray and the latest HDTVs.”

Specifications BD-P2500 Blu-ray Player

Design Piano black with chrome accents and touch pad controls
A/V Features Compatible with BD Profile 2.0 (BD Live), Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), and Profile 1.0 interactivity features 1GB internal flash memory for BD Live Award-winning Hollywood Quality Video™ (HQV™) processing 24fps film mode xvYCC Deep Color Selectable DVD upconversion (720p / 1080i / 1080p) Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™decoding dts-HD HR® decoding via firmware update in the fall Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD™, dts-HD HR / MA® bitstream output

A/V Connections 1 HDMI version 1.3 output with CEC (Anynet+) 1 component output 1 composite output 7.1-Channel analog audio outputs 1 optical digital audio output 1 Ethernet connection (for interactivity features and firmware upgrades only) 1 USB connection (for memory expansion and firmware upgrades only)

Playable Media BD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R(V mode only), DVD-RW (V/VR mode), Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, AVCHD disc

Estimated Selling Price $499.99
Availability
October 2008
*Subject to change without notice.

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

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