Samsung BD-UP5000

The Samsung BD-UP5000 is only the second HD multi-player to be announced but includes full support for both HD DVD and Blu-ray.


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Samsung can't claim to have produced the first multi-format player -- that award goes to LG for its Super Multi Blue player -- but it can claim to have the first one that is certified by both the Blu-ray Disc Association and the DVD Forum. The BD-UP5000 offers playback of both formats, but it also offers full HD DVD HDi functionality, which provides the ability to interact with the format, for example in games and with animated menus. The LG machine doesn't support this functionality on HD DVD.

The BD-UP5000 includes all the features of the Samsung BD-P1000, meaning lucky punters will get full 1080p support, including the ability to upscale DVDs to 1080p. There is also 24p movie playback, which is the buzz-word of the year.

You'll also find full support for the major audio formats: Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD and Dolby Digital Plus. This means you'll be able to get the best out of the HDMI 1.3 interface, which allows true, uncompressed digital sound.

Connectivity is impressive, with HDMI, component, S-Video and even composite video outputs, although we're struggling to understand why anyone would pay for a premium player like this and use composite out.

Early indications are that the player will cost around £600 in the UK and -- which should mean about AU$1500 here -- and it will be on sale in most parts of the world by Christmas. Local availability from Samsung is still unknown, but we believe it's unlikely till the new year. If you want to step up to HD, we have to say, this is the way to do it. Full support for both formats at a realistic price is a dream come true for us.



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ltee
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ltee posted a review   

The Good:good thing about is, have two format play blu-ray and HD DVD

The Bad:bad thing is only can play some of the blu-ray movie only

I buy the 2012 blu-ray movie and, some how it's not playing on my sumsung blu-ray player BD-UP5000 is any one have happen know what is going on with the sumsung BD-UP5000 and is only can play some and some can't even i update the firmware still not working.....

 

tommy posted a reply   

having the same problem tired of this bd player no help from samsung either realizing waste of money now lot my blue ray discs are not playing if you find a fix or know anything let me know ive been looking but have found nothing reach me at salga_99@yahoo.com

mwj
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mwj posted a review   

Very nice player, still a shame that Blu-Ray has region coding and that no hack for negating it has yet been found. Long live HD-DVD!

RH
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RH posted a review   

I Agree with Frank, Nice to have two formats in one machine. May be on the expensive side but $200 cheaper than the LG BH200 which the LG BH200 doesn't support all functions(options)

Frank
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Frank posted a review   

The Good:a great benefit, more free space

The Bad:i think its very expensive

its wonderful to have all in one




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User Reviews / Comments  Samsung BD-UP5000

  • ltee

    ltee

    Rating5

    "I buy the 2012 blu-ray movie and, some how it's not playing on my sumsung blu-ray player BD-UP5000 is any one have happen know what is going on with the sumsung BD-UP5000 and is only can play some..."

  • mwj

    mwj

    Rating8

    "Very nice player, still a shame that Blu-Ray has region coding and that no hack for negating it has yet been found. Long live HD-DVD!"

  • RH

    RH

    Rating6

    "I Agree with Frank, Nice to have two formats in one machine. May be on the expensive side but $200 cheaper than the LG BH200 which the LG BH200 doesn't support all functions(options)"

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