May 09, 2007 in TV + Video News

CNET Reviews Say;the Samsung BD-P1200 is The Best Dedicated Blu-ray Player Yet

Even though Sony is the most well-known force behind the Blu-ray format, Samsung was actually the first company to roll out a Blu-ray player--the BD-P1000, which arrived in the summer of 2006. Now Samsung has another first: its BD-P1200 is the first second-generation Blu-ray player on the market. First-gen standalone Blu-ray players had all sorts of quirks--some couldn't play CDs, many had lackluster support for high-resolution soundtracks, and they all lacked HDMI 1.3. Worst of all, their selling prices hovered somewhere north of $1,000. Many early adopters and enthusiasts, who still represent the only real market for dedicated high-def disc players, couldn't help but notice that Toshiba's HD DVD players were cheaper and that Sony's PlayStation 3 offered Blu-ray playback and high-def gaming for $600...
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