Samsung delivers new benchmark with fifth gen Blu-ray player

Samsung 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, which allows users to connect to the internet, while watching a disc, to obtain additional content and special features. 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.

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 High Resolution decoding will become available with a firmware upgrade in the fall. The BD-P2500 will also pass these and dts-HD 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.

Suggested retail price of the new unit will be $499.99.

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