HDTV Lounge

Samsung BD-UP5000 Release Date

Samsung announced their first Blu-ray and HD-DVD “HD Duo” player, the Samsung BD-UP5000 back in April after the LG BH100 player which was the first dual HD player to be annoucd during the CES 2007. Samsung have how said that they will begin to shop the BD-UP5000 in October or November.

The LG BH100 still costs upward of $1,000, so buying a separate HD-DVD player and Blu0ray player still makes more sense at this price. Hopefully Samsung will see sense with the BD-UP5000 and set prices lower. As this player will be of the new generation it is defiantly interesting. We should see more of the BD-UP5000 during IFA 2007 late August.