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All bets could soon be off in the hi-def format battle. Samsung's dual-format machine has just been announced for release this October, with a highly

All bets could soon be off in the hi-def format battle. Samsung's dual-format machine has just been announced for release this October, with a highly ambitious price tag.Having confirmed its existence back in April, Samsung's now been revealing a few more details on its LG BH100 challenger. As expected it'll be fully compatible with both formats – including both flavours' interactive features, which the LG struggles with.There are still no official pictures, though it's modelled on the rather snazzy BD-P1200 Blu-ray player (pictured)But what's really bowled us over is the price Samsung hopes to flog it for. It's put its marker down at $545 (around £230). Even allowing for the usual UK pounds price hike that would put it in the running for bargain of the century. Get your name down now.Essentials Samsung BD-UP5000 Price: £TBA ($545 in US) On sale: October Contact: Samsung Related stories: HD DVDs take the fight online Reviewed: LG BH100 Samsung confirms dual HD disc spinner