Samsung confirms dual HD disc spinner

After pitching its shiny black lacquer tent firmly in the Blu-ray camp, it seems Samsung's now ready to start straddling the hi-def format war fence.I

After pitching its shiny black lacquer tent firmly in the Blu-ray camp, it seems Samsung's now ready to start straddling the hi-def format war fence.It's confirmed rumours of a dual HD machine in its second generation line-up, that'll accept both flavours of hi-def disc.We haven't seen any pics of the BD-UP5000 yet but word is it'll have a similar look to the existing Blu-ray-only, BD-P1200 (pictured).It won't, of course, be the first dual player – that accolade goes to LG's BH100 – but it will be the first to have both BD-J and HDi support to unlock the special features on both formats. Oh, and it won't be quite as ugly either (meow, saucer of milk for us).Sammy promises stock 'in time for the holidays'. Sadly it means Christmas, not summer. Boo, hiss.

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