Samsung dual disc spinner revealed

Here it is: the player that'll be gracing the homes of hi-def fence sitters up and down the land. Announced way back in April, Samsung's finally give

Here it is: the player that'll be gracing the homes of hi-def fence sitters up and down the land. Announced way back in April, Samsung's finally given us a proper glimpse of its new one-for-all machine that'll spin Blu-ray discs, HD DVDs and even DVDs if you ask it nicely. It'd probably have a stab at Laserdiscs if the slot was big enough. All splendid but it sadly won't be quite as cheap as we'd hoped – coming in at around $1050, rather than the $545 figure first touted. Still, it'll manage 1080p in both HD formats and for DVDs too, thanks to the same HQV upconversion gubbins found in the BD-P2400. It'll also have a 24p mode for viewing films at proper cinematic speed, while 7.1-channel out and Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD support round out the audio side of things. We await the final UK price with crossed fingers and toes. EssentialsSamsung BD-UP5000Price: £TBA ($1050 in US)On sale: OctoberContact: SamsungRelated stories:One player to rule them all due in OctoberReviewed: LG BH100Samsung confirms dual HD disc spinner