Samsung’s second gen Blu-ray spinner goes glam

Clear the living room because Samsung's intent on co-ordination, and nothing other than one of its matching tellies will do atop its second generation

Clear the living room because Samsung's intent on co-ordination, and nothing other than one of its matching tellies will do atop its second generation Blu-ray player.Black's the colour so make sure you cover that pastel sofa before introducing the BD-P1200 to the corner cabinet. It boasts improved 1080p output and a 'Hollywood Quality' video processor, which will apparently make every film as sparkly as it was when it left the moviemaker's production room.The price has taken a tumble, too – $200 down on the launch price of its predecessor – and it's borrowed a trick from HD DVD to play and upscale bog standard DVDs. Well, we wouldn't want your old DVD player cramping its style, would we?Naturally you'll want a matching screen to go with it. Lucky that Samsung's launched suitably attired 40, 46 and 52in LCDs alongside 42 and 50in plasmas then really, isn't it?

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Samsung BD-P1200Price: £TBA ($800 in US)On sale: TBA (March 2007 in US)Contact: SamsungRelated stories:Big in 2007: NEC does Blu-ray and HD DVD