CES 2007: Samsung unveils its BD-P1200 second-gen Blu-ray player

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samsung-bluray.jpgIt was absolutely rammed at Samsung’s CES press conference this afternoon, with standing room only by the time they started taking the wraps off their new products. Pick of the bunch was the company’s 2nd-gen Blu-ray player, the BD-P1200.

Samsung was bigging up its “Hollywood Quality Video” processor (i.e. as good as the ones that film production companies use), while it also has beefed-up networking capabilities, with both Ethernet and HDMI connections.

The company was also keen to emphasize the player’s backwards compatibility with DVDs and CDs, and the fact that it’s been designed to look swish when paired with one of Samsung’s 65 series of LCD TVs. No details on price or when it’ll be available though, and also no suggestions that Samsung might follow LG’s strategy of trying to squeeze in HD DVD at any point in the near future.

Check out the rest of our CES coverage.

Stuart Dredge