Samsung pulls plug on BD-UP5500 dual-format high definition player

Blu-ray, HD DVD

samsung_bd-up5500_scrapped.jpgSamsung has announced that they won’t be releasing their second-generation HD DVD / Blu-ray combo player — the BD-UP5500 — after all.

Though Samsung have already said they favour Blu-ray, this is the first solid announcement that they’re no longer pushing their hybrid players.

Their first dual player, the BD-UP5000, had a few problems and led to some disgruntled owners, so it’s probably for the best.

It’s not clear whether Samsung will continue to manufacture their first generation machine, though I’d presume a quiet exit would suit them best. Expect much more fanfare about future Blu-ray players from Samsung in due course.

(Via Blu-ray News)

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