After an initial delay, Samsung announces the BD-P1500 Blu-ray player will launch in June

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samsung-bd-p1500.jpgOriginally scheduled for a May release, the BD-P1500 has just been handed a June birthdate from Samsung, after being announced at CES earlier in the year.

Priced at around $399 in the US by the looks of things, the player will be Blu-ray Profile 1.1 and Dolby TrueHD audio compatible, and output at 1080p resolution. Potential firmware upgrades via the Ethernet and USB ports will allow for BD-Live 2.0 and DTS-HD HR support, according to reports, but sadly not DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. Which is making the PS3 look even more attractive now!

Samsung’s BD-P1400 is currently on sale for around £260, and looks to be replaced by the BD-P1500 when it launches around June.

(via InfoSync World and CNET. For more home cinema related news, check out our Shiny blog HDTV UK here)

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Katherine Hannaford