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Welcome to the future of High Definition video. The Samsung BD-P1000 is at the absolute cutting edge of technology and one of the very first commercially available Blu-ray High Definition DVD players. By using a special blue laser, the distance between disc and pointer is smaller, meaning more pits, and thus more information can be fitted onto a disc. Thanks to Blu-ray technology, an amazing 54 GB of information can be fitted on a single disc - making it an ideal format for holding a feature length high-definition movie.
With such high capacity available, it comes as no surprise to find that the BD-P1000 will output at the highest quality video possible - 1080p. Linked to a suitable TV, this gives a stunning level of definition that makes even conventional High Definition (720p/1080i) look a little lack lustre.
In addition to the HD Ready HDMI interface, you'll also find component and S-Video as alternative video outputs and optical, co-axial and 5.1 RCA audio outputs. Yet another trick up the Samsung BDP1000's sleeve is the 10-in-2 multi memory card interface. This allows movie clips, music and photos to be played through the player via a wide variety of media including SD, Compact Flash and Memory Stick cards.
Although feature packed and at the height of technology, the BDP1000 remains remarkably easy to use. The graphic interface is intuitive and friendly to use, whilst the unique pop-up menu gives extra source information in an easy to digest format.
Remote Control Yes Infra-red remote control included
Audio/sacd Playback No SACD and DVDA discs offer very high (24bit) sound quality
Mp3 Playback Yes Will play back MP3 discs created on a computer
Cdr/rw Playback Yes Will playback CDR and CDRW discs
Vcd/svcd Playback No Will playback Video and/or Super Video discs
Ntsc-Pal60 Conversion No Will playback NTSC discs on a PAL TV set
Optical Digital Output Yes Digital output to connect to a home cinema system
Coaxial Digital Output Yes Digital output to connect to a home cinema system
Digital Decoder Yes Can be plugged straight into an active speaker pack - no amp' needed. Or plug into a 5.1 analogue input on your AV amp'.
Progressive Scan Yes Gives a more stable picture with greater depth
Component Video Output Yes The highest quality analogue output which also carries Progressive Scan signals.
Rgb Output Yes Red, Green & Blue. Separate colour signals giving a higher quality picture
S-Video Output Yes SVHS, video only output
No. Of Scart Sockets 0 Number of SCART sockets fitted
Hdmi Output Yes Digital HDMI output standard
Dvi Output No DVI digital output standard
Divx Playback No Will playback Divx format discs
Blu-Ray Playback Yes Whether or not the machine will playback High Definition Blu-ray discs.
Hd-Dvd No Whether or not the player will playback High Definition DVD discs