Samsung “Very Very Excited” about their BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player

June 16, 2006

I might have actually discovered someone who’s more excited about pre-recorded HD content than I am. Then again I don’t work for Samsung, nor do I stand a chance at making millions of dollars from the sale of Blu-ray players.

samsung blu-ray press confrence

C|Net’s Video: Samsung Blu-ray debuts, from last nights “Samsung Experience” in Manhattan’s Time Warner Center, doesn’t really offer up anything that wasn’t known about the BD-P1000 or Samsung’s Blu-ray plans in general, but I thought it was of minor interest as the Samsung executives state the player won’t be available until the 25th of June. Apparently someone forgot to tell Best Buy …



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Blu-ray


Comments

  • shakaZOLO

    Just came from a training at the Runco facility for Vidikron projectors. Finally had a chance to see HD-DVD in its proper environment. Calibrated $30k projectors via Cinewide with Autoscop lenses ($13k). Holy crap! I think I mentioned in an earlier post that the tipping point for HD players isn't compelling until you hit 50″. But when you hit 96″ wide up to 12' wide – on a full 2.35:1 aspect ratio – wow…..Blazing Saddles has never been so attractive.

  • shakaZOLO

    I’m not talking about launch titles, I’m talking longer term. And I proclaim…..this battle will not be won on the fields of the AVS forum. No, this is a mass-market consumer war. We geeks who stand on the front line and tweek, poke, prod, color analyze and speak of softness, black levels, artifacts and dynamic range will not decide the victor. In fact, we may even stand on the bow of a superior product as the ship sinks. Remember betamax.

  • shakaZOLO

    I’m not talking about launch titles, I’m talking longer term. And I proclaim…..this battle will not be won on the fields of the AVS forum. No, this is a mass-market consumer war. We geeks who stand on the front line and tweek, poke, prod, color analyze and speak of softness, black levels, artifacts and dynamic range will not decide the victor. In fact, we may even stand on the bow of a superior product as the ship sinks. Remember betamax.

  • B.Greenway

    Hey Shaka,

    Really not sure about the “better” titles part, it’s stuff like this:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=3657
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690326
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=688776
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=689924
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=689241
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690104
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690453
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690576

    that makes me think HD-DVD and Blu-ray may be able to co-exist for quite some time to come, if these early reports are indicative of anything, then I’d be inclined to say HD-DVD’s chances are looking even better than before.

  • B.Greenway

    Hey Shaka,

    Really not sure about the “better” titles part, it’s stuff like this:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid;=3657
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690326
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=688776
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=689924
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=689241
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690104
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690453
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=690576

    that makes me think HD-DVD and Blu-ray may be able to co-exist for quite some time to come, if these early reports are indicative of anything, then I’d be inclined to say HD-DVD’s chances are looking even better than before.

  • shakaZOLO

    Ok, here it comes…..I am predicting that as the Blu-Ray launch gets under way, the slow death of HD-DVD begins. It’s not just the 1080p issue. It’s not just the studio support. It’s not just the marketing hype. It’s a combination of all of these things and more. Blu-ray is going to be more sexy. Blu-ray is going to be in the PS3, which is going to be huge. Blu-ray will have more and better titles. When it comes down to the all-out war, which will be staged this Christmas season, HD-DVD is going to be left in the dust. I’m not saying that they can’t hold on for quite some time, but Blu-ray will become the dominant player.

    There, I said it.

  • shakaZOLO

    Ok, here it comes…..I am predicting that as the Blu-Ray launch gets under way, the slow death of HD-DVD begins. It’s not just the 1080p issue. It’s not just the studio support. It’s not just the marketing hype. It’s a combination of all of these things and more. Blu-ray is going to be more sexy. Blu-ray is going to be in the PS3, which is going to be huge. Blu-ray will have more and better titles. When it comes down to the all-out war, which will be staged this Christmas season, HD-DVD is going to be left in the dust. I’m not saying that they can’t hold on for quite some time, but Blu-ray will become the dominant player.

    There, I said it.

  • westcott

    I think you brought up an interesting point that many people fail to appreciate. Screen size and how it relates to video quality of these newer formats.

    If I did not know better, I would think that these newer formats were specifically designed for front projection in mind. I think there is going to be a lot of disappointed buyers who think that the added resolution will improve their smaller displays.

  • westcott

    I think you brought up an interesting point that many people fail to appreciate. Screen size and how it relates to video quality of these newer formats.

    If I did not know better, I would think that these newer formats were specifically designed for front projection in mind. I think there is going to be a lot of disappointed buyers who think that the added resolution will improve their smaller displays.

  • B.Greenway

    I just bought Blazing Saddles, Jarhead and Cinderella Man. Watched Jarhead last night, great looking movie, but not much on substance. We’re probably going to watch the other two tonight.

    I’ll bet there were some interesting comments from your classmates when Runco fired up the HD-DVD player.

  • B.Greenway

    I just bought Blazing Saddles, Jarhead and Cinderella Man. Watched Jarhead last night, great looking movie, but not much on substance. We’re probably going to watch the other two tonight.

    I’ll bet there were some interesting comments from your classmates when Runco fired up the HD-DVD player.

  • shakaZOLO

    Just came from a training at the Runco facility for Vidikron projectors. Finally had a chance to see HD-DVD in its proper environment. Calibrated $30k projectors via Cinewide with Autoscop lenses ($13k). Holy crap! I think I mentioned in an earlier post that the tipping point for HD players isn’t compelling until you hit 50″. But when you hit 96″ wide up to 12′ wide – on a full 2.35:1 aspect ratio – wow…..Blazing Saddles has never been so attractive.