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Broadcom SoC powers Samsung dual-format player

Posted: 06 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Blu-ray? HD DVD? Samsung dual-format player? Broadcom SoC?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has selected Broadcom Corp.'s integrated Blu-ray and HD DVD SoC to power the dual format BD-UP5000 Duo high definition (HD) player.

By combining Blu-ray and HD DVD formats into the BCM7440 platform, Broadcom enables media player manufacturers to provide universal high-definition DVD players that can playback all HD movie titles regardless of the authoring format. The company claims the BCM7440 is the only solution whose multiple processor cores fully support both Blu-ray and HD DVD standards in a single SoC, including support for next-generation interactive technologies being incorporated into the latest title releases.

Blu-ray and HD DVD are the next generation of optical disc formats for recording, rewriting and playing HD video and digital formats. With two high-definition media player options, consumers are currently confused about the competing formats and whether to choose one format over the other.

"Together with Broadcom, Samsung Electronics has now created the world's best performing dual-format, high-definition DVD player available in the market today," said D.H. Shin, senior VP of the digital AV division at Samsung. "Using Broadcom's BCM7440 SoC, our BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player delivers the ultimate high definition experience for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats."

"Powered by the BCM7440, Samsung's new Duo HD player eliminates consumer confusion by allowing them to enjoy all the latest HD movie titles," said Peter Besen, VP of Broadcom's consumer electronics line of business. "By supporting both HD DVD and Blu-ray at the highest performance levels, Samsung's BD-UP5000 Duo HD player brings us one step closer to ending the format war."

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