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CES 2012: New Smart Blu-Ray Players from Samsung

CES 2012: New Smart Blu-Ray Players from Samsung

by Greg DeVriesJanuary 11, 2012

Blu-ray players have come a long way from simply playing physical media, and Samsung’s new line in no exception. They have revealed their new line of Blu-Ray players for 2012, and they are loaded with features, including but not limited to full 3D, up-converting non-HD media, built in wi-fi and a downloadable remote for android/iOS devices. The small form factor design is little bigger than a blu-ray disc itself and boots up in less than a second. The device’s minimal hardware also ensure the device runs very quietly.

“Building on Samsung’s legacy of innovation, the new additions to the Blu-ray player line offer consumers increasing options to enjoy an outstanding home entertainment experience regardless of the content sources,” said Sangchul Lee, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Consumers now have an endless list of connectivity options and services for a true multi-screen experience.”

One of the more interesting new features is the Disc to Digital service. With it, owners can register DVDs they own and have access to digital copies of them through Flixster, accessible from the Blu-Ray player, as well as tablets, computers, and other devices. They will also be able to purchase HD versions of DVDs they own, as well as share items in their library with other users on the same account. For movie fans with large DVD collections, this service can be very beneficial by adding additional functionality to their currently libraries. As more and more technologies migrate to cloud-based services, it is nice to DVD collectors will have a means to gain the same mobility without sacrificing their collection.

“Disc to Digital is a revolutionary way for consumers to ‘future proof’ their DVD library,” said Steve Polsky, president of Flixster. “They will no longer need to worry if a DVD is misplaced or if it’s scratched. Through UltraViolet, consumers have an exciting new way to collect, access and enjoy digital entertainment. They can take their movie and TV collection with them and watch it when and where they want.”

Samsung’s new line will be out later this year. If you’ve held out this long from buying a blu-ray player, it may be time to consider one from Samsung. No pricing information is currently available.


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  • Malinda Shurtliff

    How is Samsung (electronics) as a brand name positioned in the Australian market?

    Who are the primary focus on marketplace for Samsung in Australian market?

    Maybe a little SWOT analysis would be good.

  • Stella Sotelo

    i require to know the highest ram allowed

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    I Am searching for a great or a fantastic DVD Ripper Blu-ray could be used for Blu-ray. I prefer the audio quality with significant companies, and could be an MP4 with the exact same high quality of Blu-Ray to be. Value does not matter if you had any suggestions to be appreciated.

  • SteveO

    This program will exit due to the NPS Main error.

    An error report has been created to send to samsung electronics co ltd. this report contains imformation about the program status and computer IP adress at the time the error occured.

    this is regarded as confidential information and thus will be managed anonymously

    … and then the program closes

    … Anyone have a clue what it is?!

  • morbiusdog

    I’m Brazilian and I’m planning to attend a 3D bachelor course in one of the best schools around. The problem is, I don’t really know which one yet!
    Can someone give me some help?

  • Willie

    I am making an independent film and will need to place/paste some 3d characters I have made with Autodesk Maya into the live action scenes. I have created the 3d characters with Maya & Motionbuilder and will be using Adobe for all the video editing. What programs can I use to place the 3d characters into live action film? Can After Effect do that? Also any websites or articles with info about this procedure. Thanks for help.

  • Smashing Pumpkins

    We purchased materials from Samsung Electronics India Pvt ltd .
    Their account statement is showing higher value than that of actual
    value of the bill.Company’s officials told that after the end of the year
    account statement is closed and send to KOREA , so there should not be
    any correction in statement , no money will be refund . While we
    mailed them time to time throughout the year . Is there any govt.institution
    which can help us in this case ?

  • Roflcopter

    If I have a 3D projector, appropriate glasses and a screen, what else do I need to watch 3D material?
    Only a 3D Blu-ray player with a USB port from which I can play my movies?

  • Jack Bauer

    If so, explain how? Because i want to take 3d pictures and make 3d movies?

  • Oilers

    Basically a friend and I were wondering if you recorded a 3D film on a video camera could you just put the 3D glasses over the lens and it be 3D for everyone?

  • whites are not the only racists

    I am very serious about making movies and although I have made some good movies using After Effects and all, I’m ready to expand my knowledge and get into animation. I’ve heard of a bunch of 3D Programs such as Milkshape and Autodesk 3D Max. What’s the best stuff available for a budget under $1000?

  • morbiusdog

    Microstation seems to be popular but the learning curve is astronomical and I dont have the time to waste. I have been using Autodesk Civil 3D and it does a pretty good job but it still has some defeciencies. Any suggestions?

  • Krazy Bob

    How does the three dimensional structure
    of SP3 bonds of Carbon, Oxygen and Nitrogen
    cause them to form polar or non-polar

    The answer must include a 3d
    diagram of the molecules, and a discussion of the
    effect of their electron configurations for bonds to
    H; and how their filled or bonded orbitals
    contributes to the polar nature of the molecule.


  • Scorch Delta-62

    I have to make animals in 3D form. How can I achieve that?
    Using pictures and having it pop up won’t work.