Samsung today announced availability for its Spring 2009 Blu-ray line-up, led by the flagship BD-P4600, the wall-mountable Blu-ray player that offers many multimedia features in a sophisticated design form factor.
All three players include BD Live (Profile 2.0) interactive content enabled on select Blu-ray discs (BD-P1600 is BD Live ready, requires 1GB of memory) and Bonus View (Profile 1.1) support for picture-in-picture functionality with high definition discs. They include Full HD 1080p Blu-ray playback with DVD upscaling and total HD soundtrack support. All three can also instantly stream more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix and Pandora music services (subscriptions required). Each player also offers standard CD playback, with support for JPEG photos, to create even more entertainment value.
Samsung?s newest Blu-ray players continue the trend of stylish electronics with new versions of Samsung?s Touch of Color (ToC) design and touch sensitive controls. The BD-P3600?s traditional set-top form is just over two inches tall, and comes encased in deep black with grey highlights curving along the outer edges. The wall-mountable BD-P4600 is just 1.5 inches thin with a piano black design infused with ruby highlights along the outer edges. If wall-mounting is not an option, an integrated stand lets the BD-P4600 be placed on a table at a 25 degree angle.
Both the BD-P4600 and BD-P3600 can access the latest Blu-ray features either wirelessly using the included 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi dongle, or via the traditional wired Ethernet connection. And both players can access the latest BD Live and Bonus View Blu-ray features out of the box with the 1GB internal flash memory, leaving the two USB 2.0 ports available for wireless networking and memory expansion duties when needed.
The BD-P1600 is a high-definition Blu-ray player with advanced multimedia features minus the high price tag. The BD-P1600 is Wi-Fi ready (separate purchase of a Wi-Fi USB dongle required), allowing consumers to easily access the latest Blu-ray features, content from Netflix and Pandora, upgrades, and more without the need for additional wires. The BD-P1600 also offers multi-format disc playback (BD, DVD, CD, MP3, JPEG, AVCHD) and the convenience of two USB ports.
All of Samsung?s Blu-ray players offer Full HD 1080p playback with Blu-ray discs, and crisp, detailed upconversion of standard DVDs, and feature an HDMI 1.3 output for a high quality connection to the latest HDTVs.
BD-P4600: $499.99,April 2009
BD-P3600: $399.99 , March 2009
BD-P1600: $299.99, March 2009