Format War '06: Samsung's universal player a no-go?

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Last week we brought you news of Samsung's plans to produce a unit that would play both next-gen optical formats, Sony's Blu-Ray and Toshiba's HD DVD. It turns out that that announcement may have been, at the very least, premature . That remark, if you recall, was issued by an assistant manager in Korea, Kim Du-Hyon.

Seems like Samsung may have been a little worried that Blu-Ray chief Sony would greet the news with something less than enthusiasm, for the Korean company has quickly issued a somewhat less equivocal statement:

Samsung Electronics is fully committed to the Blu-ray format and currently only has plans to introduce a Blu-ray player to the market. Samsung is looking forward to a very successful launch of the BD-P1000 which will be available on retail shelves, June 25th for a $999 MAP price in the United States.

[via Gizmodo ]

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