Samsung BD-UP5000 Duo HD Blu-ray / HD DVD HD Player At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance

Video: none
Audio: none

Video: HDMI (1), component (1), S-video (1), composite (1)
Audio: coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), 7.1-channel analog (1), 2-channel analog (1)

LAN (Ethernet) (1)

Compatible Playback Formats: Blu-ray (BD-ROM), HD DVD-ROM, DVD, DVD-R/-RW (V mode and finalized only), CD, CD-R (PCM)
Possible Playback Resolutions: 1080p (HDMI only), 1080i/720p/480p/480i
Built-in Decoding: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS
Video D/A Converter: Not Specified
Audio D/A Converter: Not Specified
Bass Management for Analog Audio Outs: Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 3.1" x 16.9" x 12.8"
Weight (pounds): 9.3
Price: $1,000


Build quality: 92
Value: 80
Features: 80
Performance: 82
(On discs that it plays, this rating would be 95, but since it does not work at all with some discs, I have substantially downgraded the rating).
Ergonomics: 94
Overall: The Duo HD offers superb video quality from DVDs, BDs, and HD DVDs. But it currently lacks support for advanced audio, and doesn't play back the interactive features it's advertised to, and has too many other playback related issues to be recommended.

General information
SAMSUNG BD-UP5000 Duo HD Blu-ray / HD DVD Player
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864)