Samsung preps dual format player for next-gen DVDs

— 2:09 AM on September 7, 2005

Although it officially backed the Blu-ray standard, Samsung will release a next-gen DVD player that will work with both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Samsung would prefer a unified standard, but with Sony and Toshiba unable to compromise, dual-format players are seen as the best way to avoid customer confusion. In related news, Toshiba may delay the release of its HD DVD player until next year. The next-gen player was originally expected to launch in time for the holidays.

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