“As a member of the DVD Forum and contributor to the DVD Industry, we recognize that both HD DVD and BD formats have merits. As such, we have decided to market a dual format player. Samsung is flexible to market a stand-alone HD DVD player whenever consumers demand it. Our main concern is not technology, but consumer choice” said Mr. Jun.
A year from now, perhaps, you won't have to make a choice between supporting Blu-ray or HD-DVD – you'll be able to do both without sinking oodles of money into multiple drives. The BD-UP5000 is expected to be available before the end of the year.