Samsung to Release Dual HD-DVD & Blu-Ray Player

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In an effort to avoid the format war that has been raging for over three years between Sony-backed Blu-Ray and Toshiba-backed HD-DVD, Samsung plans to market a player that will read both formats - possibly putting pressure on other consumer electronics firms to do the same. The player will be out sometime next year if an agreement is not made on a single format.

Samsung did not disclose if the player would feature a single drive capable of reading both formats or two distinct drives. A potential pitfall could come about with two separate drives, as it would drive up the overall cost for consumers. It remains to be seen if consumers flock to a player that supports both formats, or cautiously wait for a clear victor to emerge.

News source: TechNewsWorld

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