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July 24, 2006

The First Blu-ray Player on the Market Already Has Issues

Don't you just love when the latest and greatest tech toys cost you a fortune and don't even work right? Well, it appears that the Samsung BD-P100o Blu-ray Player has issues and a fix won't be available for a few more months. According to Gizmodo:

Samsung's just released a statement that the softness in video playback that some reviewers noted was due to an incorrect setting in the noise reduction chip. This setting, unfortunately for early-adopters, isn't user accessible. That means their only choice is to wait until September—says Samsung—to download a firmware update that they can burn to a CD to update their players. The softness turns the HD sharpness that is supposed to put Blu-ray way above regular DVDs into almost DVD-level quality. You're paying $1,000 for that?

Hopefully we'll see some pressure on Samsung to get a patch out quicker. We'll keep you posted if we hear anything.

At Gizmodo

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Posted by William Hungerford at July 24, 2006 9:18 AM

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