New Samsung Blu-ray Player at Best Buy
Magically the new device is now available at
Samsung BD-P2550
Samsung’s BD-P2550 is now available on for $499.
August 21, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Samsung isn’t really talking up the BD-P2550, but Best Buy sure is.

The new Blu-ray player just magically appeared on the retailer’s website, for $499. It’s weird that Samsung didn’t announce availability, or add this little gem into its recent Holidays in July showcase. Then again, they were all about TVs, and only really talked up one Blu-ray unit—the HT-BD2E home-theater-in-a-box package. 

Engadget HD says that the BD-P2550 has got all of the goodies that A/V nerds like, including 7.1 analog output and Silicon Optix HQV video processing.

However, there’s no mention of BD-Live, which is sort of puzzling. Isn’t that the new buzz? Maybe they know that some people just don’t give a hoot—give them the picture and they are happy. Maybe they want to please everyone; that feature could be easily added via the model’s advertised “Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces.”

Then again, maybe these were just leftovers from the warehouse, and that’s why Samsung is mum. Trash or high-def treasure? We’d be willing to take that challenge.

Follow Electronic House on Facebook and Twitter.

Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
First Name
Last Name
Email Address

We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.


Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.