Samsung Kills Off BD-UP5500 Combo Player
After all the hype, the combo HD DVD/Blu-ray player has been cancelled.
The BD-UP5500 was supposed to be available later this year.
March 07, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

The format war has left its share of casualties. Before anyone else gets hurt, Samsung has decided to pull the plug on its heavily hyped BD-UP5500 combo player.

It’s not much of a surprise, considering the recent HD DVD developments (of lack of). However, it might be sad for those hoping to keep the defunct format’s dream alive a little longer.

Even while killing the product, Samsung touted its awesomeness (via Crave), stating that the BD-YP5500 “remains a practical solution.” However, “the window of opportunity is smaller than it was before.”

The BD-UP5500 was first announced at January’s Consumer Electronics Show. Samsung is still planning to release the BD-P1500 Blu-ray player this spring.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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