Samsung Blu-ray players receive Netflix streaming

Samsung Blu-ray players receive Netflix streaming

Samsung logoNetflix Watch Now will come to Samsung’s Blu-ray players with a firmware update. The new deal was announced on Wednesday and will affect the BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 players.

The BD-P2500 is listed at $399 and features BD-Live, as well as the Silicon Optix HQV video processor. It has 7.1 analog outputs, but DTS:HD Master Audio is only output on HDMI via bitstream.

LG’s latest Blu-ray player has this functionality, and it will come to the Xbox 360 with the new Dashboard. Netflix also has their own network player made by Roku.

There are now approximately 12,000 Watch Now titles on Netflix. They’re not the best titles, and they’re in a low-resolution without surround sound, but it is still a great feature. With YouTube and Hulu working on “high-def” video, it’s only a matter of time before Netflix gets on board.

Source: Reuters

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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