Blu-ray Steven Kippel on 21 Jun 2008

Samsung offers new Blu-ray education website

Samsung offers new Blu-ray education website

Samsung logoLaunched just yesterday, Samsung is now providing a website designed to educate would-be owners and existing Blu-ray Disc owners alike. The Blu-ray Resource Center is split in two: One side devoted to those looking to buy Blu-ray, and the other for current owners.

An example of what you might find on the site are articles titled, “Isn’t upconverted DVD just as good as Blu-ray?” and “How do I get the most out of my Blu-ray player?” Samsung promises to provide a new topic for both sections of the site on a weekly basis.

If you’re familiar with Blu-ray already, the “looking to buy” section doesn’t have any new information, but if you are new to the technology it does have the basics, like what the advantages of Blu-ray Disc are. Otherwise, it sort of describes the features of their own Blu-ray players.

The Blu-ray owner’s section provides information on installation and how to get the best out of the players (especially the Samsung ones, obviously), and has firmware downloads. It is here that Samsung proclaims “Profile 2.0 represents the final specifications for Blu-ray discs and players.” That’s good news to hear.

Overall, it’s well designed and provides quick answers.

6 Responses to “Samsung offers new Blu-ray education website”

  1. on 22 Jun 2008 at 6:46 AM 1.MovieFreak said …

    Samsung offers new Blu-ray education website

    And it is totally unbiased, giving the consumer a well balanced education I am sure. *rolls eyes*

  2. on 23 Jun 2008 at 9:08 AM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    What are you looking for? If there is one format, talking about that one format is not biased.

  3. on 24 Jun 2008 at 7:15 AM 3.MovieFreak said …

    “What are you looking for? If there is one format, talking about that one format is not biased.”

    An “educational” piece that I would trust, would come from an entity that is not in a position to profit from the outcome of convincing a person to jump on the bandwagon.

    This is simply a sales pitch as far as I am concerned. They did a good job, but it’s still a sales pitch.

  4. on 24 Jun 2008 at 12:59 PM 4.Steven Kippel said …

    How should they balance their education? By including information on Sony’s player?

  5. on 24 Jun 2008 at 5:10 PM 5.MovieFreak said …

    Well let’s put it this way. How do you want your kids to learn about drugs? From a crack dealer?

    You need to research this format by reading from sources that do not have a finacial stake in the outcome, that’s all I am saying. If you can’t understand that then I can’t help you.

  6. on 25 Jun 2008 at 10:28 AM 6.Steven Kippel said …

    Are you worried you’re going to get wrong information? I don’t get your concern because this isn’t a political issue. Samsung benefits if you buy their Bl-ray player, but they don’t benefit from misleading anyone.

    Maybe if you could show me that some information on this website is misleading or wrong maybe you’d have a point. But using the logic you’ve expressed in the previous comment nobody should read an owner’s manual because it’s printed by the manufacturer.

    I’ve seen more wrong information from independent sources than from the manufacturers.

    If a crack dealer told my kids the truth about drugs, I’d be OK with it. In this case, Samsung has told the truth about Blu-ray Disc. They’re explaining the factual details about the format, including how to install it properly. Nothing wrong with that.

    And I’m a skeptic, if you haven’t noticed.

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