Thursday, November 27, 2008

Samsung Blu-ray players to support Netflix in HD

Last month we learned that Samsung will update its blu-ray player to support Netflix's "Watch Instantly"; apparently that's not all, the company has announced an HD addition of that service to be added by the first week of December through a firmware update.


The Blu-ray players in question are Samsung BD-P2550 and BD-P2500; in addition to have gained access to 12,000 standard definition videos, both will join the likes of Netflix HD-Streaming capable networked players – Xbox 360, Roku to support hundred of movies and TV episodes made available by Netflix in HD. Netflix currently has 300 HD titles in stock.

At presence, only LG Blu-ray player with similar capability has not been confirmed to support HD streaming, but we have reasons to believe the service will eventually find its way to LG as well.