Samsung To Launch Dual Format DVD Player; War Still On

You’ll probably see a lot more of these devices, and expect it to come from the smaller and more nimble device players…but for now, Samsung will bring out a DVD machine next year capable of playing both Blu-ray and HD DVD if backers of the rival standards fail to agree on a unified format, says this story.

Samsung is a backer of Blu-ray, which promises higher capacity than HD DVD and better interactivity and security.

Meanwhile, another Reuters story reports that Blu-Ray backers found no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch within a year. Meanwhile, rival HD DVD camp has recently had to push back its launch into the New Year.