Blu-ray meets the internet
Samsung's new BD-P1600
serves up way more than the full HD 1080p video and 7.1-channel
surround sound for which Blu-ray Disc is known. The combination of
Wi-Fi readiness (with separate Wi-Fi dongle) and an ethernet port make
it possible to connect the BD-P3100 to your home internet network. From
there, the possibilities are astounding. Thanks to Netflix and Pandora
readiness, you can stream internet movies and music and send them
straight to your HDTV (a Netflix membership is required for some
services). Further, BD Profile 2.0 capability (also known as BD Live)
gives you the ability to discover on-line extras for many of your
favorite Blu-ray movies.
It's all about the Blu
you haven't heard of Blu-ray Disc before, here's a quick crash course.
DVD technology uses a wide red laser to record movies onto the disc.
Blu-ray Disc, on the other hand, uses a narrower blue-violet laser to
do its encoding. Consequently, a dramatically larger amount of
information can be recorded in the same space. In fact, a Blu-ray disc
can store over five times the information of a DVD. This makes it
possible for both full high definition 1920 x 1080p video and HD
7.1-channel audio to be stored on a single disc. And that's just the
beginning. There's also plenty of room left over for special features
and behind-the-scenes extras. Samsung's BD-P1600 not only supports a
variety of Blu-ray formats, but also gives you the ability to play back
DVDs and CDs, as well as audio and images recorded using formats such
as MP3, and JPEG.
Surround sound's full potential
Samsung's BD-P1600 features built-in decoding technology for a variety
of surround sound formats, two top the list: Dolby Digital TrueHD and
dts-HD Master Audio. These advanced technologies allow for decoding of
the full HD 7.1-channel surround sound found on many Blu-ray Disc
titles. Full 7.1-channel surround sound adds two side surround channels
to standard 5.1-channel configurations, creating and even more
realistic, enveloping audio experience.
DVD, meet 1080p
little words spell out a big sigh of relief for your DVD collection.
With all this talk of Blu-ray Disc's full HD 1080p video and
7.1-channels of uncompressed surround sound audio, your DVDs were
preparing themselves for the landfill. Thanks to the BD-P1600's DVD
video upconversion technology, however, you need to prepare yourself to
rediscover your DVDs' potential. Video upconversion technology enhances
the standard definition 480i video found on DVD to near HD 1080p levels
when you use the BD-P1600's HDMI connection, optimizing it for display
on your HDTV. DVD, meet 1080p.
the BD-P1600's Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity options are great for
accessing online content, they aren't the only important connections.
No HD device is complete without an HDMI connection. As the most
advanced digital interface, HDMI is capable of transmitting HD video
and audio via a single cable. Ensuring that all 1920 x 1080 pixels of
your Blu-ray Disc movie reach your HDTV, Samsung has outfitted the
BD-P1600 with an HDMI output. While a component video output offers
further video connectivity, digital optical audio output offers
versatile audio connectivity. Finally, two USB terminals make it easy
to view photos or listen to music stored on a USB flash drive.
Your life line: HDMI cables
advent of HDMI has been monumental in the advancement of all your
favorite audio and video gadgets. Don't miss out on all that your new
BD-P1600 offers — in terms of high-definition audio and video
connectivity — by leaving a set of HDMI cables off the list. Vann's
sales representatives are here to explain all your options, so you can
make the best purchase and get the most out of your HD system. Call the
800 number at the top of this page for expert advice.
Included with purchase
following items are included with the purchase of the Samsung BD-P1600:
Remote Control, batteries, A/V cable (RCA), User's Manual, Quick Start