BD-P2500/BD-P2550 Netflix HD Firmware Update Released

December 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Remember the announcement last month about Netflix streaming coming to select Samsung Blu-ray players? The update has finally arrived! Dubbed Firmware 2.1, along with bringing support for Netflix VC1-AP HD streaming, the update will also improve compatibility with some movie titles. Download the firmware update here,

New 16 layer 400GB Blu-ray Discs Backwards Compatible?

December 3, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

At a IT event in Taipei, in a rather vague statement, Pioneer confirmed the 16 layer 400GB Blu-ray disc will be backwards compatible with existing players. The technology of the super multi-layer read-only disc is based on Blu-ray Disc (BD) with a breakthrough in material of reflective layers, according to Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan. The [...]

The Blu-ray Player Speed Challenge

December 2, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

CNET UK has done another Blu-ray Play Speed test, this time with devices like the Pioneer BDP-LX71, Sony PS3 and Samsung BDP1500. Like always, the PS3 takes home the gold in terms of speed with it clocking in at 42 seconds, the BDP-LX71 takes last place with a horrendous time of 1 minute and 54 [...]

Netflix HD Streaming To Hit A Slew Of Devices

November 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Xbox 360′s Netflix streaming going live just days ago, Netflix has already made public plans to bring the service to more devices. Samsung’s BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 will be first to receive the free update with the LG BD300 following suite in December. No word on when the Roku device will get the upgrade [...]

Best Buy Black Friday Blu-ray Deals

November 21, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Best Buy’s Black Friday deals have traveled down the tubes once again. Here is the Blu-ray related stuff in this years ad: Blu-ray Movies: Transformers $9.99 (Doorbuster) The Following are Available for $16.99 on Blu-ray: Love Guru Cloverfield Superbad Prom Night (2008) AVP 2 Live Free Die Hard The Bank Job 300 Rambo The Departed [...]

Circuit City Black Friday Blu-ray Deals

November 16, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Circuit City’s Black Friday list was revealed yesterday, media enthusiasts will be pleased! Here are a few items we feel are worth a mention: Blu-ray Players Samsung BDP-1500 BD-Live: $199 Regular: $250 Sony 40″ 1080p LCD HDTV & Sony Blu-Ray Player Bundle (Model # KDL40V4100 and BDPS350) – $1,199.98 Sony 46″ 1080p LCD HDTV & [...]

Best Buy Sunday Ad 11-16-08 Blu-ray Prices

November 14, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Here is the Blu-ray related stuff in the November 16th Best Buy Sunday ad. Thanks to speedy1961 from for the info. Blu-Ray High Definition Discs / Players: Kung Fu Panda >>>> $19.99 UFC: Ultimate Comebacks >>>> $19.99 Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special >>>> $19.99 The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2 >>>> $29.99 [...]

Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray Player $199 at Costco

November 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Back in August we reported that the Philips BDP7200 had landed at Costco for $349.99. Now 3 months later, the price has fallen to the magic $199.99 mark! This is a much better player than the Insignia, Magnavox, ect. players that are at the same price point. If this player is at $199.99 now, lets [...]

Best Buy Sunday Ad 11-9-2008 Blu-ray Prices

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is the Blu-ray related stuff in the November 9th Best Buy Sunday ad. Thanks to speedy1961 from for the info. Blu-Ray High Definition Discs / Players: Band Of Brothers >>>> $54.99 Firefly: The Complete Series >>>> $64.99 The Police: Certifiable >>>>> $29.99 2 Blu-Ray / 2 CD set Hellboy >>>> $24.99 Casino Royale [...]

Best Buy Shows Off Samsung BD-P2550 Netflix Streaming

November 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Now that Samsung has brought Netflix Streaming to the BD-P2500/BD-P2550, we wondered how long it would take for them to start promoting it at retail. Best Buy gives us the answer: a little over 1 week. At their retail locations, Best Buy has new endcap displaying the Samsung BD-P2550′s new Netflix integration. The demo shows [...]

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