Just in time for viewing holiday movies, Samsung Blu-ray players that can connect to the Internet will be updated to make them capable of accessing some 300 movie and TV shows in high definition (720p resolution) via Netflix. Until now, the Samsung models BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 have only been able to display standard-definition titles. (However, those number some 12,000.) Owners of the devices will require a firmware update available online. Samsung said Wednesday that the upgrade will allow Netflix subscribers to stream HD content for the first time. In a statement, Samsung exec Reid Sullivan said that as a result its company's Blu-ray players now represent "the ultimate HD digital entertainment delivery system."

27/11/2008