Samsung Unveils New Versatile Smart Blu-ray Line

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. recently announced the launch of their Smart Blu-ray, the BD – ES6000. This product boasts a full web browser and wealth of web-based content and services through Samsung’s Smart Hub.

February 15, 2012

2012 Blu-ray line features new cloud-based services, full web browser on Samsung’s Smart Hub and sleek design

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. recently announced the launch of their Smart Blu-ray, the BD – ES6000. This product boasts a full web browser and wealth of web-based content and services through Samsung’s Smart Hub.

This flagship 3D Blu-ray, from the market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, includes a compact Blu-ray player with a slightly larger-than-a-disc form factor (model BD-ES6000), delivering a virtually limitless entertainment experience with Full HD 1080p playback and showcasing new ways to access cloud-based content on multiple devices.

“Building on Samsung’s legacy of innovation, the new addition to the Blu-ray player line offer consumers increasing options to enjoy an outstanding home entertainment experience regardless of the content sources,” said Justin Shaw, Business Leader of Visual Display at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “Consumers now have an endless list of connectivity options and services for a true multi-screen experience.”

Innovative Blu-ray Features in a Sophisticated Form Factor

Consumers can look forward to innovative design without sacrificing performance with Samsung’s new stylish 3D Blu-ray line. This unit is designed as a symmetric product with convenient centralised controls for easy access and management, and Samsung’s premium player also comes with a centralised slot-in mechanism. The line-up’s lack of mechanical parts also makes for a smoother and quieter loading experience, with a boot time of less than one second.

Consumers now have an easy way to enhance and upgrade their current TV experience with the latest services and content options through Samsung’s new Blu-ray player. This premium 3D Blu-ray provides access to the Samsung Smart Hub – a simple way to access, search and explore Samsung Apps. New in 2012, the ES6000 Samsung Blu-ray player will offer a full web browser and the ability to experience rich content. It also has built-in WiFi for convenient access to a variety of web-based content and connectivity options.

Sharing content across devices is made even easier with the new DLNA-certified Blu-ray. In addition, 2012 Blu-ray players will be supported by WiFi Direct, which allows WiFi devices to be connected directly and easily without a wireless access point.

Regardless of the source material’s original resolution, the 2012 3D Blu-ray’s powerful video processor can up-convert DVDs, older non-HD content and even low-resolution streaming video to pristine Full HD 1080p. It also supports an array of audio formats including Dolby® Digital Plus / TrueHD and DTS-HD Bitstream Outputs. No matter what the experience, the 2012 lineup’s BD Wise Plus feature automatically adjusts the TV setting to provide optimal picture for each scenario.

Compact Blu-ray Player

Only slightly larger than a Blu-ray disc, the versatile Samsung BD-ES6000 3D Blu-ray player packs the latest video technologies and connectivity features into a compact form factor. This balance of technology and high design makes it a perfect addition to any room where space is at a premium, but outstanding video playback is desired.

Taking minimalism to the max without sacrificing performance, the BD-ES6000 sports a cubic form factor and features a stylish multi-layered pattern design on the top of its cabinet.

Reinventing the Multi-Screen Experience

Samsung is introducing a new remote control app that can be downloaded onto an Android or Apple smartphone. Previously only available for Samsung TVs, the 2012 remote control app enhances how users control and search for content on their Blu-ray players. The app’s MovieNote feature also offers instant access to detailed information on movies that are currently being viewed, including plot synopsis, actor and director biography information.

When the Smartphone is connected to the same home network as a Samsung Blu-ray player, users can control their Blu-ray player with ease and use the QWERTY keyboard on their devices for easy information input.

Samsung’s product line will be available locally in (April 2012).