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Samsung BD-D7500
Samsung BD-D7500 is 0.9 inches slim


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
10 Jan 2011

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Samsung introduced four new 3D Blu-ray players at CES 2011, including the 0.9 inches thick BD-D7500, a new BD-D7000 in a square design, and new BD-D6700 and BD-D6500 players.

Samsung BD-D7500 is 0.9 inches

Samsung has introduced 4 new Blu-ray players that will be available in 2011. The flagship model is called BD-D7500 and has a slim design measuring just 0.9 inches in height (0.9 inches = 23 mm) and a startup time of impressive 3 seconds.

Samsung BD-D7500 3D Blu-ray
Samsung BD-D7500 3D Blu-ray


The BD-D7500 also features 3D, 2D-to-3D conversion, upscaling to 1080p, built-in Wi-Fi, touch-sensitive buttons on the front, DLNA streaming and the Samsung internet system with Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub.

Samsung BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray
Samsung BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray


Samsung BD-D7000 is the little brother but it still has the same specifications. The only obvious difference is the square design.

Samsung BD-D6700 3D Blu-ray
Samsung BD-D6700 3D Blu-ray


BD-D6700 is a 3D Blu-ray player with 2 HDMI outputs as well as 3D, Wi-Fi, DLNA and access to Samsung's Internet services.

Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-ray
Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-ray


Lastly, BD-D6500 comes with the same specs as the BD-D6700 but only one HDMI.

Samsung also mentions remote control Apps for iPhone / iPod and Android. However, they did not clarify if this feature will be supported by all four players.

All four Blu-ray players are expected to hit store in the first half of 2011, Samsung says. Prices TBA.




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