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otherwise painless transition from the SD DVD format. I see this as one of the biggest stumbling blocksfor both competing high definition formats.
Codecs: Blu-ray, DVD-V, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD, plus multi-channnel uncompressed PCM
Outputs: Composite, S-Video, Component Video,HDMI 1.3a
720p/1080i/1080p Video Scaler for DVD (through HDMI output only)
Dimensions: 16-15/16"W x 3-3/16"H x 14-3/8"D
MSRP: $499.99 USA
The BD-P1400 is an average size player that is only slightly larger than what you normally see from theDVD market. The front panel is a glossy piano black and in line with the styling that has become atrademark of the Samsung brand. You won't see a lot of buttons or lights from the front. Instead,Samsung has included a single multi-function interface with controls for play, pause, skip, and stop. The back panel is also the same as most of the Blu-ray players on the market. All of the requisiteaudio/video connections are included. You'll find an HDMI output, component video output, andlegacy composite and S-Video outputs. Keep in mind that the HDMI output is required to take fulladvantage of this player's video output capabilities, including 1080p60 and 1080p24 playback. Thecomponent outputs are limited to 1080i while all other video outputs are limited to 480i video playback.