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NEWS: Samsung's first Blu-ray home cinema in a box system supports high-def audio

OK, we've done a bit of digging and finally come up with some more details on Samsung's new HT-BD2 Blu-ray system.

It's an all-in-one home cinema set-up, capable of handling Full HD 1080p images at 24 frames-per-second (fps) and delivering high-definition 7.1 audio. However, it doesn't have the latest Profile 1.1 and 2.0 Blu-ray spec.

The HT-BD2 supports Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, has audio/video lip sync functionality which allows the sound delay to be adjusted between 0-300msec, and delivers 135w across all seven channels.

Video output is handled via HDMI, component or composite connections, there's a single-slot disc loader, and an FM tuner with 30 presets is included.

The system can also handle advanced video content on Blu-ray discs such as picture-in-picture displays, bonus features and enhanced internet access using the system's BD-J mode.

Playback compatibility includes CD/CD-R/-RW, DVD/DVD-R/-RW, MP3 and JPEG discs, and additional audio decoding includes Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24 and DTS Neo:6.

We've yet to be told a UK price and release date, but are pestering Samsung to tell us.

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