Samsung BD-P2500 gets firmware fix for DTS-HD Master Audio

Samsung has issued a firmware update for both the BD-P2500 and BD-P2550, enabling onboard decoding of DTS-HD Master Audio on both Blu-ray players.

While the rest of tech world was busy scouring news from CES 2009, Samsung's duo of Netflix-enabled Blu-ray players--the BD-P2500 and BD-P2550--received a firmware update to enable onboard DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. The players were promised the update "by the end of the year", but chalk it up to another delayed Samsung firmware release, as we've seen before .

The firmware is available for download from Samsung's site, and the players can be updated via a direct download using an Ethernet connection, or, for players not connected to home networks, users can download the file to a USB stick or CD, then install.

Firmware updates have always been a double-edged sword for Samsung players, as they're a pain to keep track of, but have also enabled the company to add features to older models. Now that features like DTS-HD Master Audio and Profile 2.0 support are essentially standard, we're hoping new Samsung Blu-ray players like the BD-P3600 and BD-P4600 are truly "ready to go" when they come out in the first half of 2009.

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