The Samsung BD-P2500 adds Netflix to an already well-featured and top-performing Blu-ray player, with only some minor disc compatibility issues giving us pause.
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.
A new firmware upgrade adds high-def Netflix support to the Samsung BD-P2550 and BD-P2500.
The Samsung BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 Blu-ray players will be getting support for Netflix video streaming and Pandora's online music service by the end of the year.
In addition to HD Netflix streaming, the latest upgrade for the Roku Netflix Player promises new non-Netflix programming options in early 2009.
As previously announced, Netflix streaming is now available on Series3 TiVo DVRs.
The video rental company will use 2Wire's MediaPoint hardware to go head-to-head with Netflix, Apple TV, Vudu, and others.
Samsung is delaying the firmware update adding DTS-HD High Resolution to many of the company's Blu-ray players, instead promising DTS-HD Master Audio by the end of the year.
TiVo's high-definition set-top boxes for digital video recording will soon be able to stream more than 12,000 movies and TV shows from the video rental site.
Sony has updated the BDP-S350 to add BD-Live (Profile 2.0) compatibility, and--for a limited time, at least--lowered the price to $300.