Samsung BD-P1200 BD Player with HDMI V1.3, 1080p24 Playback and HQV Processing


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Samsung have just started selling thier new BD-P1200 BD player, so I thought we ought to have a thread for this player, as it appears to be quite significant for a number of reasons. There's a specification here, but it's pretty much useless unfortunately:
• Blu-ray playback at content native HD
resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p
• HQV video up-conversion processing
- HD video (1920x1080)
• HDMI digital interface (1080p/1080i/720p)
• MPEG2, VC-1, H.264, HD JPEG
• Picture in picture
• BD/DVD/CD playback
• Stereo and 5.1-channel audio outputs
• Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
• 12-bit/216 MhZ video D/A converter;
24-bit/192KHz audio D/A converter
• HDMI, Component Video, S-Video and
Composite video outputs
• Ethernet port
• Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS®, MP3
audio decoding
BD-P1200 Blu-ray Disc™ Player – Enjoy the HIGHEST DEFINITION.
BD-P1200 Features HQV Video Processing
HQV's true 1080i to 1080p HD deinterlacing
delivers the sharpest, most detailed HD
images possible by employing per-pixel
motion adaptive algorithms and a
sophisticated multi-directional diagonal
filter that ensures video without jagged
edges. The powerful HQV processing
engine also provides per-pixel motion
adaptive noise-reduction, detail enhancement
and advanced scaling delivering
premium quality up-converted SD material.
There are some significant facts that have emerged from reliable sources, though.

It plays CDs, DVDs and BDs.
The video decoder is the Broadcom BCM 7440.
The HDMI output is V1.3.
It outputs 1080p60 like the current player, but adds 1080p24.
Like the HD-XE1, it uses the Silicon Optix (HQV) ReonVX for video processing.
However, unlike the XE1, 1080p24 is decoded directly by the decoder.
This helps to avoid the up-sampling and de-interlacing artifacts associated with indirect decoding to 1080i.
The ReonVX should help make it a good progressive / upscaling DVD player.
Aside from region-coding, the US version does not play PAL DVDs.
There is no Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD decoding, and this is not planned.

What is not yet known:

Does the HDMI V1.3 output carry Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD bitstreams to a (future) AV amp for decompression and decoding?
There is an ethernet port for easy firmware updating, but it's not clear if this works properly.

Again, a rather incomplete BD player that will never be anyone's last player, but it does seem to have the potential to produce some very good video. MSRP in the US is $799.



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An ethernet port! Well thats a good sign. :smashin:

This was posted on AVS:

First, Samsung's BD-P1200 does not have the color management or image enhancement controls that the XA2 has for SD picture enhancement.

Second, I am sad to say Samsung's BD product manager has confirmed that the BD-1200 is not scheduled to get a firmware upgrade for any advanced audio decoding. Samsung is planning advanced audio codec for their G3 players.

Otherwise the BD-P1200 is an excellent player.

Isn't this the machine that Samsung will not be launching in the UK, waiting instead for their third generation machine?

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