Date: September 27th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
<--CLICK FOR DEALS ON A SAMSUNG BLU-RAY PLAYER IN THE UNITED STATES
<--CLICK FOR DEALS ON A SAMSUNG BLU-RAY PLAYER IN CANADA
SAMSUNG BD-P1200 BLU-RAY PLAYER INTRODUCTION
As with any new product, the first release is bound to have some initial kinks and glitches to work out. Although I personally never witnessed and problems while testing, the previous BD-P1000 was known to have some bugs which Samsung fixed with a firmware upgrade. Although most people might blame this on poor quality control, anyone involved in any consumer industry knows that these things happen when you are breaking new ground with a completely new specification and its related product.
The BD-P1200 solves most of the glitches found in the BD-P1000 (Review HERE
) and also adds a few new features such as the new HDMI rev1.3, which allows for deeper color depth along with better audio. As with some second generation players, the new updated HDMI version also will pass the bitstream of Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-Master soundtracks, but unfortunately, the BD-P1200 doesn't support the updated audio specification yet. But mind you, not all audio decoders on the market can do that as well so I wouldn't be dismissing this product based on this lone premise.
To boil it down, the BD-P1200 is aimed to solve any problems encountered with the first revision, bring HDMI ver1.3 to the consumer livingroom and wrap this all up in a stylish package that will have consumers pick this model over the other versions being released by Toshiba, Sony, etc..
Let's see if this player is worth the price.
SAMSUNG CORPORATE INFORMATION
Head Office Corporate Information
Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Canadian Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.