The Financial Times revealed today that Samsung plans to introduce a player that will play both next-generation DVD formats, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Choi Gee-sung, Samsung’s head of consumer electronics, told the Financial Times Deutschland: “We would welcome a unified standard but if this doesn’t come, which looks likely, we’ll bring a unified solution to market.”
Although Samsung is a backer of Blu-ray, the company believes that by supporting both standards will help the consumer: “It won’t be simple but you’ll see our solution in the coming year. Consumers will be too confused otherwise.”
The good news for Xbox 360 owners is that Samsung, in addition of the memory chips, is the provider of the 12X DVD drive used in the Xbox 360, which is developed by Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation.