Blu-Ray or HD-DVD - There's no question when you get the Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Combo Unit. This duo HD Video format player plays both. Plus your old DVD discs too. Your home-theater can finally reach fruition. Developed by Sony, Blu-ray discs offer picture quality beyond anything available, with full capability 1080p HD resolution in Blu-ray and up to 40 Mbit/secs, encoding 5-10X the capacity of regular DVDs. It also features theater-quality uncompressed audio up to 7.1 channels surround. Developed by Toshiba, HD-DVD playback at 1080p/1080i/720p, and 1080p at 24Fs/60Fs. These are the only 2 disc formats that are fully engineered to fill your 16:9 widescreen TV with a full image. No need to Zoom it up! The BD-UP5000 offers Blu-ray Disc playback at an amazing 1080p resolution, superb HD-DVD playback, and full interactivity from HD DVD and Blu-ray formats. With HQV and Full HD+1080p you'll enjoy the truest image reproduction possible. It has HDMI and HDMI-1.3 connectivity and i8s also 480p DVD backward compatible.