One of the most widely known open secrets of the CE world became official today, when Samsung formally announced the existence of the BD-UP5000 combo Blu-ray HD DVD player, specifically that it will ship in Q4 for a list price of $1049. In addition, Samsung wedged in an announcement of the $1,499 HT-BD2 1,100-watt Blu-ray 7.1 home theater in a box, and further confirmation of the two latest Blu-ray players, the BD-P1400 and BD-P2400 we also told you about. More details, pictures, press release, and a helpful spec sheet comparing all four products after the jump.
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