Samsung Electronics America, Inc., has announced two new players at the 2009 CES, including the BD-P4600, a wall mountable design which, at 1.5 inches, is also the world’s slimmest BD player. This mounting capability garnered the 4600 model a 2009 CES “Best of Innovations” award at this year’s show. At just over 2 inches tall, Samsung’s second unveiling, the BD-P3600, sports a similarly svelte exterior.
Both players include support of full 1080p video and all the latest high definition audio formats. One of the most notable new features is the players’ new internet and wireless networking abilities. Each come with a BD-Live (Profile 2.0) standard, and in addition to Ethernet ports, the players are wi-fi ready, with the use of an included 802.11b/g/n dongle device. If subscribed, one can use streaming capabilities from both players to access over 12,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix and Pandora music services. Their fast loading mechanism ejects a disc in approximately one second, and the sleek black design, with new versions of Samsung’s groundbreaking Touch of Color™ accents, is equipped with a touch-sensitive control system.
No news yet on whether these players will be heading to Australia.