With a Samsung now having a major advantage, we can only hope that this file format is added to the PS3's accepted format list.
"At IFA, Samsung didn't introduce new Blu-ray players, but it announced that player models BD-P1600, BD-P3600 and BD-P4600 will support YouTube and the MKV file format. Existing players will be able to access those features by upgrading the firmware. The company plans to launch BD recorders in 2010, and is holding a wait-and-see stance towards 3-D.
"We know our consumers want access to multi-platform content, and the addition of YouTube to our Blu-ray players aims to provide this to them - from the comfort of their living room," added Shaw. "Adding MKV file support and YouTube to our range of Blu-ray players is the latest step from Samsung Electronics in providing an unparalleled home-cinema experience for our customers."
Our friends at Bluray-disc.de were disappointed at the lack of Blu-ray announcements and pressed the Samsung representatives for more information. They were told that the absence of new Blu-ray product was deliberate, and that Samsung plans to hold a private showcase in late April or early May 2010. A BD recorder is also in the works.
Regarding 3-D, Samsung says that it is not a major concern for them at the moment. Of course, the company isn't against that technology, but the representatives had no information on the topic."