Pocket-lint has an update to yesterday's story about Samsung possibly bringing out a dual-format Blu-ray and High Definition optical drive.

Samsung has released a statement that reads: "Samsung Electronics is fully committed to the Blu-ray format and currently only has plans to introduce a Blu-ray player to the market. Samsung is looking forward to a very successful launch of the BD-P1000 which will be available on retail shelves June 25th for a $999 MAP price in the United States".

A report on DigitalWorld Tokyo had cited a Samsung manager confirming that Samsung has plans to bring out a dual-format player.

He was quoted as saying: "We don't have a plan to make an HD-DVD-only player but are considering a universal player".

"We are preparing HD-DVD now and if we launch a universal player it will be the end of this year or early next year."