Samsung has launched two third-generation Blu-ray Disc players, the BD-P2400 and BD-P1400.

Samsung's new BD player lineup offers full compatibility with 24 movie frames per second playback, the native format for cinematic releases.

Both the BD-P2400 and BD-P1400 work with lossless sound formats including, DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD for a variety of clear, full-bodied sound options.

The HDMI 1.3 connection also offers HDMI CEC (Anynet+) technology, allowing consumers to use a single remote control to operate the BD player, TV and other A/V products from Samsung.

Each model is able to up-convert standard DVD discs to full HD 1080p resolution via the HDMI connection, bringing consumers' DVD movie collections into the next generation.

In addition, the BD-P2400 offers a built-in "Hollywood quality" video processor, a unit apparently similar to those used by Hollywood production studios.

This enables true 1080i to 1080p HD de-interlacing for the best HD images possible - even from DVD formats.

The new players will be available in the States in the Autumn for $549 and $599.