We have the first switch-hitting player in the format war.

According to Home Media Magazine, Samsung has confirmed that it will launch its dual-format player later this month. The DB-UP5000 player will be the first with the capability to play both Blu-Ray and HD DVD discs on the same player.

It was originally believed the DB-UP5000 was to be priced at a heft $999, but Samsung is now saying the player will retail for $799.