That means, however, that the only choice for consumers at the launch of the Blu-Ray discs will be Samsung’s forthcoming BD-P1000 (also priced at approximately $1000), which should be seeing the light of day on the 25th of this month.
I have to admit, I’m kind of surprised that Sony had to delay their player, and I wonder what the rationale behind it was? Seems like it would be a pretty bad PR message to send in the long-running fight with HD DVD. Then again, perhaps Sony was merely pushing too hard too fast. We’ll have to wait and see if the first Blu-Ray players suffer any of the same glitches that the
early HD DVD decks