Seems like Samsung may have been a little worried that Blu-Ray chief Sony would greet the news with something less than enthusiasm, for the Korean company has quickly issued a
somewhat less equivocal statement:
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.
Ah, yes, divert their attention to the shipping product. Very nice, Samsung. And a nice slip-in of the “only” there. Granted, it’s somewhat mitigated by the addition of “currently,” so it’s possible we still could see a universal HD disc player. Would that really be so bad?