Samsung Delays Blu-Ray Player Launch

Samsung is rescheduling its initial U.S. Blu-Ray player launch from May 23 to June 25 in order to complete compatibility testing with several Blu-Ray test discs that will become available in late April from product manufacturers and content providers. The hardware development for Samsung’s BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player is complete and ready for mass production in Suwon, South Korea once these compatibility tests are passed. Samsung still anticipates that the Samsung BD-P1000 will be the first Blu-Ray player to launch at a national level in the United Sates. Samsung is also noting that two new features have been added to our BD-P1000 model without changing the expected $ 999 street price.

Samsung is rescheduling its initial U.S. Blu-Ray player launch from May 23 to
June 25 in order to complete compatibility testing with several Blu-Ray test
discs that will become available in late April from product manufacturers and
content providers. The hardware development for Samsung’s BD-P1000 Blu-Ray
player is complete and ready for mass production in Suwon, South Korea once
these compatibility tests are passed. Samsung still anticipates that the Samsung
BD-P1000 will be the first Blu-Ray player to launch at a national level in the
United Sates.

Samsung is also noting that two new features have been added to our BD-P1000
model without changing the expected $ 999 street price. The BD-P1000 will have a
native 1080p output via HDMI for Blu-Ray software titles that are digitally
mastered in 1920 x 1080 resolution and up to 1080p up conversion of conventional
DVDs through the HDMI digital interface. Additionally, the company has upgraded
the built-in 9-in-2 multi memory card interface to 11-in-2 by adding support for
Mini-SD and Memory Stick Pro Duo formats. By including a memory card interface
into a Blu-Ray player, the native high definition resolution contained in 3MP or
larger digital still pictures can be enjoyed on a high definition television.

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