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Sony quietly announced on its Sony Style website that the BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc Player won't be shipping until "on or about August 15, 2006." This is not quite the date the company had originally announced for the $1000 player, which was to coincide with the launch of the first disks. Samsung's first Blu-ray player has its launch planned for around that same time, still on track for its scheduled June 25 rollout.

Let's just hope when it finally does arrive, this Sony Blu-ray player not as half-baked as the lame Toshiba HD-A1, the unfortunate poster child for those who urge consumer electronics manufacturers to rush their products to market.


Sony Bumps Release of First Blu-Ray Player to August [High-Def DVD Digest]