Sony Bumps Debut of First Blu-Ray Player to October
Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 10:30 AM PDT by
In the third delay in less than four months, Sony has pushed
back the debut of its first Blu-ray disc player
to the Fall, reports Video
Sony's highly-anticipated BDP-S1 Blu-ray player was originally expected to arrive
this month simultaneously with the launch of the company's first Blu-ray disc
titles. The deck was then subsequently pushed back to July, then August. It
is now expected to hit stores in October, due to a "product software issue"
a spokesperson for Sony announced today.
"It’s not up to the standards that they wanted, so they are still
engineering [it]," the spokesman told VB.
The BDP-S1's $999 list price and technical specifications are expected to remain
unchanged, the company also said.