Early Adopters Report Retail Leaks of First Blu-ray Player
Posted Thu Jun 15, 2006 at 12:47 AM PDT by
Though the market launch of the first Blu-ray players and discs does not
officially begin until next Tuesday, online high-def DVD fans are already buzzing
with reports of street date violations at major retailers nationwide.
Due to hit stores on June 25, Samsung's $999 BD-P1000 Blu-ray player began shipping
earlier this week to such chains as Best Buy and Circuit City, the electronics
late yesterday via an official press release
But early adopters are already reporting early street date leaks of the Samsung
player. Numerous forum posts have
started to appear
on the popular AVS Message forum, detailing early sales
at such major retailers as Best Buy.
"On a fluke thing, tonight I stopped by my Best Buy in Arkansas to pick up
an HD DVD movie to watch. Low and behold a sight I didn't expect to see -- two
Samsung Blu-ray players!" said one gleeful member of the AVS Forum in a post
late yesterday. "One of the employees said that they should have in some
movies this week."
The initial wave of Blu-ray disc titles from format backer Sony is not yet due
for release until this coming Tuesday, June 20. For a complete listing of upcoming
Blu-ray releases, see our complete Blu-ray
Look for High Def Digest's first Blu-ray disc reviews beginning later today.