Samsung has set a launch date for its debut Blu-ray player, the BD-P1000,
which is now due to hit store shelves in the US just before the end of May this
year. The BD player offers the highly desirable full HD, 1080p resolution via its HDMI output and will also be able to upscale standard definition media too.
Unfortunately we Europeans can only expect to see this Blu-ray player
arriving in the Autumn according to Samsung’s President for Digital Media Business, Geesung Choi. Prices for the BD-P1000 look set to be in
the region of 1,000 Euros (roughly £690).