Samsung announced today that it has delayed the U.S. launch of its Blu-ray player to late June, in order to complete testing.
Japan's Toshiba last week started rolling out its HD DVD format players in Japan, becoming the first company to offer next-generation optical disc players worldwide.
Samsung is rescheduling the launch of its Blu-ray standard disc player in the United States to June 25 from May 23, the company said in a statement distributed by a public relations agency.
"We still anticipate that the Samsung BD-P1000 will be the first Blu-ray player to launch at a national level in the United Sates," Samsung said in a statement. Japan's Sony plans to offer Blu-ray players in the United States in July.