Sony Blu-ray player delayed again

Posted on Monday, October 23 2006 @ 9:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HomeTheatherBlog reports Sony's Blu-ray player has been delayed again:
Sony’s BDP-S1 has been delayed, again, three times to be exact. (at least that’s my count) Originally scheduled for release on August 15th the player was then bumped back to October 25th and now states “Targeted Availability: On or about December 4, 2006”.

What is it about this player that’s causing the delays? Could it be the blue laser diode shortages caused by Sony gobbling up every blue laser diode they can get their hands on for the PS3? Well according to Andy Parsons of Pioneer “player manufacturers are unlikely to be affected by a blue diode shortage because they are manufacturing far fewer units compared to the millions of PS3s Sony is producing.”
More info over here.

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