Samsung will be the only manufacturer to release a set-top Blu-ray player this summer. Pioneer was also supposed to release one in June but they delayed the BDP-HD1 to sometime in the Fall 2006.
The real surprising news is that Pioneer announced that they will no longer manufacture regular DVD players and will only support the Blu-ray format. I think they are jumping the gun a little by doing that. After all, VHS is finally getting phased out after years and years of DVD’s being released.
News Source: BetaNews