It looks like Samsung may not be the only manufacturer to squeeze out a Blu-ray player this summer. Sony has a target release date of August 15, 2006 for its $1000 blu-ray player. Sounds like a lot of money…but wait…you get a free DVD: The Fifth Element! Nothing like suppling a movie that was released almost 10 years ago!
Judging by the price tag I wouldn’t think that there would be too many early adopters for this player, but I am sure there will be plenty of people that fork out the money to stay on top of technology. Oh yeah, and the scheduled release date is only a “target date”, so if they are anything like Microsoft then we shouldn’t expect to see this until sometime in 2007.