If they can't make a 1.1 compliant player for $2,000 over 6 months since its official announcement, what chance a sub-$400 model?
Are the delays here linked to the delays in a 1.1/PS3 announcement?
And finally, after waiting for 1.1 discs for approaching a year now, will the news that they're at least 7-10 months away pursuade any BD owners that they've already waited for too long?
If it was profile 1.1 issues why the hell would they delay the amps/prepro as well?
well im sure not everyone buying a denon amp wants a denon blu ray player.
But again thats if there is a delay. my guess is were going to get it later than the NA market.
One articule states it will no longer be the first player out with profile 1.1, so sombody is coming out with one.
No PIP titles annouced could be another reason (and i made that up as i have no clue either)
Adding HD-DVD would probaly be a smart move, and thus making it both BD live and a first true universal that would sell bucket loads after the recent events.
Nothing beats a well built machine.
I find the new machines all look cheap, excluding the very expensive ones.. Even some of the mid range ones have expansive fascia sellotaped to tin bodies.
Toshiba use to make some well built players back in early DVD years but they changed their main focus to cheap and cheerful for most of DVD life. I think the HD DVDs also look cheap (IMO). Each tot heir own I suppose
The dual format Samsung is 1.1 compliant, as stated in the inverview in Homecinemachoice magazine- they were interviewing one of the tech leaders and he is quoted in the magazine that the player is fully featured and compliant with Profile 1.1
There was an article link posted elsewhere at these forums where they said it wasn't - even to the point of updating the article to clarify the point.
perhaps samsung have had a rethink then, because my view was inline with peckers as far as the BD5000 and BD 2400 went. perhaps they change there mind?
Evidently the Denon 2500 does have the realta chip so it just adds more choice if you just spent huge wonga on a nice amp with internal decoding. no point buying two lots of hardware to do the same job i guess
BTW, could you give us a decent (non-Google) translation of the bit in bold?
According to MeltonBoy http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5342536
If true I wonder why?
Will they refine the spec?......... or is a multi format player likely to arrive pretty soon now?