Sony lets Samsung be first to market with a Blu-ray Disc Player in the United States.
The Samsung BD-1000 Blu-ray Disc player will ship early Spring. Sony's BDP-S1 will ship early Summer.
The Sony BDP-S1 features 1080p full HD video output of course, but also DVD upscaling to 1080p.
And that is about all, Sony says in it's press-release about the BDP-S1. No pricing information available yet.
Sony will also offer a Blu-ray disc aftermarket drive for PC later this year. In Spring Sony will start selling Blu-ray media. See also the Blu-ray Disc movie line-up Sony and other studios announced yesterday.
More details in this Sony press-release.
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