Looks like Toshiba
isn't the only company with last-minute jitters about the market for next-gen optical disc players. Samsung has now confirmed rumors that the
company's BD-P1000, its first consumer Blu-ray disc player, will be delayed from its original ship date of May 23 to
sometime in late June. According to Samsung, the $999 player is being delayed due to "testing" needs, though
we certainly can't rule out the possibility that at least one of the "tests" the company is planning will be
a check of the amount of BD media in the
marketplace by the launch date. Samsung still says its player will be the first Blu-ray unit to hit the US market,
BDP-S1 is currently scheduled for a July ship, so Samsung had better hope the tests are finished on time.