We can't really see the logic in releasing a Blu-ray player without BD-Live in 2008 -- and neither can Samsung, which just announced its fourth generation BD-P1500
will be BD-Live
Ready. The bad news is the May release date announced earlier has slipped to June, and the formerly comfortable $399 MSRP
is now a less promising TBA
. We're not sure if that "ready" tag means it will be BD-Live enabled out of the gate, however DTS-HD "High resolution" is confirmed on the way in a future firmware update. A slight delay for a significant upgrade in features? We'll allow it. Update
: Samsung let us know the press release was in error, the MSRP will remain at $399.