Samsung was one of the first to market with a Blu-ray Disc
player last year, but the South Korean company now appears to be pulling the
plug on the release of its high-end player that was originally slated for this
The Samsung BDP-2400 has been cancelled and will not be
brought to market, according to WesleyTech.
The report speculates that Samsung decided to cancel the player as it was
unable to meet the October 31 deadline for BD 1.0 specifications.
The BDP-2400 isn’t the only machine to hit a release date
snag, though, as Samsung’s dual-format HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc player is also
reportedly pushed back to December.
The hybrid player, originally
announced back in April, was expected for a release in October or November.
Samsung VP of Digital AV marketing Reid Sullivan said in a previous story,
"Samsung is excited to introduce a new line of high-definition players
that will enrich the theater experience at home... From the top-of-the-line
BD-UP5000 to the entry BD-P1400 to the company's first home theater system with
Blu-ray disc playback, Samsung offers a range of products at different price
points to suit the growing consumer demand."
quote: Samsung decided to cancel the player as it was unable to meet the October 31 deadline for BD 1.0 specifications.