First Sony HD-DVD: Already late!

Sony was preparing a worldwide launch of its first High Definition DVDs (on Blu-Ray discs) for the 23rd of May. They decided to move it into the future. For a good reason:

“The majority of our retail base and hardware partners have requested that we reconsider this date to better coincide with the first commercially available Blu-ray-compatible hardware”

In other words: On the market, there’s no DVD player able to read those Blu-Ray discs…

2 comments for “First Sony HD-DVD: Already late!

  1. May 5, 2006 at 20:14

    But another division of Sony, just announced the availability of recordable media for BluRay. Maybe these ones did not have the pressure from outside the company…

  2. May 8, 2006 at 10:30

    ArsTechnica asks just the same question about the availability of BluRay burners.


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