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Old 08-30-2007, 01:57 PM
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Default Blu-ray takes center stage at IFA

Just posted our roll-up of today's Blu-ray announcements from IFA:

Europe's IFA consumer electronics fair began with a bang Thursday, with a series of announcements from Blu-ray supporting companies new and old.

With virtually all of today's announcements specific to the European market, it would seem to indicate a growing focus on the region by BDA-supporting hardware manufacturers (both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc have sold in lower quantities in Europe than elsewhere).

Among the many announcements made this morning were new hardware devices from Phillips (the BDP7100 Blu-ray Disc player), BenQ (the BR1000 BD-ROM PC drive and the BR1001 Blu-ray Disc Writer), Daewoo (the DBP-1000, the first known BD player to to support Profile 2.0), and Loewe (the Blutech Vision Blu-ray player).

Additionally, Sony announced a European release for its BDP-S300 Blu-ray player (which has already launched here in the US), as well as a higher end model -- the BDP-S500. Samsung, meanwhile, unveiled further details about its long-awaited dual-format player, while Sharp announced plans to display its upcoming Aquos BD-HP20S Blu-ray player at the show.

Also announced were the addition of two new companies to the BDA ranks -- Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer and China's Hualu Group.
Click through to the story itself for links to more info for each of these announcements...
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:30 PM
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Some pretty good news for the European market.
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:35 PM
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With the holidays only a couple of months away, these companies need to get their asses in gear and start releasing some product if they want to see a piece of that pie.
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I was pleased with all the announcements, although i really believe they need a cheap player out by christmas time.
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