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Old 10-19-2006, 03:54 PM
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Unhappy Sony Store Pushes back availability Date

The Sony Style store has been showing the availability date of
October 25th for their Blu-ray player. Today the date was changed to December 4th.
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:51 PM
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Default PS3 supply in jeopardy as well

AND Sony continues to downgrade the number of PS3s available this holiday: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...aU&refer=japan

What does "more of a target" mean? I thought these numbers were educated forecasts, not goals.

The Samsung and Panasonic BD players as the only options this holiday aren't going to cut it - especially with a $1K+ price tag.
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:40 PM
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I don't think there's a quality control problem. I think this sounds like a Blue Laser diode issue. They must be focusing on the PS3 so much that there simply isn't enough component supply to go around.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:47 PM
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AND Sony continues to downgrade the number of PS3s available this holiday: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...aU&refer=japan

What does "more of a target" mean? I thought these numbers were educated forecasts, not goals.
That's actually mere speculation that they may not meet the target, and not confirmation. SCEI's own PR responded immediately saying that the target hasn't changed.

Either way, until the units of any product are manufactured, any number remains a target. In this case, the shortage may be a reality if the diode shortage is still not addressed.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:37 AM
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I don't think there's a quality control problem. I think this sounds like a Blue Laser diode issue. They must be focusing on the PS3 so much that there simply isn't enough component supply to go around.
But wouldn't that affect HD-DVD players too? Toshiba and MS certainly seem to be ontrack with their shipments.
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:18 PM
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They're not the same diodes afterall. Aside from that, neither Toshiba or MS are planning on shipping over a million of HD-DVD players/drives that would hog diodes.
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I've heard varying stories that MS are planning a massive launch with the 360 add-on, but then other stories point to a very limited release. I suppose time will tell.
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So what will the Sony Blu-ray player do that the PS3 won't? I currently have one of their players on pre-order but with the delay, I'm starting to re-consider! I realize that the PS3 will be hard to get a hold of, but if I can get one around the same time as the standalone player, why would I spend MORE for the standalone unit if it doesn't offer any advantage? Any thoughts?
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:59 PM
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So what will the Sony Blu-ray player do that the PS3 won't? I currently have one of their players on pre-order but with the delay, I'm starting to re-consider! I realize that the PS3 will be hard to get a hold of, but if I can get one around the same time as the standalone player, why would I spend MORE for the standalone unit if it doesn't offer any advantage? Any thoughts?
From my understanding, the PS3 will not upconvert SD-DVDs, which is disappointing because this is pretty standard on the other HD player (both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD). For me, this would be a deal breaker because upconversion really improves the image on regular DVDs in most cases.
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i for one really think part of the reason for the delay again is so that they can add in HDMI 1.3 and now allow a Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio passing. For them to compete with HD-DVD (hd-xa2) they will have to.
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