Feeds

Denon confirms Euro Blu-ray set-back

Did we say November? We meant 2008

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Denon has confirmed to Register Hardware that any European consumers hoping to snap-up its first Blu-ray Disc player before Christmas will have to wait a while longer. The 3800BDCI player is now scheduled for release at some point in 2008, rather than the November 2007 timeframe Denon originally quoted.

Denon_bluray
Denon's 3800BDCI: when will it ship in Europe?

A spokesman for the company told us that the November timeframe had "been given in error". Unfortunately, this is the only information Denon is willing to release at this time and hopefully the player will still be available in the silver or black colours it also originally stated.

However, Denon originally clearly pointed out that creation of the player doesn't mark its sole allegiance to the Blu-ray Disc format, and Joe Stinziano at Denon previously said that its "future plans do not preclude the introduction of high-definition products in other formats".

The 3800BDCI is scheduled to be released in the US this autumn, where it will retail for around $2000 (£1000/€1230). It operates on the BD-ROM Profile 1 version 1.1, also known as the Final Standard Profile, and which becomes mandatory for all players introduced from November.

The successor to 1.0, version 1.1 adds in a secondary video decoder for picture-in-picture and interactive audio and commentary capability, in addition to other advancements.

A European price for the player is not yet known, but it is scheduled to be released over here in, oh, wait a minute...

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!
N1 mini-'slab to plop into crowded pond next year
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Nokia's N1 fondleslab's HIDDEN BRILLIANCE: The 'Z Launcher'
Sugarcoating Android's Lollipop makes tab easier to swallow
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that
The format that wouldn’t die is officially in remission
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.