Samsung's Blu-Ray player to arrive ‘next month’

Already available in the States, Samsung's brought its new Blu-Ray-equipped BD-P1000 player to Europe to show off to industry types. Currently doing t

Already available in the States, Samsung's brought its new Blu-Ray-equipped BD-P1000 player to Europe to show off to industry types. Currently doing the rounds at the IFA show in Berlin, Samsung assures us that it will be hitting the shelves in October. Expect to pay more in Europe than the US$1000 asking price. For those still waiting for news of the company's hybrid Blu-Ray/HD DVD player, the Koreans insist it is coming but after LG canned a similar model earlier this year, the BD-P1000 may be your best bet for hi-def movie madness this side of the New Year. Meanwhile, Fox has announced its first line-up of Blu-Ray titles. They'll be hitting the shops on November 14th – four days after our North American cousins. There's no word on UK pricing but a US price-tag of US$40 a piece suggests they'll be a tad more expensive than your bargain box DVD. Expect a raft of extra features and crystal clear audio for your money. The eight titles due for release are: Behind Enemy Lines Fantastic Four Kingdom of Heaven (Director’s Cut) Kiss Of The Dragon The Omen (666) The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Speed The Transporter