Blu-ray player shortage
I just received word from one of the nation’s largest A/V distributors that Blu-ray players are in short supply and is expected to be tight throughout the second quarter. Currently they’re only able to ship Samsung Blu-ray and combo players, and the LG combo player. All other players are sold out.
There could be a couple of reasons for this, in my opinion. 1) The holiday season was stronger than expected, or 2) the manufacturers are preparing for their spring release of the new BD1.1 and BD2.0 players. Whatever the case, this shortage may affect the sales numbers for Blu-ray over the next couple of months as this particular distributer serves the majority of A/V retailers and installers.