First of all you must forgive me for any mistakes in language, because my English are good but not perfect.
I have to tell you that our friends in Poland come second, because the monthly magazine Audio & Video in my country, Greece, had in May the presentation of Samsung BDP1000! Here is a photo of the cover. As an additional proof of the exact day that the magazine had the player, in the presentation there is a photo of the Samsung with a daily (Greek) newspaper on it and the date on the newspaper is 5 of May!
I will have the chance to see the player with my own eyes in a few days! There are two major forums for audio and video in Greece, and I am a member of both of them. One of these forums has already announced the presentation of Samsung BDP1000 in combination with what? Can you imagine? With Projectiondesign Model III DLP1080 projector, which also we will see for very first time here in Greece. The presentation is programmed for next Wednesday or Thursday.
The only problem seems to be that we will not have available at that time any software (bluray disks with movies) except one sample disk of Sony. There are also available the two disks with the same content (I have no idea what exactly is this content) that Samsung send to the magazine, one has the content in a standard dvd and the other has the same content in bluray.
I also know very well (almost sure of that) that the administrator of the forum will have available all three bluray titles which are announced to launch in U.S. market in 25th of June, can you guess when? In 15th of June! So I suppose that there will be a second presentation right away, so we will be in position for better results in our presentation.
Anyway, if you here are such in a hurry, I can post here a small summary of the conclusions of the presentation which the magazine Audio & Video did for the Samsung BDP1000. But I have to tell you that I have already read the presentation of Audio & Video, and there are no specific tests or comparisons, only comments of general sense. But on the other hand, I can realize the pressure of time on the magazine to make the presentation ahead of the competition.