Originally Posted by mchuckp
I'm wondering if the hardware manufacturers are being hush hush about upcoming players because they don't want people not buying what is on the market now.
I am an HD-DVD owner and ready to go neutral this fall but I want to wait for 1.1 at a minimum and preferably BD-Live. Hopefully one will be available by years end (and hopefully won't cost a small fortune!)
samsung released their next gen player news recently here it is:
Samsung developing 3rd Gen Blu-ray player
11 July 2007 9:30 by vurbal
Just months after its second-generation Blu-ray Disc player hit the streets, Samsung already has a third generation version in the works.
The company will display the model, the BD-P1400, during the 2007 IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin on Aug. 31, confirmed a company representative.
The player is expected to support Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD audio formats. The BD-P1400 also should boast a built-in Ethernet port, which had been the most notable upgrade for the second-generation Samsung BD-P1200 over the company's first-generation BD-P1000.
If the new Samsung player ships to retail after Oct. 31, it will be mandated by the Blu-ray Disc Assn. that it include certain features that were not required of Blu-ray models that streeted prior to that cut-off date. One new required enhancement will be the capability to playback picture-in-picture, in which one separate stream of video runs currently with the running feature film. To date, no Blu-ray stand-alone features picture-in-picture playback. HD DVD hardware has been required to handle this feature since the launch of the format last year.
Source: Video Business
i have also heard of a 2400 planned as well and rumors of sony s500 by ye2007 or yn2008.