Sony announces cheaper Blu-ray player

If you were considering buying a Blu-ray player in the next couple of months, you had better hold up. Sony is set to announce a new player for $599 that will have the same capabilities of the first generation player. Surprisingly enough, the announcement was not full of arrogant statements. Kudos to Sony for not sticking their foot in their mouth.

From the article: 

The BDP-S300 will cost $599, yet will have the same capabilities as the $999 BDP-S1 Sony is currently selling, said Randy Waynick, senior vice president of the home products division of Sony Electronics.

Sony and Samsung Corp., which also makes a Blu-ray player, have been undersold by Toshiba Corp.'s players for the rival HD DVD format. Toshiba has a model on the market for $499.