MCE Technologies has done what Apple appears to be resistant in doing. MCe has released not only a 2x Blu-ray burner, but now a 6x Blu-ray Recorder Drive that is compatible with Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 computers. Recently Panasonic had announced 6x burnable media, so being able to utilize the burner's full capacity should not be long from now.
ONKYO Corporation has announced that it will release its first Blu-ray Disc Player for the international market in late 2008. This player is designed to partner with Onkyo’s high-definition A/V receivers equipped with full HDMI processing of 1080p video and decoding of Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio surround sound formats.
Pioneer is set to launch a number of products in Europe this fall. They have made announcements for: four Home Theater Cinema Systems (three which include Blu-ray players), four standalone Blu-ray players (one which is Profile 2.0), three KURO LCDs, four KURO Plasmas, and a Media Receiver. US product release announcement to hopefully follow soon.
In a move to educated Blu-ray owners and potential consumers, Samsung has launched a new website, the Blu-ray Resource Center. The site is dedicated to anwsering some of the fundamental questions about Blu-ray technology, support current Blu-ray owners, and a little propaganda to boot.
Kaleidescape, known for their DVD and Blu-ray archiving systems have claimed that their new 1080p Player and 1080p Mini Player rival the viewing experience provided by Blu-ray using SD DVDs. Kaleidescape is not the first to make this claim. Toshiba recently announced that they would not support the Blu-ray market, and instead focus on their DVD upscaling technology.