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The Panasonic DMR-E700BD is scheduled to hit the Japanese market July 31. It supports single-side, dual-layer Blu-ray discs with a maximum capacity of 50GB.
Sony Blu-ray at CES
Sony's BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc Player, displayed at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, hits store shelves this summer and will retail for about $1,000.
Toshiba HD DVD-ROM notebook
Toshiba is rolling out the world's first notebook PC equipped with an HD DVD-ROM drive. The Qosmio G30/697HS will be available in Japan next month. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.