Interesting @Count.d. Wasn’t aware of that, however also just seen on Cambridge Audio’s website that it’s listed as ‘archived’ and no longer current.
It fits the trend though, and reflects a definite move away from physical media for films towards streaming.
Given falling sales of discs, it’s remarkably ‘bullish’ of the studios to still charge full price for new releases (BluRays at £15, 3D BluRays at £18 and 4K at £25+)!
Will be interesting to see where this trend ends up, and whether other disc player manufacturers will also drop out. I think @Richard.Dane’s decision to buy a spare high quality BluRay player now is very wise (especially if folks have a big film collection and no desire to store them on a personal NAS).
In years to come, we may be looking back fondly at BluRay players in the same nostalgic way that folks look back on Nakamichi cassette desks or Revox R2R!