If you’ve thought about purchasing a new Blu-ray player , think again. According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, after October 31 of this year, all new Blu-ray players will have a new set of standards to go by.
The technology that must be supported is BD Java, which will handle the way features like picture-in-picture and other extras will be played. The good news is that PS3 already support BD Jav. Other Blu-ray player might need firmware update or total hardware refresh.
Blu-ray Disc Specification Change Threatens Current Players [via dailytech]
Edit: Thanks to our reader for pointing out some errors.