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#1 11-07-2007 10:42:06 AM

HDJoe
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NEWS: Blu-ray Players Hit $249 (at one store)

With recent news of HD-DVD selling a boatload of players at a cheap price, the Blu-ray camp takes a stab at it.

DEALERSCOPE - Following last week’s dramatic, if temporary drop in price of some HD DVD players, the price of the rival Blu-ray Disc player has dropped as well - albeit only in one location of one store. The previous low price for Blu-ray players was $299.

I'm still waiting 'til November/December 2008 to make my purchase.  For the time, I'm leaning Blu-ray.  But, I can be persuaded to crossover.

What do you think?


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#2 11-07-2007 11:21:50 AM

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Re: NEWS: Blu-ray Players Hit $249 (at one store)

I read over on Engadget that 90,000 stand alone HD-DVD players were sold last weekend alone after the dramatic price drop of one model (HD-A2) to $99.  That's a little less than they sold in the entire year 2006.

$99 is more than tempting, but I'm staying out of this fight until the winner is clear.  Even $99 is a lot to spend on something if it's going to be obsolete in a year or two.

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#3 11-07-2007 12:26:13 PM

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Re: NEWS: Blu-ray Players Hit $249 (at one store)

Frank wrote:

$99 is more than tempting, but I'm staying out of this fight until the winner is clear.  Even $99 is a lot to spend on something if it's going to be obsolete in a year or two.

And that's not including the possibly obsolete media that would be bought as well.  I'm sitting on the sidelines for this one also.  I think my regular DVDs look pretty good upconverted.

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#4 11-07-2007 12:37:11 PM

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Re: NEWS: Blu-ray Players Hit $249 (at one store)

I have to agree with both of you.  I just got my DVD connected via the component cables.  It is a progressive scan device.  The upconversion on my Samsung looks darn good.  As a test I popped in 'American Beauty'.  I knew it had DTS audio.  Picture and sound was great.  Although, I have to admit I look forward to see a 1080p video.  It should be sweet!


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