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Blu_Ray player for $300 or less, ever?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by James L White, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. James L White

    James L White Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to go neutral but $500 for a low end player is too much
     
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    Ever? - Sure, if BR becomes the standard. I dont think I would expect it until then though.
     
  3. Austan

    Austan Well-Known Member

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    BR has competition between major CE.
    Sony has reduced to the price and Samsung is right there with them.
    Philips and Sharp are also price conscious, so expect the prices to get even more competitive...

    right now, you can get the Sony or Samsung for $450... around the holidays the price will be even better...
     
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    I'd say around X-mas you might see deals close to that, but probably not until next year for average price. With the 5 free discs offered on pretty much all BD players, that is putting you right around $400 already though.
     
  5. bigluigi

    bigluigi Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat but since there's only 3 BR exclusive titles that I'm intrested in I'm going to import the HD-DVD international versions.
     
  6. Aaron Silverman

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    Heck, if you sign up for a SonyStyle card you can get any Sony player (including a PS3) for $150 off right now.

    Competition will drive prices down. With HD-DVD decks going for $200 around the holidays, the BD decks will have to at least approach that if they don't want to get killed (especially with the Paramount/ Dreamworks move).
     
  7. SpiderX1016

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    Hell, I got my PS3 for $425, shipped to me and it works fine. Brand New, My cousin got his for $420 but had to pick up (Brand New as well)

    But it was off craigslist though. If the Sonystyle deal is still there, I would suggest that.
     
  8. JeremySt

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    I heard rumors the PS3 will be $400 before XMas... not bad for one of the best BR players on the market.

    I got my used samsung for $360.
     
  9. JediFonger

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    http://computers.pricegrabber.com/dv...search=blu-ray
    ^well, you can buy it for under $300 if you already have a HTPC playing HD DVD (like me). i plan on buying once it hits around $220ish delivered. it's currently $270ish delivered.

    i can wait, i'm a patient guy =P
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

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    The new 40GB PS3s will retail for $400.
     
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    RolandL Well-Known Member

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    I bought my PS3 60GB for $350 last month. I just signed up for the SONYCARD.
     
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    I've been keeping my eye open, as I'm hoping for a $300 price tag to go format neutral.

    I know that the first two generations of players are not going to be compatible with the finalized specs at the end of Oct, but will the PS3 be upgradable? It seems to the be the best bet as a player, no?
     
  13. BrettB

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    AFAIK the only 2 major questions with the PS3 are

    PiP - not confirmed but many insiders suggesting it will eventually do it

    DTS-MA and/or Dolby THD - something about the PS3 will not be able to send as bitstream I think (still confused on all the audio stuff [​IMG] )

    Hopefully someone else can elaborate. [​IMG]
     
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    Me too. [​IMG] That wasn't a PS3-specific deal, though, so it doesn't really count. You could get the $150 back regardless of what you bought.
     
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    Or pick up a used player like I did for $175. Look for deals here or on AVSforum.
     
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