Don't expect your Blu-Ray player to dress up your rack..

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I found this article interesting.

    Sounds like the blu-ray players are going for a "retro" look. [​IMG]

    Blech:
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    Maybe I'll hold out for the sleeker models.
     
  2. John S

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    Das ugly.... Looks like and old VCD, I think they were called. [​IMG]
     
  3. John_RO

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    Fugly. Gimme HD-DVD please!
     
  4. John Titan

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    My momma so fat she gotta wear a blu-ray player as a beeper
     
  5. Jeff Bamberger

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    Please look at the links on www.thedigitalbits.com

    They have some nice shots from CES that show some better looking players.....
     
  6. Dave H

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    I don't understanding why these players have to be so big and bulky. I thought sleek and thin were in?
     
  7. Cary

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    I thought the article on cnet? was sooooo bogus, like so much tech reporting these days. These are prototypes of a first gen technology - they're meant to be functional, not pretty. Slim, sleek and pretty comes later in the cycle.

    Personally, I want the new DVD player to disappear into the rack, not call attention to itself like my KEWL Netgear wireless router that is constantly projecting blue lights into the room.

    This is just typical, "let's bash the entire CE industry because every device isn't an ipod!" Of course, I doubt my Blu-ray player will stop holding a battery charge after a year.
     
  8. Mike_J_D

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    I personally thought some of the players looked pretty cool. I liked Sony's and Samsungs BD players.
     
  9. Dave Scarpa

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    Yeah From What I've seen Blue Ray is Wicked Fugly and HD-DVD isn't much better big and boxy. Is it so the consumer thinks he's getting something for his $500-$1800 bucks ?
     
  10. Jerome Grate

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    As ugly as that player is and others seen on the link provided, I think I can convince the wife in allowing me to get in to it if I show her the picture of Hitch in Blu-Ray. [​IMG]
     
  11. Dave Poehlman

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    Me neither, Dave H. But, remember DVD players were the same way. I recently took apart my old Pioneer DV-333 which is a pretty early modeled player, and is pretty big and boxy compared to some of the players out today:
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    About 80% of the insides were empty. So, maybe there is something to the "let the consumer think they're getting more for their $$" idea.
     
  12. Jerome Grate

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    Speaking of Pioneer, there Blue-Ray model looks pretty sweet.
     

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