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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #16
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I got my first DVD player for $599 within the first month of the arrival of DVD.

However this time I will wait. There is already lots of HD stuff over the air to fulfill any immeadate desires.

I will wait until later this year and see how the war is going...

By the way until a month a ago it was a sure win for Blue Ray, BUT now HP, Microsoft and Intel have turned to HD-DVD due to Blue Ray's paraoid DRM protection, so HD-DVD has a chance to win this war...
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #17
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Playstation 3 will include Blu-Ray player and will cost $399.
I think $499 or even $599. The PS3 will have a supercomputer like processor (8 cores!) and a NVidia 7800 like GPU. There is no way this thing will cost as much as a deluxe XBox 360!

Even at $599 it will be worth it. The thing even has dual HDMI 1080p ports for crying out loud! XBox 360 has no DVI or HDMI but crappy anolog HDTV output!
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #18
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i think even movie lovers will buy PS3 just to playback the content and get the added bonus of a gaming/multimedia system.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #19
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i think even movie lovers will buy PS3 just to playback the content and get the added bonus of a gaming/multimedia system.
Or they could simply get an HD DVD player and rid themselves of gaming circuitry.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #20
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but see... the point is they're getting EXTRA with the $500 or so they're spending! =).
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Old January 6th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #21
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Just read that Panasonic's Blu-Ray player will cost $1000.00. Wow.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #22
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I thought the burner was going to be $1000? Who will buy it for $1000 just to play when a $399 PS3 does the same?



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PS HD vs 480P is not even noticeable once you get about 5 feet from your TV
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Old January 6th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #23
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I agree about HD/SD games.

One thing, the PS2 was never a good DVD player--I always had issues with my DVDs.

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Old January 6th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #24
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Hands down blu-ray all the way. Put my money on it too!! I not to worried about buying HD DVD movies to replace DVDs because NetFlix is my best friend!!
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Old January 6th, 2006, 05:43 PM   #25
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New superhero movies going to Blu-Ray and HD-DVD:

http://superherohype.com/news/supermannews.php?id=3745

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Old January 6th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #26
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Heard and saw on CBS Moneywatch segment this morning that Toshiba plans to have HD-DVD players available in March of this year.

Could make NAB more interesting if that's the case.

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Old January 6th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #27
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I thought the burner was going to be $1000? Who will buy it for $1000 just to play when a $399 PS3 does the same?





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PS HD vs 480P is not even noticeable once you get about 5 feet from your TV

I seriously doubt the PS3 is gonna be $399.00...more like $599.00
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Old January 6th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #28
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I seriously doubt the PS3 is gonna be $399.00...more like $599.00
I would still pick it up. Depending how blu-ray movies will be readily available is whats gonna hold me back. I remember when I picked up my first dvd player (I like to rent movies instead of purchasing them) it took a year before a poplular rental chain had dvds available for rent.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #29
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I'm sure there will be long lines and shortages.

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Old January 7th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #30
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Sony CEO said publicly the price would be $300 - $400.... news is everywhere



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