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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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The Toshiba HD-DVD. The price is waaaay to much. Its insane. I think it will be a while before I pick up one. For now I'll just keep printing back to tape.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:06 PM   #2
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I think I'll hold off. That's about the same price as a first-generation DVD player used to be. In fact it's also about the same price as a VHS VCR used to be. I remember when I bought my parents a 4-head stereo VCR for $400. And now you can get a DVD player for less than $40. Yeah, I think I'll wait until this comes down in price... way down.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Then again, people are paying $150-250 and up for "upsampling" DVD players which they think are HD but aren't, so $499 for the real thing on day one isn't totally out of line. Rumors are that the first batch of Blu-ray players will be closer to $1000, but maybe that will change.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:58 PM   #4
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Nice, but it doesn't record. Oh well, back to waiting.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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This is why HD-DVD is fighting uphill... The Sony Playstation 3 will launch with a robust blueray player. Bundles are said to be $300 - $400 and it is speculated that they will include a BR DVD... On video game systems, big corps are willing to take a LOSS in order to get a critical mass of units into the marketplace... they can do this because they license the games. Just wont work for players only.


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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #6
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It is the BURNERS, not players that are rumored to release for $999 this year..



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Old January 6th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #7
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Exactly right. $499 is an astonishing entry price for this kind of thing - I was a DVD early adopter in August 97, and I paid about $1100 for my Sony.

This entry price is gonna drive Sony nuts...now they've got to price Blu-Ray players a lot more attractively if they're gonna attract eyeballs.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #8
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Yeah I remember my first dvd player was $499. Now 7 years later you can get it for $49. When blue ray/hd dvd hits $49, the new format of HD will comeout like double the resolution of 1080i. Isn't history repeating itself? Anyhow I think I'll pass and hold off for couple of years or so before I make a move. So far playing my stuffs off the camera is good enough.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #9
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I dont think Sony has to change anything... for $499 you get an HD-DVD player... for $399 you get a BR player, the most powerful video game console ever released and a robust wireless home media center, with HDD, etc. etc.!

Remember PS2? Launched at the same price as most DVD players. It was estimated that 40% of people who bought PS2 in the first several months used it almost exclusively as a DVD player.

HD-DVD has little chance if Sony delivers as promised.



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Old January 6th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #10
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I dont think Sony has to change anything... for $499 you get an HD-DVD player... for $399 you get a BR player, the most powerful video game console ever released and a robust wireless home media center, with HDD, etc. etc.!

Remember PS2? Launched at the same price as most DVD players. It was estimated that 40% of people who bought PS2 in the first several months used it almost exclusively as a DVD player.

HD-DVD has little chance if Sony delivers as promised.



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What about the audio outputs on the PS3 is it coaxial or optical digital audio?
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Old January 6th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #11
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What about the audio outputs on the PS3 is it coaxial or optical digital audio?

Never mind PS3 has two HDMI outputs thats far superior than the coaxial.
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