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Old April 13th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #1
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HVR-A1J cheap price in Japan

I picked up a new HVR-A1J (Japan model of the A1) for 208,000 JPY, which is 1,755 USD. (It has English labels & menus.)

From a reputable dealer, Tsukumo, at their video pro shop. I have their point card too, so got 9,000 JPY of points.

They've had this deal for a while now. They have the Z1J for 459,000 JPY or 3,873 USD.

Any other signs of price drops on the A1?
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Old April 14th, 2006, 06:06 AM   #2
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I'm curious.. does the japan model comes with full japanese menu only? Is English selectable?
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #3
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I'm curious.. does the japan model comes with full japanese menu only? Is English selectable?
Yes, it has Japanese, English and "Simplified English"
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #4
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Yes, it has Japanese, English and "Simplified English"
I know this isn't Area 51, but I expect that a successor to the A1, with a Clear-vid CMOS and a big improvement in its low-light capabilities, will be on their agenda before long.

Regarding "Simplified English" or just "Simple English", which has a 1,000-word vocabulary, the VOA has been transmitting shortwave radio programs in it for years. It doesn't actually sound any different than what most of my friends use, minus the vulgarities.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 03:02 AM   #5
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What's the price of the FX1 in Japan?

Gian, do you know?
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Old April 18th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #6
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Gian, do you know?
The FX1, at a regular shop, is 358,000 JPY, which is 3,031 USD. Typically you can get another 10%-15% off between store loyalty cards and taxback.

As far as I can tell, the pro-shop where I saw the steeply discounted A1 and Z1 only sells the pro model.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #7
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Wow thaz great. Lower price with English menu!! I understand they have models with international warranty as well but the price would make it unattractive..
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