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Update for HD-DVD v Blu-Ray war

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2007 8:51 User comments (17)

Update for HD-DVD v Blu-Ray war When Samsung lowered the retail price of its Blu-ray Disc player BP-1000 to $469.99 USD last month, Toshiba immediately reduced the retail price for its entry-level HD DVD player HD-A2 to $399 USD.
Taiwanese optical disc drive makers have stated that this price competition will force all entry level Blu Ray and HD-DVD player models to be launched at $499 USD or less during the second half of this year.

The sources have indicated that $500 USD is now the market acceptance price for optical disc drives. Blu Ray and HD-DVD players were not originally expected to hit prices of $500 or lower until the 4th quarter of this year but Toshiba launched the HD-E1 at that price earlier this month. With all the added pressure from the HD-DVD camp, Blu Ray had to follow suit, and prices have been falling ever since.

We hope to see even lower prices and higher disc reading speeds in the near future.

Source:
Digitimes

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17 user comments

12.4.2007 8:58

HD-DVD should make it $350 so they can win for sure.

22.4.2007 9:06

AVS Forum members can already get the Toshiba HD-A2 from Value Electronics for $349.99:

http://www.fsiwebs.com/shopcart3/SC_Prod...S&CategoryID=27

32.4.2007 9:31
savlon
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hi i just bought a playstation 3 for my daughter it was around 429 and a few games thron in, it plays HD movies and it says it playes blueray movies i have played hd movies but not any blueray movies yet, but i theres a shop who rents dvd movies out and at the moment they have ownly about 10 blueray movies to rent the new james bond movie and afew other but cant rember at the moment, but i have seen them all on dvd , my point is is it not cheaper to buy a ps3 than to buy a blueray player , ps playes dvds all kinds, games, HD, and cant say for sure yet but it says in the manual and it has an icon for blueray movies .

42.4.2007 10:30

Originally posted by savlon:
hi i just bought a playstation 3 for my daughter it was around 429 and a few games thron in, it plays HD movies and it says it playes blueray movies i have played hd movies but not any blueray movies yet, but i theres a shop who rents dvd movies out and at the moment they have ownly about 10 blueray movies to rent the new james bond movie and afew other but cant rember at the moment, but i have seen them all on dvd , my point is is it not cheaper to buy a ps3 than to buy a blueray player , ps playes dvds all kinds, games, HD, and cant say for sure yet but it says in the manual and it has an icon for blueray movies .

Just so you know the PS3 plays BR and DVD not HDDVD.

52.4.2007 10:54
webe123
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I don't really care until they start making the High Definition BURNERS for PC's cheap...

62.4.2007 12:07

Quote:

I don't really care until they start making the High Definition BURNERS for PC's cheap...



loliolll; AGREED!!!

72.4.2007 12:54

The price of burners don't matter, yeah they are expensive but buying the media will kill you in the end. :p

82.4.2007 14:09

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The price of burners don't matter, yeah they are expensive but buying the media will kill you in the end. :p
Even more reason to wait another year or two.

92.4.2007 14:52

What would be nice is if you could put a BR or HDDVD disc on a DLDVD this would be a good "hold me over till" a big price drop

102.4.2007 16:22

I realy want HD-DVD to win. I can't stand Sony. Anyway, HD-DVD looks better then what I call Blurr-Ray. Maybe it was the PS3 that was playing it, but the HD-DVD looks better.

112.4.2007 17:56
webe123
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Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The price of burners don't matter, yeah they are expensive but buying the media will kill you in the end. :p

My point was, that BOTH the high definition burner AND the media it uses will have to drop in price before I buy them.

122.4.2007 18:11

Quote:
Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The price of burners don't matter, yeah they are expensive but buying the media will kill you in the end. :p

My point was, that BOTH the high definition burner AND the media it uses will have to drop in price before I buy them.
It would also help if the TV capable of displaying 1080p cost somewhere within reason. I guess in a year or two they expect everyone in the world to own a big-screen so the price needs to be $300 not $3000.

132.4.2007 18:46
webe123
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Quote:
[quote]
Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
The price of burners don't matter, yeah they are expensive but buying the media will kill you in the end. :p

My point was, that BOTH the high definition burner AND the media it uses will have to drop in price before I buy them.



Good point....forgot about the TV's being so expensive....just another thing that will have to get reasonable in price, before I buy into this....
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Apr 2007 @ 18:47

142.4.2007 19:24

meh more like moving their pieces around on the battle field looks like something is happening but nothing really is.

156.4.2007 4:52

Another price drop on the Toshiba HD-A2. It's now $299 at J&R:

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4137133

166.4.2007 9:02

The best advice is to ignore Bluray v. HD-DVD until they cost 10cents a disc. :) and the burners are under 100$. Thats when I will open my eyes.

176.4.2007 10:03

madman91
.....preuim DVDs aint even that cheap but I would agree ignoreing it all for acouple years


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