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Sony planning Blu-ray player price drop

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2007 19:22 User comments (15)

Sony planning Blu-ray player price drop Sony Electronics president Stan Glasgow has said that more than a couple Blu-ray players will drop in price to around $399 USD in part to keep up with the mass price drops on Toshiba HD DVD players.
For those hoping the players will drop in price even more, Glasgow had this to say. "I dont expect it to go much lower than that."

The president went on to say that Sony was planning new players for 2008 with "possibly 1.2" features.

The 40GB PlayStation 3 is set to begin selling at $399 USD making it the cheapest Blu-ray player on the market.

Source:
HD Digest

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15 user comments

12.11.2007 21:12

399?for a stand-alone?if you want blu-ray you might as well just get the PS3

22.11.2007 21:31

Surely they mean "2.0" features, there is not "1.2" in the BR spec. just 1.1 and 2.0.

Still, if they can't get a player under $250 for Christmas, it might be a tough road from here on out for the Blu camp.

32.11.2007 21:54
BIGnewb
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here's a tip.get a ps3 for the same price which is more kickass than a lame dvd player.now sony take your blu-ray players and put em at 299 bcuz it makes no sense for them to be as expensive as the ps3 console.

42.11.2007 23:05

Originally posted by sk8flawzz:
399?for a stand-alone?if you want blu-ray you might as well just get the PS3
I think that's the whole point.

53.11.2007 0:56
vinny13
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Originally posted by BIGnewb:
here's a tip.get a ps3 for the same price which is more kickass than a lame dvd player.now sony take your blu-ray players and put em at 299 bcuz it makes no sense for them to be as expensive as the ps3 console.
I agree lol

63.11.2007 2:34

"Keep up?"
LMAO.
Too little, too late.

73.11.2007 3:19

I'll get a old 60 or 20GB unit before they turn into collectors items LOL

83.11.2007 8:01
ali2007
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time to buy hd dvd player

93.11.2007 12:07

Lol so the cheapest BR player is 4time the price of the cheapest HD DVD player! I think we're goign to see a turn soon!

103.11.2007 13:14

These price drops are great. Sure, the players that are cheap aren't the best but it helps get the HD players noticed and allows more (uneducated) consumers into the market.

With the "get free movies" deal that goes on and the ever-cheaper prices we just might see a real nice growth in both sides of the HD war this holiday season.

Maybe by next holiday season we will find a real winner. :P

Peace

114.11.2007 14:23

399 LMAO I just picked up 2 count it 2 HD DVD players from Walmart (don't laugh hehe)for 99 bucks each, I got 2 HD DVD players for half the price of 1 Blu-Ray player. Now the 2 I got don't play @ 1080p But Hell my 2 plasmas only do 1080i so i ain't missin nuttin. Go HD DVD!

124.11.2007 23:44

You nailed it on the head Pop_Smith, right on! I wonder if Sony wants the PS3 cheaper so that more people are driven to buy a PS3 right now, becuase you all are right it just doen't make sense. With exception to the typical game console sales model used these days and that is sell the box for a lose and make it up on the games.

135.11.2007 23:47

its obvious what sonys is tryin to do...they want ppl to buy a ps3 as a movie/gaming unit so they can say they sold alot of ps3's and also get ppl to buy movies so it looks like its selling alot of both which is not happening....but alot of ppl i know dont really care for a ps3 cuz they have a 360 or wii or not a gamer but would like a blu ray player for a cheap or reasonable price but it seems that HD is showing respectable and reasonable prices so sony drop those prices cuz this holiday ur gonna see alot of hd dvd players as gifts and then HD DVD sells go up......

1414.11.2007 16:53

Keep the price drops coming. The only way to go is down :)

1514.11.2007 18:23
hughjars
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Originally posted by elroy2055:
the 2 I got don't play @ 1080p But Hell my 2 plasmas only do 1080i so i ain't missin nuttin.
.....and if you had a 1080p screen it too would be showing the HD A2/3 1080i output as 1080p anyway.

1080p TV screens can only show 1080i progressively (and therefore as 1080p) anyways.

Unless you have a really cr@ppy & cheapo 1080p TV with a sh*tty deinterlacer in it 1080i means absolutely nothing to you.

If you don't have 1920x1080 resolution you can't have anything more than 720p/1080i anyways.

The whole 1080p 'issue' is almost entirely just marketing BS and the usual fanboy misunderstood BS.

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