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Samsung lowers price of Blu-ray player

Written by James Delahunty @ 03 Jan 2007 5:41 User comments (6)

Samsung lowers price of Blu-ray player In a move believed to be a response to the rumors that Toshiba plans to make some price drops on HD DVD equipment, Samsung has also moved to lower the price of its Blu-ray player, the BD-P1000. With the PS3 available in the United States, stand-alone Blu-ray players will take a hit to the included Blu-ray drive in the PS3 models. Additionally, HD DVD hardware is generally cheaper.
Effective immediately, the MSRP has been cut to $899 from $999, making wholesale prices around $500 - $800. The price drop might not prove very effective in the long term if the rumors about Toshiba's plans are true, but it's still good to see standalone equipment prices falling.

Of course, the price is still too high for the average consumer to be interested in the player.

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6 user comments

13.1.2007 07:18

qte: Of course, the price is still too high for the average consumer to be interested in the player and of course the whole betamax revisted scheme is to risky for those who value their entertainment dollars and longetivity of media usefulness to purchase one as of yet either.

23.1.2007 07:37

This is why competition is good. It gives consumers lower prices on even new technology.

33.1.2007 09:57

I for one will be waiting for 2 things The price to drop more and for an all-in-one solution that will play CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray. There is no reason any consumer should be locked into one format.

43.1.2007 15:06

It doesn't help that even Sony have slated this player as poor. It's stock clearance of a dead 1st gen model with a bad rep. If that appeals (at a price still above HD-DVD's) then go for it.

53.1.2007 15:29

yay blue ray!

619.1.2007 02:54

They are all dropping the ball when it comes to encouraging consumers to make the transition DVD to HD. The vast majority of people aren't going to pay NEAR that much on a dvd player

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