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Old 07-09-07, 07:10 PM
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What is your price point for a HD player?

Is anybody waiting for MAJOR PRICE CUTS before buying your first HD player?

My price point is
Old 07-09-07, 07:18 PM
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i'm only buying when a winner is clear.

$200 for standalone, $300 for ps3 if blu-ray wins

to me blu-ray is the winner when universal goes neutral
Old 07-09-07, 08:12 PM
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[QUOTE=JohnDoeUSA]Is anybody waiting for MAJOR PRICE CUTS before buying your first HD player?

My price point is
Old 07-09-07, 08:17 PM
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No, but I have decided to wait for price cuts on software. Until then I'll pick up like 1 -2 titles a month.
Old 07-09-07, 08:28 PM
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I keep telling myself I'm going to wait until there is either a winner, or an amazing unified player for ~$200. However, with newer titles that I think will be amazing on next generation formats (Potter series, S1/S2, Pirates, Bond, Transformers, Superman Returns, etc.) I find it becoming increasinly difficult to dismiss Bluray as format to throw my had in the ring for.

However, I believe the sound is the strong point of the NG formats, so unless I upgrade my sound system to something that is $15k+ I may not even see those gains.

I'd be curious (once the real NG sound formats are implimented), if somebody on here could give an objective measurement with their soundsystem ($750-1200?) and give us a review between a regular dvd, NG dvd with "regular" sound and NG dvd with NG sound.
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ugh. Not for a while at least. I need a unified player under $200 with cheaper titles.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
So you plan on waiting a few years then, right?
I am ready to pull the tigger now but will wait for a clear winner in the format war.

Originally Posted by tommyp007
ugh. Not for a while at least. I need a unified player under $200 with cheaper titles.
What he said!
Old 07-10-07, 02:04 AM
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New Zealand $500. should be able to get one soon.
Old 07-10-07, 09:24 AM
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Not really the price point but rather I'd like all the available technology to be incorporated. A nice $300 player that can handle all the HD video and audio will be mine!
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I'm waiting to see if there's anything in the Black Friday ads for an HD-DVD player. With the A2 already close to $250 with 5 free movies, I'd be surprised to not see it < $200, even $150, by then.
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Well, if the whole Wal-Mart thing comes out as planned, I believe we'll see $199 HD DVD players by year's end. Maybe on Black Friday they will be $149 or $175.

Right now, I'm waiting on a price point for a second HD DVD player and/or a BD player. I've heard great things about the PS3 as a BD player. Now that the price is lower, I am much more interested. However, the PS2 was such a terrible DVD player that I find it difficult to imagine that the PS3 is actually good, eventhough everyone says it is. My price point for a BD player is around $399.

Honestly, I'd be moving much faster if software prices were lower. I would rather re-watch and old HD DVD or a DVD I haven't seen yet than pay $25-$30 for a new movie.
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$199 for a reliable and touted dual format player.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
However, the PS2 was such a terrible DVD player that I find it difficult to imagine that the PS3 is actually good, eventhough everyone says it is. My price point for a BD player is around $399.
Bus, they are completely different pieces of equipment. The PS3 is one of the best (and is THE best supported) blu-ray players there is. The upcoversion with the emotion engine is very very good. Given return policies, you should check it out for yourself, but I imagine you've read all the reviews saying the same thing.
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$249. That was why I purchased the D2 at Costco. The software is cheap enough now. If you shop around, you can get HD movies for around $10-12 a piece.

I also traded my Wii console for a PS3 for the Bluray player.

I will wait until I consistently find $10 movies (via deals) before I build up my library. I won't upgrade every movie in my library either, just the movies where the audio/video upgrades are worth it.
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400$ for a standalone BR player. We are just about there and I will own one probably in 2-3 weeks (plus I have about 100$ in BB gift certificates from my Bravia purchase). This machine plus the upconverting Oppo for my non-R1 DVDs close the circle for me.

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$500. Plus I should get five free movies. Plus it should play games. Ha!
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Originally Posted by Groucho
$500. Plus I should get five free movies. Plus it should play games. Ha!
That'll never happen.

Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Bus, they are completely different pieces of equipment. The PS3 is one of the best (and is THE best supported) blu-ray players there is. The upcoversion with the emotion engine is very very good. Given return policies, you should check it out for yourself, but I imagine you've read all the reviews saying the same thing.
I'm convinced because I haven't heard a single thing that's wrong with it. My only nagging thought is that a comparably priced BD player comes along that does this better than the PS3 (playing BDs, upconversion, formats, etc).

Now that I think of it, I should probably sell my Wii...
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$200 for either HD or BR player (but that has to include some free movies). If no free movies are included - $125.
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Out of curiosity, what did everyone pay for their first DVD player? I never actually owned one, I just either used my DVD-ROM ($200, maybe), a roomate's, or a console.
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I bought my first DVD player in May of 2000 for like $300, a Sony. Got a 4 year BB plan on it and ended up getting it replaced in March of 2004 as a lemon after having it serviced 3 or 4 times for the same issue.

I'm not in a big rush to get into HD because the player prices are dropping faster than DVD did and the media is still a little high for me. Plus I already have a large library of movies and I didn't when I got a DVD player, obviously.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
$500. Plus I should get five free movies. Plus it should play games. Ha!
All that, plus an extra game controller and gift cards to burn.

That was my price point.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Out of curiosity, what did everyone pay for their first DVD player? I never actually owned one, I just either used my DVD-ROM ($200, maybe), a roomate's, or a console.
I think around $650-700 for an RCA 5200(?) in 1997 from The Wiz.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Out of curiosity, what did everyone pay for their first DVD player?
399$ which was also a SONY player and which is precisely the reason I had decided that a 399/400$ price tag is when I join one of the two HD camps.

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Originally Posted by The Bus
Out of curiosity, what did everyone pay for their first DVD player?
I bought a Sony in November of '98 for $399. I was single then, and, as such I've actually dropped the price point for adoption to $299 at most, but, I'm also waiting for the other shoe to drop. If Universal goes neutral, even though I really don't want to because of my dislike for Sony, I'll go BR.
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I think the HD-DVD players are starting to hit the sweetspot: about $250. I'd be willing to go Bluray if they could get close to that price or if the PS3 could get down to about $350.

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