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Old 02-14-08, 11:41 AM   #13
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Default Re: Bluray will not win the war.

Blurray has won. They just haven't dropped pricing yet.

When manufacturers ramp up the capacity to build more units, they will inevitably lower the pricing accordingly.

Remember when DVD players were $300+? Now you can get a brand new upconvert model for $50. I'd estimate that within a year you will see decent Blurray players hovering around the $200 mark.
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Old 02-14-08, 12:04 PM   #14
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Blurray has won. They just haven't dropped pricing yet.

When manufacturers ramp up the capacity to build more units, they will inevitably lower the pricing accordingly.

Remember when DVD players were $300+? Now you can get a brand new upconvert model for $50. I'd estimate that within a year you will see decent Blurray players hovering around the $200 mark.
While I agree prices will drop, with a greedy company like Sony overheading it all, prices will drop alot slower than DVD prices did. Sony is going to milk out as much profits possible.

I did not want BluRay to win, but it is what it is unfortunately.
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Old 02-14-08, 12:30 PM   #15
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While I agree prices will drop, with a greedy company like Sony overheading it all, prices will drop alot slower than DVD prices did. Sony is going to milk out as much profits possible.

I did not want BluRay to win, but it is what it is unfortunately.
At the end of the day its not only Sony producing Blu-ray players. There is a lot of competition to drive down prices. Just look at the LCD market where Samsung routinely undersells Sony though they jointly use of the same technology. Prices will drop so people need to let go of this idea it wont just like they need to let go of the idea HD DVD will somehow make a comeback.
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Old 02-14-08, 01:19 PM   #16
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Default Re: Bluray will not win the war.

I think there is another point no one has made. All content will be digital in the near future anyways, so it doesn't really matter.
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Old 02-14-08, 02:32 PM   #17
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While I agree prices will drop, with a greedy company like Sony overheading it all, prices will drop alot slower than DVD prices did. Sony is going to milk out as much profits possible.

I did not want BluRay to win, but it is what it is unfortunately.
this is one of the reasons i was not in support of BD. i dont trust Sony owning the rights on a market.

kudos to them though. this will drive PS3 sales. hell, maybe ill get one this summer. even if i dont buy any games, i can still install linux and play BD's lol.

will look good on my 42" Hitachi i just got.

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I think there is another point no one has made. All content will be digital in the near future anyways, so it doesn't really matter.
yes, but i still like owning the media in a solid state.
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Old 02-14-08, 02:46 PM   #18
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blu-ray players will be cheap and they're not all made by sony. rumors that tohisba might be already in production on blu-ray player for 3rd quarter of 2008 after they get rid of all hd dvd players.
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Old 02-14-08, 02:52 PM   #19
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SONY DOES NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO BLU-RAY. THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE FORMAT. THEY ARE ONLY THE MOST VOCAL MEMBER OF THE BLU-RAY DISC ASSOCIATION.
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Old 02-14-08, 02:58 PM   #22
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SONY DOES NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO BLU-RAY. THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE FORMAT. THEY ARE ONLY THE MOST VOCAL MEMBER OF THE BLU-RAY DISC ASSOCIATION.
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Old 02-14-08, 04:39 PM   #23
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At least Bluray discs are starting to drop in price...Amazon has a good deal going...

Buy 2 Get 1 Free and prices are mostly between $15 and $25...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...=bluraynews-20
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Old 02-14-08, 04:55 PM   #24
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Yeah, Amazon.com has been great with HD movies lately especially with awesome BOGO sales. Soon, they'll drop in price just like with DVDs.

I never ever buy Blu-ray movies over $25, so I don't agree when people say they're over $30 otherwise they're buying from wrong store or something.
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