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Old 08-29-2007, 05:09 PM
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Default Sigma insider says 10+ companies making BD standalones

- There are more than 10 companies in the process of making stand-alone BD players, several at the request of major retailers. Most of these companies will have at least two models.

- Lots of things are being to done to reduce BD player cost as much as possible as fast as possible. For example, we are working closely with the CE companies, drive manufacturers, and DRAM/Flash suppliers to remove every penny from the player cost that we can. And we don't charge a royalty for our software, and use Linux OS, to further lower player costs.

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Sigma Designs
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:25 PM
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This is great news. What happens when you have 10 cheap Blu-ray players versus 1 cheap HD DVD player?
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feel free to repost in the smackdown if you think it is more pertinent to there
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I don't think it needs to be in the smackdown. I know what posts will come back. "What brands?" "This is just a rumor." "Pathetic attempt to spin Venturer news." et al.
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good point Glocks - i like the way you think, very......rational is a good word.

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"Know your enemy" right?

And what did Sun Tzu say about format wars? "War is deception."
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So far we have:

Daewoo
Hualu
Sharp
Mitsubishi
Loewe
Acer

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Wasnt Sharp already producing BD players? Just nothing here in the US.
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Wasnt Sharp already producing BD players? Just nothing here in the US.
They showed a few models, but haven't announced when they were going to make them. I could be wrong here though, I don't really follow Japan trends.
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I think you are right Glocks. Engadgethd mentioned this was the 5th player shown and mentioned none of the others have been produced:

http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/08/30...lu-ray-player/

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This might be the last time we report on a Sharp Blu-ray player launch as it will be the fifth announced model (BD-MPC70, BD-HD1000, BD-MPC10, BD-HP1 & BD-HP20S), but yet, where are they? We have yet to see a Sharp Blu-ray player on any shelf -- virtual or physical for that matter.
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