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Old 01-21-2008, 12:38 PM
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Default Any chance of a BluRay v2 < $200 this year?

Anyone think it's possible? Or will the decreased HDM rivalry cause BluRay to continue to keep their prices high?

I am and still will be a HD DVD buyer until such time as I can get an affordable Blu Ray player (and $400 PS3 + cables + remote + movies is far from affordable for me). I don't believe HDM will become popular until stand alone players with remotes and fall into this range.

So do I have a shot at getting Blu Ray this year? Or is Sony and the other Blu Ray hardware manufacturers going to make me wait?

Just wondering what your informed opinion might be.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:52 PM
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I think that BDP's will be as low as 100 by Christmas, but that will be the ones that they are discontinuing. I think that 2.0 will be between 250-500 (250 being like Samsung and 500 like Pioneer or Denon).
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:55 PM
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Not sure about stand alone players, but I would expect the PS3 to be as low as $250 by Christmas. They have already reduced the manufacturing cost to $400 from the original $800, so there will likely be one or more price drops this year.
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If the PS3 really does get to $250 that would be something. Considering XBOX360 has really not had too much in the way of price reductions... a PS3 drop to $250 would be a miracle.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:20 PM
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If the PS3 really does get to $250 that would be something. Considering XBOX360 has really not had too much in the way of price reductions... a PS3 drop to $250 would be a miracle.
Acctually that wouldn't be called a miracle that would be called desperation. PS3 Will NOT see price drops this year.
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