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Default BDA: 10 Million Blu-ray Players In 2008

The Blu-ray camp says that by this time next year, the format's installed base could be nearly three times its current size.

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Not with the prices they charge it won't.
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Not with the prices they charge it won't.
$249 for a standalone profile 1.1 full 1080p player, and no doubt even cheaper by the holiday season? Keep telling yourself that.
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$249 for a standalone profile 1.1 full 1080p player, and no doubt even cheaper by the holiday season? Keep telling yourself that.
Not good enough, needs to be Profile 2.0.
But people are dumb, and still will go with the lesser product. I have no problem paying $249 for a stand alone that does Profile 2.0 along with 1.1 and 1.0 or however many profiles BD has.
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Interesting that they're only giving numbers for units sold in the US. I suppose the presentation is only specific to the states.

There are about 9 million PS3s sold worldwide alone, not include separate players.

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Not with the prices they charge it won't.
When there is only one option I think you'll see people stepping up to the plate. They had already estimated that 22% interviewed were waiting for some kind of resolution.
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Not good enough, needs to be Profile 2.0.
But people are dumb, and still will go with the lesser product. I have no problem paying $249 for a stand alone that does Profile 2.0 along with 1.1 and 1.0 or however many profiles BD has.
There's nothing wrong with a Profile 1.1 player. As for the games/network stuff, that's why we all have computers and gaming consoles. That stuff is all just a bunch of gimmicks created by both sides. One day they'll find a truly great use for it, but until then, they're useless to me.
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I'll have whatever they're smoking. Only 500,000 SA players sold? Heck, HD-DVD is at or near 1 million and look what happened. Sounds like they're pinning everything on the Play Station. (And how much will the 2.0 player cost? I'll pass.)
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The prices they charge? Are you talking about for the players, which is only slightly higher than HD DVD? Or the movies, which are spot on equal?

Oh, no...Wait a sec. You're probably talking about what'll happen now that the 'Blu monopoly' is taking hold. Raising prices on EVERYTHING!!!! Makes total sense....Take care of the competition, and then make sure that NOBODY buys your product, either.

Some real business wizards on these forums....
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thank God I didn't buy the HD-DVD player! Happy Blu Year!!!
 

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