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Old 07-11-2009, 03:00 PM
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Default Samsung BD-UP5000 (Refurbished) $250

Is it worth trying a refurb?

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Thats a tough call. After shipping and taxes you're looking at $300 for an old model that has had some serious issues. I've come close to buying one several times, then reread the reviews and problems people have had. I wanted it mostly for the Reon HQV chip, but there are other players with that same chip now. If you want to play both formats, pick up an LG dual player to put in your PC. I went that route and have got nothing but praise for it. I think it only cost like $120 at FS. Then run HDMI from your video card out to your TV HDMI input.
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dont got a good pc
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:41 PM
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Wouldn't be cheaper to buy stand alone HD DVD & BD players and get better quality???
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:43 PM
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Too much to spend imo
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:57 PM
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See all i got right now is my xbox 360(hd-dvd, component) as my main player, and my laptop which plays at 1280 by 720, but no blu-ray player
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My HD-A2 was a refurb and it still runs like a top. Don't be scared of a refurb, but do your homework on the model. The other option is you could go to an external drive for your laptop. (assuming you would be satisfied with it as a player.)
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rather have a standalone player though thats why i was looking at the samsung bd-up5000..cause its a combo..but maybe i should pickup a cheap hd-dvd player that does full 1080p, and get a blu-ray player after.
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^At this point in HD DVD's postmortem status, that sounds like the best idea.
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Are people still getting anything from selling these units "as is" ? Like if the laser in yours died, and you wanted to sell it off to someone who was willing to buy a new laser for it or something...
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