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Old 09-12-2007, 06:40 AM
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Denon to Release Blu-Ray/HD-DVD/DVD/SACD/DVD-A Universal Player Eventually-
http://www.listenup.com/content/partner_st...adge.aug.07.php

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LU: Why did Denon go with Blu-ray rather than HD DVD?

JT: We decided to go Blu-ray because we found a partner that we can work with at this point in time quicker than we could to do HD DVD. We're not picking one format over the other — we want to make that very clear. We happen to have a partner that we've worked with for years, and they wanted to work with us first, and so it just was like a nice marriage. The door is wide open for HD DVD, and as many have said, the market's going to tell us where we need to go. In our particular instance, our goal is to have a true universal audio/video player. All audio formats, including SACD and DVD-Audio, as well as HD DVD and Blu-ray video.

LU: So you would consider doing a combo player with Blu-ray and HD DVD?

JT: That's probably our number one consideration at this point in time. They're just starting to come out from some of the major players — obviously, Samsung has introduced theirs. They'll be out this fall, while the LG player, you know, it's not a true HD DVD player — it's not a licensed HD DVD product. LG has to make their own logo, it doesn't display menus for movies, and all this other stuff. So Samsung's going to be the first true combo player. And hats off to them.
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unless people follow in samsung's footsteps though it is highly unlikely that denon will

the market will tell denon where to go and as we know over the last few months standalone sales of bluray players have exceeded those of hd dvd players

what do you think will happen when denon, jvc, sharp and others join sony, panasonic, daewoo, philips, panasonic, denon and pioneer?

obviously the sales of bluray standalones will continue to pull away from those of hddvd, just like disc sales
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:57 AM
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You said something similar about ONKYOs future plans a few months ago, remember?

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No doubt they'll probably make a Blu-ray player and add to the growing list of trusted electronics manufacturers supporting the technically superior Blu-ray format.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:57 AM
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unless people follow in samsung's footsteps though it is highly unlikely that denon will

the market will tell denon where to go and as we know over the last few months standalone sales of bluray players have exceeded those of hd dvd players

what do you think will happen when denon, jvc, sharp and others join sony, panasonic, daewoo, philips, panasonic, denon and pioneer?

obviously the sales of bluray standalones will continue to pull away from those of hddvd, just like disc sales
They're all too expensive for players to pull away. They would really have to lower prices for the general public to buy those players.

You can have as many companies as you want making players but if they're too expensive for the general public it won't create mass sales.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:28 AM
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The only sensible options to buy a HD player are 1) buy a cheap player that plays only one format or 2) buy a more expensive dual format player.

Clearly Denon are taking the most pragmatic approach. Paying $2000 for a HD player which cannot play all HD disks is a waste of money, particularly as either format could end up as the dominant one once the mass market sub $150 players are launched in a few months time.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:09 AM
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The only sensible options to buy a HD player are 1) buy a cheap player that plays only one format or 2) buy a more expensive dual format player.

Clearly Denon are taking the most pragmatic approach. Paying $2000 for a HD player which cannot play all HD disks is a waste of money, particularly as either format could end up as the dominant one once the mass market sub $150 players are launched in a few months time.
I could only imagine how much a Denon Dual Format player would cost $2,500 - $3,000 judging by the Blu only player.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:37 AM
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Default Denon, HD DVD is a baked product, BD, not so much...

Truth, and this guy ain't a fanboi.

http://www.listenup.com/content/part...dge.aug.07.php

Note: 1.1 discs..."may not play on 1.0 machines".

I am smart for waiting to buy BD.
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I am not impressed with his knowledge of even his on player let alone what he thinks of 1.0/1.1. Besides, if you are selling the 1st 1.1 player, why not hype it that way.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:46 AM
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I am not impressed with his knowledge of even his on player let alone what he thinks of 1.0/1.1. Besides, if you are selling the 1st 1.1 player, why not hype it that way.
That's right, I forgot that you now more than this guy.

They should have pinged you first, before publishing.
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That's right, I forgot that you now more than this guy.

They should have pinged you first, before publishing.
LOL...yep, he is the new guru here. 6 posts in and a "know it all" %-(
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