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Old 11-02-2007, 11:58 AM
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Thumbs up Sony to drop price of standalone MSRP to less than $400

Looks like Toshiba's prices will start the clearance of 1.0 players (which was going to happen anyway due to 1.1 coming in) beginning with Sony, likely the BDP-S300.

Stan Glasgow anticipates a $100 price drop at least:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/busine...ry/193802.html

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Sony Corp.’s Blu-ray DVD player will drop 20 percent or more in price this holiday season, the head of the company’s consumer electronics division said.
The price for the high-definition movie player, which produces sharper images than traditional DVD machines, will decline to less than $400 from $499.99 now, Stan Glasgow, president of Sony Electronics, said Thursday. The Sony player and HD DVD, backed by Toshiba Corp., are vying to be the new home-entertainment standard.
If it's $399 with Amazon's were to offer 12% off, which they currently do on the $499 MSRP, that would offer it for $349.99

I'm sure Samsung will beat that with the BD-P1400 and so too will Sharp with their first generation model in the weeks ahead.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:59 AM
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wooooooo......
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Your on a roll with blu news today.
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wow, thats really not cheap at all. Nice try sony, nice try.

You should think to yourself before starting this thread..."if I have to make up some number that amazon.com will take off the already 20% off, to even make it look remotely good, well then I shouldn't post this".
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Whoop-dee-doo.

A day late and a dollar short.
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It's coming. I think we will see $299-350 BD players this holiday season. I think they will sell well at that price. I don't expect to see anything close to $99-199 though.
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nah, you think sony will just stand there and take a beating?
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Will those 1.0 models be able to run the 2.0 features eventually?
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So people can pay $300+ for players that are out of date?
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:03 PM
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In all fairness the MSRP of the HD-A2 is still $299, so if Sony drops their player to $399 we could end up seeing a Blu-ray player selling at $199 for the Christmas season... Unlikely, but still a possibility...
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