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Old 11-02-2007, 02:35 PM
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If the recent price cuts for HD DVD are such a bad thing, then why is sony going to be cutting their price as well?

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If the recent price cuts for HD DVD are such a bad thing, then why is sony going to be cutting they price as well?
Because they are masters of marketing. Because they are the shining light of hope in the HD world. Because their format is substantially better than HD DVD and by offering a lower price they are offering pure bliss on Earth.

You and I have been reported as as HD DVD zealots on BR.com.

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My only concern is when there is a difference between normal price cuts in a product life cycle, and huge price slashes.

I dont think a 100 dollar PS2 is a bad thing, and i dont think a 400 dollar PS3 is a bad thing, i also did not think a 240 dollar HD-DVD player was a bad thing, nor a 200 dollar player, but seriously how many price cuts has toshiba had in the last year? they have gone from 500 to 100

the PS3 has gone from 600 to 400

just think about that for a minute. i dont know of any successful products that saw those kinds of pricing drops.

Supply and demand, if there is supply and no demand you drop the price, this is not the move of a confident company.

Im not saying it wont work, but the low pricing has not worked so far. 200 was not the magic number. why is everyone so sure 100 is?
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My only concern is when there is a difference between normal price cuts in a product life cycle, and huge price slashes.

I dont think a 100 dollar PS2 is a bad thing, and i dont think a 400 dollar PS3 is a bad thing, i also did not think a 240 dollar HD-DVD player was a bad thing, nor a 200 dollar player, but seriously how many price cuts has toshiba had in the last year? they have gone from 500 to 100

the PS3 has gone from 600 to 400

just think about that for a minute. i dont know of any successful products that saw those kinds of pricing drops.

Supply and demand, if there is supply and no demand you drop the price, this is not the move of a confident company.

Im not saying it wont work, but the low pricing has not worked so far. 200 was not the magic number. why is everyone so sure 100 is?


Excellent post.

It isnt a bad idea to lower prices by any means, on either side.

It may work and sell tons of players, but forgive me if I wait 2 months to see how "uber" the results are.
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My only concern is when there is a difference between normal price cuts in a product life cycle, and huge price slashes.

I dont think a 100 dollar PS2 is a bad thing, and i dont think a 400 dollar PS3 is a bad thing, i also did not think a 240 dollar HD-DVD player was a bad thing, nor a 200 dollar player, but seriously how many price cuts has toshiba had in the last year? they have gone from 500 to 100

the PS3 has gone from 600 to 400

just think about that for a minute. i dont know of any successful products that saw those kinds of pricing drops.

Supply and demand, if there is supply and no demand you drop the price, this is not the move of a confident company.

Im not saying it wont work, but the low pricing has not worked so far. 200 was not the magic number. why is everyone so sure 100 is?
I dunno...because 100 for any high end electronic device is insanely cheap. Toshibas best upscalers are $10 less...

Open your heart and accept that Sony forced Toshiba into this, just like they forced the format war with their greedy "we want to be Toshiba and reap the benefits of royalties" BD format war nonsense.
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If the recent price cuts for HD DVD are such a bad thing, then why is sony going to be cutting they price as well?
Because everyone knows Toshiba is cheap whereas Sony is inexpensive
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At least with the HD DVD players lowering prices your still getting the same hardware for a cheaper price. With the PS3's 400 dollar price your getting it 200 dollars cheaper but without USB ports, No PS2 compatibility and less hardddrive space. With Sony you lose harddware with Toshiba you are getting the same for cheaper price.
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I dunno...because 100 for any high end electronic device is insanely cheap. Toshibas best upscalers are $10 less...

Open your heart and accept that Sony forced Toshiba into this, just like they forced the format war with their greedy "we want to be Toshiba and reap the benefits of royalties" BD format war nonsense.
That made me actually LOL.

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Open your heart and accept that Sony forced Toshiba into ... the format war with their greedy "we want to be Toshiba and reap the benefits of royalties" BD format war nonsense.
Because Toshiba had a God-given right to be the company to collect royalties for home video formats for time immemorial?
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Im not saying it wont work, but the low pricing has not worked so far. 200 was not the magic number. why is everyone so sure 100 is?
The A2 wasn't under $200 till just recently, and the times that the A2 dropped below $200 on sale it sold out. Now it's permanently available below $200 and retailers are starting to put out A3's at $200 as well. The price point seems to be right with $100 at a "Holy Shit" level of excitement.
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