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Old 05-17-2016, 09:58 PM
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Default Philips Readies Ultra HD Blu-ray Player for June Release, MSRP Set for $400

The BDP7501 will be the second Ultra HD Blu-ray player to hit the US market.

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Certainly appears to be more attractive than the Samsung that I saw over at Best Buy.... which is not attractive at all.

I'd rather hold out for the Panasonic... or perhaps Oppo.
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Loved Philips in the dvd market, not so much in regular BD market. Have to wonder how they're doing on UHD?
Surprised Panasonic is waiting - they're out in the UK and Australia now.
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Loved Philips in the dvd market, not so much in regular BD market. Have to wonder how they're doing on UHD?
Philips sold the North American rights to its brand name to Funai back in 2008. Any "Philips" consumer electronics product sold in North America now is really a rebadged Funai item. That may be why you don't like them as much.

Philips was supposed to sell the rest of its international CE business to Funai in 2013, but terminated the deal due to an alleged breach of contract. However, as far as I'm aware, this does not affect the arrangement already in place in the North American market.
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Philips sold the North American rights to its brand name to Funai back in 2008. Any "Philips" consumer electronics product sold in North America now is really a rebadged Funai item. That may be why you don't like them as much.

Philips was supposed to sell the rest of its international CE business to Funai in 2013, but terminated the deal due to an alleged breach of contract. However, as far as I'm aware, this does not affect the arrangement already in place in the North American market.
I think I had a cheap Funai VHS player way back. PIECE OF JUNK to say the least
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And, if I'm not mistaken, aren't Philips speaker products a completely different company from the Funai arrangement? (Something along the lines of the last vestiges of the original Philips?) I can't keep it straight anymore.
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Philips sold the North American rights to its brand name to Funai back in 2008. Any "Philips" consumer electronics product sold in North America now is really a rebadged Funai item. That may be why you don't like them as much.
Funai - Emerson - Maggotbox - Yup, that explains it.
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And, if I'm not mistaken, aren't Philips speaker products a completely different company from the Funai arrangement? (Something along the lines of the last vestiges of the original Philips?) I can't keep it straight anymore.
It's possible. Philips lightbulbs are still the original Philips, as far as I'm aware.
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Phillips is now licensed and managed in North America by P&F USA for Blu-ray players, TVs and certain home theater products
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Phillips is now licensed and managed in North America by P&F USA for Blu-ray players, TVs and certain home theater products
From their LinkedIn page:

"P&F USA, Inc. located at Alpharetta, GA is a subsidiary of Funai Electric Co., LTD and is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home video products in North America. Funai Electric Co., Ltd., established in 1961, is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and is listed in the Tokyo Securities Exchange First Section (6839). In addition to the consumer electronic product brands sold by Funai Corporation and the products sold by other Funai sales and marketing companies in Asia, Europe, and South America, Funai Electric Company, Ltd. is a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier for appliance, consumer electronics, computer, and computer peripheral companies at a global level."
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