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Old 9 Jun 2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Who can afford a Blu-Ray player?

The Pioneer BDP-HD1 has a SRP of $1,800. I know I can't afford that.

Hope all of you have some overtime you can pick up at work.
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Old 9 Jun 2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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The Pioneer BDP-HD1 has a SRP of $1,800. I know I can't afford that.

Hope all of you have some overtime you can pick up at work.
I would not even consider paying that kind of cash $1.800 in the u.s. and it is gonna cost about £800-£1000 in the uk apperantly those sort of prices are just a complete rip off you would be better off buying a playstation 3 or xbox 360 the add on drive for the 360 is gonna be around the £200 uk and $400 u.s. i just bought the xbox 360 for £350 with three games all cables and hard drive so if i buy the add on hd drive it will cost a total of around £550 and at least it has other uses besides just a dvd player not sure but i think the playstation 3 will be ready straight away

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Old 9 Jun 2006, 12:47 AM   #3
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give it time the price will come down.
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Old 9 Jun 2006, 12:50 AM   #4
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does anyone know do you play the blueray disc through a hd tv i have not heard of a blue ray tv
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Old 9 Jun 2006, 01:09 AM   #5
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Not me. I spent all my $$$ on a new PC and a 42" for the bedroom.

@SMEG - I presume it will be component out DV.

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Old 9 Jun 2006, 01:14 AM   #6
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I think blue ray and hd only diff is that one disc holds more than the other and as i have not heard of a blue ray television i think both disc as you say be component connections to a high def television not sure though
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Old 9 Jun 2006, 01:17 AM   #7
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give it time the price will come down.
True...I'm betting that it will not come down for sometime though.

I'm planning on putting some money aside to start saving up for a player.

Maybe even a possible burner
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Old 9 Jun 2006, 01:57 AM   #8
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I just want to watch one movie on blu ray to see what it is like. When i put a movie on my netflix queue it asked me if i wanted the blu ray format and it made me feel outdated all of a sudden. But to be honest it will be cool but imo it's nothing like the switch from vhs to dvd it won't be as widely accepted because of the massive dvd collections people have accumulated and prices will stay high for awhile. i still want one though.
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i wouldn't mind having one either. I heard from people who have tried them, they said that the picture is amazing. I want to see for myself.

I do agree that it wont be like the switch from VHS to DVD.

Once i can see how Blu-Ray looks, i may start saving for my own player and burner.
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I can imagine the picture looking great on a decent TV, but I have no plans to replace any of my existing DVD movies with HD version. It will be more like upgrading a DVD player, rather than buying something completely different, and I can see my DVD purchases being replaced with HD DVD and/or Blu-ray ones over time.
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I am just honoured that they named the product after me

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What about BluTooth.
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Not me. I spent all my $$$ on a new PC and a 42" for the bedroom.

@SMEG - I presume it will be component out DV.

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Big screen in the bedroom ha?? LOL what ya need that for Blu?

Your starting to sound more like me LOL my bedroom tv is on 32" though.
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