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[UK] Pre-order the BD-P1000 at Play.com today!

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PL_    19

Play.com have officially started taking pre-orders for the first Blu-Ray player, the Samsung BD-P1000, at a listed price of ?1000 (or ?999.99 if you're picky) and a release date of 20/10/2006.

CLICK ME

Specs:

* Real HD(1920x1080) BD-Movie Title Playback

* Backward Compatibility with DVD/CD

* HDMI Digital Interface

* 10in2 Multi Memory Card Slot

* Improved Menu Features (Pop-up menu, Always-on menu)

* Improved Subtitle Features (Adjustable Text Colour & Size, Fade In/Out Effect)

Description:

Blu-ray disc is a revolution...

The highest definition picture...

The best sound you have ever heard...

The richest interactive features and connectivity...

Nic:D:D Blu-Ray is almost here!

But where are the UK HD-DVD players?

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Mx    0

Nice :D. I may pre-order this, but it is so large! PS3 looks a great cheap Blue-Ray player.

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Bhav    18

Dam! I can't believe they've actually translated $1000 to ?1000:||

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Vice    1,593

hahaha ?1000 That is the biggest joke this year.

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Mx    0

/me doesn't pre-order. Bhav, your $ to ?, it's so correct. They are actual ****s. Why do they always over charge the UK?:((

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lol911    0

* Improved Subtitle Features (Adjustable Text Colour & Size, Fade In/Out Effect) <--- will that actually work on the fly? Why not add subtitle positioning too, some subs are just way off the charts. But anyway, me likes :p

I will wait until one of the format drops or merges with the other, or if not, I will buy a combo drive.

However, ?1000 for a Bluray player is I N S A N E ! ! !

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BigCheese    9

Wow, double the US price? I hope this pricing is only specific to play.com and that other shops are cheaper. It'll probably still be a while before I get a blu-ray player.

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Mx    0

Wow, double the US price? I hope this pricing is only specific to play.com and that other shops are cheaper. It'll probably still be a while before I get a blu-ray player.

Play.com will probably be cheaper than most shops. :pinch: :no:

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dheaddy    0

Looks like the PS3 will automatically undercut all the dedicated blu-ray players, tho it will come out a good month after the BD-P1000

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wicker_man    0

this thing is riDICKulous!

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TruckWEB    474

Lets not forget that right now, this Bluray player does not real dual layer disc. Mabe later with a firmware update...

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bangbang023    31

This unit sucks. I'd advise against buying it.

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AbandonedTrolley    93

It makes the PS3 a viable option. Then again so did the PS2 when that came out, it was my first DVD player :)

Bought the S-Video leads for it and the picture quality was amazing.

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I am Reid    45

If you have any common sense then you should know not to buy this.

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Shibby    1

This is to much. i don't really think blu ray will beat HD-DVD as far as i know HD-DVD still uses a similar structure to DVD. And it just a differnt lens. that allows for a much tigher space on the disk. And it also supports something like 3 codecs.

And i think for people to make HD-DVD only requires some minor changes

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Chicane-UK    674

lol - don't all rush! I don't plan on touching Blu-Ray for a loooong time...

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SonComet    0

This unit sucks. I'd advise against buying it.

I second this. I would wait for the players from sony, panasonic, and pioneer as this samsung has proven to be less than stellar in the US.

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gunnerhkjp    0

It would be easier to hold off if the possibility of getting a PS3 at launch wasn't so bleak ;)

I went to COMPUSA today, and was surprised to see a blu-ray section, with quite a lot of titles on display.

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TruckWEB    474

It would be easier to hold off if the possibility of getting a PS3 at launch wasn't so bleak ;)

I went to COMPUSA today, and was surprised to see a blu-ray section, with quite a lot of titles on display.

FutureShop and BestBuy here have display of both Bluray and HD-DVD with many titles on display (most are of so-so movies?!).

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Shibby    1

I've noticed that most movies released for both formats have ben So So as well. Come on give us some of the big hit movies and the animation ones in HD.

Also i'm trying to figure out this

Will the non HD film movies be more expensive because they had to be re captured from the reel and what not.

OR

Will new movies filmed in HD be cheaper because they are filmed in HD

Or

Will new movies filmed in HD be expensive because studios want to recoup money on equipment brought

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PL_    19

I've noticed that most movies released for both formats have ben So So as well. Come on give us some of the big hit movies and the animation ones in HD.

Also i'm trying to figure out this

Will the non HD film movies be more expensive because they had to be re captured from the reel and what not.

OR

Will new movies filmed in HD be cheaper because they are filmed in HD

Or

Will new movies filmed in HD be expensive because studios want to recoup money on equipment brought

HD movies will be more expensive because they can market them as being HD!

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