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Are Blu Ray Players Ever Going to be Cheap?

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HawkMan    5,232

your first dvd player could play all the dvd extras :p

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Doli    545

I seen some Blu-ray drives for $160. Best buy has a sale now for $112 and its a Sony brand.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...;ci_sku=8699811

I would get it but i dont have the best sound or TV (PC->TV) to watch movies. I also dont like to watch movies on a PC monitor.

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HawkMan    5,232

why are you posting the prices of internal, or even external, pc drives though ?

they have zero relevance, you still need a fairly beefy HTPC to play the BD's.

that only makes sense for peopel like me who allready have that. And if you allready have a htpc, then a standalone bd player woudn't make much sense either.

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Doli    545
why are you posting the prices of internal, or even external, pc drives though ?

they have zero relevance, you still need a fairly beefy HTPC to play the BD's.

that only makes sense for peopel like me who allready have that. And if you allready have a htpc, then a standalone bd player woudn't make much sense either.

I made the post because it plays Blu-rays. If someone has a PC with a graphics card around or better than a Radeon X1600 or Nvidia 8500GT and a CPU around 2 Ghz Duo Core 2 then a internal drive could be a nice option. I dont have a dedicated HTPC setup where its connected to a TV all the time, i just connect it if i want to watch a DVD movie.

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goji    30
And how much is affordable?

For those who can afford HD, 200 is great.

If your just a college kid scraping cash to buy things here and there, its not for you.

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Joel    27
your first dvd player could play all the dvd extras :p

Oh, nice one. (Y)

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neufuse    3,846

Expect a price drop this Christmas, as wal-mart is planning to make them affordable this year

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DaDude    46
your first dvd player could play all the dvd extras :p

I don't get it. Newer DVD players have problems playing extras?

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goji    30

^ a witty stab at the multiple profile versions for Blu-Ray. Some considered Blu-Ray incomplete since it wasn't standardized across the board for software and hardware compatibility (additional features wise, not the actual film)

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Coldgunner    12
^ a witty stab at the multiple profile versions for Blu-Ray. Some considered Blu-Ray incomplete since it wasn't standardized across the board for software and hardware compatibility (additional features wise, not the actual film)

This has caused certain groups to spread FUD , saying that new movies on the later profiles will not play on earlier players, which is entirely false.

pretty much all video extras will play in profile 1.0, just the stuff added in 1.1 and 2.0, namely PiP and BDLive won't work in 1.0 players.

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Sanjay    1
Btw.. to show you exactly what I"m talking about.. I will show you 2 frames here.. one is full 1080p frame and the one is 720p frame upscaled to 1080p just like your player does for the TV.

As you will see..there is ZERO difference. Both screenshots are taken from Blu-Ray.com so you are not thinking I did something to them..the only thing that is done is that 720p frame was naturally stretched to 1080p (upscaled) the same way your TV/Player will do.

No offence buddy, but I wonder what is it you are smoking, I mean come on, if these two pics look even remotely the same then you must be watching them on the most crappiest of monitor's. Personally I can't even imagine a monitor so bad that you couldn't see the day & night difference between the two pics.

Who says they can see the difference, I would probably say they are under the placebo effect.

Hmm.. placebo effect you say, I say blind if you cannot see the difference.

PS: I am viewing the pics you posted on a Dell Uptrasharp 24" monitor.

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