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View Poll Results: How Low Will A BD Player Go This Holiday?
$99 One Day/Weekend Sale for Funai's. 3 6.25%
$99 One Day/Weekend Sale on 1.0 Players 4 8.33%
$149 One Day/Weekend Sale for Funai's 18 37.50%
$149 One Day/Weekend Sale for 1.0 Players 8 16.67%
No Player Will Go Below $199 At Any Point in the Year (not counting refurbs) 8 16.67%
Free With a HDTV Purchase at One B&M Store 0 0%
Free With a HDTV Purchase at Many B&M Stores 3 6.25%
Free With a HDTV Purchase at Nearly Every BD Retailer 0 0%
Free With a HDTV Purchase at most B&M and IDs 2 4.17%
All Player Will Skyrocket to Above $1k Due to Insane Demand 2 4.17%
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What's The Lowest Price a BD Player Will See This Year?

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Old 09-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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What's The Lowest Price a BD Player Will See This Year?

I tried to vary the poll as best I could. I included an 'other' option. Please don't spam the 'other' option unless you really think the player prices will all raise to above where they are now. We will then proceed to make fun of your mother.

This is a public poll, witch hunt, flame thread poll. Per usual for me. Some call it accountability for vote skewing

Really, I just want to see where everyone sees the pricing getting to for the holiday. If Universal releases Munich, we could see some Jewish families getting 7 BD SALs for Channuka. That would be a plus IMO (sorry, watched Knocked Up last night)

Also, do you plan to buy one this year? (Doesn't have to be a budget player, not part of the poll.)


My vote is $99 for the Funai's that are on shelves now (Insignia, Magnavox, Sylvania) and 1.0 clearance sales.

I might pick up the NetLogic depending on price and final spec. Looks like a great Bedroom player. I wonder what SoC it uses. (Don't forget, the SoC is the only part of the player that needs upgraded. With the Funai's using the same SoC as many other mainstream players, the firmware scare is less scary)

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Please hold off on voting. I've PM'd PFC to get the poll to be changed to allow multiple choices.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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I think players will get below $99 for the Funai's and 1.0 for at least a one day/weekend sale, and free players will be pushed out with HDTV purchase from most BD retailers.

I also agree with DobyBlue in that Sammy1500s and Panny BD30s will see long sales at $199
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I'll go for $149

Though in the UK, Sony are already doing free Blu-ray players with selected HDTVs
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I think we might see a $99 Funai on Black Friday.
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I don't see them going under 199. I don't even think we'll see them that low. More like 249
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I don't see them going under 199. I don't even think we'll see them that low. More like 249
Ummm, we are already below $249. Try again.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1204332499513
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I think $199 could be as low as player's will go this year. Maybe they will go lower to clear out some 1.0 machines though, who knows?
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Please hold off on voting. I've PM'd PFC to get the poll to be changed to allow multiple choices.
I cannot edit the type of poll it is, so either a new thread poll will need to be done and I can lock this one, or people will have to limit themselves to only one choice.

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I voted $149 but I think there is some chance of a $99 special somewhere.

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Ummm, we are already below $249. Try again.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1204332499513
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Ummm, we are already below $249. Try again.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1204332499513
If the Isignia players are already priced $229 at BestBuy then it's incredibly hard to believe they won't drop below $199 during Q4 when competition among retailers really heats up. A no brainer in my opinion.

Also, lots of bundle deals will be offered by every CE company (except Toshiba) at every B&M store over the coming months.

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I cannot edit the type of poll it is, so either a new thread poll will need to be done and I can lock this one, or people will have to limit themselves to only one choice.

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Meh. I'm leaving it how it is. Ten option polls take too long If someone else wants to do it, be my guest and I'll request this one to be locked.

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I am thinking $149-179. I think we will see $99 next year..
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Are there enough 1.0 players left to even have a big enough sale? I have no idea what the CEM will do. I think we can all agree that if we see a $99 sale it would be a below cost sale unless it's a lower tier CEM like Funai and they would of had to ramp up production to a much higher level to reduce costs.

The other options would be Sony since they could take a loss. Another CEM who got a waver on royalies to help ofset costs, if a CEM has a large stock of players left with new models coming out, or a B&M who is willing to loose money.

I'm not sure what motive a CEM would have to sell at or below cost. Add to that all the BD press about how well BD players are selling so again what would be the motive be?
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Since there weren't options for bundle deals, I also see the Funai players hitting $149 at their lowest.

I need to go and brag at my other forum home where I was probably the only person who said we'd see Sub $300 players before the holidays haha.

Anyways, I think we'll see $149 Funai Players bundle with 2 or 3 movies, which in retrospect could bring the player cost to $99, but that wasn't an option so I picked the $149 option.
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