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Bravestime 11-17-2008 12:49 AM

Memorex MVBD-2510 Blu-ray player hits $139.99 (but not for long)
 
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Okay, so maybe Memorex's Profile 1.1 MVBD-2510 was only $269 from the get-go, but busting through the unofficial $150 price barrier is a pretty big deal for Blu-ray. Granted, we're totally expecting a few more to join the fold come Black Friday, but who's not all about buying from the comfort of one's home versus braving frigid temperatures only to catch eight airborne diseases and shave 2.85 years from your life due to statistically significant levels of stress on a day off? Bottom line: $139.99 for a BD deck is pretty darn cheap (even for Woot's standards), and even if there's no BD-Live support baked in, it'll still handle the 1080p basics. Order now, debate later.
Link: http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/17/m...-not-for-long/

http://www.woot.com/

Store rating from Resellerratings.com is lifetime 7.1 and last 6 mo. 7.67.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Woot

kamspy 11-17-2008 01:00 AM

The 5.1 analog outs on this player make it very appealing to my front room.....

PFC5 11-17-2008 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by kamspy (Post 743553)
The 5.1 analog outs on this player make it very appealing to my front room.....

Me too. If it decoded DTS-HD MA I would buy it right now for that price and then just hope they stay up to date with firmware patches for new releases.

bmore 11-17-2008 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743569)
Me too. If it decoded DTS-HD MA I would buy it right now for that price and then just hope they stay up to date with firmware patches for new releases.

5.1 analog outs for $139.99 is pretty damn good IMO, even without internal DTS HD MA decoding.

It will bitstream DTS HD MA. Worst case scenario you get the 1.5 mbps core. I didn't see many people complaining about 1.5 mbps audio last year when that was the dominant codec used on HD DVD...especially given that only the top tier HD DVD players had internal DTS HD MA decoding (A35, XA2, etc.). All of those people with A2's, A3's, A20's and A30's sure weren't complaining too much, and a lot of people here LOVED 1.5 mbps audio (Transformers OMG!). The Large majority of the HD DVD Supporters had players that would NOT internally decode DTS HD MA. But I digress too much....

5.1 analog outs for $139.99 - hmmm...I can think of at least ONE person here that requires a player for under $200 with 5.1 analog outs.

The only thing this player lacks is 2.0 profile. I am sure that will be the "excuse" du jour...

sigill 11-17-2008 07:45 AM

So Memorex may not be the greatest name in BD players but that price is fantastic. I think its ideal for someone looking to get into blu-ray cheaply or anybody looking for a second player.

ack_bak 11-17-2008 08:57 AM

Woot! :)

HD Goofnut 11-17-2008 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by sigill (Post 743631)
So Memorex may not be the greatest name in BD players but that price is fantastic. I think its ideal for someone looking to get into blu-ray cheaply or anybody looking for a second player.

I am waiting on the $128 Magnavox player on Black Friday. I am getting there at about 4:30 a.m. for that sale.:D

sigill 11-17-2008 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by HD Goofnut (Post 743669)
I am waiting on the $128 Magnavox player on Black Friday. I am getting there at about 4:30 a.m. for that sale.:D

I dont blame you. Thats another mega deal!

PFC5 11-17-2008 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by bmore (Post 743621)
5.1 analog outs for $139.99 is pretty damn good IMO, even without internal DTS HD MA decoding.

It will bitstream DTS HD MA. Worst case scenario you get the 1.5 mbps core. I didn't see many people complaining about 1.5 mbps audio last year when that was the dominant codec used on HD DVD...especially given that only the top tier HD DVD players had internal DTS HD MA decoding (A35, XA2, etc.). All of those people with A2's, A3's, A20's and A30's sure weren't complaining too much, and a lot of people here LOVED 1.5 mbps audio (Transformers OMG!). The Large majority of the HD DVD Supporters had players that would NOT internally decode DTS HD MA. But I digress too much....

5.1 analog outs for $139.99 - hmmm...I can think of at least ONE person here that requires a player for under $200 with 5.1 analog outs.

The only thing this player lacks is 2.0 profile. I am sure that will be the "excuse" du jour...

There was ONE DTS-HD MA title on HD DVD so it wasn't really an issue with HD DVD, but half the BD studios now use DTS-HD MA. See the difference?

So now you are taking the OPPOSITE view about HD audio? I thought 1.5mbps lossy was no good? We can go round and round on this but what is the point of it? Switching things around can be done for both sides of the argument so any attempt to undermine peoples reasoning also comes back on you the same way right?

Now consider this. If someone is going to have to downconvert the HD audio then what is the need to even HAVE 5.1 analog output? I already have a Sharp BD player that has 5.1 analog output but doesn't decode DTS-HD MA, so why would I need this one? BTW, I got a special deal on the Sharp brand new for only $150.00 back in 1/2008, so this $10.00 cheaper. :D

I would like to move the 1.0 Sharp to a kids room and be able to get ALL HD audio (don't want to miss out on HALF the HD audio on the BD discs I do buy/rent) so this is important to ME. ;)

kamspy 11-17-2008 01:47 PM

dts-MA be damned. This one's for the kids.

Now I can buy Wall-E and Kung-Fu Panda guilt free!

ack_bak 11-17-2008 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by kamspy (Post 743878)
dts-MA be damned. This one's for the kids.

Now I can buy Wall-E and Kung-Fu Panda guilt free!

Haha. I know. That is why I picked up the Samsung 1500 for $140. Now the kids have their BD player and Daddy can watch the animated movies that I want to watch on BD and not feel guilty :)

And let's be honest. I don't think I would recommend a Memorex anything to a video/audio nut...

bmore 11-17-2008 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743876)
There was ONE DTS-HD MA title on HD DVD so it wasn't really an issue with HD DVD, but half the BD studios now use DTS-HD MA. See the difference?

And? Here is a parallel - there was one bluray BD Live title, so it really wasn't an issue only having one 2.0 player on the market (the PS3).

But, things change, and more titles became BD Live, just like I guarantee more titles would have came out with DTS HD MA on HD DVD had it lived. Hell, Universal could have switched to DTS HD MA like they did with bluray.

On a side note, any care to guess why Universal did switch to DTS HD MA as soon as they went bluray? Hmmm....peculiar...

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743876)
So now you are taking the OPPOSITE view about HD audio? I thought 1.5mbps lossy was no good? We can go round and round on this but what is the point of it? Switching things around can be done for both sides of the argument so any attempt to undermine peoples reasoning also comes back on you the same way right?

I stated the position of HD DVD supporters that trumpeted 1.5mbps as being "translucent" to lossless. Me personally, I always want lossless - that is why I bought me a lossles receiver. No hassles. I recommend other people upgrade too - when and if they can. I got my 605 last year for ~$350. I think the 606 is cheaper now, with more HDMI I/Os.

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743876)
Now consider this. If someone is going to have to downconvert the HD audio then what is the need to even HAVE 5.1 analog output?

TrueHD?

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743876)
I already have a Sharp BD player that has 5.1 analog output but doesn't decode DTS-HD MA, so why would I need this one? BTW, I got a special deal on the Sharp brand new for only $150.00 back in 1/2008, so this $10.00 cheaper. :D

If you notice, I wasn't really talking about you...;)

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743876)
I would like to move the 1.0 Sharp to a kids room and be able to get ALL HD audio (don't want to miss out on HALF the HD audio on the BD discs I do buy/rent) so this is important to ME. ;)

Onkyo 606 - ~$350. Good deal. The memorex bitstreams - but you need a lossless reciever to get the full track. With a lossles reciever you will get ALL, not HALF, of the HD audio. Right?

kamspy 11-17-2008 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ack_bak (Post 743886)
Haha. I know. That is why I picked up the Samsung 1500 for $140. Now the kids have their BD player and Daddy can watch the animated movies that I want to watch on BD and not feel guilty :)

And let's be honest. I don't think I would recommend a Memorex anything to a video/audio nut...

It's just a rebadge of something.

I'm sure it will suit my needs fine.


..But no. It's not going on the gear list.:p

hatt 11-17-2008 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by PFC5 (Post 743876)
There was ONE DTS-HD MA title on HD DVD so it wasn't really an issue with HD DVD...

That's ODD. I forgot what that ONE title was you are referring to but I know of TWO others, at least, being sold on Amazon at this very moment.;)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...eL._SS500_.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...LL._SS500_.jpg

ack_bak 11-17-2008 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bmore (Post 743890)
And? Here is a parallel - there was one bluray BD Live title, so it really wasn't an issue only having one 2.0 player on the market (the PS3).

But, things change, and more titles became BD Live, just like I guarantee more titles would have came out with DTS HD MA on HD DVD had it lived. Hell, Universal could have switched to DTS HD MA like they did with bluray.

On a side note, any care to guess why Universal did switch to DTS HD MA as soon as they went bluray? Hmmm....peculiar...

I stated the position of HD DVD supporters that trumpeted 1.5mbps as being "translucent" to lossless. Me personally, I always want lossless - that is why I bought me a lossles receiver. No hassles. I recommend other people upgrade too - when and if they can. I got my 605 last year for ~$350. I think the 606 is cheaper now, with more HDMI I/Os.

TrueHD?

If you notice, I wasn't really talking about you...;)

Onkyo 606 - ~$350. Good deal. The memorex bitstreams - but you need a lossless reciever to get the full track. With a lossles reciever you will get ALL, not HALF, of the HD audio. Right?

Or just get an Onkyo 605 here for $227:
http://www.ecost.com/Detail/Receiver...avid=155438257

:)


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