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Old 04-26-2008, 01:36 PM   #31  
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I just don't see BD going anywhere - its a cost thing. The masses just aren't going to spend $30 for a disc that is only marginally better, let alone $300+ for a player. If the price of the media were equal - probably a different story then
You do know that, in the grand scheme of things, it is still very early in blu-rays life, right?

And people don't expect to upgrade their equipment for an equal price. Why does someone buy a Lexus over a Toyota? Oh, that's right, Lexus doesn't sell any vehiclies because they aren't equal in price with Toyota.
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Provided they think an upgrade is called for in the first place.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:59 PM   #33  
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You do know that, in the grand scheme of things, it is still very early in blu-rays life, right?

And people don't expect to upgrade their equipment for an equal price. Why does someone buy a Lexus over a Toyota? Oh, that's right, Lexus doesn't sell any vehiclies because they aren't equal in price with Toyota.
I don't know about 'very' but time-wise it's certainly early in Blu-ray's life cycle. Prices will inevitable continue to fall, most importantly for players, but what will happen to DVD's prices in the meantime?
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:18 PM   #34  
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You do know that, in the grand scheme of things, it is still very early in blu-rays life, right?

And people don't expect to upgrade their equipment for an equal price. Why does someone buy a Lexus over a Toyota? Oh, that's right, Lexus doesn't sell any vehiclies because they aren't equal in price with Toyota.
If this were a toaster it would be early in its life - technology has to be picked up and adopted quickly or it gets replaced by something else - in case you haven't noticed, the masses by Toyota - Lexus is a luxury niche and frankly apple and orange comparsion to DVD technology - don't ya think?
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I'm waiting until most of the movies Netflix offers are in blu-ray (sounds like a kid's toy) before I buy another piece of equipment. Nice to have the latest and greatest, but I can wait. I don't generally buy movies so my Sony dvd player works just fine!
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #36  
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The name of this thread caught my eye, Format War May Be Over, but High-Definition DVD Still Faces Challenges . . .

I thought there was but ONE High-Definition DVD, and it died recently; how much more challenge must it endure!
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I'm waiting until most of the movies Netflix offers are in blu-ray (sounds like a kid's toy) before I buy another piece of equipment. Nice to have the latest and greatest, but I can wait. I don't generally buy movies so my Sony dvd player works just fine!
Welcome to the forum!

Unfortunately a lot of people (read most people) are doing the same thing you are doing. They are not buying into BD like they need to so far.

I sure hope BD solves this perception that you and most people share so we have HD movies in the future.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:07 PM   #38  
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I'm waiting until most of the movies Netflix offers are in blu-ray (sounds like a kid's toy) before I buy another piece of equipment. Nice to have the latest and greatest, but I can wait. I don't generally buy movies so my Sony dvd player works just fine!
Welcome to HDF!

Yes, many agree with you.. heck, so do I.. if I had it to do over agian, I am not sure I would have jumped in like I did.... would have saved me lots of $$!

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I'm really hoping we'll see a big push this fall to get things moving. Maybe an early BF sale by one of the B&M. One or two $99 for one day only sales would help get things moving.
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I'm really hoping we'll see a big push this fall to get things moving. Maybe an early BF sale by one of the B&M. One or two $99 for one day only sales would help get things moving.
Now I'd pay $99 for a decent 1.1 player like a Panasonic BD-30.
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Now I'd pay $99 for a decent 1.1 player like a Panasonic BD-30.

You and a few thousand others guys in this forum!
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Y'all just have to wait two years, then you can buy these players at $99 just as your hearts desire. With enough HD DVDs to hold you over, i guess that is feasible?

I am going to listen to some speakers today. Should i also ask, if i can get them for 1/4 of the price they are asking for them now?
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Y'all just have to wait two years, then you can buy these players at $99 just as your hearts desire. With enough HD DVDs to hold you over, i guess that is feasible?

I am going to listen to some speakers today. Should i also ask, if i can get them for 1/4 of the price they are asking for them now?
Well are the cheapest speakers out there twice as much money as you want to pay?

Seriously, if they doubled the price of the speakers you wanted to buy would you still pay twice the price or would you want until they dropped back down?

A lot of people got use to the prices being around $200.00 for complete players, so I do not blame many for not wanting to pay double for a less complete player.
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Well are the cheapest speakers out there twice as much money as you want to pay?

Seriously, if they doubled the price of the speakers you wanted to buy would you still pay twice the price or would you want until they dropped back down?

A lot of people got use to the prices being around $200.00 for complete players, so I do not blame many for not wanting to pay double for a less complete player.


They are talking about $99, not $200 (which is much more reasonable). Why not $50? Like i said, i am sure they can buy a 1.1 player in about two years for $99. I am also pretty sure, they will all break in much sooner and give in to their HDM addiction, regardless of what gets posted on internet forums....

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Y'all just have to wait two years, then you can buy these players at $99 just as your hearts desire. With enough HD DVDs to hold you over, i guess that is feasible?

I am going to listen to some speakers today. Should i also ask, if i can get them for 1/4 of the price they are asking for them now?

This seems to be the point with BR; " just you wait and see".
I already have everything with HD DVD.
why are so many folks so willing to keep waiting, and waiting, and waiting.... "just you wait and see; in two years all will be right with the world".
well, i beg to differ; Apple just stated they will be selling SD DVD movies the same date they release. the studios already see the light' DL is the future; not disks. "just you wait and see" LOL
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