$68 Blu-ray Player!

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  1. Feb 5, 2010 #1 of 25
    Cholly

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    Wow, players are now cheaper than some blu-ray box sets. Not too bad.
     
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    BattleZone

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    Just for fun, check out posts from around 2006-2007 on some of the A/V websites, when Sony released the first Blu-Ray player for $1000. A surprisingly large number of people thought that Blu-Ray "wouldn't make it" because of high player prices and that "Sony would never let cheap BR players be made." BR players were also "too complicated to ever be inexpensive" and would be "priced out of reach of most consumers."

    All of these things were said about DVD players too, when they were first released, and they didn't even offer backwards compatibility. Some folks never learn...
     
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    P Smith

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    Finally, the price come to reasonable level for masses.
     
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    This is the latest in a series of new Magnavox units with sub-$100 pricing specials. I got 2 of the $78 units Wallyworld had for the holidays as gifts.

    Both are still going strong.

    For anyone wanting a basic, inexpensive Blu Ray player that does a solid job of BD presentation....its a deal.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    I'll wait until I need one and can find one at an honest retailer.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    Another nail in the coffin for the DVD player. I suspect by this time next year, they'll be as scarce as standalone CD players are now.
     
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    That's another thing I was saying in 2007. Why make a DVD player when you can buy a Blu-Ray player (that will also play and upscale DVDs) for so cheap?

    I'll bet the only DVD players around for Christmas will be combo DVD/VCR units.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Yeah, well if'n anybody spots a 5 (or more) disc DVD player on closeout, lemme know.
     
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    The link from article lists it at $78, still a pretty good deal though.
     
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    In what respect were DVDs not backwards compatible? Of course, DVD players could not play VHS tapes, but they definitely could play regular CDs. I would call that backwards compatibility. (Of course, playing MP3s and CD-R support was added some time thereafter).
     
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    It is--- the $68 price was the original weekend it was posted (only).
     
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    So what is the point of buying a regular DVD player at this point? lol Now if they could just get some Blu-Ray recorders out!! They probably will-about the time the next gen optical disc player is out lol
     
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    Just got a Magnavox NB530MGX at Wally world for $98
     
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    That became the permanent price for that unit at Wal-Mart in July, 2009. It was a good deal then, not sure if I'd pay $100 for that unit now.
     
  19. armophob

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    I eventually want the Sony 400 blu ray player. But until the price comes way down, I needed a temporary player. Are you saying $100 is still too much for a single player? Or is this one so problematic that it is not worth $100?
     
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    I would say $100 is too much for that player, since that's been the MSRP for over 6 months and often goes on sale for $70 or less. Not to mention, Magnavox is notorious for failing to release firmware updates, so you'll run across movies that you won't be able to play.

    Deals on BD players come and go all the time.

    $65 after bing cash back and ebillme rebate.

    The following players have all been less than $100 within the last month:

    Sony 360, Sony BDP-BX2, Panny 605, Sharp HP16u, LG BD270, JVC XV1, Panny BD60,

    And Amazon had the Sylvania 530 for $60 2 days ago (sold out now).

    Could also check HERE
     
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