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Blu-ray Players for Under $150!

Discussion in 'Blu-Ray Hardware' started by smiddy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    OK...for those who want to know how to buy Blu Ray movies for an average of about $15-$16....here's an example of how you can do it....buy 2, get one free.

    Note:

    This link is a limited time sale at Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&plgroup=3&docId=1000361971
     
  2. roadrunner1782

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    Thanks for the link!
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I know this about hardware....but many have also indicated their desire for reasonable cost Blu Ray disks....so....you're welcome.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    This is now almost nostalgic...but Smiddy did a good job of seeing the handwriting on the wall - now you can get a number of Blu Ray players under $150.

    You can also get a fair number of Blu Ray disk movies under $15 as well.

    My...how things have changed in 2009 (in a good way).
     
  5. rudeney

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    I'll bet we see some serious discounting for Black Friday. I'll even predict sub-$75 BR players! :D

    But new releases are still high. Very few are breaking the $25 mark. BestBuy has starting doing "door buster" sales for the first two hours on new-release Tuesdays where they are $22, but that seems to be as good as it gets until they show up on the sale shelf several months down the line.
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    Agree on both fronts.

    I'm reading a few places that the new release Blu Rays will likely start to come down at the start of 2010. There is alot of pressure from the studios to grow the sales volumes, and Disney even recently said they's love to see regular DVDs go away in lieu of Blu Ray.

    I just got Transformers 2 for $13.99 at Wally World based on a first-day promo price of $16.99 and using a $3 Pappa Johns coupon.

    Those prices are not at all bad. The average new release on Blu Ray is now about $24.99, with some promos even lower.

    The key is to comparison shop...it takes some time...but saves $$$.
     
  7. spartanstew

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    Actually, you could get them for under $150 the day this thread was started (and before). The $100 barrier was broken a couple of weeks later.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    True...the Mags came out right before that....got two of those for my brother and me at the famous $114 price at the time. :)
     
  9. Steve615

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  10. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    This week's Target ad has a Memorex Blu-ray player for $99.99. I don't see it on their web site.
     
  11. Mark Holtz

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    Amazon has the Panasonic DMP-BD60 for $136.89 and the Panasonic DMP-BD80 for $172.37 now. I like it's twin brother, the DMP-BD605, and I understand that it upscales DVDs well.
     
  12. sigma1914

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    Amazon also has the LG-BD370 (with Netflix) for $148.79 & ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
     
  13. RAD

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    Dripping...
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Expect more deals on Black Friday...I bet there are no less than 5-6 models on special sale that day and/or weekend...even less in cost....
     
  15. Richard King

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    From 4:00 PM (Eastern) today to 4:00 AM tomorrow (or until sold out) Newegg.com is going to be selling "recertified" Magnavox RNB500MS9 Blue Ray players for $79.99.
     
  16. rudeney

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    Yep, here it is:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882226009

    The reviews have been very mixed - several buyers have reported that the units are in rough cosmetic condition and a few DOA's, but of course NewEgg has been helpful to them.
     
  17. Chris Blount

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    I picked up one of these over the weekend. Seems work well. Netflix streaming is smooth.

    It's a good idea to immediately do a firmware upgrade as soon as you bring the player home via the Ethernet connection. Lots of new features in the latest release.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Its always very important to keep the firmware current, as new Blu Ray disks tend to feature new things that are only supported in newer firmware.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I heartily agree for BD-Live-enabled players especially. I've had a couple of discs fail to play at all until I got a firmware update.
     
  20. Getteau

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    I agree. That's what has been holding me back on picking up one of the $99 players.
     

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