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Funai planning to sell sub $300 Blu-ray player

Discount manufacturer Funai plans to sell a sub $300 Blu-ray player in the second quarter of 2008.

The player supports Profile 1.1 (Final Standard Profile), the latest Blu-ray Disc format standard, HDMI 1.3a, and is capable of 1080p output, up-conversion from DVD to 1080p, Deep Color, and high-bit-rate audio stream out and HDMI-CEC.

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TANOD3459d ago

However i expect more cheaper players this year

I am anticipating a sub 200$ player from the TAIWANESE manufacturers by mid 2008

a BD ROM already has gone down to <200$ if you are unaware and would be launched by SONY within afew weeks as announced at CES

Cherchez La Ghost3459d ago

$299.99?! It's a start. Make them affordable for everyone standing on the sidelines ready for High-Definition movies.

TANOD3459d ago

However you can get a <200$ BD ROM for your PC and then connect it to HD TV .

so you can also get a decent BD drive for <200$ within a few weeks

Darkiewonder3459d ago

If it's at walmart. It'll be 299.98.

solidt123459d ago

It will be under 199.99 by Christmas

HarryEtTubMan3459d ago

This is for the sad HD DVD fanboys.

sonarus3459d ago

well hopefully the death of hd-dvd won't stop the prices from coming down. I expect price drops on both the ps3 and stand alone blu ray blu ray should try to hit 200 before the end of the yr. They need to get the hi def market rolling

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