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  • Who wanted cheap BD - $128 @ WallyWorld

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10825995
    There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
    -Cliff Clavin

  • #2
    New price is $168. Still pretty cheap.

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    • #3
      I left this out of 1st post;

      Reportedly this is an in-store deal only, with Walmart selling this no-frills (read: no BD-Live) player for $128 beginning June 14 and running through June 20 (so you’ll see $168 listed online). It has BonusView, delivers 1080p resolution, including 24 fps, and is Energy Star rated.
      There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
      -Cliff Clavin

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      • #4
        $89 BD player

        Original Article Link;

        http://formatwarcentral.com/2009/07/...rice-rollback/

        This is one of the 2nd generation Profile 1.1 Funai OEM'ed players, they aren't too bad all-in-all. The 2nd generation model that is being talked about here doesn't seem to have compatibility complaints.

        The one slight hesitation is how slow Magnavox has been to update their website to admit they have Blu-ray players at all, they let a whole generation of players go by without updating their website to say they even had them!
        Only about a month ago did they finally update their website to talk about the two generations of players and finally provided a firmware update for their first generation player. But it seems they might have gotten the message from the consumers about providing proper support.

        Originally posted by etcarroll
        I left this out of 1st post;

        Reportedly this is an in-store deal only, with Walmart selling this no-frills (read: no BD-Live) player for $128 beginning June 14 and running through June 20 (so you’ll see $168 listed online). It has BonusView, delivers 1080p resolution, including 24 fps, and is Energy Star rated.
        There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
        -Cliff Clavin

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        • #5
          If you're willing to climb the price ladder a little bit, I saw a Pioneer BDP51 BD player at BB for $200 last night. Very nice player (none of the BD Live stuff). Have to suffer through layer change delays, but it will equal or exceed the video processing of those players that use Anchor Bay chips. Put's out nice sound, too.

          BD play is just as good. Built well and Pioneer has been regularly offering FW updates (big one for bitstreaming DTS-MA HD, for those who care).
          About a pubic hair away from being banned!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by etcarroll
            $89 BD player

            Original Article Link;

            http://formatwarcentral.com/2009/07/...rice-rollback/

            This is one of the 2nd generation Profile 1.1 Funai OEM'ed players, they aren't too bad all-in-all. The 2nd generation model that is being talked about here doesn't seem to have compatibility complaints.

            The one slight hesitation is how slow Magnavox has been to update their website to admit they have Blu-ray players at all, they let a whole generation of players go by without updating their website to say they even had them!
            Only about a month ago did they finally update their website to talk about the two generations of players and finally provided a firmware update for their first generation player. But it seems they might have gotten the message from the consumers about providing proper support.

            Picked one of these up for $98 a few days ago. For the money it seems to be a really good buy. So far I have not had any issues. Blu-ray picture quality is incredible, and it does a pretty good job of upconverting standard DVD's. I have read about problems some of the Magnavox Blu-rays have had reading certain movies, and the lack of support from Magnavox. But, for the money, I decided to take the chance and have not been disappointed.

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            • #7
              oops - dyslexia got me, its $98, not $89.
              There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
              -Cliff Clavin

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              • #8
                Anyone else holding out for the Vizio unit w/ internal HD audio decoding and analog outputs? Last I heard, it's coming to Walmart sometime this month with a price of $188.

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                • #9
                  The newegg deal of the day is a bluray player for 109.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hawkeyejw
                    Anyone else holding out for the Vizio unit w/ internal HD audio decoding and analog outputs? Last I heard, it's coming to Walmart sometime this month with a price of $188.
                    For $188 thats a nice feature set.
                    There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
                    -Cliff Clavin

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by etcarroll
                      For $188 thats a nice feature set.
                      Looks like NO 7.1 analog output on this unit, look at the Vizio web site.
                      There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
                      -Cliff Clavin

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by etcarroll
                        Looks like NO 7.1 analog output on this unit, look at the Vizio web site.
                        Damn, you're right! They must have just switched it, I could have sworn it still said 7.1 analog outputs when I checked recently. That was absolutely the only reason I was waiting on this unit, now it's just another player. Oh well. That's $200 I WON'T be spending this month. Way to over promise and under deliver Vizio!

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