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PerHT's Avatar PerHT 03:54 AM 03-02-2006
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Originally Posted by rdjam
the big news with the Toshiba is the price point, which is remarkable for such a new technology - other players follow later with 1080p.
Well, the big news is that Tosh must set this price point to have a chance at all. They need all the price support (buoyancy) needed to keep their head above water.
I wouldn't be surprised if Tosh sells these players at loss.

Do you have any confirmation about new players? Tosh had not got a lot of CE industry support, so waiting for HD-DVD players from other vendors... well let's hope you got a fair amount of patience..

Per
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camaj's Avatar camaj 10:21 AM 03-02-2006
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Originally Posted by PerHT
Well, the big news is that Tosh must set this price point to have a chance at all.
Indeed! Having a cheaper player isn't a great strategy but it's the only way they can look different from Blu-ray in any positive sense. If it wasn't for that even HD-DVD supporters would have a hard time justifying it

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At this point it is vaporware
At this point both formats are unreleased but I wouldn't call either vapourware, that implys that neither format will ever be released, which is highly unlikely.
tfelker's Avatar tfelker 04:36 PM 03-02-2006
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Originally Posted by Earz
Dell is number 1 selling pc by far, and only supports Blu Ray....sorry no hd dvd drives there ;)
Yeah and Apple will never have Intel inside ;) . Dell is out to make money just like any other company. If the market shifts, so will Dell.
camaj's Avatar camaj 07:20 PM 03-02-2006
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Originally Posted by tfelker
Yeah and Apple will never have Intel inside ;) . Dell is out to make money just like any other company. If the market shifts, so will Dell.
That's a big if. It's easier for Universal to shift, than 4 or 5 companies to shift the other way.

Anyway the point stands, no HD-DVD drives there. Things might change but until they do there's nothing that can be said
tfelker's Avatar tfelker 12:14 PM 03-03-2006
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Originally Posted by camaj
That's a big if. It's easier for Universal to shift, than 4 or 5 companies to shift the other way.

Anyway the point stands, no HD-DVD drives there. Things might change but until they do there's nothing that can be said
Not arguing the fact that Dell is going that way, just making the point that companies (like Dell) are only loyal as long as thats the way the industry/sales go. If it changes, so will they. Hey, the only thing these companies are loyal to is making a profit.
larrimore's Avatar larrimore 02:08 PM 03-03-2006
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Originally Posted by Ilka
That was true a year ago ... now almost every mid/high-range PC comes with a DL +/-R,RW burner ... the SL burners are winding down. We just bought some Dell's here, and we had no choice -- they only came with DL burners.

As for the media, it is following the same price-drop curve as the SL disks did when they first appeared a few years ago.

Let's check back in a year and revisit the price points on the blank media :)
I don't think the poster was talking about the burners, it's the price of the media that sucks. DL is way more than twice as expensive than SL and probably always will be.
bhummel2001's Avatar bhummel2001 10:49 PM 03-03-2006
I am not about to buy EITHER player until ALL movies are available on one of the players. In fact, I am waiting until burners are available.

You buy an electric drill to get the HOLE, not just to own a drill. I am plenty content to wait and see.
Q of BanditZ's Avatar Q of BanditZ 11:49 AM 03-04-2006
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Originally Posted by bhummel2001
I am not about to buy EITHER player until ALL movies are available on one of the players. In fact, I am waiting until burners are available.
I'm sure you are.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...53#post7244353
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