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post #1 of 27 Old 07-04-2006, 08:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Available now:

Samsung BD-P1000 $999
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Blu_...D_P1000XAA.asp

Sony VAIO RC310G Desktop PC $2249
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...tSKU=VGCRC310G

Sony VAIO VGN-AR190G Laptop PC $3499
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...tSKU=VGNAR190G


Coming Soon:

Pioneer BDP-HD1 Blu-ray Player $1500
Release September 2006

Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Player $TBD
Release September 2006

Sony BDP-S1 $999
Release October 2006

Philips BDP9000 Blu-ray Player $1000
Release Q3 2006

Sharp DV-BP1U Blu-ray Player $TBD
Release TBD

LG BD199 Blu-ray Player $TBD
Release TBD

Mitsubishi Blu-ray Player $TBD
Release TBD


All prices MSRP.

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Please post all related info about available and to be introduced Blu-ray players in this topic. Main post will be updated and topic will be pruned.

Thanks in advance for your help and support.

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Ken,

I would like to see the Blu-ray Disc recorders and drives added to the list. If you agree, should the topic header be changed to Players & Recorders?

Sony Model BRU 100
Plextor PX–B900A (SL & DL BD–R & BD–RE)
Pioneer BD–R101A (SL BD–R & BD–RE)
Panasonic Blu-ray Burner - LF-MB121JD
BenQ Trio Writer BW1000
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I would like to see the Blu-ray Disc recorders and drives added to the list. If you agree, should the topic header be changed to Players & Recorders
Not sure. What do others think?

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Sure. Maybe group: Players, Recorders etc.?

Panasonic price: $1,299.95

Oh, and maybe the PS3 should be added in its $99 and $599 flavors?

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Not sure. What do others think?
I say yes, I would like to see Recorders and Burners as well. To be perfectly honest with you all I find it kind of dumb that manufacturers are even creating Blu-ray players at all...that's players I am talking about.

Why do I say this?

Well, we all know that when CD's came out we didn't know that they would some day be recordable as they were just a better way to play music. Then when DVD's came out we might have had a hint that they would record, but they were mainly a better way to watch movies than VHS.

With Blu-ray...we know they can record even before the players come out, so why waste your time with just a player?

If the day ever comes...or maybe I should say when, that a Blu-ray recorder (to connect to your TV, not the computer kind) is available for under $400.00 I will get one.

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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland
Sony Model BRU 100
Plextor PX–B900A (SL & DL BD–R & BD–RE)
Pioneer BD–R101A (SL BD–R & BD–RE)
Panasonic Blu-ray Burner - LF-MB121JD
BenQ Trio Writer BW1000
A more complete list:
BenQ BW1000 / EW100G (internal / external): Available August, expected to be a drive mainly developed by Philips and BenQ, produced by Lite-On.
I-O Data BRD-AM2B / BRD-UM2 (internal / external): Available now. OEM Panasonic.
LG GBW-H10N: Available now.
Lite-On LH-2B1S: Available August, expected to be a drive mainly developed by Philips and BenQ, produced by Lite-On.
Panasonic SW-5582: Available now. Japanese retail name is LF-MB121JD.
Panasonic UJ-210 / UJ-215 (Tray / Slot slim drive): Available now, at least to some big OEMs (ie Sony).
Philips SPD7000: Available August, expected to be a drive mainly developed by Philips and BenQ, produced by Lite-On.
Pioneer BDR-101A: Available now.
Plextor PX-B900A: Available Sept/Oct, expected to be OEM Panasonic.
Samsung SH-B022A / SE-B026A (internal / external): Should have been released by now but is delayed?
Sony BWU-100A: Available August. Expected to be OEM Panasonic.

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Sony BWU-100A Triplewriter - $750: Available mid-August.
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Sony BWU-100A Triplewriter - $750: Available mid-August.
Looks like another Panasonic SW-5582 clone...
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A more complete list:
jsl_80, Thanks for the updated info.
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Reviews of BD drives, players and media:

Sony:
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/07/18/...lu-ray-burner/
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/06/...-ray-reviewed/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/21/...il-october-25/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/17/...ptop-reviewed/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/09/...-ray-reviewed/

Samsung:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/07/...-mv55-desktop/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/21/...-just-in-case/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/19/...sung-bd-p1000/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/16/...-launch-party/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/15/...eleased-early/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/13/...p1000-exposed/

LG:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/07/...ded-to-taiwan/

BenQ:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/07/...lu-ray-burner/

TDK:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/07/...-6x-bd-r-disc/
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/04/...blu-ray-media/

Plextor:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/06/...-the-px-b900a/

Primera:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/06/...cation-system/

Philips:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/06/...lu-ray-lineup/
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/06/...lu-ray-burner/

Pioneer:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/05/...-looking-good/
http://hdtv.engadget.com/2006/06/06/...-until-autumn/

Logitec:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/04/...rive-for-macs/

IODATA:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/04/...lu-ray-drives/

Panasonic:
http://storage.engadget.com/2006/04/...-june-for-850/

Sharp:
http://www.sharp.co.jp/hi-vision/bd/index.html

Other:
http://www.blu-ray.com/players/
http://www.blu-ray.com/drives/
http://www.blu-ray.com/media/
http://www2.panasonic.com/static//La...BR50DE_500.jpg <- 50GB Media
http://www.sonystyle.com/intershopro...0/BNR50AHE.jpg <- 50GB Media
http://www.blu-raydisc.com/products/...624/Index.html <- Players
http://www.blu-raydisc.com/products/...625/Index.html <- Drives
http://www.blu-raydisc.com/products/...294/Index.html <- Software
http://www.blu-raydisc.com/products/...dia/Index.html <- Media
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Sony VAIO VGN-AR11S Blu-ray notebook

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When it comes to price, I doubt that any of you will be surprised that this machine doesn't come cheap. However, when you weigh up what you're getting for the money, I don't think that £1,782.44 is over the top. Considering that BenQ recently announced that its PC based Blu-ray drive will cost £549 by itself, you can see that the AR11S is a bit of a bargain when you factor in the cost of the Blu-ray drive alone.
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Do any of the upcoming announced players 'play" 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby TrueHD or the DTS equivalent?

I'm waiting for the players that are fully utilizing/decoding the best sound possible as opposed to just DD+ (I had an XA1 and sold it - video was fine, but I'm more an audio nut and I didn't hear any difference from DD to DD+ on the 2 movies I had).

Any word on support for decoding TrueHD or DTS equivalent would be appreciated.

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Do any of the upcoming announced players 'play" 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby TrueHD or the DTS equivalent?

I'm waiting for the players that are fully utilizing/decoding the best sound possible as opposed to just DD+ (I had an XA1 and sold it - video was fine, but I'm more an audio nut and I didn't hear any difference from DD to DD+ on the 2 movies I had).

Any word on support for decoding TrueHD or DTS equivalent would be appreciated.

Thx,

Stieger

I'd like to know about this as well. Like stieger, I'm an audio enthusiast. I appreciate great HD video and do get a bit fussy about HD video quality (I should mention I own 4 HD televisions) but I am way more particular about sound.

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That Sony Vaio desktop looks SWEET (I'm not too big on laptops for things like that), but it's price is pretty steep, too.

Even if you knock off $1,000 for the BD burner, it's still a $1,249 PC, which pretty much prices them WAY above the competition once you take away the price of the BD burner. And the fact that the burner comes with no software to play BD movies, nor is it HDCP compliant, nor does it have drivers for JPEGs on CDs, so there are still some definite shortcomings.

But now that at least ONE major computer manufacturer has such a disk in one of its desktops, I don't see it being long before others follow suit. Currently, HP seems to be doing its best to totally clear out its entire inventory of 16X dual-layer Lightscribe DVD drives by including them in essentially EVERY computer they sell, even if you don't WANT a burner (which I wouldn't since I bought an external Lightscribe on sale last winter). I had wondered about that, and NOW I'm thinking they're doing this so they can get the inventory low enough they can justify beginning to offer BluRay drives in some of their premium systems. I think it's likely Dell, Gateway and a few others are on similar tracks.

Since I'm still fairly happy with HP, I think I'll snoop around their website a little and see what I can find out about their upcoming plans for BluRay, although the best "fit" for me would STILL be an external player with enough different inputs and outpouts that I could connect it two ways to the computer and also to my other AV equipment. Internal drives or small add-ons just made for computers (like my lightscribe), generally don't offer very much in that sort of thing.

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As promised, I did a search for BluRay at HP and got NO results, but when I searched for "Blu-Ray" I got a few, just 9, actually, all from press releases, with the most current being from early January of this year and not cogent to our conversation.

The most current that WAS related to our topic was a follow-up press release last December of one last October, in which they had said they were expanding their plans for next-Gen to include both HD-DVD AND Blu-Ray, rather than just Blu-Ray, as originally planned, and that they were going to petition Blu-Ray to adopt BOTH standards HD-DVD had already adopted that they thought made sense (one that lets you make a fair-use copy of your own HD movies), which Blu-Ray DID adopt, and another, called iHD, which they said Microsoft is including in Vista, that allows for great user interactivity and I don't fully comprehend, which for unstated reasons, Blu-Ray failed, or refused to adopt.

It appears HP was shooting for identical standards for both formats so they could produce and include an "all-in-one" drive for their systems that would let consumers use whichever format they wanted, or at least give them the choice of one or the other, and since there's no news since, and no PCs on the market or Horizon from them or anybody but Sony (who owns the licensing rights to Blu-Ray, according to one of the HP releases), I'm guessing everybody else is sort of STALLED and waiting for Sony to come around, which my guess is will just end up biting Sony in it's big ole butt again if that's the case.

If you'd like to read the December Press Release (which was somewhat less enthusiastic than the October one), I'm going to TRY to insert the link here. It's my first direct link in this forum, so I'm crossing my fingers... HP Press Release on Blu-Ray: December 2005

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With September almost a distant memory, do we have any updated shipping dates for any of the BD players?
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I attended a JVC road show recently, asked if JVC would be releasing a Blu-ray player and was told Yes, in the Fall. Couldn't get any more info that. Anyone else heard if JVC will be producing a Blu-ray anytime soon?
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Shouldn't this sticky be updated periodically?
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Seems a bit out of date to be sure!
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This thing definitely needs update.

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If Ken H has passed away, the administrators should let us know so we can mourn.

Otherwise, let's get him off his butt and updating the HD-DVD and Blu-ray hardware stickeys.
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When will normal people actually see Blue-Ray players in REAL stores?
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Last I checked Best Buy was a real store. Don't know how "normal" I am though.

Best Buy has the Panasonic and the Samsung Blu-Ray players. Circuit City has at least the Samsung.

Tweeter had the Panny and the Pioneer.

Some Wal-Marts have the Philips player.

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