Originally Posted by JayTalbott
According to this recent news from SonyInsider
, the 400 disc BDP-CX7000ES will be out in August for $1899, and the 200 disc BDP-CX960 will be out in October for $799.
This is the problem with these "rumored" issues, such as this. You can't fathom what is new and additional verification, or just a rehashing of what you've already read.
Recall that a poster on this thread stated earlier this month that, as a Sony ES dealer, he'd received a memo on this from Sony, and that it was a special product, subject to Sony's "sure" pricing (i.e., don't lower the price, retailers).
What followed on the Sony Insider site was simply a bit of copying from this thread. The Sony Insider read:
We were able to scoop up some news from a popular AV forum, where a poster who has dealt with Sony ES line, confirmed that BDP-CX7000ES unit will be hitting the streets in late July. Also the pricing for the US sounds somewhat questionable is surprisingly checking in at $1899.99 compared to its predecessor HES-V1000 which ran at $3500 (though the latter offered some extra perks like half a terabyte hard drive and X-applications to manage your photos)
I wonder how much reality there is to the idea that Sony will come out with changers sporting two different chassis? Doesn't that seem counter-productive? I do note that the "cheaper" model is referenced as hitting the market at least two months after the first one, and that would make sense, i.e, Sony permitting the market to suck up all the impatient money that it can. But it doesn't make sense to read of a 200 and 400 disc chassis.
Still, the official announcement eludes.