Originally Posted by mike171979
It just scares me thinking how many of these things Samsung would sell if they priced it at $699 or $799.
I understand it has the Reon chip, but seriously, since the XA2 is now $499 at Best Buy, and Sammy 1200 is $499, realistically the most Samsung should charge for this unit is $999, which I suppose will be the street price after a couple of months.
But still, I just think they really missed an opportunity here to get some serious sales numbers.
These things still aren't cheap to build and the Reon certainly doesn't help the price. However, if it streets for $800, it's a very good value especially considering it has Reon and analog outputs for lossless audio although I'm still trying to confirm it will pass TrueHD that way.
My receiver is less than two years old, but doesn't have HDMI, so the analog really appeals to me. In addition, my PS3 and HD-A2 just isn't the same for DVD as the Reon chipset. (I used to have a Denon 2930 with the Reon.) I'm thinking I could sell my PS3 and A2 for $400-500 total which means "upgrading" to the Samsung for only a few hundred - and, obviously, the convenience of ONE player for everything.