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post #31 of 1255
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Originally Posted by facke02 View Post

I was at BB/Magnolia yesterday where I had the manager look it up. It was in the computer, but they couldn't order it and they had no idea on a date. The price did come up as $799 on their system.

I got that exact same info from the BB/Magnolia in Louisville, KY on saturday.
post #32 of 1255
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Originally Posted by Ron Tobin View Post

Wishful thinking, IMO.

We shall see. Pricing above $800 in the current climate in any case would not exactly cause a mad rush.
post #33 of 1255
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ron Tobin View Post

I don't think you understood what I said. I haven't seen anything that indicates that CC or BB would be selling at the Amazon $799 price. If there's something that shows otherwise, please let us know.

this is why i started this thread, there were too many threads to keep track of things.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=925968

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Originally Posted by Samfield View Post

I posted this to the other BD-UP5000 thread but thought I'd post it here as well...For what it's worth, I was just scouting around a Best Buy in Pittsburgh this evening and there was a large sign/placeholder above an empty shelf touting the BD-UP5000 at $799. It was right next to a few LG 200s. The display was only recently put up as I didn't notice it last week. Could be a positive sign that the '5000 may hit store shelves on 11/1...we shall see...

this has been sited by a few other posters so i'll say its confirmed.
post #34 of 1255
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Originally Posted by acidrock69 View Post

this is why i started this thread, there were too many threads to keep track of things.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=925968



this has been sited by a few other posters so i'll say its confirmed.

This forum is very informative. I literally just got back from BB and neither the electronics floor or Magnolia had any information. I got a blank stare when asking them about this player. This was BB in Sarasota, FL.
post #35 of 1255
Yeah I know the blank stare as well. I was in the other night and asked one of the floor guys about the 2 free discs when you buy an HD DVD player promo and it took almost 10 minutes back and forth before they believed I wasn't talkign about the 5 free send in rebate deal. Their end conclusion was they've never heard of such an in store promo.
post #36 of 1255
And again, ABT as of today claims a late November ship date.
post #37 of 1255
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

And again, ABT as of today claims a late November ship date.

they told me november 28th last week
post #38 of 1255
Anyone have any experience with them? Are they pretty reliable?
post #39 of 1255
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Anyone have any experience with them? Are they pretty reliable?

From what I have seen ABT is pretty reliable. I have doubts on the date though as everyone is changing the date to late Dec early Jan.
post #40 of 1255
Thanks for the feedback and yup...I'll be calling again tomorrow. Depending on what Warner does, it might be worth it to just get a cheap Blu-Ray player on BF (there will surely be at least one!) instead of the indefinite waiting on this one.
post #41 of 1255
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Thanks for the feedback and yup...I'll be calling again tomorrow. Depending on what Warner does, it might be worth it to just get a cheap Blu-Ray player on BF (there will surely be at least one!) instead of the indefinite waiting on this one.

LOL!!! I am sure some people will be with you. For me though its worth the wait. I can get movies now (when I can find a good deal) and wait for the Blu-ray capabilities. I personally think we have seen the last delay of this player and it will come out at the end of Dec-early Jan. If it comes out end of Dec it will still be in line with the Q4 that Samsung has always stated. What got people all in a fuss was retailers posting early dates. Technically Samsung is still within their time frame.
post #42 of 1255
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

LOL!!! I am sure some people will be with you. For me though its worth the wait. I can get movies now (when I can find a good deal) and wait for the Blu-ray capabilities. I personally think we have seen the last delay of this player and it will come out at the end of Dec-early Jan. If it comes out end of Dec it will still be in line with the Q4 that Samsung has always stated. What got people all in a fuss was retailers posting early dates. Technically Samsung is still within their time frame.

All very true. *fingers crossed*

Acidrock, that "late November date" is still holding with ABT as of this evening!
post #43 of 1255
My Best Buy order still has "backordered" as its status. I don't think I'll be seeing it until sometime after the new year.
post #44 of 1255
I checked a local Best Buy (Magnolia Section). The rep was clueless on this model (had no info).
post #45 of 1255
Hi ALL,

I know the chance of the 5000 coming out in Nov is probably low, but just for the fun of it I'm visiting the various BBs in the area (there's three) to see if they have reserved a space for it. So far I've been to two and yes they both have an empty space reserved for the 5000 and the price was as previously posted. At the one I visited yesterday I also saw right next to the 5000's empty space another empty space for the LG 200! There were signs in each empty space saying that a unit was at the end of the aisle and indeed there was an LG 200 (same display as others saw - a Bose system and the LG was not actually hooked to anything) but I looked all over the place but could not find a 5000!

What I do find interesting is that shelf space is VERY valuable in large stores like BB and it amazes me that they would actually allocate empty space in anticipation of the arrival of the 5000. To me this is the ONLY indication that it may be available before the end of the year.

WE SHALL SEE!!!

Thanks,
Gerry
post #46 of 1255
I have an official documented sighting of the first Best Buy Samsung BD-UP5000 delivery:

post #47 of 1255
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I have an official documented sighting of the first Best Buy Samsung BD-UP5000 delivery:


Now that was funny! I did quite the double-take.
post #48 of 1255
Nice fool, but it isn't April.

Of course this has given me an idea. I realize that enough of you have posted that your local Best Buy location has some space set aside, along with a price posted.

...so how about a picture of said space and shelf label/price? Give us a bone to chew on until these units actually begin to be seen in the "wild".

Can anyone do this? ...if for no other reason than to tourture those of us who are anxiously waiting and need some 'hope'?

Regards,
Spence
post #49 of 1255
Crutchfield Holiday 2007 catalogue:
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post #50 of 1255
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Originally Posted by SpenceJT View Post

Nice fool, but it isn't April.

Of course this has given me an idea. I realize that enough of you have posted that your local Best Buy location has some space set aside, along with a price posted.

...so how about a picture of said space and shelf label/price? Give us a bone to chew on until these units actually begin to be seen in the "wild".

Can anyone do this? ...if for no other reason than to tourture those of us who are anxiously waiting and need some 'hope'?

Regards,
Spence


I work at Ciruit City, We are to have the Sammy and LG Combo's on display the DAY we get them in stock; and our assistant store manager, who covers the entertainment department, said our truck schedulued for the 14th of Nov SHOULD have them. I can't obviously show you a pic of the display yet, since we dont have them, but would you like a snap shot of my POS terminal that has the model number and price posted? That I can do. And yes, its listed at $799 in our systems...
post #51 of 1255
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Originally Posted by j3bus2k3 View Post

I work at Circuit City, We are to have the Sammy and LG Combo's on display the DAY we get them in stock; and our assistant store manager, who covers the entertainment department, said our truck scheduled for the 14th of Nov SHOULD have them. I can't obviously show you a pic of the display yet, since we don't have them, but would you like a snap shot of my POS terminal that has the model number and price posted? That I can do. And yes, its listed at $799 in our systems...

Anything to keep the positive discourse alive and anticipation growing!
post #52 of 1255
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Originally Posted by j3bus2k3 View Post

I work at Ciruit City, We are to have the Sammy and LG Combo's on display the DAY we get them in stock; and our assistant store manager, who covers the entertainment department, said our truck schedulued for the 14th of Nov SHOULD have them. I can't obviously show you a pic of the display yet, since we dont have them, but would you like a snap shot of my POS terminal that has the model number and price posted? That I can do. And yes, its listed at $799 in our systems...


I find the date disparity quite interesting. The above post says 11/14 while etailers are saying early January 2008. I wonder who gets the first shipments. B&Ms or etailers.
post #53 of 1255
I just got off the phone with Crutchfield and the rep said call back in a month. He didn't think they would have anything until end of Dec. Probably no new info to anyone, but at least I talked to a living person.

Gen
post #54 of 1255
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Originally Posted by Ron Tobin View Post

I find the date disparity quite interesting. The above post says 11/14 while etailers are saying early January 2008. I wonder who gets the first shipments. B&Ms or etailers.

Not *all* etailers are falling in line with that scenario.
post #55 of 1255
What's the market segment that they're aiming for with the $800 price point? Isn't it kinda dead with $99 HD-DVD players and $299-$399 BR players? It wouldn't be a smart move to buy this at all.
post #56 of 1255
Wrong. You get no where near the same player if you by those two cheaper models. For about $300.00 more, you get a far superior player.
post #57 of 1255
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Originally Posted by PNYBOY View Post

Wrong. You get no where near the same player if you by those two cheaper models. For about $300.00 more, you get a far superior player.

You are so right!
post #58 of 1255
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Originally Posted by PNYBOY View Post

Wrong. You get no where near the same player if you by those two cheaper models. For about $300.00 more, you get a far superior player.

on paper
post #59 of 1255
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Originally Posted by dpak2005 View Post

What's the market segment that they're aiming for with the $800 price point? Isn't it kinda dead with $99 HD-DVD players and $299-$399 BR players? It wouldn't be a smart move to buy this at all.

Hi dpak2005. IMHO, you need to compare apples-to-apples when you discuss cost. Think of the announced/planned/rumored features of the Samsung. They're aiming at the market of buyers that need or want Blu-ray and HD DVD players that:
  • can both internally decode the Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless formats and pass them via bitstream in more than 2 channel output for both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs (after firmware update?)
  • include 7.1 analog audio outputs for each format
  • provide Profile 1.1 features on the Blu-ray side (after firmware update?)
  • output in 1080p/24 for both formats
  • include Reon-equivalent upscaling for DVD's
  • take up only 16.9 X 3.1 x 12.8" of shelf space
  • what did I leave off?

Can you name any $99 HD DVD player and $399 Blu-ray player combo that can do all of that? It wouldn't be a smart move at all to buy a player that doesn't do what you want/need it to do, would it?
post #60 of 1255
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Originally Posted by kelpie View Post

Hi dpak2005. IMHO, you need to compare apples-to-apples when you discuss cost. Think of the announced/planned/rumored features of the Samsung. They're aiming at the market of buyers that need or want Blu-ray and HD DVD players that:
  • can both internally decode the Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless formats and pass them via bitstream in more than 2 channel output for both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs (after firmware update?)
  • include 7.1 analog audio outputs for each format
  • provide Profile 1.1 features on the Blu-ray side (after firmware update?)
  • output in 1080p/24 for both formats
  • include Reon-equivalent upscaling for DVD's
  • take up only 16.9 X 3.1 x 12.8" of shelf space
  • what did I leave off?

Can you name any $99 HD DVD player and $399 Blu-ray player combo that can do all of that? It wouldn't be a smart move at all to buy a player that doesn't do what you want/need it to do, would it?

If you met ALL of those specifications, then yes I guess I'd agree with you, but who really does? Ok I'm pretty typical, but I own an HDMI receiver, so I don't care about the analog outs, and TrueHD works without a problem over PCM to my receiver. I don't care about the 1080p 24, because I own a 768p 50" Panasonic plasma, but even if I owned a 1080p HDTV you lose absolutely ZERO detail on film sources with a 1080i input. 1080p is no better for film sources than 1080i. You don't need Reon on BOTH, just one, because the only thing that's good for is upscaling, so you only need 1 out of the 2 to have Reon, and I'd make that the BR player, and take the $99 A2 for HD-DVD. Shelf space is a non issue for me as well, because it's all going in a cabinet. So honestly, atleast for me, none of your points matter much.
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