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post #13471 of 13490
Best Buy and Target are both advertising the 580 for $109 on Black Friday.
post #13472 of 13490
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Originally Posted by conehead433 View Post

or I may opt for a Philips BDP-3406 for the simple reason that I know it will play all my divx discs,

Eventually I want to put all my Blu-Rays on a big drive and have the player read it from there, to eliminate clutter.

Is that what you are already doing when you use your player to read DIVX discs?
post #13473 of 13490
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Originally Posted by joeagostinelli View Post

Best Buy and Target are both advertising the 580 for $109 on Black Friday.

this is good to know. Costco has S380 for $80 on BF.
post #13474 of 13490
NEW SECTION NOW OPENED!

Hi All...

Because of the great success of this thread, we thought we would open up a dedicated forum section for Great Found Blu-ray Dics deals. (We actually rolled out a number of Great Found Deals sections because of this.)

Please be so kind to look for it at the top of this forum area. But here is a direct link...

GREAT FOUND BLU-RAY PLAYER DEALS

Please help us get this going by postings the deals you find in the new area!

Thanks all for helping in an indirect way to help grow AVSForum!
post #13475 of 13490
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Eventually I want to put all my Blu-Rays on a big drive and have the player read it from there, to eliminate clutter.

Is that what you are already doing when you use your player to read DIVX discs?

I have a HTPC from which I can play anything. I don't have a BD player with DLNA. I have an older Philips 5990 DVD upscaling player which plays divx. Most of the current crop of players that will actually play divx , mkv, m2ts files, etc., will only do so from a USB port or directly from a computer with DLNA. The Philips BD player will play divx files from a disc. when searching for divx and divxHD capable players it's confusing and difficult to find those that actually will play these files from a disc. I think any of the Oppos, a Panasonic DMP-BD85, and the Philips BDP-3406 will. I have a large divx collection on disc and want to be able to play them in my living room where I don't have a PC. I have seen few user comments about the Philips, almost none here. Probably not what any videophiles would choose.
post #13476 of 13490
Are there any Blu-ray player deals posted anywhere here? I've tried several place here on this site. So far, striking out.
post #13477 of 13490
You can go here Gen:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=202

Unfortunately, when David opened a separate forum for deals it pretty much killed most of the activity.
post #13478 of 13490
Ok, thank you. Why would they want to kill this kind of helpful info? I found the other thread first, and there is nothing there! I hope this place isn't like some of the other web sites I also visited. Lot's of high end talk, but little practical help. But thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
post #13479 of 13490
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Originally Posted by GenX2011 View Post

Ok, thank you. Why would they want to kill this kind of helpful info? I found the other thread first, and there is nothing there! I hope this place isn't like some of the other web sites I also visited. Lot's of high end talk, but little practical help. But thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

what are you looking for...a $50 deal or a $350 deal?? 3D & high end or middle of the road? BD players are everywhere for next to nothing. I was happy to pay $300 for a good player 2-years ago...now can buy better model for $200.
post #13480 of 13490
I picked up a sony br player and the picture quality is fantastic. Contrary to the negative reviews, it streams netflix perfectly.

Like most br players, it can be a bit slow to load (at least compared to my dvd players), and it is a bit noisy at startup, but it does it's job very well.

One thing you will quickly discover is that reviews on a/v equipment are incredibly unreliable. I put zero stock in them whatsoever. For any product there will be hundreds of satisfied customers who will never post a review ,and dozens of OCD never satisfied types who will complain if the packaging so much has a fingerprint on it.

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Originally Posted by conehead433 View Post

I haven't seen any players advertised as part of the BF sale that I would actually want. Lots of places are advertising a Sony model for $79 that I haven't seen one good review for. I will probably watch for a deal on Amazon for one of the current Panasonic models, or I may opt for a Philips BDP-3406 for the simple reason that I know it will play all my divx discs, even though it may not have what anyone might consider great picture quality. I have not actually seen one in action.
post #13481 of 13490
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Originally Posted by audio/videoman View Post

I picked up a sony br player and the picture quality is fantastic. Contrary to the negative reviews, it streams netflix perfectly.

Like most br players, it can be a bit slow to load (at least compared to my dvd players), and it is a bit noisy at startup, but it does it's job very well.

One thing you will quickly discover is that reviews on a/v equipment are incredibly unreliable. I put zero stock in them whatsoever. For any product there will be hundreds of satisfied customers who will never post a review ,and dozens of OCD never satisfied types who will complain if the packaging so much has a fingerprint on it.

I wouldn't discount the reviews completely, however you do need to ascertain whether the complaints are valid. And if there are enough reviews, a pattern will emerge.
post #13482 of 13490
It's a pretty good deal.

Does he need WiFi?
post #13483 of 13490
I agree, that is a pretty good price on a pretty nice player. It has built in wifi, and you can send in for a free avatar 3d blu-ray. Which might not mean much, but hey, it is free.

Brew
post #13484 of 13490
I just bought the model right below that one, Leah. I'll echo Stew and say if he needs wifi then it's a good one. If not you could step down to the 110 which only has an ethernet port built in.

Also the 201 has the little deal where you wave your hand over the top of the front and the tray opens. I guess if he's "gadgety" he'll like that.
post #13485 of 13490
Costco has two sales going on right now for wifi and 3D enabled blu ray players:

1. Panasonic 215 for $130.

2. Sony BX58 for $100.

Question: is the 215 identical to the Panasonic 210. Any differences?
post #13486 of 13490
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Originally Posted by audio/videoman View Post

Costco has two sales going on right now for wifi and 3D enabled blu ray players:

1. Panasonic 215 for $130.

2. Sony BX58 for $100.

Question: is the 215 identical to the Panasonic 210. Any differences?

The 215 should include an HDMI cable.
post #13487 of 13490
Yeah, they're identical, based upon some quick research.

I think the only other difference is that the 215 doesn't have a front usb port?
post #13488 of 13490
Sony S590 is $119 at Target.
post #13489 of 13490
Free Blu Ray player with purchase of certain Panasonic plasmas on Panasonic's website, also B&H has similiar deal. Check if your employer has a Panasonic discount program like mine does, just picked up a Panny LED for $100 less than Amazon's price.. $200 less than Best Buy.
post #13490 of 13490
J&R is listing the Panny 320 for $130 and the 220 for $109. Both with free shipping.



http://www.jr.com/category/video-tv/dvd/blu-ray-players/n/4294562708/
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