Originally Posted by OzHDHT
Maybe for a Samsung compared to today's Bluray players made by them - so many years down the track. But as a first gen model I wouldn't call it expensive. As so many have comment on the forums lately, we all remember the $1000 bluray players when they first launched. You've no doubt seen what the very limited(pretty much a waste of time) Sony FMP-X10 4K media player retails for yeah?
Also noting generally, its now looking like so much for a UHD bluray player for Xmas, bummer.
There are no parallels. It's too much money, and you know it.
This will not spur adoption. The first player I got, without any sound modes, was $500, and it was a sea change from DVD. You can chime in with the "but it's HDR, blah blah blah" crowd, but inside, you know it doesn't add up.
$299 is high end. $500? They are not serious about this, and the usual games of lowering the price in the real world to $400, and next year $300, simply won't work this time.
I just bought a very expensive Sony 79", and passed on their too-expensive movie download machine (and equally ludicrous movie prices). I also own a Kuro; I am not a cheapskate. But those devices have value; a Samsung with a curved look, $500, and some nonsense about HDR, will not fly.
It will change, just like Atmos did, and we need to see some sanity here, not cheerleading and "exciting times" talk about a player.