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The following site is in Chinese. It basically says that Fuh Yuan electronic corporation from Taiwan just built a new factory to manufacture blue laser HD-DVD cores. This core is independently developed by Fuh Yuan, and is a joint project with TDK. The production will be handled by Great Wall corporation in China. An interesting thing is that it mentioned that Fuh Yuan got a two million units order from Wal-Mart, worth USD$100 million. Since Wal-Mart does not sell blue laser core, I assume it would be players. Fuh Yuan's stock will be released by July 12th, and will be publicly traded next March. It is a press release.


Fuh Yuan has a similar news on its Chinese website, but not on its English version.


Link: http://www.ettoday.com/2007/04/16/320-2082635.htm


Fuh Yuan website: http://www.fuhyuan.com/


Edit: Possible price: $299, see link here (again, Chinese): http://www.udn.com/2007/4/16/NEWS/ST.../3804769.shtml

Edit: The price link edited. It works now,
 

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$299 seems like a bit much since the A2 streets for $300-$350. Hopefully, this player will street at $199.
 

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Count on these to be WELL under $200 by the time they hit shelves. Wal-Mart is buying them for $50 apiece, they're not going to be reselling them for $300. High volume and low prices with razor-thin margins is their entire business model. Hell I wouldn't be surprised if they sold for $99, which would still allow for a bit of profit even after UL registration, packaging and delivery.
 

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Walmart may have just purchased the core for $50, they would still have to pay FY or another OEM the rest of the money for assembly and manufacturing of the actual player itself.
 

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It won't.
 

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If these hit the selves in the US in 2007 at a price of around $199 it will be really hard for the likes of Fox and Disney to ignore the sale of such a machine if it sells in big numbers. It could really even out the PS3 factor, especially given that these machines will be purchased to play HD-DVD discs. It makes one wonder if Samsung was aware of this and whether this is behind their decision to announce the Duo hybrid player at this time. Interesting news indeed.
 

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And the big thing to concentrate on is

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This core is independently developed by Fuh Yuan, and is a joint project with TDK.

TDK in the past have been solely implementing BD technology - good to see them moving into HDDVD development.
 

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Two million players, and a new factory.


I thought HDDVD lost the war
 

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Originally Posted by Urza /forum/post/0


Two million players, and a new factory.


I thought HDDVD lost the war

It says there could be more orders from Wal-Mart, totaling $300 million for next year. So more is coming,
 

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If there are HD-DVD players selling for under $200 in Walmart stores in time for Black Friday this war is so over. I'm serious. Is it me or is this bigger than we're making it out to be?

If this turns the tide there will be dancing in the streets.
Imagine Sony folding by CES 2008! (I can dream can't I?)
 

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If this turns the tide there will be dancing in the streets.
Imagine Sony folding by CES 2008! (I can dream can't I?)

Why do you guys need Sony to fold? It should be enough that HDDVD will get more studios involved. No matter what happens we are years from SOny offering HDDVDs, even if everyone else deserts them.
 

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Got to be careful with these since alot of Fuyuan players are listed as HD-DVD when they are just DVD players that do upconversion over HDMI.

http://www.globalsources.com/manufac...HD-Player.html


But a blue laser factory with a big Walmart order is news

The fact is that the only technology at the moment that is readily and cheaply replicated is HDDVD. There are still serious doubts that BD25 can be manufactured in DVD type numbers and BD50 damn sure can't. HDDVD players are also much cheaper to manufacture and are scaling better than their BD cousins. At any rate, both sides have way too much invested to stop any time soon. If there were a million HDDVD players in homes and every studio but Fox and Sony went neutral, Sony would still make only BD because of the money they felt they got screwed out of with DVD.
 

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Launching the PS3 with BD drives and taking a loss just to push adoption: $1 billion


Issuing a PR campaign saying the war is over and Blu-ray won: $ 100 million


Watching Walmart selling HD DVD stand alone players at $199: priceless.
 

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Launching the PS3 with BD drives and taking a loss just to push adoption: $1 billion


Issuing a PR campaign saying the war is over and Blu-ray won: $ 100 million


Watching Walmart selling HD DVD stand alone players at $199: priceless.

LOL. Brilliant.
 
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