Saturday, December 1st 2007

Venturer Electronics Creates Next Sub-$200 HD-DVD Player

Regardless of how successful Blu-ray and HD-DVD are right now, HD-DVD has almost always had the edge as far as pricepoint goes. Venturer Electronics is proud to continue that legacy with the SHD7000 HD-DVD player. In stores just in time for the holidays, this player is currently $197.88 at Wal-Mart, and will hopefully permeate other stores around the world. While some would argue that the SHD7000 arrived too late, considering the success and low price of the Toshiba HD-A2, current prices say otherwise. While you could get the HD-A2 for as low as $99 during in-store special sales at Wal-Mart, the price is now hovering at around $250. The SHD7000 is nearly identical to the Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD player as far as features go, boasting HDMI, 1080i output resolution, and Dolby TrueHD support.Source: DailyTech
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8 Comments on Venturer Electronics Creates Next Sub-$200 HD-DVD Player

#1
lemonadesoda
Great pricing.

But why do budget electronic/hifi stuff always look like a modern toilet? They really DO need to spend a bit more on the product design and make it more classy.


Oh, and no $99 deals here in Europe. Shame. I'd be buying HD-DVD if it were $200 or less (EUR 150 or less). HD-DVD REALLY needs to get some volume out NOW to establish a presence. If not, they will not win the volume war... which it critical IMO to win the format.
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#2
effmaster
by: lemonadesoda
Great pricing.

But why do budget electronic/hifi stuff always look like a modern toilet? They really DO need to spend a bit more on the product design and make it more classy.


Oh, and no $99 deals here in Europe. Shame. I'd be buying HD-DVD if it were $200 or less (EUR 150 or less). HD-DVD REALLY needs to get some volume out NOW to establish a presence. If not, they will not win the volume war... which it critical IMO to win the format.
very true!!!!

Toshiba needs to get off their arses and make with the production facilities, iof it takes bringing a whip out on the factory workers then so be it
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
My question is, why cant both exist? Honestly, I like them both and I dont see the need to have one clear winner.
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#4
KieranD
i think that having both hd dvd and blu ray is a bad idea i evenualy see hd dvd winning due to price but if sony keeps hammering the blu ray in there adverts and people keep buying the lamestation 3 then blu could win but its hard, to choose between a hd dvd player and blu ray player its going to be hd dvd player and i think thats due to price so with do many people not having a gaystation 3.

seriously if there was a hd dvd player for cheap in the UK id buy it if i had a hd tv
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#5
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Blah! I had a 5-disc dvd changer home theatre system from venturer and it stopped playing dvd's 3 months after I bought it. Still plays all my mp3 discs, audio cd's (burned and pressed), and VCD's on cd-r's, except it will not even budge with a dvd!

I say stay away!
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#6
cjoyce1980
need these in the UK now, i what transformers on HD-DVD
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#7
lemonadesoda
by: JrRacinFan
Blah! I had a 5-disc dvd changer home theatre system from venturer and it stopped playing dvd's 3 months after I bought it. Still plays all my mp3 discs, audio cd's (burned and pressed), and VCD's on cd-r's, except it will not even budge with a dvd!

I say stay away!
3 months is still in warranty. Return it.

+ never mind whether you will actually BUY the cheapest brand... the point is that it brings the price point down... and ALL players become more affordable.

(PS I rarely buy the cheapest brand out there... but I like the fact that they exist to help define the market)
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#8
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Your correct lemonadesoda, but the point of the matter is IT STOPPED WORKING! So you can say whatever you want to say as well.

RE: PS. It WASN'T THE CHEAPEST AVAILABLE!
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