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

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  1. zekrahminator

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    need these in the UK now, i what transformers on HD-DVD
     
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    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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    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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