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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray - £599.95 @ Richer Sounds
Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray - £599.95 @ Richer Sounds

Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray - £599.95 @ Richer Sounds

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The first Blu-Ray drive to hit the market. Something you can finally use to get the best out of the HDTVs everyone's been getting from the other deals on here.

The player retails at £1000, yet somehow Richer Sounds are offering it for £400 off. The closest price on Froogle is £839.00 so this is a great bargain. The catch however, is that they are out of stock online and so you'll have to call a local store to see if they have one. But if you can find one, they'll be at this stonking price and will be worth seeking out!

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costco have this for around the £750 mark. It's amazing to see with how little respect costco treat these expensive items. They just have a huge untidy pile of boxed units next to a display model. I've seen fruit stalls that are better organised ...

I would really think this was a bargain and would jump at it, but seeing as the PS3 will do everything this can do plus much more (hi def gaming, linux etc) for £425, it just doesn't seem a sensible purchase.

But then again, the PS3 won't be available until march :thumbsup:

These will be below £100 by next Christmas. Sony will be desperate to fight HD-DVD and not see Blu-Ray go the way of Betamax. Keep your cash in your pocket IMHO :santa:

I really think that HD-DVD is going to win the battle

A grand for a player thats just reeeeeediculous!

imo of course

Neither will win by the end of the decade, the market knows it, hollywood knows it, they just need to setup a global standard so that BTs IPTV, Orange etc all planning their own IPTV, if you're on ADSL2+ or BTs 21CN HD content will be downloadable.

Sooner discs go the way of the dinosaur the better and HDDs get cheaper, the better.

revelations

I would really think this was a bargain and would jump at it, but seeing … I would really think this was a bargain and would jump at it, but seeing as the PS3 will do everything this can do plus much more (hi def gaming, linux etc) for £425, it just doesn't seem a sensible purchase.But then again, the PS3 won't be available until march :thumbsup:



My neighbour was in Game in Bedford yesterday and was told the PS3 won't be out until November 07 in the UK True or not I don't know, I'm not fussed either way because I won't be putting money in Sony's pocket.

I wonder how long the movie industry will continue to milk the mugs (I mean customers).. a never ending cash cow for them... make a film and then the longtail means you can go on re-releasing it for the rest of your life on each new format .... VHS -> Laser Disc --> DVD --> HD-DVD --> ???.

I think the future is all hard disc based -- I don't have room to store all my favourite films on discs... I'd rather pay to download them and keep them all on a hard drive (assuming storage capacity keeps increasing 120gb --> 500gb --> 1TB --> ?? )

I'd be wary of the Samsung even at this bargain price. All the reviews have slated it for it's feature, useablility and lack of futureproofing. It looks like the sales for it have taken a serious nose-dive and this is why Richer Sounds have been able to offer this at almost half price. I'd seriously wait at least 6 months for much better machines to come along at cheaper prices. The first gen disc players are always very bad value. As to the HD/BR arguement. There are likely to be universal players this time next year so I don't see to much of a problem.

cheapskate58

These will be below £100 by next Christmas. Sony will be desperate to … These will be below £100 by next Christmas. Sony will be desperate to fight HD-DVD and not see Blu-Ray go the way of Betamax. Keep your cash in your pocket IMHO :santa:



You're probably right...remember how expensive DVD recorders were when they hit the market...and no doubt there are some who remember the high price of VCRs at launch.....just be patient.

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If you've an Xbox 360, the HD DVD addon may be a better option as generally (in my opinion) there's a better selection of films on HD DVD, however it's missing the vital HDMI connector and I've read the sound quality isn't that great as it's downmixed to Dolby Digital 5.1 (though this should be addressed with a future dashboard update).

Apparantly the biggest influence on which one wins is the porn industry, as they have had the biggest influence on format wars in the past, and most porn producers are siding with HD-DVD as far as im aware.

Believe anything that they tell me in Game? I think not! They wouldn't know Mario from My Mum!

The latest DVD Review magazine were far from impressed with this player.

Quote "The next-gen DVD format wars are far from over, it's asking a lot to take a chance on Blu-ray based on this player."

Me personally, I'm going for HD-DVD, either with my Xbox360 or as a stand alone player. :thumbsup:

antonfrompreston

Apparantly the biggest influence on which one wins is the porn industry, … Apparantly the biggest influence on which one wins is the porn industry, as they have had the biggest influence on format wars in the past, and most porn producers are siding with HD-DVD as far as im aware.



Yep, apparently DVD's didn't really kick off until the Porn barons got on board. :-D

Why not wait until thet sell dual format drives
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