Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,095
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Blu Ray: $500...$400...$300

    So I buy a Blu Ray player (Samsung BD 1400P) in November at Circuit City for $500. Can't get it to work with my old TV. I return it for a refund. Then 3 weeks later I decide to buy a new TV, and now I want the player again. I buy it from Circuit City again. Now it's down to $400. Then my new player malfunctions, so last night I return it to exchange it for another. Now it's down to $300 and Circuit City credits me the price differential to my credit card. In fact some online retailers are selling this unit for $270 now.

    That's amazing. A 40% reduction in price on a hot new tech product at the height of Xmas Shopping Season. At this rate they'll be giving them away by next Xmas. By the way, Blu Ray discs are amazing. Like taking cinema quality and shrinking it to your 40-60" home screen, so it actually looks considerably better than the movies.

  2. #2
    POWERCRANK addict markhr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Acton, West London, UK
    Posts
    3,783
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    ..A 40% reduction in price on a hot new tech product...At this rate they'll be giving them away...
    There's a report in gizmodo that the new combi blu/hd players are out and are cheap too. Probably CC being savvy retailers and trying to dump stock they know will become worthless.
    shameless POWERCRANK plug
    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
    Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

  3. #3
    Royal Grand Exalted Pooba smoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Eight Miles High
    My Bikes
    Time VXR ProTeam, Look 695, Pinarello Paris Carbon, Ridley Dean, Time ZXRS
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    So I buy a Blu Ray player (Samsung BD 1400P) in November at Circuit City for $500. Can't get it to work with my old TV. I return it for a refund. Then 3 weeks later I decide to buy a new TV, and now I want the player again. I buy it from Circuit City again. Now it's down to $400. Then my new player malfunctions, so last night I return it to exchange it for another. Now it's down to $300 and Circuit City credits me the price differential to my credit card. In fact some online retailers are selling this unit for $270 now.

    That's amazing. A 40% reduction in price on a hot new tech product at the height of Xmas Shopping Season. At this rate they'll be giving them away by next Xmas. By the way, Blu Ray discs are amazing. Like taking cinema quality and shrinking it to your 40-60" home screen, so it actually looks considerably better than the movies.
    so quit buying the samsung. panasonic is the highest rated player i've found.

    you do know you can get five free blu-ray movies for buying certain blu-ray players, right?

    i looked at combo hd/blu-ray players. you can buy both of 'em separately for cheaper than you can get a combo
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

    -Fyodor Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor

  4. #4
    OnTheRoad or AtTheBeach stonecrd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Weston, FL
    My Bikes
    Ridley Noah RS, Scott CR1 Pro
    Posts
    2,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Holiday sales on these players are not what the mfgs want. A lot of write ups on how Joe six pack is not going to pull the plug until a HD format is decided. No one wants to get stuck with an obsolete $400 player. So either the prices have to come down to around $200 or a format has to be a winner for this sector to take off.

    BTW - Sony has three different players from $300 to $1,300. Why anyone would buy a $1,300 Blu-Ray player is beyond me.

    A combo player would be great but they are selling for about $1k right now, way to steep for most people including me.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

    2013 Noah RS

  5. #5
    Burning Matches. ElJamoquio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
    Posts
    9,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll wait until they're $50, thanks.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

    Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


    "The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
    -Steve Prefontaine

  6. #6
    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Costa Rica
    My Bikes
    Cannondale F900 and Tandem
    Posts
    3,067
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am going to wait till PCad's house fills up with stuff and starts spilling out - I figure I will get it for free....

  7. #7
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,095
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    I am going to wait till PCad's house fills up with stuff and starts spilling out - I figure I will get it for free....
    Incorrect. All my defunct schwag goes to Piermont Bicycle Connection. He sells it on eBay, I get store credit. People will buy ANYTHING on eBay.

  8. #8
    It is what it is... Minesbroken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Long Island NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 6500 w/ stuff
    Posts
    806
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    So I buy a Blu Ray player (Samsung BD 1400P) in November at Circuit City for $500. Can't get it to work with my old TV. I return it for a refund. Then 3 weeks later I decide to buy a new TV, and now I want the player again. I buy it from Circuit City again. Now it's down to $400. Then my new player malfunctions, so last night I return it to exchange it for another. Now it's down to $300 and Circuit City credits me the price differential to my credit card. In fact some online retailers are selling this unit for $270 now.

    That's amazing. A 40% reduction in price on a hot new tech product at the height of Xmas Shopping Season. At this rate they'll be giving them away by next Xmas. By the way, Blu Ray discs are amazing. Like taking cinema quality and shrinking it to your 40-60" home screen, so it actually looks considerably better than the movies.
    on a product that didnt work right for more than a week because it's cheaply made in another country out of substandard garbage parts with cheap labor by people who dont care. I'm suprised it hasnt dropped below a hundred dollars already.
    sign here so we can do stuff to your stuff...

    myspace
    myplace
    my bike

  9. #9
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,095
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Minesbroken View Post
    on a product that didnt work right for more than a week because it's cheaply made in another country out of substandard garbage parts with cheap labor by people who dont care. I'm suprised it hasnt dropped below a hundred dollars already.
    They need smart people like you in the Bush Administration. Hurry, there's still time left. And to be fair, that first Samsung worked right for at least two weeks. Never overstate your case.
    Last edited by patentcad; 12-18-07 at 07:02 AM.

  10. #10
    Royal Grand Exalted Pooba smoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Eight Miles High
    My Bikes
    Time VXR ProTeam, Look 695, Pinarello Paris Carbon, Ridley Dean, Time ZXRS
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the house took a lightning strike a few months ago, so i just got a new tv. big ol' plasma thing. delivered yesterday. satellite guys are here re-wiring the place for HD. apple stock, hell - go get some DirecTV stock right now! every time i talk to these guys that damn company hits me up for another $75! cr@p!
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

    -Fyodor Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor

  11. #11
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,084
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I have a Flintstones TV. A small dinosaur bird inside chips images into a stone tablet. Picture quality is not that good. Not blu ray compatible.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  12. #12
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,095
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    the house took a lightning strike a few months ago, so i just got a new tv. big ol' plasma thing. delivered yesterday. satellite guys are here re-wiring the place for HD. apple stock, hell - go get some DirecTV stock right now! every time i talk to these guys that damn company hits me up for another $75! cr@p!
    I dumped DirecTV recently. In five years, they went from being a great company to deal with to the absolute worst experience I ever had. I'm saving about $80 per month now with the local cable company. Picture quality is better. Fewer HD channels, but I think we can muddle through with 'only' 42 of those.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •