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Funai to Release Final Standard Profile Player for Under $300

Posted by Dave Cowl on January 6, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War



Funai.thumbnail.jpgFunai Corporations has announced the release of its first Blu-ray Disc player, the NB500, for the North American market.

The player is expected to be Final Standard Profile (which means it will decode secondary picture in picture video) and full 1080p, with a retail price point projected to be under $300. 

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6 Responses to “Funai to Release Final Standard Profile Player for Under $300”

  1. Merrick97 on January 6th, 2008 11:11 am

    The perfect gift to those HD-DVD fans who were worried about players being too expensive. Its funny that I hear from a lot of people who actually payed the full $500 for an A1 are now saying that they will wait until 2.0 players cost less than $200.Oh my. 

  2. Mehar on January 6th, 2008 4:45 pm

    Will it support 2.0?

  3. Merrick97 on January 6th, 2008 9:00 pm

    Probably not. I guess you’re gonna say its now obsolete…. 

  4. C on January 7th, 2008 6:43 am

    Not obsolete. Just not up to par.

  5. Mehar Gill on January 7th, 2008 8:42 am

    Its not worth the price then.

  6. Dave Cowl on January 7th, 2008 9:04 am

    So which of the HD DVD players were worth the price? iirc, only two sold for $300 or less – the rest were more than $300… Were they too expensive also? Did all of us that paid $500 for the A1 get ripped off?

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