Truly Affordable BD-Live Players On The Way

Posted by James Segars on January 15, 2009 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Hardware

If you’ve been holding out for a BD-Live player, and you aren’t willing to shell out more than two hundo’s to do so, Amex and Memorex have got your back.

Set to debut this year, Memorex’s MVBD-2520 and Amex’s BD-P1 have their sights set on becoming the cheapest BD-Live standalone players to date.  While you’re all free to debate the craftsmanship and reliability of the units, we’re willing to bet that very few people will scoff at the price of these units — at $199.99 for either one.

It’s hard to believe it, but we’ve come a long way in a year.  Used to be that the cheapest BD-Live player — actually, the only BD-Live player at the time — was the 40gb PS3.  Now, we’ve got options.

Love them or leave them, we’re happy to see that the pricing bubble for standalone units is dropping steadily, at least enough so that everyone will be able to enjoy Blu-ray’s and BD-Live content sooner rather than later.

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