The faltering economy affects every industry, and consumer electronics is certainly no exception. Industry hawks and insiders are keeping their eyes on the few sectors that they believe will be able to weather the storm, and may even see some growth during this turbulent time – one of which is the Blu-Ray market.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Oppo has finally announced details for their upcoming BDP-83 Blu-ray player. Denon recently announced a universal player for $3,800. Oppo is delivering their own version for far far cheaper. The specs that have been given make Oppo's player are extremely promising.
Sherwood first showed their Blu-ray player at CEDIA this year. Shortly thereafter the company announced that the player's release would be delayed. The release was postponed even further when the market shifted and offered consumers relatively cheap Profile 2.0 players. At this point it was rumored that the player would be axed.
Recently it was noticed that Wal-Mart was giving more shelf space to Blu-ray software. Now, with Black Friday right around the corner, Wal-Mart is setting a new low price for Blu-ray hardware. They will be offering the Magnavox Profile 1.1 Blu-ray Player for just $128. This marks the lowest price for a Blu-ray player yet.
NAD officially gives their T 587 Blu-ray player a December release date. The player will be fully BD-Live functional. The player also supports 1080p video at 24 fps for the most fluid film-like image. And once material is released with Deep Color technology, the player fully supports the feature.