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Old 06-20-2008   #11
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Default Re: Kaleidescape and Toshiba Claim 1080p Upscaling Players Rival Blu-ray

Originally Posted by rex View Post
I would not consider this player competition for BD players, simply because of its price of $3,000.
Keep in mind that neither of the new Kaleidescape "1080p" players will work as standalone products, both need to be connected to a Kaleidescape server which ups the ante a few $$$$$. That being said, I suspect that these might be the current "ultimate" upscaling DVD players and capable of producing stunning images from SD-DVDs that are all but indistinguishable from Blu-ray by a large majority of viewers. Anyone who can afford a Kaleidescape system can certainly afford a PS-3 and the upgrade price for Blu-ray DVDs - but it's really all about convenience and in that realm Kaleidescape is king.
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Last edited by MoosePond; 06-20-2008 at 08:09 AM.. Reason: corrected typo
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