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Old 03-06-2008   #1
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Default Goldmund Introduces Company's First Blu-ray Player - $16,900!!

Goldmund introduces the company's first Blu-ray player, the Eidos 20 BD. With the announcement of the Eidos 20 BD, Goldmund becomes the first high-end audio/video manufacturer to issue a Blu-ray player.

The Eidos 20 BD embodies the Goldmund high-tech refinement that has made the Swiss-based company a leader in the audiophile community for the last 30 years. Goldmund signature features found on the Eidos 20 BD include the "AC-Curator" power supply circuit which dramatically improves picture and sound stability and dynamics, and the "Mechanical Grounding" construction which removes from the player mechanism spurious vibrations blurring the video signal and increasing jitter. In addition, the new Eidos 20 BD uses the Goldmund "Magnetic Damper," a device lowering the reading errors, a feature that previously was exclusive to Goldmund's highest end devices.

"As a result of last week’s news in regards to the format wars, Goldmund decided to launch the Eidos 20 BD earlier than we had originally planned to capture the attention of the industry that believes in the superior technological merits of the Blu-ray format," said Michel Reverchon, president of Goldmund. "The Blu-ray player is the perfect addition to our Goldmund Media Room, which requires high-definition playback and is the pinnacle of technological excellence."

Goldmund will begin taking orders for the Eidos 20 DB, which is priced at $16,900.
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I am totally pumped to see companies embracing the new high def formats, now if I could only afford this one!
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Who are you kidding Ken.... we all know you'll have a few of these soon.
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Only one.... until I update the bedroom display!
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This is the same player that rlpiii mentioned a week ago:
http://www.avrevforum.com/showthread...light=goldmund

See also "World's Most Overpriced BD Player":
http://gizmodo.com/360669/goldmunds-...layer-at-16900
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This is a bit sad actually. Goldmund posted a picture of the inside of this player. It uses the EXACT same Pioneer audio and video boards as well as the transport mechanism. They replaced the plastic tray with a metal one (looks better but no change in performance). They put in their own power supply and an very cheap output connection board. So given all of that, let's assume that it's about $1000 of Pioneer parts (Assuming it's the Elite boards), a chassis, and a power supply.

If it were a ground-up player (A nearly $1,000,000 investment for a company) then I would back this entirely. BUT IT IS NOT. The guys at Goldmund must have balls so large they have to be driven around in a cart - there's no way they could walk around! What a scam...
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