It's Official

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  1. FischerKing

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    I'm blu!

    To match the new Sony Bravia XBR4 I bought a couple of weeks ago, last night I picked up the brand-spanking new Panasonic DMP-BD30 from Fry's Electronics. Also bought a copy of POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl on Blu-Ray and it looked amazing...

    Up next - working on the surround sound. Need to get an A/V Receiver and speakers to really take advantage of the 7.1 that some of the movies are using and are moving towards.

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    The Onkyo 605/805 is a great choice.
     
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    The 805 is really nice and it is coming down between that or the 705. I don't think the 605 as much for the only reason that it has 2 in/1 out hdmi and that would not provide me with any future growth.

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    ah - nevermind - looks like i could go with a 605 and then when i need to expand on hdmi connections i can pick up an hdmi switcher that will allow a passthrough signal to the AVR out to the tv and speakers. and the switcher is cheaper than the price difference between then 605 and 705.

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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    I am going dual format (HD DVD + Blu Ray player). This war will not be over anytime soon and I refuse to miss out on the HD DVD movies. I just heard from a buddy of mine that swears he can get me a sweet deal on the new BD-UP5000 as soon as it's released (Jan 15). So now I am back to waiting. He works for a major manufacturer and is going to get it for me for wholesale or less.

    The latest he told me is that the player will debut for less then what was reported. He stated the street price is going to be around $799 versus the $1200 that was originally reported or somewhere in between. That's still much cheaper then I anticipated.
     
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    I haven't done any research on the UP5000, but the panny is one sweet player with the 1.1 specs for next years releases.

    shawn
     
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    There is a rumor that the final battle might come due mid Jan

    Depending on which way it goes it 'MIGHT' close to finish it.

    Warner is rumored to be looking at Media sales of Xmas [discs] not players and will move off their both position based on the result.

    Now Blu disks are way outselling HD, so if this is true and Warner backs Blu it will give Blu 75% of the movies.

    Remember talking disks here not players.
     
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    right - last week blu-ray hit 76% sales over hd dvd and pirates sold huge moving 160k units in its first week out.

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    I thought about going the same way. I decided that I wanted the extra power, the internal cooling fan, and the extra HDMI port and went the 805.

    Be sure to shop around before buying anything.
     
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    Just be careful in the future when looking for a HDMI switch box. Many of them only pass video and not audio.

    I'm pretty picky about my audio/video hardware and have always gone with Denon, but when I upgrade again I'm gonna give that Onkyo a 2nd look, the first is impressive.
     
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    I looked at Denon, HK, but what I got out of the Onkyo 805 would have cost me hundreds more dollars if I would have gone Denon/HK.
     
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    I doubt it. All of those rumors are identical to the FUD the Blu camp has been spreading for the past year. At CES you will see promises by both sides and thats about it.
     
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    No to mention that it's rumored that WB is looking for a big pay day as well. They have been playing both sides of the fence since this entire thing started.
     
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    If Paramount can get 100M from HDDVD, Warner should easily be able to double that.
     
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    I agree. I don't think Warner cares which direction they go nor do I think they care. They just want a big pay day from one of the sides. Later they will say "we went with the superior technology" blah blah.....

    Meanwhile their bean counters will be counting the money.
     

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