Sony's Cut-Price Blu-Ray Player

"Sony is apparently announcing a new, cheaper Blu-ray player."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 27/02/07
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

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Admittedly, Blu-Ray is just too darn expensive. But, Sony has decided to alleviate the problem with the announcement of a new, cheaper Blu-ray player.

The system, dubbed the BDP-S300, will have exactly the same capabilities as the $1000 BDP-S1 Sony's currently got on the market, but will cost $599. Still by no means cheap for a glorified Betamax, but a significant step in the right direction. Blooray rival HD DVD is the cheaper choice at the moment, with Toshiba having a player up for grabs for $499.

According to the source, Sony's new cheaper version isn't as large as their BDP-S1, but around the size of your average DVD player. The BDP-S300 will be able to squeeze out a signal in the highest-of-the-high-definition format. It'll also be able to play CDs too, which the BDP-S1 can't.

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26-02-2007, 13:13:46

Kempez
Yep a KVM will do that for ya :)

26-02-2007, 13:15:42

BloomerzUK
Make sure you get a Belkin one atleast.

I've had some in the past, (No name ones) and they've konked out on me.

26-02-2007, 13:40:12

nathan
some of the cheap ones are complete rubbish too, loads of ghosting on the monitor.

26-02-2007, 13:54:32

Toxcity
I guess these KVM, are those little boxes that have the 1 and 2 buttons on them?
I had one of these beasties and did its job! switiching betweenthe sever and my PC.. :)

26-02-2007, 15:00:01

weihk
something like this??
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=394476

mmmm..........160 quid........thats a lot more than what i was thinking.......

26-02-2007, 15:04:09

nathan
dont think you will need a high end one like that. how about > http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=10540 and just buy the amount of cables you need?

26-02-2007, 20:53:37

weihk

dont think you will need a high end one like that. how about > http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=10540 and just buy the amount of cables you need?



ermmmmm......

i really am not sure to be honest....

that 160quid one i was looking at, it just kind of pop into my head saying that should work, its got DVI sockets, USB sockets, which is what i have at the moment.

i dont even know if a wireless USB mouse will work in PS2 mode........

anyone got more ideas??

27-02-2007, 17:33:35

Showoff
For low end (<£15) good quality KVM this one from Blackbox is hard to beat:
[url]http://www.blackbox.co.uk/solutions/display.asp?cs=dvh&id=1&doc=kv401a&tx=KVM-ServSwitch&sx=Desktop%20Switches[/url]

28-02-2007, 08:23:57

chudley
I have a nelkin omnicube ps2 only which I dont use anymoregoing cheap, but ^^ that seems like a good buy. PM me if your interested.

28-02-2007, 11:50:30

Rastalovich

some of the cheap ones are complete rubbish too, loads of ghosting on the monitor.



That ~can~ also be down to quality of cables used. Particularly if u get no ghosting @ 640x (i.e. booting) but loads at 16bit+ 1024x screens.
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