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NME Announces That HD-VMD Player Will Cost $199 In US

Postby Ian on Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:19 pm

NME has announced that the first HD-VMD player will cost $199 in the US. Expect to see them for sale in late October.

http://www.nmeinc.com/press_main.aspx

New Medium Enterprises (NME) (OTC Bulletin Board: NMEN - News) today officially launched its HD VMD (Versatile Multilayer Disc) player and disc into the U.S. market with a debut at CEDIA Expo 2007. HD VMD brings maximum-HD 1080p high-quality players to consumers for a groundbreaking MSRP of $199. HD VMD players will be available for purchase in late October.

HD VMD stands to revolutionize the high-definition disc market, providing consumers with the best possible HD experience. Combining the best industrial opto-electronics and disc technologies, HD VMD brings together established DVD red-laser production infrastructure and break-through multilayer discs technology to deliver its maximum-HD picture. HD VMD red laser multilayer disc plans include storage of up to 30 GB of content on a single side disc.


IMHO.. NME waited way too long to introduce these players. If they would have introduced them a year or even 6 months ago, they could have been a contender. Now, with HD DVD players retailing for less than $250 and including 5-7 free movies, no one in their right mind is going to invest in HD-VMD.

Also, how can they justify charging $199 for this player? If I remember right, these things use a standard DVD drive.
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Postby vinnie97 on Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:33 am

lol, let's play "confuse the consumer" a little more!
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Postby SithTracy on Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:51 am

vinnie97 wrote:lol, let's play "confuse the consumer" a little more!
I'm not confused... I'm just not that interested.
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Postby Dartman on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:40 am

Well like I said before, IF they release one with a hard drive that can do HDTV recording on cheap media I'd be interested just for my TV stuff, otherwise it's pretty useless if no major studios support it with first run major releases.
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Postby vinnie97 on Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:48 pm

SithTracy wrote:
vinnie97 wrote:lol, let's play "confuse the consumer" a little more!
I'm not confused... I'm just not that interested.

Joe six-pack no doubt is.
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