Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 30 November 2007 14:14

Venturer SHD7000 player on sale at Wal-Mart

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Chinese HD DVD player with a US$200 price


The
rumors of a cheap Chinese-built HD DVD player with a sub US$100 price tag have not yet come to pass, but the Venturer SHD7000 player is finally starting to show up in select Wal-Mart locations with a price tag of US$198.

When the original rumors of a low-cost Chinese-built HD DVD player for the 2007 holiday season started to circulate, no one would have thought that Toshiba would be the first to break the US$100 price barrier with a select blowout of its HD-A2 model. The Venturer was thought to be the first player to arrive at a below US$200 price point, which it has, but some were hoping in light of Toshiba’s aggressive pricing that the SHD7000 would be priced even lower.

The SHD7000 is pretty much a mirror image of the feature set that has been found in Toshiba’s low-end models with 1080i resolution, a 10/100 Ethernet port and a HDMI connector. The Ethernet port and HDMI connector are requirements of the HD DVD standard.

While no one can be sure, some are suggesting that the price on the SHD7000 could drop lower into the US$149 range in aggressive sales by Wal-Mart during the holiday season.

Last modified on Friday, 30 November 2007 14:16

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments