We love a good bargain at our house. If we can get something at a good price, we leap on it. This year Denis and I discussed Christmas gift options. We both wanted a Blu-Ray DVD player but knowing that they were super expensive ($350+ for good ones), I think we had sort of decided (but not made any final decision) that this Christmas we’d get a Blu-Ray player but would NOT get anything else for each other for Christmas.
Well, so much for that. Why? Because a good Blu-Ray machine was on sale at Costco for a great price and we figured we’d take advantage of it now. It’s the one pictured, which is a Phillips BDP7200. The CNET review was iffy on it (rating it only 6.4 (good)), but I found reviews by average users saying that they were confused by CNET’s review because they didn’t have any of the issues that CNET described in the review. The general concensus from the various user reviews I read online was that CNET must have gotten a wonky unit to review.
So we now are the proud owners of a Blu-Ray DVD player for the delightfully “cheap” price of only $250 (originally $350). A hefty price tag for one item, sure, but worth it considering how much we (and by “we” I really mean “I”) movies. I can’t wait to see the difference in picture quality, although I can’t imagine how much better it’ll be because our DVD player does a decent job on our big screen tv. But I’m excited at the possibility!!
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