Blu-Ray DVD Prices Drop By 50 Percent

Several retailers are dropping the price on Sony’s Blu-ray DVD players by 50 percent. Amazon already offers a half-price reduction for its Samsung BD-P1500 model which started last month.

Sony Blu-ray players and DVDs are being offered at half-price among several retailers. Amazon is already selling the Samsung BD-P1500 player for $184 plus 50 percent off on selected DVD movies.

Blu-ray BD-P1500 offers HD 1080p video output and features Dolby Digital Plus and TrueHD audio. The unit has a built-in Ethernet card to download the latest firmware upgrades over the Internet.

The Samsung BD-P1500 has a four-star customer rating based on 124 reviews.

Some of the Blu-ray titled include Mad Men Season 1, Rambo 1-3 Boxset, Total Recall, The Bank Job, Stargate, The Punisher, and others. The DVD movies start at $9.99 each.

Amazon also has a buy-2-get-1-free Blu-ray disc promotion. Sony PS3 game titles are also slashed by 20 percent.

Blu-ray is a new optical disc format with over five times the storage capacity of a standard DVD. A dual-layer disc can hold up to 50 GB of information. The increased storage allows movie studios to provide 6 times the resolution in high definition.

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