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  Reply # 1631071 15-Sep-2016 15:49
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Samsung UBD-K8500 4K HDR Blu-Ray Player

 

In AUS:

 

 

 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/players-recorders/samsung/samsung-ubd-k8500-4k-hdr-blu-ray-player/956335/

 

$298 aud

 

 

 

In NZ: 

 

 

 

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/media-players/samsung/4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-sku-314655/

 

$888 nzd


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  Reply # 1631072 15-Sep-2016 15:50
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Yep that looks about right lol





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  Reply # 1631074 15-Sep-2016 15:52
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That 298 must be limited run I imported when it came out from u.s and paid roughly $800 to have it in my hand with an amazon voucher, import tax and gst all the bs

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  Reply # 1631077 15-Sep-2016 15:54
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Hopefully the follow over here soon - $400ish for an XB one S vs $900 for a stand alone player is a no brainer.


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  Reply # 1631078 15-Sep-2016 15:54
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therockwwe:

 

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K HDR Blu-Ray Player

 

In AUS:

 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/players-recorders/samsung/samsung-ubd-k8500-4k-hdr-blu-ray-player/956335/

 

$298 aud

 

In NZ:

 

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/media-players/samsung/4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-sku-314655/

 

$888 nzd

 

 

Of course the useless retailers will blame it on the market size, the CGA obligations, nasty people implrting without paying GST on it and other fairy tales instead of just admitting that they like to rip off NZers who dare to want to buy current technology.





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  Reply # 1631083 15-Sep-2016 15:58
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richms:

 

therockwwe:

 

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K HDR Blu-Ray Player

 

In AUS:

 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/players-recorders/samsung/samsung-ubd-k8500-4k-hdr-blu-ray-player/956335/

 

$298 aud

 

In NZ:

 

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/media-players/samsung/4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-sku-314655/

 

$888 nzd

 

 

Of course the useless retailers will blame it on the market size, the CGA obligations, nasty people implrting without paying GST on it and other fairy tales instead of just admitting that they like to rip off NZers who dare to want to buy current technology.

 

 

 

 

I emailed JB NZ last week when I saw the price difference in Australia.  No reply as of yet.





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  Reply # 1631084 15-Sep-2016 16:00
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hamisht:

 

I emailed JB NZ last week when I saw the price difference in Australia.  No reply as of yet.

 

 

JB is right up there with the warehouse as retailers I try to avoid buying online from because of a history of crap service and a terrible web site. But I may reconsider it if these come in cheap enough. Will still have to get something to solve the HDCP 2.2 issue tho.





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  Reply # 1631301 15-Sep-2016 20:31
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I'm not blaming JB's - they don't typically make loads and loads of cash on products.

 

The issue will be with the price that Samsung sell it to them for...


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  Reply # 1631304 15-Sep-2016 20:36
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richms:

 

hamisht:

 

I emailed JB NZ last week when I saw the price difference in Australia.  No reply as of yet.

 

 

JB is right up there with the warehouse as retailers I try to avoid buying online from because of a history of crap service and a terrible web site. But I may reconsider it if these come in cheap enough. Will still have to get something to solve the HDCP 2.2 issue tho.

 

 

 

 

What's this issue?





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  Reply # 1631348 15-Sep-2016 21:32
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hamisht:

 

richms:

 

JB is right up there with the warehouse as retailers I try to avoid buying online from because of a history of crap service and a terrible web site. But I may reconsider it if these come in cheap enough. Will still have to get something to solve the HDCP 2.2 issue tho.

 

 

What's this issue?

 

 

My TV doesnt have it, and I believe it is required for 4k blurays





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  Reply # 1631351 15-Sep-2016 21:44
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I'd be guessing Samsung dropped the price when the xbox one s came out, because it wasn't that price when I looked 2 weeks ago. The whole reason I don't have one yet.


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  Reply # 1631552 16-Sep-2016 09:51
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blakamin:

 

I'd be guessing Samsung dropped the price when the xbox one s came out, because it wasn't that price when I looked 2 weeks ago. The whole reason I don't have one yet.

 

 

 

 

*This*

 

 

 

Samsung attempt to make as much profit for as long as they can... but then the market shifts and things move massively.

 

The Aussie market appears to have moved quicker, probably because they've held them longer and have a stock-pile of units that may well be not selling well.

 

Or.

 

They've sold through the non-4K units and always had this planned.


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  Reply # 1631593 16-Sep-2016 10:22
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Price is back up to $596 aud at JB HiFi AU. Guess the special is over.


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  Reply # 1645165 4-Oct-2016 12:06
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No way are these prices right at $800, not to mention the upcoming Panasonic and Oppo ones at $1k. Do they not want these to pick up traction? Why would you buy these if you can get an XBOX One S for literally half the price?


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  Reply # 1645219 4-Oct-2016 13:02
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Because the One S only has one HDMI output (two are needed for those who want 4k and to get surround sound using older amps) and because it can't bitstream audio, which means object-based sound like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X isn't supported.


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