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Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

In case anyone has been thinking about a Sony Blu-ray player, Inter Discount has a special on (17.11 - 24.12) on the BDP-S350 model. Their regular price was CHF 499 but is now on special for CHF 279 with a CHF 80 rebate from Sony (I imagine mail-in).

This is the first time that a Blu-ray player is below the CHF 200 mark.

Toppreise.ch still has this model on at CHF 332.

Christmas is coming. Ho Ho Ho

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Old 19.11.2008, 20:49
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Wow thanks now i know what i want for christmas
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Awesome . Thanks for the Heads up.
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

But is it DVD codefree?

and is it multi-region BluRay?
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Old 20.11.2008, 09:38
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But is it DVD codefree?

and is it multi-region BluRay?

Don't know. My first guess is that it would be blocked on Region 2 (Europe). But in Switzerland the retailers sometimes unlock them before selling them.
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Old 20.11.2008, 12:12
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

mutli region blu ray is still not possible on any blu ray machine as far as i know.

the majority of american blu rays discs seem to be code free however.

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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

The BDP-S350 is the first reasonably-priced Blu-Ray player that has all the features needed for a good watching experience (Profile 1.1, etc.). I got it for 400 francs a few months ago to give as a gift. It's an absolute bargain for 199.

As for it being region-free: most Blu-Rays are region-free. Check www.axelmusic.com if ever you're not sure if a particular Blu-Ray from the US is region-free or not. Only a few studios like Fox region-code their discs.

DVD playback can also be made region-free, but it's a bit complicated of a process. You'll need either a programmable universal remote (with "magic keys") or an infrared phone that can be used as a remote control. I can dig up the info on how to do it for anyone who is interested.

P.S. Sony does something really stupid and only supplies red/white/yellow AV cables with their Blu-Ray players. This is not enough for Blu-Ray and will only look as good regular DVD. So be sure to get an HDMI cable. Order one online, where you can find one for as low as 15 francs. At Interdiscount the cheapest one they have is 40 francs, I believe. Don't listen to them when they urge you to get higher-priced ones because they're "higher quality" or whatever. They're lying to you.
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Old 20.11.2008, 15:19
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

just buy a PS3......
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just buy a PS3......
When the player was at 400 francs, sure, a PS3 was a much better deal overall. That's one of the reasons I got one. But now that the S350 is at 200CHF, there's no reason to consider it, especially if you're not a gamer.
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Old 20.11.2008, 15:29
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just buy a PS3......
I would have agreed up until this latest marketing push by Sony. The PS3 was the most economical option given the relatively small price difference between PS3/Blu-ray player before this latest price drop. And you got 2-3 games with PS3 package.

However, with a sub CHF 200 Blu-ray player, I think now the option most people would go for would be just the player.

As a reminder, the PS3 is going for over CHF 500.
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Are you sure?
I've been looking at this weeks offers and I can't see it http://www.interdiscount.ch/interdiscount/index.jsf

Because if it really is going for CHF 199 then for today only all stores are offering 10% of including DVD players bringing it down to CHF179 , now that really is worth it.

I'm going to see if the ipod touch is included in the items at 10% discount today.
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Old 20.11.2008, 15:45
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Are you sure?
I've been looking at this weeks offers and I can't see it http://www.interdiscount.ch/interdiscount/index.jsf

Because if it really is going for CHF 199 then for today only all stores are offering 10% of including DVD players bringing it down to CHF179 , now that really is worth it.

I'm going to see if the ipod touch is included in the items at 10% discount today.

Page 18 of the flyer (top right of page). This link takes you to the first page of the flyer.

http://www.interdiscount.ch/interdis...9192D229BA42AA

Once on page 18, you will need to use the magnifying glass thing to read the detail on the offer.

I am not sure if the 10% offer can be combined with this one. You can ask.

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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Yep, it's right where you said it was, excellent offer.
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Are you sure?
I've been looking at this weeks offers and I can't see it http://www.interdiscount.ch/interdiscount/index.jsf

Because if it really is going for CHF 199 then for today only all stores are offering 10% of including DVD players bringing it down to CHF179 , now that really is worth it.

I'm going to see if the ipod touch is included in the items at 10% discount today.
Actually, I was thinking of that, and the discount would apply to the CHF279 = CHF251. Then with cash back from Sony= CHF171. However, the 10% discount cannot be combined with any other offer... so I think it's not good.
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Old 20.11.2008, 17:18
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Actually, I was thinking of that, and the discount would apply to the CHF279 = CHF251. Then with cash back from Sony= CHF171. However, the 10% discount cannot be combined with any other offer... so I think it's not good.
Yes. Chf 251. More when i get home.
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Sorry for that short message. I was trying to type on a iPhone. Not the best idea.

So, the 10% sale today applied to the CHF 279 price so I paid CHF 251. Then Sony has the CHF 80 offer. See attached PDF. You mail in the flyer with your details and the details of the player and they put CHF 80 on your bank account.

According to the salesman, the DVD is blocked Zone 2 (Europe) so if someone could help with the way to unblock the DVD, it would be most appreciated.

So if you didn't buy it today, the net price will still be CHF 199 (until 24.12.2008)
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Verbier, congrats you got a good deal. For the unlocking, see if your phone is one of the ones supported by this program: http://irremote.psiloc.com/

If that's the case, you'll be able to do it with your phone. If not, you'll need a universal remote.
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Verbier, congrats you got a good deal. For the unlocking, see if your phone is one of the ones supported by this program: http://irremote.psiloc.com/

If that's the case, you'll be able to do it with your phone. If not, you'll need a universal remote.
Universal remote = logitech Harmony?
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Old 20.11.2008, 22:33
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

There is a hack for de-zoning using the following:

7040 OneforAll remote (scroll down for the things to do)
link: http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-r...orum-bike.html

Harmony One (should work with other models as well)
On the same link, you need to put your name on the list and you can use the Harmony sign in of the person who "adjusted" things.

Nokia N65 (see link above)
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Re: Sony Blu-ray player - CHF 199

Verbier, well done on getting the unit for such a good price! Fr.171 wow!

I should have gone yesterday... well.. 199 is still a very good price.
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