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Panasonic announce price drop

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by HMHB, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    Not sure if this is old news for you lot but:-
    From Whatvideotv

    Now Panasonic to drop DVD-recorder prices too
    More good news for folk waiting for DVD recorders to become more affordable. Hot on the heels of our Philips price drop announcement a few days back, Panasonic has now announced that it’s going to reduce its DMR-E50 from £400 to £350, the DMR-E60 from £500 to £450, and the DMR-HS2 from £850 to £750. These changes will apparently come into effect from September 1. Thanks to James Stott for alerting us to this one.


    Sorry couldn't get the http link to work for this :blush:
     
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    To be honest this is probably the first of many and nothing to get excited by - especially as online retailers already act as a bit of a buffer from RRP anyway.

    The big question is what will be the RRP of the E100 (Due September) and E120 (due January)? Panasonic are keeping details of the formers price and all details of the latter close to their chests at the moment (doubtless waiting to see Pioneer's pricing first).
     
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    I think it can only get better for potential buyers as there are more manufacturers coming into this market. With a bit of luck also, it may make Sky realise they don't have the monopoly on digital recording any more ;)
     
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    Yeah I think your right. Prices of base units will probably be at £200 by Christmas - the price of a decent VCR. High end systems will probably stay around the £600-£800 mark for now though - there isn't that much competition at this end (only Pioneer versus Panasonic) until JVC and Toshiba bring up their new offerings early next year.
     
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    I paid £285 for mine.

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    obviously prices listed are rrp i noticed an e50 for 260 today

    My question for people who monitor these prices is i have found the HS2 hard disk/dvd recorder for £550 multiregion today does this seem to reflect the price reduction or should i wait?

    thanks
     
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    That means the E50 is now cheaper than top end (S)VCRs!
     
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    Staggering isnt it. Everytime I look at dealtime the price has gone down again by at least a fiver. Could be £200 in a month or 2 at this rate!
     
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    £238 R2 at Techtronics now £250 muti-R
     
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    I thought it would be around £220 now

    £150 by Xmas!!
     

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