A Blu-ray Player- For $17,000
The high-end A/V manufacturer Goldmund, based in Switzerland, has announced the release of the Eidos 20 BD, a Blu-ray Disc player that fits in the high-end category. How high-end? Its starting price is $16,900.
Why so expensive? The company says the player comes with several special components, including the “AC Curator” power supply circuit, the “Magnetic Damper” reading-error-reduction device, and the “Mechanical Grounding” construction, which cuts down on the vibrations typically associated with video signals.
In a statement, the company said it moved up the planned release of the player when the format war ended earlier this month.