Latest in Aquos

Image credit:

Sharp's ultraslim BD-AV70 Blu-ray / BDXL player hitting Japan soon for over a grand

Darren Murph
10.22.10
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Remember that slimmer-than-slim Blu-ray 3D / BDXL player that Sharp demonstrated at CEATEC? Looks like the world now has a ship date and price, though you aren't likely to be keen on either. The unit itself -- which measures but 35mm thick and looks eerily familiar to the slimmed-down PlayStation 2 -- will tout a Blu-ray recorder while supporting BD 3D and BDXL playback, and there's even compatibility with OTA broadcasts for those looking to toast television to blank Blu-ray media. Naturally, a contraption this awesome is going to be reserved for the Japanese market, with reports suggesting that it'll ship anywhere between mid-December to early January. The real kicker, however, is the price -- at ¥85,000 ($1,047 based on today's exchange rate), we're surmising that only a handful of individuals can afford to give this thing the time of day. And that, friends, is a modern day travesty.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess

YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess

View
Apple’s new iPhones can better manage your battery as it ages

Apple’s new iPhones can better manage your battery as it ages

View
Porsche welcomes challenge from Tesla as it adapts to the EV world

Porsche welcomes challenge from Tesla as it adapts to the EV world

View
Fujifilm's X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display

Fujifilm's X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr