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Formats Increase Incentives

23 Oct, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

The BD-P1400

Samsung Electronics, the first CE manufacturer to market a Blu-ray Disc player, has cut $50 from the $549 price of the BD-P1400, which features 1080p resolution.

The company also is offering eight free mail-in Blu-ray titles with the now $499 BD-P1400 when purchased at Best Buy, Circuit City and other retailers.

The BD movies include a choice of five titles from a selection of 18 from the Blu-ray Disc Association, two titles from a selection of eight Warner Home Video movies and Planet Earth Vol. 1 from the Discovery Channel.

Amazon.com offers the 1400 for $409 plus five free BD titles.

The BD Association recently extended its offer of five free movies through Jan. 31, 2008.

Separately, Microsoft and select retailers are offering Heroes: Season 1 on HD DVD with the purchase of the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on player for $179.99. The purchase also includes a choice of five free HD DVD titles from a selection of 15 movies.

The HD DVD movie offer is valid until Feb. 28.

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