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patrick
28-10-2009, 01:08 PM
Hey folks, just told the above Fair will be held from Friday to Sunday at Amcorp Mall, PJ. Time 11am - 9pm. Was told there will lots of gifts and crazy deals up for grab. Understand limited stocks of Sony Blue Ray DVD player will be up for grabs at $999 ! Mmmm...thinking if I should grab one too! Already have 3 dvd player at home! Mmmmm ....very tempting!! What you guys think? Worth it kah?

bslee
28-10-2009, 01:24 PM
If I recall, there was such a similar fair at Amcorp earlier this year and mostly established or authorised Sony dealers. Typically in local "sales", they throwout overstocked barang, unsaleable barang, demo barang, outdated barang, etc.
I'm always skeptical of Malaysia type sales... Tell me they cut minimum 50% from street price on all goods..THEN ITS A SALE!...otherwise its rubbish sales at best ! But then again, there's always some chance of a gem somewhere at what you consider a good deal.
Sorry for negative bias, but tell me local type sales are nothing short of gimmiky? :(

firefox
28-10-2009, 01:28 PM
If this is sponsored by one of Sony's agents, Audio House? then i have been to one of these "cheap sale" sometime ago at the same loacation. Getting rid of some old models and some insignificant discounts here and there as asual i suppose. But still worth a visit if you in need of some sony products.Maybe Patrick can clarify

bslee
28-10-2009, 01:33 PM
Firefox, its not just that vendor you're mentioning thats there, its other known established authorised dealers there too selling their barang. Doesn't matter, Sony stuff are already priced higher than other competing brands. Unless you insist on having a Sony, the upcoming offerings may be for you or anyone else.

patrick
28-10-2009, 01:41 PM
If this is sponsored by one of Sony's agents, Audio House? then i have been to one of these "cheap sale" sometime ago at the same loacation. Getting rid of some old models and some insignificant discounts here and there as asual i suppose. But still worth a visit if you in need of some sony products.Maybe Patrick can clarify

Already told you what I heard. But want to know more? Call 010 3061746 for more info.

patrick
28-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Firefox, its not just that vendor you're mentioning thats there, its other known established authorised dealers there too selling their barang. Doesn't matter, Sony stuff are already priced higher than other competing brands. Unless you insist on having a Sony, the upcoming offerings may be for you or anyone else.

Quality goods mah! I dont mind paying more for quality stuff for brands like Sony. So far...so good. Never fail me. But hey, the blue ray normal price is about 1200 lah. So if 999, sounds good isnt it?

bslee
28-10-2009, 01:59 PM
Quality goods mah! I dont mind paying more for quality stuff for brands like Sony. So far...so good. Never fail me. But hey, the blue ray normal price is about 1200 lah. So if 999, sounds good isnt it?

Yes Patrick, I can agree to some point. I've liked Sony products for long time, just the price ain't quite agreeable. Anyway, I've given up home theatre movies... the normal DVD player I have suffice me. I think I may be there anyhow..my usual weekend haunt mah! :)

GreyShadow
28-10-2009, 02:17 PM
Hey folks, just told the above Fair will be held from Friday to Sunday at Amcorp Mall, PJ. Time 11am - 9pm. Was told there will lots of gifts and crazy deals up for grab. Understand limited stocks of Sony Blue Ray DVD player will be up for grabs at $999 ! Mmmm...thinking if I should grab one too! Already have 3 dvd player at home! Mmmmm ....very tempting!! What you guys think? Worth it kah?
Panasonic BR Player latest model now lowest price is around RM850... why pay more for a most likely old model? ;)

bslee
28-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Original Blue Ray software is quite expensive lah... often puts me off unless .....(can't say lor)
Unlike in the west its quite affordable, like you pay Rm10-20 bucks for a ori DVD, doesn't happen here which is why piracy is so rampant. It all boils down to price.

patrick
28-10-2009, 04:12 PM
Yes Patrick, I can agree to some point. I've liked Sony products for long time, just the price ain't quite agreeable. Anyway, I've given up home theatre movies... the normal DVD player I have suffice me. I think I may be there anyhow..my usual weekend haunt mah! :)

Am thinking of dropping in to check out the fair this Friday. You are not going on Friday, are you? ;-)

patrick
28-10-2009, 04:13 PM
Panasonic BR Player latest model now lowest price is around RM850... why pay more for a most likely old model? ;)

Wah lau...850! Sure ah?

bslee
28-10-2009, 04:14 PM
Am thinking of dropping in to check out the fair this Friday. You are not going on Friday, are you? ;-)

Not on Fridays lah.. traffic on highway on Fridays like everyone migrating. (another paranormal phenomenon in the 21st century Malaysia)

jimmyay
28-10-2009, 04:22 PM
Can get a WD TV and play Blue Ray movies on it. Plug into the HDMI and see nice picture.

rakyat
28-10-2009, 04:36 PM
Wah lau...850! Sure ah?

Car4 is selling philips BDP-3000 for RM5XX; seems like Blue Ray players are dropping to more reasonalbe price from 6 mths ago. Now if only the Blue Ray disc follow suit, it is madness to pay RM180.00 for 1 movie

firefox
28-10-2009, 04:36 PM
I understand its on the 3rd floor and quite a number of vendors would be participating, so the choice would be there for eager buyers..nothing for me at the moment.
In the same building you can also get cheap DVDs too.

AllUrban
28-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Hey folks, just told the above Fair will be held from Friday to Sunday at Amcorp Mall, PJ. Time 11am - 9pm. Was told there will lots of gifts and crazy deals up for grab. Understand limited stocks of Sony Blue Ray DVD player will be up for grabs at $999 ! Mmmm...thinking if I should grab one too! Already have 3 dvd player at home! Mmmmm ....very tempting!! What you guys think? Worth it kah?when you go and buy the new dvd, please sell the old one on the forum like USJ27 resident does.

Cheers, m

kwchang
28-10-2009, 05:21 PM
HaHaHa ... Patrick did say he has 3 DVD players at home ... maybe he is a collector? Anyway, DVD players are so cheap nowadays, it is probably better for him to give it away, no?

patrick
28-10-2009, 05:43 PM
HaHaHa ... Patrick did say he has 3 DVD players at home ... maybe he is a collector? Anyway, DVD players are so cheap nowadays, it is probably better for him to give it away, no?

How true. It's so cheap these days. But the odd thing is....if it's working, I will continue to use it. If it is not, how to give it to Moaz? I cant give away a non-functioning DVD player!! That would be real embarassing!!

Anyway, I think even the BR DVD price will keep dropping. Only question is by how much and when.

VeeJay
28-10-2009, 06:01 PM
Anyway, I think even the BR DVD price will keep dropping. Only question is by how much and when.

But then again there is a war going on with its competing technology HD-DVD

So as of now not sure who will be the winner or both loser and giveway to other technologies put forward such as HVD? :confused:

AllUrban
28-10-2009, 06:12 PM
But then again there is a war going on with its competing technology HD-DVD

So as of now not sure who will be the winner or both loser and giveway to other technologies put forward such as HVD? :confused:I thought BR was the early favourite in that 'format war?'

Did they win the early battle and start to lose the war...like another BR that I will not discussed let I be sent to the BP???

Cheers, m

VeeJay
28-10-2009, 06:28 PM
I thought BR was the early favourite in that 'format war?'

Did they win the early battle and start to lose the war...like another BR that I will not discussed let I be sent to the BP???

Cheers, m

Correct, BR won the early battle when Toshiba pulled out of developing HD DVD and major players in US agreed to go with BR. Hence price is dropping.

But new technology are coming up fast, and BR need to speed up its development to sustain, else never technology with multiple layers (high storage) would win the market.

My POV, is that, we should just throw away this media disc and go towards microchip memory (flash drive). its smaller and durable and best of easily portable.

evan1222
29-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Can get a WD TV and play Blue Ray movies on it. Plug into the HDMI and see nice picture.

Yeah..i am also a proud owner of WDTV, but cannot really beat a BD player in terms of audio quality, pic quality no comments because those movies are 1080P. Nevertheless, with the price of the blu rays in the mkt, i am happy with my current media player, and btw Jimmy, WDTV live is selling in KL now! :D

SpAwN^
29-10-2009, 07:22 AM
Besides the crazy sale going on at Amcorp Mall, you can also find out more on other sales besides electrical goods. Warehouse sales / Stock Clearance -
Check it out here : http://www.bigsale.com.my/
I need a new pair of shoes la..aiya...

firefox
29-10-2009, 07:46 AM
Be very wary what you purchase from these types of sales.

GreyShadow
29-10-2009, 09:10 AM
BR already won the format war many many many moons ago lah... HD-DVD is already "officially" dead, no more format war now.
so you can expect the price of BR Player to drop like drastically within a year time. Now most of the branded BR Player is already selling at RRP under RM1k

and BR movie is not THAT expensive at RM180 lar... PS3 games on BR disc, yes it cost that much, but most of the BR movies now cost around RM100 plus minus a bit, older title you can get for around RM60 to RM80.
So I can say the price of BR movie is already dropping down to the DVD movie level.

Maybe I'll ponteng kerja for a while tomorrow lunch time to drop by there :D
tell me boss I pergi "sembayang", so lunch time will take a little bit longer :D

bslee
29-10-2009, 10:40 AM
I became sick of this video format war and can be a costly upgrade or change of players, not to mention local software prices. In the end a sub RM200 Philips DVD player, play anything CDR, CDR-W, DVD-R... where my "hi-end" Sony DVD costing me 3k new, wasn't that flexible. Ultimately, stereo music and Lp's are my mainstream audio entertainment. Hardly watch any DVD nowadays. Even now, the CD shops are selling crap.

usjhomer
29-10-2009, 11:07 AM
Any brands like Sharp or Toshiba LCDs?

GreyShadow
29-10-2009, 11:50 AM
aiya~ the format war doesn't occur very often mah
VHS vs Betamax was what? 30 years ago?
VCD vs DVD? never happened :p
BR vs HDDVD? few years back but only lasted briefly

BR is the king now, and there won't be a new format rising up so soon to challenge it's throne, the future will be digital distribution, so BR is very likely to be the next MJ, last king of poop :p

btw, $ony players are known for their "unwillingness" to play other type of disc, and their high sensitiveness, and not to mention overpriced :p

bslee
29-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Nevertheless I think the biggest money making hit for manufacturers was back in the 80's where VHS/Betamax video ruled the world.

patrick
29-10-2009, 05:05 PM
Ok ...more on the CE Fair. Just managed to get hold of a copy of the brochure on the fair.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o60/moothot/Miscellaneous/Email-Blast.jpg

patrick
29-10-2009, 05:09 PM
By the way, if you are going to Amcorp Mall, you may also like to check out a vinyl turntable with a USB output!! It's available at Acoustique Systems which is on the 1st or 2nd floor. Look for the boss CN Lim So now you can convert all your music & songs from vinyl to CD/DVDs etc etc!! Cool huh?

bslee
29-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Cool huh?
No, not cool at all, unless you're computer savy in digital transfer. Play the LP straight, relax and enjoy the music.

firefox
29-10-2009, 05:47 PM
No, not cool at all, unless you're computer savy in digital transfer. Play the LP straight, relax and enjoy the music.

Absoutely correct, converting to any other form will lose its original sonics.

Lp lovers want to hear exactly from the groove that includes the unwanted nosies too.

bslee
29-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Coincidently I did some transfer other day. An old LP, soundtrack from Shaw Brothers "The Lark", 1962 I think, Koo Mei is the singer, singing that original rendition of evergreen "Bu Liao Ching" and Gao Shan Ching. Its all in mono. Real nostalgia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MY9bHI9CSM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eEIx-DXF0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qybJPCjt4&feature=related

patrick
29-10-2009, 10:59 PM
Coincidently I did some transfer other day. An old LP, soundtrack from Shaw Brothers "The Lark", 1962 I think, Koo Mei is the singer, singing that original rendition of evergreen "Bu Liao Ching" and Gao Shan Ching. Its all in mono. Real nostalgia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MY9bHI9CSM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eEIx-DXF0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qybJPCjt4&feature=related

Dei bruder, one moment you said"No, not cool at all, unless you're computer savy in digital transfer. Play the LP straight, relax and enjoy the music" and next moment (above) you said you transfered from an old LP!! Adoi, to transfer or not to transfer!!??!! Hahaha...How lah, how lah? Me getting confused now too!!! :D

bslee
30-10-2009, 12:23 AM
Patrick. lets not confuse here between a suggestion to own that USB turntable and the chore of the transfer process. The easy part is to easily buy it, and the cool feature is that turntable is outfitted with a USB port, something unheard of in the past. The difficult and tedious part is the process of transfer and use of the appropriate program to do the digital transfer, thereon there's software features to further improve the sound, especially if the record wasn't so good in the first place. Its quite possible now to remove clicks, pops, rumble, hissing, along with enhancement by re-equalization and noise reduction to achieve higher quality result.
There you have it, in a nutshell. Its not as simple as it seems, though the USB port is a noble feature.
BTW, it was just coincidental I did it because I couldn't resist compiling it to mp3 on my PC just in case I'm in the mood to listen on the PC and in the car. Quite a 2 hour process you know?...not a quickie job.
However, there was an alternative process but one must have a turntable, phono stage, connected to a CDR recorder and initiate a direct transfer. Its a raw digital transfer and whatever noise from the source will be transferred to the CDR.

usjhomer
30-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Anyone came back from Amcorp Mall? Any good deals to share?

patrick
30-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Patrick. lets not confuse here between a suggestion to own that USB turntable and the chore of the transfer process. ..........
........BTW, it was just coincidental I did it because I couldn't resist compiling it to mp3 on my PC just in case I'm in the mood to listen on the PC and in the car. Quite a 2 hour process you know?...not a quickie job.
However, there was an alternative process but one must have a turntable, phono stage, connected to a CDR recorder and initiate a direct transfer. Its a raw digital transfer and whatever noise from the source will be transferred to the CDR.

Didnt know it takes so much time! Ok forget the idea. Maybe I just come and make a copy from you lah!! Easier huh? :D

patrick
30-10-2009, 07:03 PM
Anyone came back from Amcorp Mall? Any good deals to share?

Wah lau...luckily I wet early. When I left, the jam and the crowd...!!!!! Ended up having a good lunch there and bought an induction cooker for less than $150. Dont know good or not but wifey pretty happy to give it a try. Then maybe can dump the gas hotplate! But dont know yet lah!

usjhomer
31-10-2009, 12:41 AM
Got back from there too just now - surprised to see the shops closing 8pm so early - anyway, the LCDs prices are not good at all - can get better prices at the shops - btw the Jap / Korean / Chinese restaurant is pretty good.......had dinner there after walking around

GreyShadow
31-10-2009, 11:21 PM
Got back from there too just now - surprised to see the shops closing 8pm so early - anyway, the LCDs prices are not good at all - can get better prices at the shops - btw the Jap / Korean / Chinese restaurant is pretty good.......had dinner there after walking around
thank god i didn't waste my time going there, as I landed me self a sweet bargain on Jusco's JCard Day the day b4 the fair

gotten myself a Panasonic 42" plasma PH42X10 with all of the freebies (camera+SD card+HDMI cable) for RM2609, after the RM400 Jcard discount, and RM290 voucher redeem from the original price of RM3299. :D
The other electrical shops are selling it at RM2499 cheapest without any freebies :D