Philips Won't Sell Home Theater Equipment in North America Anymore

Back in April, Philips announced plans »11/19/08 11:52am11/19/08 11:52am to hand over its television promotion, sales and manufacturing to Funai. Now the company has expanded those plans to what sounds like all of their home theater products, including DVD players, Blu-ray players and surround sound equipment. Oh, you'll still see Philips DVD players…

Sony To Drop Blu-ray Player Price $100, Others to Follow

HD Guru is reporting that Sony will drop the price of their BDP-S350 »8/23/08 6:30pm8/23/08 6:30pm Blu-ray player $100 and sell it for $300 beginning in September. As a result, manufacturer Funai plans to drop the price of its players (under the Philips/Magnavox, Insignia and Sylvania brands) down $50 to $250 in order to stay competitive in the…

Funai (Sylvania, Symphonic and Emerson) Will Sell HDTVs With Blu-rays In 'Em

Funai, whose subsidiaries are more familiar to us as Sylvania, Symphonic and Emerson, is planning on selling LCD HDTVs with Blu-rays on-board starting summer 2009. The company's previous successes in recent years with combo units (TVs with VCRs and TVs with DVDs) totaled up 40% and 20% of their sales in the US… »8/13/08 3:20pm8/13/08 3:20pm

Dealzmodo: Wal-Mart Spotted Offering Funai NB500 Blu-Ray Players For $298

Personally, I think that a "budget" Blu-ray player priced at $300 is not a true bargain, but given the prices of most of the majors out there it definitely falls into that category. The untested BD Profile 1.1 Magnavox (Funai) NB500 has been spotted on Wal-Mart shelves sporting 1080p/24 and 1080p/60 video output… »5/12/08 4:40pm5/12/08 4:40pm