The new £80k Blu-ray player that's already out of date

14 September 2009

goldmund-eidos-angled2Here’s something that definitely won’t be added to the Bitterwallet Christmas List – a Blu-ray player that costs a cool £80,000

It goes by the name of the Goldmund Eidos Reference Blue although if you ask us it looks like a reel-to-reel tape recorder from Ancient Greece. But with a price tag like that, you’d expect it to be a shit-hot piece of kit, right? Wrong.

Somewhat foolishly, the makers have forgotten to equip the thing with Internet access or the new BD-Live feature. So it’s about as useful as… a reel-to-reel tape recorder from Ancient Greece

Luckily for Goldmund, they’ve only bothered to make 50 of the things, but are there really 50 people in the world rich and thick enough to get one of these? If you’re answering yes and have one, do yourself a favour and smash it it smithereens. Actually, erm, send it to us and we’ll do it for you.

[Gizmodo]

TOPICS:   Technology

10 comments

  • c m.
    bargain, ordered 5
  • Nobby
    Look at the spec ... http://www.goldmund.com/products/eidosreferenceblue/ 82kg including the damping table!
  • J-Roc
    I'm all for nice hi-fi, and £80k on an amplifier, speakers or turntable I could just about understand (even if it is just rediculous money) - but £80k on a BD player? Okay you can spend a bit to make sure the bit-stream is absolutely perfect, and a bit on any DAC (although I imagine most people would be using solely the digital outputs) but the vast majority of the work is surely software based (so probably better on a PS3 than this!). Just mental.
  • rod d.
    anyone know what sort of system would your local Odeon cinema be using out of interest? and do they have to use different projectors for all the new 3D stuff coming out?
  • IfYouCopyMyNameYouAreGay
    "anyone know what sort of system would your local Odeon cinema be using out of interest? and do they have to use different projectors for all the new 3D stuff coming out?" Not Blu-Ray!
  • minstrelman
    HD - DVD is the way forward.
  • piggy
    No remote control?
  • Chris H.
    "Somewhat foolishly, the makers have forgotten to equip the thing with Internet access or the new BD-Live feature. So it’s about as useful as… a reel-to-reel tape recorder from Ancient Greece" eh? How does no internet connection and no 'BD-live' make it useless? So long as it plays Blu-Rays in the quality the price tag suggests I can do without gimmicks.
    • Andy D.
      It's £80k Chris.
  • Kevin
    Because in time you'll have to use the internet connect to update things, to allow some discs to work etc so it will be totally useless in time, apart from older discs.

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