Think Blu-ray players are too expensive? How about a $17k model?

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Hopefully, Blu-ray players will continue to come down in price, even though rival format HD DVD has fallen out of contention. However, there’s always room at the top end of the market for super-expensive models for crazy rich people. To wit: Goldmund’s Eidos 20 BD.

(No, it’s nothing to do with Tomb Raider.)

The player is set to cost $17,000, despite looking like a big, heavy old-skool beige PC. Needless to say, you’re paying for the circuitry inside, including an AC-Curator power supply circuit, and mechanical damping. But really, the main reason to buy it is so you can tell friends the price tag while settling down to watch Black Hawk Down again.

(via Born Rich)

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Stuart Dredge