Funai has just confirmed the release of their profile 1.1 BD player for the second quarter of 2008. The player will be released under the Sylvania brand name and by "several other OEM partners," according to Funai spokesperson Kanako Inouchi. Pricing will be under $300.
The new Profile 1.1 Bonus View Funai / Sylvania BD Player
For those not familiar with Funai, they are a Japanese OEM manufacturer of consumer electronics. Their products are rebranded for retail under names like Sylvania and Magnavox.
sooooo under $300? If the Phillips will be $349 and 2.0, I think the Sylvania should be price closer to $249.99 right? I think there should be a $100 delta from a brand with a step up feature and an unbrand model or am I missing something here?