Hmmmm yes with the surround system you wouldn't be paying less than $600, but the guy is talking about JUST a 3D Blu Ray player. No speakers or anything.
I bought a Pioneer region free 3D Blu Ray player yesterday for $130,-
These things have come down in price so much in the last few years. That's another reason why I refuse to buy something expensive, as I know that 2 years later, it would be worth nothing anymore.
Th only reason they were so expensive a few years ago, is because it was new technology. Same with 3D TV's. When going to uni 10 years ago, I was selling goods in a shop similar to The Good Guys in Europe. Philips had just come out with the very first plasma TV. It "only" cost $20000,-
Now 10 years later and you're looking at 2-3% of that price
My ex bought me a Philips Plasma TV 4 years ago for $4000,-
It broke down last week and it would cost me a whopping $800,- to replace the screen. It is really not worth it. So I went shopping and after getting a loan from a friend, I got an LG 42" HD 3D LED-LCD TV with built in HD tuner for just $770,-
Oh and LG comes with standard 3 years warranty.
I know that it will be worth $100,- in 2 years time. So why bother going for another $4000,- TV? Not to mention that that kind of money is not in my budget lol!
Sure, if you can afford it, go for it. Yet I doubt that the majority of Aussie families can afford $600 or more for JUST a 3D Blu Ray player without surround system.
It just dims the lights for you and tells you something irrelevant about what disk is in there. Imagine your kid watching a Sesame Street DVD and the lights get dimmed. That would be a weird thing to see.