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EzGear Announces $400 Blu-ray Player
The first in the BluCobra line, the EZ3000 is being billed as an "affordable" HD option.
ezGear BluCobra EZ3000
ezGear’s BluCobra EZ3000 includes support for both Blu-ray and SACD.
January 02, 2009 by Rachel Cericola

It may only be January, but we feel a bit of an April Fools coming on.

We just received word of a new Blu-ray player from ezGear. The player, also known as the BluCobra EZ3000, is being billed as an “affordable” HD option.

“With the economic challenges facing everyone, ezGear believes American consumers are looking for Blu-ray products they can afford,” says Charlie Bernstein, the company’s president. Then why did you make the EZ3000 $400, Charlie?

Sure, there are plenty of pricey players out there, but this one seems kind of blah for that kind of cash. First in the BluCobra line, this Profile 1.1 unit delivers 1080p, as well as 1080i, 720p, and 480i, depending on your set. It’s also got your MPEG-2 Audio, Dolby TrueHD (lossless) and DTS-HD Master Audio. If you want to get picky, it does throw in SACD support.

With plenty of sub-$200 deals found this holiday season, it’s hard to put the EZ3000 in the “affordable” category. Still, in case you’re interested, the unit is expected in the spring.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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