How Much For Philips Rendevous Stereo?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by swahilibill, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. swahilibill macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2002
    Highlands Ranch
    How much do u guys think that the philips rendevous stereos will be, just ballpark i mean, and do u think we will see some of this stuff at MWSF? thanks in advance!
  2. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    it would surely cost a lot.

    this is always the case, when new products appear in the market.

    i'd say 2000 $$$.

    i am hoping though, that other companies would use this technology too, and not be dependent on Philips to use this technology.

    i was never satisfied with philips equipment. maybe it is just me.

    and if we need to resort to philips equipment, then i would want to have a choice of machines. philips needs to present 2 to 4 hifis within a month and not just one.

    if we will see them in mwsf? good question. i predict, no. it is just too early.

    and again, we are talking about apple here. we know how steve loves surprises, although he hasn't surprised us that often in the last few macworlds.
  3. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    $2000.... let's not get silly now

    $AU2000 I could believe but not $US2000.
  4. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    Id say it depends on what kind of stereos they will introduce, if it's a shelf system then maybe around $400-650, for components even more, but I doubt it will go for $2000.
  5. RogueLdr macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2002
    People's Republic of Ann Arbor
    Cap on the market...

    I assume that we are only talking about a reciever component at this time?

    If that is the case, then a $2,000 reciever would have to have every conceivable bell and whistle to garner that price. By that I mean support for THX Ultra and/or THX Select audio and support for Dolby Digital EX standards, auto-adjustment to sound level determined by a user-defined seating position in relation to the speaker placement (a'la Bose Lifestyles systems), and somewhere in the neighborhood of a million possible sound sources (an exaggeration to be sure, but you get my point.)

    I would welcome a reciever with all of these features rolled into one, and might be willing to shell out the cash to get one, but unless it does everything, Apple compatibility will not be enough to justify such a high price.

  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    Ok guys we're not talking about whether the system would be 2000 bucks (which is insane), but what you think it would be...

    I'm thinking somewhre between $400~550 thats the price of my system + price for rendevous support ($100, MAYBE $150...)


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