Okay all you Blu-ray holdouts — your excuses for not jumping into the crispiest, cleanest, best-sounding video format yet are wearing thin. Here's the cheapest Blu-ray player we've seen short of Black Friday insanity and refurbished models: the Curtis Mathes CMMBX72 is on sale at Target, fetching a mere $170.
Sure beats the thousands of dollars they were selling for a couple of years ago. And this one's still packing the goods, with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, remote volume control, HDMI, and that sweet, sweet 1080p-ness that drives the gals wild. Hot stuff.
Be careful, though, recession bargain hunters — this Curtis Mathes guy sounds like somebody's girlfriend's brother. Make sure you can return it for a refund — this low price is making us suspicious. But pretty soon, they'll start giving the players away, as long as they can keep gouging us for $25 per Blu-ray disc.