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Old 02-05-2015, 03:46 PM   #1
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Why no blue ray players in new campers?

anyone have a guess as to why mfg's are still putting DVD players in the new units? Looking at a new flagstaff that has Bluetooth capability but still has DVD technology. Most of the movies I have purchased for home over the last 2 years are blue rays. I'll have to install my own blue ray player if we get the new camper.

not whining, just wondering. have separate blueray in my camper now I can just transfer over, but would be so much neater without it.
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:20 PM   #3
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DVD works for me, I have never bought a blue ray nor do I own a blue ray player
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:28 PM   #4
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My Cedar Creek has Blu-Ray and a bunch of other stuff I don't know how to work.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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Blue rays are associated HDMI. I haven't heard of any manufactures running HDMI through out their rigs. I'm going to agree with "It's the cost".
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:05 PM   #6
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Forest River does have some HDMI in certain models.

Cedar Creek Fifth Wheels by Forest River RV

Miscellaneous Features


  • 12 Gallon gas/electric water heater
  • 12 Volt battery disconnect
  • Arched radius ceilings for additional height throughout
  • Cedar Creek switch control center
  • Dometic comfort control center with dual zone control for heating and cooling VIEW MORE
  • LP gas/carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Solid state 65 amp power converter
  • Component plate with HDMI® in entertainment center
  • Suburban 35,000 and 40,000 BTU furnaces
  • Wall mount monitor panel
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:06 PM   #7
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Blu ray players

We toured the FR factory in Sept. Actually saw them build one - Husband was engineer for GM, built the machines that built the engines - you don't want to know what he said about that place. But I degress, he asked them about putting in Blu Rays: "Engineering just doesn't get it!" That's the answer!!!
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:07 PM   #8
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It's basically a catch-22. Manufacturers aren't doing Blu-Ray because the audio suppliers don't make them. The audio suppliers aren't making them because there isn't a demand from the manufacturers. Until one of the audio guys creates an RV radio with a blu-Ray, and it becomes an asked for upgrade, you're not going to see them become standard.



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Old 02-05-2015, 05:14 PM   #9
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Let me play on the Forest River site a little and see what models do list them.

I see the Berkshires have them:

ENTERTAINMENT


  • 46" LCD TV, Living Room (38RB Only)
  • 32" LCD TV, Living Room (34QS Only)
  • 28" LCD TV, Bedroom
  • Exterior 32" TV
  • Sound Bar w/ Radio And Bluetooth VIEW MORE
  • Two (2) Flip Down LCD Monitors w/ DVD And AV Inputs (1 Per Bunk) (38RB Only)
  • Satellite TV Single Receiver Prep
  • Cable TV Prep
  • HD Antenna w/ Signal Strength Indicator
  • Two Dash (2) Stereo Speakers Throughout Coach
  • HDMI-CAT6 TV Selector
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  • Blu-Ray DVD Player

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I would rather they put the money and effort toward quality control and decent tires.
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