Hot on the heels of Toshiba’s concession to Sony in the high definition format war, luxury home theatre manufacturer Goldmund has released, in their words, the “first high-end Blu-ray player.” If nothing else, Goldmund’s Eidos 20 BD is certainly the most expensive Blu-ray player on the market.

The player has a number of features to justify its price, of course. The “AC-Curator” power supply circuit, for instance, supposedly improves audio and visual stability. The player is also specially constructed to eliminate vibration and thereby reduce video errors. Furthermore, the player is lovingly crafted with all the aesthetic appeal of an original model VCR (for those of you born after the Industrial Revolution, videocassette recorders are what your primitive forefathers used to pirate movies).

Goldmund is well known in the audio industry for producing high-end, expensive equipment. The Eidos is their first foray into the high-definition video market.

So how much is the world’s most expensive Blu-ray player? It can be purchased for the extremely low price of $16,900.

 

Goldmund’s Eidos 20 BD $16,900