ezGear, never heard of ‘em either, is introducing a cheap low-cost Blu-ray player at CES. The look of the BluCobra EZ3000 seems like your average Chinese-built player and the outdated specs confirms this as a bottom-feeder.
The player is set to drop in March 2009 and features technology that was considered almost outdated last year. The player doesn’t support all the goodies in Profile 2.0 nor does come equipped with an Ethernet port. It’s really sad that manufacturers are trying to pimp old tech on consumers looking for a low cost entry model. Hopefully by the time that this player is available, comparable models from Sony or Samsung will be back to their post-Christmas price points.
Even still, sans the Profile 2.0, the BluCobra EZ3000 does have HDMI 1.3 and analog/digital 7.1 outputs along with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio processing. You have to give credit where credit is due, but there is no way in hell I would buy any player without the latest Blu-ray profile – including this one.