Every household has a DVD player in their living room. It’s a must in every living room setup. As such, there are literally hundreds of different DVD players in the market–different brands, different models, different feature sets, and different strengths and weaknesses. There is one DVD player, however, that you will not find in regular households. It’s the Meridian Model 800 DVD Player by Meridian Audio Ltd. Why? Because this DVD player costs a whopping $20,000 each and is considered the most expensive DVD player in the world today.
A DVD player just plays, well, DVDs and probably other similar digital discs like CDs and VCDs. But what does a 20-grand DVD player have that merits it to be priced at such a prohibitive level? Robert Stuart, the co-founder of Meridian rephrased the question to ‘What do you get for so little?’ The Meridian Model 800 DVD Player is believed to be the pinnacle in audio and video processing technologies. The player plays video recorded in the American NTSC and European PAL systems and uses proprietary software to decode the audio, complex processing to increase picture resolution and extra buffer memory. So, do you think that technology is worth the price of this most expensive DVD player? How does it translate to the actual video-watching experience?
Well, I guess we won’t really know until we try out the gadget. After everything is said and done, however, the Meridian Model 800 is currently the world’s most expensive DVD player that’s out in the market. I guess those with high-end LED systems would go for this baby. Meaning, one has to be really rich to squander that much money for a DVD player. So until we ourselves have more than enough money to squander, all we can do is guess.