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[Engadget] Cuba Ends Ban On DVD Player, PC Sales.

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Man, Fidel's out and already the kids are getting crazy: the Cuban government is finally allowing general consumers to buy various electronics, including DVD players and computers, for the first time. Only companies and foreigners were previously able to buy computers, while the looming threat of terrible Hollywood movies had forced Cuban authorities to seize DVD players at the airport. The change is due to "the improved availability of electricity," and Cubans can look forward to also picking up microwaves, 24-inch televisions, and rice cookers to plug into the new juice. Of course, it's not all flip flops and high-fives: air conditioners will not be available until next year, and the deadly menace known as the toaster will be restricted until 2010. Hope you like plain bread with your communism movies
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Wasn't sure what to classify this as I guess it would be hardware news.
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post #2 of 19
good for them.
    
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The thought of living in a country with an electricity storage is enough to make one shutter. Or am i just pathetic without my tech?
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I feel the same way licht.
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post #5 of 19
So there are no toasters in Cuba?

I dont believe it or anything else in this article. Just seems so outrageous.
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This is better, progress is being made.
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post #7 of 19
Lol, that's news for them, not for us lol. I predict that in 50 years, they will be allowed to have Blu-Ray...
    
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post #8 of 19
At least they have their cigars.

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post #9 of 19
Hahah there were plenty of toasters in cuba when I went there. Good to know that all the DVD players are now legalized too.
    
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post #10 of 19
Great news. Market economy = win.
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