Blu-ray Prices Jump

March 16, 2008 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Now this is just crappy. I know that, from a money-making standpoint, it makes sense to hike the price of Blu-ray players now that its pretty much the de facto HD format. Still, it’s pretty screwed up.  Read the rest of the article here.
clipped from www.tgdaily.com
Pricewatch – Blu-ray Disc players from Samsung, Sony and Sharp are now the most expensive they have been all year, presumably because HD DVD’s exit from the high-def disc arena has removed some of Blu-ray’s pricing pressure.

Although HD DVD was always seen as a distant second in the HD format war, it constantly received attention because of the lower cost of its players.� Because of this, standalone Blu-ray players were not moving off store shelves very steadily.

The majority of Blu-ray Disc movie purchases have to date been for consumers who own a Playstation 3, which has BD playback capabilities. �

In a move to expedite HD DVD’s downfall, Blu-ray manufacturers and retailers aggressively cut prices earlier this year, to the point where it was possible to buy a standalone BD player for less than $300.
Within just the last two weeks, te average prices for LG’s BH200 player and Sharp’s BD-HP20U have climbed significantly.�
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