$200 Blu-ray Players by Christmas?
With the format war over and Blu-ray now all alone, prices on Blu-ray players are expected to drop, to the point where the devices are selling for around $200 this Christmas.
Why’s that? Because, according to the Web site Blu-ray Statistics News Log, chip-makers such as Mediatek and Zoran are at work on chip-sets for the players. With those makers squaring off against the established Broadcom and Sigma versions, chip commoditization and, eventually, declines in price- are likely to follow.
The least expensive Blu-ray Disc Players are currently in the $350-$400 range, according to Amazon.com