Now’s Not the Time to Invest in a Blu-ray Player
If you’re looking to pick up a Blu-ray player, right now isn’t the greatest time to pick one up. No, I don’t say that because Microsoft’s Neil Thompson believes we’ll be downloading most everything by the end of next year.
Prices on standalone Blu-ray players continue to soar as demand has increased following HD DVD’s loss in the format wars. TG Daily took a long look at the prices of Blu-ray players from the beginning of the year until now, and the chart below helps illustrate that fact.
While Sony is no doubt ecstatic that Blu-ray has emerged victorious, higher prices on standalone Blu-ray players – while not helping cater to the mainstream market – do make the PlayStation 3 seem like an even better bargain. Another price drop would go a long way to helping the PS3 continue its solid 2008 campaign.