Posted on April 5, 2008,

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.

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6 Comments on Now’s Not the Time to Invest in a Blu-ray Player

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

On April 5, 2008 at 8:42 pm

But I still don’t care about BlueRay…

Rollett

On April 5, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Can tell.. Since you cant even spell it.

Anon

On April 6, 2008 at 4:03 am

play.com sell em for 200GBP…quite cheap.

Rollett

On April 6, 2008 at 12:03 pm

I dont think the Downloading will be a good option till MORE people get a decent high speed service.. they seem to get that ALOT of people still dont have acess.

Crimson

On April 6, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Meh, screw downloading. I’d rather have the movie on a physical disc.

Luskebuks

On April 7, 2008 at 2:56 am

I can see this scene happening if Microsoft get this downloading crap up and running:

Me: What are you doing?
Friend: Downloading a Hi-def movie
Me: OK, I’ll be back in three days when you are ready then.

I think it might be quicker to actually order the Physical movie, and have it sent by snail mail.