don't forget that the PS3 will be updated for full 2.0 profile spec as well as internal DTS-HD MA decoding once Panny has had the BD50 out for a few months to earn some sales.
A Toshiba at $79.95, amazing. Simply unbelievable!!
It's called a fire-sale. Basically, since the HD DVD aspect can't be valued in the same way as before the end of the battle, the price needs to be in line with other upconverting hardware. It's a great deal for anyone tempted to get a second player for back-up or who wants to pounce on some cheap HD DVD prices coming up while they wait the many months it will take for those titles from Universal to come out blu.