Originally Posted by rlpiii
If $200 is your limit. . . then you really are not into this stuff. . . just go back and play with your bose. . .
OR, some people got used to the value of HD DVD, which provided players at and very close to the $200 price point, and got used to that and resulting pressure on Blu to constantly slash prices. Blu's a costly joke w/ no quality increase for greatly increased cost. Most didn't realize that w/ the demise of HD DVD that HD content was about to increase in price (for the first time, reversing the downward trend since the early 2000's). The Blu industry no longer has an incentive to sell players or content at greatly reduced prices...and consumers have every right to think their costs are too high.