Re: List of Every Blu-ray Player on the Market in 2008
I agree, prices for new Blu-Ray Players are fairly similar to 2nd/3rd gen DVD players from back around '99/'00. The difference is that there is no form factor change (which I think was a big reason a lot people adopted DVD in addition to the quality improvement) and I think many average (read no AV enthusiasts) won't notice as big of an improvement when making the change. Add all that to rest of the economic questions circulating today and I think Blu-Ray does have it's work cut out for it. People aren't buying $300-$500 players when their having trouble with their mortgages.
Don't get me wrong, I REALLY want Blu-Ray to be successful. I just think that comparing 2 years in for Blu-Ray and DVD is kind of an apples and oranges comparison.