Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
Agreed. Sony just dropped the price of one of their new units as well. Given how well the Toshiba players have been selling at these lower price-points, I'll be interested to see if stand-alone BD hardware sales pick up now that the BD camp has taken the same approach to cutting hardware costs.
Samsung cut the price because they're discontinuing their current BD lines.
Sony is currently still $499 at Best Buy because they sent back their S300s.
The S300 is $298 at Amazon. It's a discontinued model.
The S301 is $377 at Sam's Club.
So we've yet to really see BD price a player near any current model units.
Newest rumor from the HD DVD camp for me is that Samsung is going to have a "shocking," CES.
The fact they discontinued the BD1400 so early in its run is to me very interesting to say the least.