Originally Posted by TheMoose
There is nothing new about that, BB has always had high prices on HDM.
They will occasionally have a few titles on sale or send me a $20 off coupon on 3 Blu-Rays but the reason I get almost all my Blu-Ray's from Amazon is because they are $5 to $10 cheaper than BB & that hasn't changed since launch.
There is plenty of competition to drive down prices, it's called DVD!!
DVD isn't considered competition in the traditional sense.
Honestly they're about $5 too much for widespread approval. HD DVD was set to lower their prices to that point at CES, but we all know what happened. If Warners had stayed quiet we likely would have had BD following suit and the masses would have been happy.
So yes, we've already seen the lack of competition effect the market negatively for consumers.