HD DVD's demise seems to push Blu-ray prices up

New data shows that the price of Blu-ray players has been in an upward trend since HD DVD's demise.


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New data shows that the price of Blu-ray players has been in an upward trend since HD DVD's demise.

The data from pricegrabber.com that shows the average price of a given player for a given time.

TG Daily collected the data, which shows an upward trend in price for Blu-ray players.

On January 1st 2008 (Before Warner chose Blu-ray) the average price of a Panasonice DMP-BD30K player was $401. On March 2nd it was up at $495. The Sony BDP-S300 shows a similar trend with a January price of $307 and a March price of $386. Many of the players were also sold with free Blu-ray movies in January but these offers has ended as well.

The only Blu-ray players that seem to have fallen in price in the period are DUO players (that play both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs) from Samsung and LG.

Source: TG Daily, Pricegrabber.com