Blu-ray Players Predicted To Drop Below $150 On Black Friday

Posted: Oct 28 2008, 10:37pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:18am CDT, in News | Black Friday


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We are observing the Blu-ray player prices since a couple of weeks very closely and have identified the Samsung BD-P1500 as the cheapest Blu-ray Player beginning of October. The BD-P1500 sells for $211.73 now on, which is a price drop of over $30 in 3 weeks.
Now the Sylvania NB500SL9 Blu-ray Player finally got a sales price below $200 with currently selling for $199.98. I still would by the BD-P1500 though.
The WSJ has published a report about the downward spiral of Blu-ray Players and cites experts predicting Blu-ray Players falling below $150 on Black Friday. With the current pricing of Blu-ray Players hovering around $200 it is very much likely to see decent Blu-ray Players for $150 on the day after Thanksgiving.
We already reported that Sears will have a Sony Blu-ray Player for $179.99 as doorbuster deal on Black Friday.

Blu-ray still has ways to go. According to Nielsen VideoScan only 4% of movie disc sales last month have been Blu-ray. For that Blu-ray share to go up the Blu-ray disc prices need to go down also and of course consumers actually need to have or buy an HDTV before it even makes sense for them to buy Blu-ray.

Blu-ray might have a short live span if adoption is not going faster as HD video download services become more feasible nation-wide.
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