Blu-ray Device Prices on the Way Up
Now that Toshiba and its HD-DVD format players are no longer a factor in the market, the prices for Blu-ray players are creeping up. According to PriceGrabber.com, average prices jumped from $467 in January to $604 in February when Toshiba announced it was exiting the high-def player market. Some of those price increases are attributable to more expensive players with added features. But, after accounting for that fact, prices are still $20 - $50 higher than they were before Toshiba's exit.