HD DVD player price to drop below $500 this Summer

Posted on Monday, Jan 22 2007 @ 12:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Taiwanese optical drive makers claim the price of HD DVD drives will drop below $500 in the second half of this year.
The increasing upgrade in resolution of large-size LCD TVs and PDP (plasma display panel) TVs to full HD (high definition), 1,920x1,080, will boost demand for Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD players/recorders, the sources indicated. However, the currently available BD and HD DVD drives are very or quite expensive and the critical price level at which demand will begin to take off is estimated to be US$500 based on the development history for DVD drives, the sources pointed out.


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