Blu-ray players to ship for $150 this year

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 03 2009 @ 19:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Blu-ray players are going to get cheaper this year. DigiTimes writes Asian white-box vendors will likely offer Blu-ray Disc players for $150 this year. Even Lite-On IT has plans to offer BD players for about $150.
In addition to white-box vendors, Lite-On IT, the largest Taiwan-based maker of half-height optical disc drives, plans to offer BD players also for sale at about US$150, EDN indicated.

Five million BD players were sold around the world in 2008 and the sales volume for this year will increase to 11 million units, EDN quoted forecast by Taiwan-based Topology Research Institute as indicating.

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