With HD DVD vanquished, Blu-Ray player prices inflate

Let the chiseling begin! I think we all saw this coming: now that Blu-Ray has no competition, the distributors can raise prices back to what they probably should have been in the first place. As you can see in the chart above (courtesy of/shamelessly stolen from Tom’s Hardware), every company but LG has raised the average price of their player by $75-100 from what it cost at or near the beginning of January. And even LG hasn’t kept its price near the low end of the range.

It’s safe to say that now is not the time to buy Blu-Ray. Wait for the companies to make back the money from their loss leaders, then snatch ’em up when they put them back on sale.

Blu-Ray Player Prices Hit 2008 Highs As Competition Dwindles [Tom’s Hardware]