Originally Posted by lastxbr960
I only hope Sony does not drop the MAP of their player to $799, that would hurt.
I really think Toshiba could seriously Damage Sony with a 1080P/12bit player at $799, even without 5.1 analouges, serial, coaxial, lighted remote.
Oh wait the price may change between now and Dec.
As Cpanther95 pointed out earlier, there's room for other HD-DVD players from other CEs in the current line-up. If hints from other sources (including Oshodi) have merit, then we might see one or two other slots filled by Christmas.
According to BR land, the PS3 will cover the low ground and according to supporters, it will do pretty much everything, so there may be little reason for Sony to depress their price (especially if they are significantly subsidizing the $600 PS3). Course, maybe Sony will twist Samsung's arm into depressing theirs
Seems like the opportunities for speculation go unabated.
PS. I second the opinion that Oshodi's a decent fellow and although clearly an HD-DVD cheerleader, it's just enthusiasm. He obviously hates having to sit on his hands when in posession of information as much as the next guy, but he genuinely has no choice but to withhold it. (And I agree with the "baiting" bit
PPS. What he said on the previous page is near enough the same as a few of us had previously concluded, that there is no reason at all to disbelieve any of it. Besides, hard to seriously disagree with something that makes complete sense, and matches both observation and deducted expectation.