Originally Posted by thebland
I just don't see low player prices + the need for a plasma as a small investment for most folks...Particularly with a small catalog of films..... It's too early to clamour around 'low' player prices.
Two years ago, I would agree with you.
But when in a few months when we get to November.... December... HDTVs will be an even hotter item on people's shopping lists than they were last year when the PS3 was launched. And it will not matter if they are 720p, 1080i or 1080p.
A lot of people will go thinking of all things HD.
And with those cheap players at Wallmart, the temptation will be too strong.
First, I do not believe those zillion players will be just for Walmart.
Second, there will be probably other players like Shinco available in other places.
Third, I do not believe Toshiba will not represent a great offer with their players too.
Lots of people will be having HDTV for the first time and many of them will not resist buying a HD DVD player just to see what it really looks like on their TVs.
Now... are you going to tell me that a $199 PS3 wouldn't make it a hotter item then it ever has been?
Of course it would.
And not having an HDTV did not stop them from buying one.