It sure seems like thats where it's headed. Right now the Pannys ED unit
is hovering right over 2500, 2k is like a magical barrior, of course 3k and
4k and so on. for consumer's there is always a price point that a person says once it drops under X amount I'm going to buy it. The manufactures
know this, so they try to control this as much as possible, at the same time
you have more people buying which adds another factor, consumption.
It's also about holding on to a profitable product for as long as possible
the difference between the wholesale cost of a 42 ed and a 42 hd isn't
anywhere near what they are charging right now. The electronics inside that make the difference cost a few bucks yet they charge hundreds if not thousands more. It always boils down to supply and demand in the end.