There's no question that Blu-ray is still not as inexpensive as DVD, whether you're talking about the players or the discs themselves. But prices have come down in time for the holidays, especially if you're willing to settle for an early generation model or a refurb. In fact, we have a list of 15 Blu-ray players (thanks to DEG) that don't go for $300 or under just on Black Friday; they go for that little every day if you're willing to do a quick online search. Here are all 15 models, many with links to decent deals if you're too exasperated to search yourself.
Magnavox (NB500MG9) MSRP: $298 AVG $220
Sharp BDHP21U MSRP: $349.99 AVG $250
Sony BDP-BX1 MSRP: $499 AVG $290
Sony BDP-S301 MSRP:$499 AVG $230
Sylvania NB500SL9 MSRP: $349.00 AVG $200
Sylvania NB501SL9 MSRP: $289.99 AVG $220