Yesterday Sony dropped the $400 BDP-S350 Blu-ray player to $300, a fair line to cross. Today Sony made the next logical step, dropping its $500 BDP-S550 to $400. It's a sizeable price decrease, and it comes well before Thanksgiving, indicating that there could easily be another sweet drop. I'm still more of a fan of the S350, though, now that both are BD-Live capable. That extra $100 for the S550 only gets you a 1GB Memory Vault ($12.99 on Amazon), a 7.1-analog output, DTS-Master Audio decoding and a light-up remote. Oh, and the product itself won't ship until the end of October when, who knows, another price cut may hit. [SonyStyle]

Advertisement