Best Buy Declares Blu-ray the Winner

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Best Buy turns Netflix's hard right hook to HD DVD into a solid one-two smasher, stating it's going to officially recommend Blu-ray over its battered, crippled rival. (Gleefully ignorant Super Bowl spots notwithstanding.) Officially, it will continue carrying HD DVD stuffs, but unofficially, the clock is ticking. If one more retailer goes Blu, is that a TKO? [Reuters]

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imadifferentbird
I'm A Different Bird

@eleazar: See, I think you're the one who's confused about standard economics. Here's a hint; when the competition folds, prices don't go down...

The prices on Blu-ray players will go down eventually, as the components become more commoditized. But in the short-term? Well, what's Sony's incentive to continue to sell their players at a loss, when HD-DVD is all but out of the game?