Jonathan Schlaffer writes, "Many consumers have just stayed away from the Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD war, partly because of high prices and partly because some do not have a high-def TV to take advantage of it. Those with high-def TVs are still abstaining from siding with one over the other pending an uncontested champion."
"For a brief time during November 2007, Toshiba made its model HDA2 HD-DVD player available for $100 for a short time. The newest models, the HDA3 and HDA30 are priced at $249 and $299, respectively. The Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on can be purchased for around $170."
"Current Blu-Ray player prices start at $300 and go up to $600, which puts it in closer but not quite equal competition with HD DVD. The Register thinks an upcoming price war will decide the winner."