Actually, this is quite an impressive price point. Consider what it takes to create such a device and to market it. I have to commend the efficiency of these manufacturers. Now, lets ask ourselves: If a company can create a hardware device that can decrypt and play high def video- why in the hell do 4 movie discs exceed the cost of the player? OUCH!
Can someone please enlighten me? I mean, they already tore up the world with the movies at the theater, why in the heck are they retailing for nearly 30 dollars a pop? Surely it cannot be that expensive to provide content for such a sophisticated player that costs a mere 200 dollars? How expensive is it really to stamp out discs? Are we getting shafted by Hollywood? Or by the royalty takers?
Do we really want to support this sort of thing and at the same time restrict our Fair Use Rights?
Discuss amongst yourselves…