Originally Posted by DigitalPhreak
I knew this was going to happen. I did not want HD-DVD to win the format war because I thought it was better. I wanted it to win because I did not want a greedy company like sony to have control of the format.
Continue to enjoy Sony's price gouging fellas. I imagine it will be that way until something else comes along.
OK, first I'll go along and say prices have risen (which I don't think is true, the Blu-ray player I bought in January is still the same price), you actually think Sony is this "greedy" company that only looks out for itself?
1. This whole thing isn't just Sony. I have a Panasonic blu-ray player, so don't blame Sony. They are just the face of blu-ray, but they aren't the sole controlling entity in it, not by a long shot.
2. Welcome to capitalism! Companies, ALL companies who are in business for profit, actually want to make money. In fact, they want to make as much money as they can. That's why they are in business. You don't think Toshiba would do the exact same thing? What about them makes you think they are any different than any other company out there?
3. I'll say this, I don't like Sony products, AT ALL. But I'm not going to pretend that they are some evil, greedy company only out there to screw over their customers.
It's in the best interest of all the companies involved with Blu-ray to get the prices down if they want it to succeed. High prices only deter people from adopting it over DVD, so the price increase, if there really is one, would not be due to greed. They all want it to take over DVD, so they need the prices to come down.