Sony offers Blu-ray trade-in deal for HD DVD owners, in Switzerland – Engadget

March 5, 2008 at 5:28 am 1 comment

Sony offers Blu-ray trade-in deal for HD DVD owners, in Switzerland – Engadget

There is a rumor that Circuit City in the US may be doing this soon too.

It really doesn’t make any sense. For example- I’ve got a dozen HD DVD movies. If I trade in my player for a Blu-ray one- I would have to buy those movies AGAIN on Blu-ray. At an average cost of $30 each- that’s  $360. This “trade-in” amounts to only $200 off an overpriced Sony Blu-ray player, so one would still be shelling out roughly $300 for the player at current prices. So- this “deal” ends up costing $560. No thanks. (Okay, I know as of now I would have to be living in Switzerland to actually say that, but in theory it will be coming to the US soon too.)

I’m keeping and using my HD DVD player. When it eventually dies- chances are pretty good LG will still be making combo players, and maybe Blu-ray will be more affordable. In the mean-time- HD DVDs are getting to be cheap, in some cases cheaper than their SD counterparts.

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