October 02, 2008
| by Greg Robinson
With HD DVD now a fading memory and Black Friday less than two months away, many consumers are gearing up to make the switch to Blu-ray this holiday season.
And if there was any doubt about that fact, look no further than Sony and Samsung’s recent $100 price reduction on their respective entry-level players. With big name machines now selling for $299 (or less) and Memorex’ recent unveiling of their $269 player, it seems as though the consumer electronics industry is betting that many of you are dreaming of a Blu Christmas and a happy Blu year.
With that in mind, here’s a round-up of the Ten Best (Value) Blu-ray Disc players you’ll find in stores this winter.
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Greg Robinson is a freelance technology writer whose work has appeared in several national publications. When he's not evaluating Blu-ray Discs or calibrating televisions, you can usually find him thumping volleyballs at his local gym in rural northeast Connecticut.