Blu-ray player production cost to drop in 2010
Taiwanese disc drive makers anticipate that the cost to produce BD players will drop to $50 USD in 2010, according to DigiTimes Systems.
BD players currently cost $100 USD to produce, with the majority of that cost taken up by chipsets and pick-up heads.
Competition among the makers of those components is increasing, however, and the cost to produce them is lowering. Those costs will be passed on to the producers of BD players.
Precisely how much this $50 reduction in production cost will affect retail prices is unknown, but it’s safe to assume that the reduction in production price will be passed on to consumers soon.