A QUESTION: Why are Blu-Ray DVD players so much more expensive than HD-DVD players?

Is it a pricing strategy, an inherent cost difference, or a sign of who’s winning the format war?

UPDATE: Several readers point out that the PlayStation 3 will play Blu-Ray DVDs, and it’s cheaper than the standard players. Here’s a (somewhat mixed, but fairly positive) review of its performance. Downside: The Playstation 3 shows as “currently not available.”