Blu-ray Discs Go On Sale In China
Blu-ray discs have officially gone on sale in China via Amazon China this week in limited quantities, for 175 Yuan which is about $25.53USD according to 022 Net. We thought this would be a good time to compare the cost of Blu-ray and CBHD to see how the “performance to price ratio” stacks up.
Production Facility: $3,000,000 USD
Average Cost of Movie: $25-32 USD
Average Cost of Player: $729.54 USD
CBHD (Formerly known has CH DVD)
Production Facility: 800K USD
Average Cost of Movie: $8 USD
Average Cost of Player: $437.72 USD
The numbers above are courtesy of Z-Park (Who’s site was down so I had to use a cached page, a .gov.cn site down, never!). Another interesting fact is that according to the Z-Park article 400-500 CBHD movies are expected to be available.
I assume the BDP-LX-70 is the Rolls Royce of Blu-ray players since it will sell for $2,039.82USD (13980 Yuan) while the Sony BDP-S300 will retail for about $720.00USD (4890 Yuan).
A Sony rep then goes on to say that they will use this as a test for a undetermined amount of time to see what Blu-ray’s future in China will be.