@seuden: Cheaper as in what?
HDDVD players where subsidized by Toshiba, they dont reflect the true hardware cost which is about the same for BluRay Players (barring differences in build-quality and brand-payup).
Add 100$ and you get a (also subsidized) BluRay-Ray Player and
BluRay Media is actually cheaper
to produce than HD-DVD aswell: http://wesleytech.com/blu-ray-vs-hd-...zed-again/113/
HDDVD might have been cheaper 2 years ago, when Factorys had to invest in new equipment, but BluRay is cheaper in the long run.