Blu-Ray Just Got Hella Cheap

Been itching to take full advantage of that hi-def TV you recently purchased? If there ever was a time to buy a Blu-Ray player, it’s now. Pioneer recently announced it would be bringing its BDC-2202 Blu-Ray player to the United States in June. It can read BD-R discs at up to 5x and dual-layer discs at 2x speeds and looks like a pretty decent player overall.

But why so great? What makes this Pioneer player so special compared to say, a PS3? It’s $299. Yes, you read that correctly. Pioneer is willing to sell you a Blu-Ray player for under three-hundred dollars. The war is over. People considering HD-DVD have yet to see a $299 standalone player hit the market. Keep your eye out at your local Circuit City, Target, or consumer electronics store soon, cause these are bound to go fast.

Press Release [via Bungatech]