The BDC-S02 will go for an estimated retail price of $300. The BDC-S02 can play standard Blu-Ray
movies as well as play back and record BD-R and BD-RE discs (both single and dual layer).
The price is significantly lower than most stand-alone Blu-ray players, as well as the price of other PC-only drives up until now.
Hopefully this is just the beginning of the initial price drop of HD
hardware, as when DVD
first came out this was the same scenario.