Similarly, low-end 42 inch HDTVs may be available for less than $300 according to DealNews.
Beth Pinsker is the editorial director of DealNews.com, a site dedicated to helping consumers get the best deals on the things they want. They keep tabs on prices for individual items as well as items in each category.
Pinsker says that the data they've been tracking is helping them to predict pricing for the next year. Blu-ray players sold for as little as $79 in 2009 and $50 in 2010, but the folks at DealNews are expecting even lower prices for 2011.
"You'll probably see a lot of Blu-Ray players bundled as extras with TVs, but you’ll also see them as doorbusters and priced like crockpots," she writes on the site.
Pinsker also says that we'll see less expensive TVs in both the 42 inch and 55 inch categories. "Once they hit $299, 42 inch LCD HDTVs will destroy the waning market for 32 inch LCD HDTVs," she writes.