According to BusinessWeek, Toshiba loses $200 on each HD-A1 HD-DVD player it sells. Just to recap, this player features a 2.5-GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, 1GB of PC2700 memory, four 32-bit floating-point DSPs, an HDMI interface, RJ45 Ethernet, and two USB 2.0 ports. Video review after the jump.
Suppli analyst Chris Crotty reckons the internal electronics cost about $674, bringing the total to more than $700 when components such as packaging and manufacturing are included. The players sell through retailers for $499, leaving Toshiba (TOSBF) with a per-unit loss of $200 or more