Originally Posted by donanddona
Blue rays are associated HDMI. I haven't heard of any manufactures running HDMI through out their rigs. I'm going to agree with "It's the cost".
In my case the extra cost would have been $2 for a 3' HDMI cable, assuming they buy in quantity and get reasonable quality (the Genesis 3.0 is just 2' from the TV). There is a second TV in the bedroom, but it has access only to an antenna (or cable) so no need for HDMI there (though it would be nice to be able to play a BD on that set). So, $10 for a BD player and $3 for an HDMI cable. And maybe a faster processor to handle the larger data stream associated with a BD (add another $5). A total of $18. Make that $25 to add an HDMI cable to the bedroom.
This said, my Genesis 3.0 has a regular DVD player and HDMI out, so needs an HDMI cable to the TV regardless of whether it's BD or not. HDMI has been the standard for all DVD players going back some years before the advent of BD.