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Old 07-26-2007, 04:25 AM
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Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Moves to $179, Adds Five Free HD DVDs

Thursday July 26, 3:01 am ET

SAN DIEGO, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at Comic-Con International 2007, Microsoft Corp. announced it will lower the price of the popular Xbox 360(TM) HD DVD Player from $199 to $179 ERP (United States only) starting Aug. 1, 2007, and will add five free HD DVD movies for anyone purchasing an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30. In addition, Microsoft further solidified the Xbox 360 as the ultimate high-definition (HD) entertainment platform, with key announcements around the HD DVD launches of "300" from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and "Heroes: Season 1" from Universal Studios.

To promote the HD DVD versions of "300" and "Heroes: Season 1," Microsoft unveiled exclusive content for Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. Xbox LIVE will offer "300" on demand in HD starting Aug. 14, and is working with Warner Bros. at Comic-Con on a Bringing It Home campaign featuring "300" and other Warner Bros. properties. In advance of the street date for the "Heroes: Season 1" HD DVD boxed set, Xbox LIVE members will be able to download for free the show's pilot episode in high definition for a limited time. Members will also be able to download trailers, teaser scenes and other promotional materials highlighting the "Heroes: Season 1" boxed set on HD DVD.

Already the most affordable high-definition player available, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player is the best solution for movie lovers seeking HD content in the highest possible resolution. The player's price reduction to $179 (U.S. ERP) continues to set the bar for value, making the Xbox 360 platform the most affordable solution for consumers seeking the broadest, most compelling selection of next-generation gaming and HD video experiences.

"With the price reduction to $179, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player continues to be the most affordable way to enjoy high definition," said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. "From the beginning, we set out to offer Xbox 360 owners an unrivaled high-definition experience, with a choice of optical discs on the HD DVD format and digital downloads through Xbox LIVE Marketplace -- both of which have a selection of the best content Hollywood has to offer. Today's announcements around '300' and 'Heroes: Season 1' are great examples of how we believe HD content can be offered to consumers."

In addition to the price drop, Microsoft is extending Toshiba's highly successful "Perfect Offer" of five free HD DVD discs to Xbox 360 consumers. Previously exclusive to Toshiba HD DVD Players, with the purchase of an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player at the new low price of $179 ERP, consumers can choose five HD DVD titles for free from a selection of 15 popular titles through a mail-in offer. With a retail value of over $140 (U.S.), this promotion makes the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player one of the most compelling offerings for consumers looking to make the leap into HD this holiday season.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:38 AM
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I bought my 360 add-on in May from Wal-Mart, I wonder if they will take it back so I can buy one next month with 5 free HD DVD's
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yeah you can. just say you didn't like it.
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Any one know what the Free HD DVDs choices will be?
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Any one know what the Free HD DVDs choices will be?
here's the link for the form you fill out to get the movies


http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/..._microsoft.pdf
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buy.con is still selling the edition where u also get king kong and remote with xbox hd player only $179 no shipping or tax....just picked one up for my office computer to play on my dell 30in monitor...now hd in every room

heres the link if u want to check out ....what a steal hd player 6 movies...sweet

http://www.buy.com/prod/xbox-360-hd-...203249984.html
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here's the link for the form you fill out to get the movies


http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/..._microsoft.pdf
wow... talk about limiting your choices! It's better than not getting any free movies though! I think I'll buy this for my brother for xmas and keep the 5 free movies for myself
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Is there a Canadian version of this HD DVD offer? The form say's US only.

Blu Ray has their own version of the 5 disc offer and it is being offered to Canadians as well as Americans.

This will make the difference for me personally as to whether or not I get the 360 HD DVD Add On or a PS3.
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Microsoft HD DVD Player for Xbox 360
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