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Old 02-25-2008, 11:16 PM
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Hi all, I currently picked up on the $50 microsoft HD DVD player from bestbuy, and plan on keeping that player as my backup. The thing is, my current HD DVD player is also the xbox 360 player. As my backup player, should I find a standalone drive? Or stick w/ the 360 player? Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:59 PM
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Hi all, I currently picked up on the $50 microsoft HD DVD player from bestbuy, and plan on keeping that player as my backup. The thing is, my current HD DVD player is also the xbox 360 player. As my backup player, should I find a standalone drive? Or stick w/ the 360 player? Thanks!
If were u I'd just get a stand alone player............the prices are dropping like crazy on all the models (A3, A30, and A35)...................


I wouldn't wait too long though cause pretty soon there won't be any left and down the road you might have to pay some big bucks on Ebay to get a new one again.


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Old 02-29-2008, 01:55 AM
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This is what I did;

I just bought the A30 at CC for $123. (last day for the 5 freebies though).. my add on will NOW become my back up since it is tried and true and I'm gonna run the new player (A30) as my real player (I have a 1080p tv though). I would advise against getting a stand alone, opening it and just trying it once to see if it works; these can be tricky b/c the problem can develop over time or in other words after any sort of a exchange/warranty is void.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:12 AM
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I was thinking along the same lines - the price of HD-HVD players is dropping fast on Amazon UK who are doing the EP30 for 77 so I thought about replacing my Xbox add-on with that and keepign it as a back-up.

I was thinking that getting a standalone would save the wear and tear and the Xbox. Is the EP30 worth getting at that price?
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:54 PM
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I also got the 360 HD DVD add-on for $40 and if I can sell the King Kong HD DVD, Rebate & Remote for $30 it would be sweet.
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A3 coming down to 59 in 2 months.
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A3 coming down to 59 in 2 months.
...and you know this because?
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:24 PM
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i use the add on as my primary player. i bought a backup add on w/ the FYE deal and i found an A35 at BB for 119.99. so as of now i have 2 backups but i dont know if i can hold off on using the A35's upconveritng capabilities!!! they're awesome!
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:18 PM
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I'm using the add-on as a back up player if the need should arise.

1. Because my stand alone player doesn't clutter up my shelf with extra cables since it simply has 1 hdmi cable unlike the add-on.

2. I don't like running my 360 too often since I have a launch system and most everyone that I know of that got a launch system are already on their 2nd 360 since their first one died from overheating.

3. I already have the stand alone out of the box, box is somewhere...I only took the add on out of the box to get the king kong disc out, make sure it worked, and to clip the barcode off to send in the mail. After that I put it back in the box and have it stored in the closet.

If I had the choice, I would have got another stand alone but I couldn't resist the price of the add-on so i got it on the day it dropped to 50.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:19 AM
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i'm rocking the a3 and just bought an add-on as a backup. I have a 1080i Vizio and feel that by the time I buy a 1080p, I'll already have a blu-ray player.

We'll see though, I may pick up an a35 if they drop below a hundred new.

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