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Old 01-12-2008, 09:30 PM
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I was at costco today and they had an HD_D3 for 129.99 with hdmi cable included. I overhead a guy telling his kid, "They have an hd player for 130 now so maybe we'll ger one." Maybe toshiba can stay in the fight because of price alone?
btw... ithink the d3 is just an a3 with a free hdmi cable. they used to have an a2c that was an a2 with hdmi cable packed in.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:10 PM
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I suspect we will see cheaper machines soon. For one thing, Venturer is still inn the game and while they started off somewhat higher, I suspect their plan was eventually for entry level pricing.

I am also hoping that Toshiba goes for a strategy where instead of selling upconverting DVD players, they sell HD players targetted at that consumer base that upconverts and also plays HD DVD.
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This is Toshiba's best strategy. Lower cost hardware thats better than incomplete buggy units 2x the price.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:17 PM
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Yeah I don't understand why toshiba still sells upconvert dvd players... and it pisses me off, the news that toshiba stoped making the chip that they put in the pos3 to make upconvert chips... unless these upconvert chips r used in hd dvd players to upconvert dvd discs, then it makes me happy!
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:35 PM
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btw... ithink the d3 is just an a3 with a free hdmi cable. they used to have an a2c that was an a2 with hdmi cable packed in.

The A3 is the D3 with HDMI included and also 2 free movies, 300 and Bourne. Great deal at $130, I paid $260 and I still think it's a great deal!
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:58 PM
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if customers know they can get new releases from Universal, Paramount, and Dreamworks. and the HD DVD player is aggressively priced they are going to sell. no matter what the BD loving Salespeople try to say or what warner does.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:03 PM
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lol, how can any company say they want to speed up consumer mass adoption with 300$ + players when hd dvd was positioned to take off in the consumer market if they got more studio support, this industry is pathetic. And i still se people buying 360 add-on's so people are still into saving 200 dollars plus that can go towards more movies.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:03 AM
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lol, how can any company say they want to speed up consumer mass adoption with 300$ + players when hd dvd was positioned to take off in the consumer market if they got more studio support, this industry is pathetic. And i still se people buying 360 add-on's so people are still into saving 200 dollars plus that can go towards more movies.
maybe I should sell off my 360 add-on on ebay to make it more affordable for some lucky person... I have replaced my add-on with an a30, bought a spare a2 to get the stos phaser remote, and have put a2 players at my gf an sisters house... if I sell it, it's not about ditching the format.
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In the coming months I expect to pick up a couple of A3s. One to replace the unit in my bedroom, and the other for the fiance. I figure if I get her her own HD player it will create another HD DVD consumer.
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Boy, I wish I would have known about this killer price. I'm very sad that I just realized on the forums today that Dolby TrueHD is not supported on the Xbox 360 add-on. Oh well, you get what you payed for.
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