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Old 07-26-2007, 09:58 AM
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Default XBOX 360 HD DVD Player Price Drops to $179, Get 5 Free Movies

Microsoft Corp. announced it will lower the price of the popular Xbox 360™ 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.


microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2007/jul07/07-26ComicConXboxHDDVDPR.mspx

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:53 PM
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http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/p...oxHDDVDPR.mspx

It's ok, some people don't like Smackdown and this is ok for HD DVD and Video Game Consoles also
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This is a killer offer, I think HD DVD sales will spike quite sharply starting in August. For consumers who pull this off with the King Kong/universal remote pack (still quite common in Canada at least, if the offer goes north of the border as well), it's an incredible deal.
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I like the 5 free hd dvd movies but $20 off?? Meh. Still...It's a good deal.
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this is great news this should bring more supporting members to the hd dvd side wish i iwould of gotten 5 free hd dvds when i bought my add on
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heck yeah. stocking stuffers for the whole family.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:39 PM
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Does anyone know what movies will be offered.
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Does anyone know what movies will be offered.
Guessing here but you might look at what the Toshiba deal has
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Does anyone know what movies will be offered.
It's the same as the Toshiba offer:

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/hddvd/da...Rebate_R08.pdf
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Thumbs down What are they thinking?!?

Personally I think that both blu-ray and hd-dvd are trying to win support the wrong way. Giving away free movies for every player sold is not what is appealing to the general customer, especially for formats that might not be around in a few years. Most people (the average consumer, not the people who write in these HD forums) do not want to waste money and feel perfectly fine waiting a few years until a winner is decided. However, a lot of these average buyers might be persuaded to jump into the HD era if the players were exceptionally cheap and then they could just rent the HD movies from Netflix or Blockbuster (Total Access). A lot of these adds state that the 5 free movies are a $140 value. Why not subtract $140 off the player instead? The Microsoft HD-DVD add-on would only be $40. Do you know how many Xbox 360 owners would buy the add-on if it was only $40. The HD-DVD camp would probably double or triple their installed base in a matter of 5 months, especially with the holiday season beginning a few short months.

Granted Microsoft and other HD player manufacturers can't take a financial hit like that but the movie studio's obviously can. If they are giving away free movies anyways, just stop that and give that money to the companies making the players. I'm sure Sony fans would also love to see $140 off the price of the PS3. Both formats would be wise to try a tactic like this. Offering free movies on unproven formats really only appeal to the to the die hards who are already collecting.

I myself own a PS3 and Microsoft's HD-DVD add-on.
Sony Bravia KDL 52XBR3
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I only rent HD movies on both formats.
Own "King Kong" because it was free with HD-DVD add-on
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