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Old 10-08-2007, 01:44 PM
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Default I'm in. Say hello to my A30.

So, I went into Bestbuy yesterday an walked out with a Toshiba A30. It was open boxed, someone had JUST returned it, un-opened. I got it for $269 out the door, no tax. I didn't need the 1080p (yet), but for $20 more than the A-2, how could I ignore it.

Not to mention, there were free copies of 300 and Bourne Identity inside which sealed the deal and actually made it cheaper than the A-2.

Are you kidding me!? )

Deal of the lifetime.

So...anyway....I ultimately chose HD DVD because of Blu-Ray and Sony's ridiculously high prices. Yeah, I wanted Die Hard, Pixar flicks, Black Hawk Down, T2 and Kingdom of Heaven for Blu-Ray, but I didn't feel like shelling out $500 for the hardware. I think they're blowing it on their pricing scheme.

Also, call me crazy, but I like the HD-DVD logo, the motto, the red, and the low prices. Yeah, maybe that doesn't matter to some...but HD-DVD to me, is first class all the way. Blu ray is "too little, too late...for waaaay too much money." And I can finally stop going back and forth over the PS3 and just enjoy my Wii and A-30.

I watched "Seabiscuit" last night and it looked stunning on my Sony XBR970. I don't care what anyone says about having a tube TV, because this thing puts out a picture that destroys me. I'm only at 1080i and it looks magnificent IMHO.

Now, to figure out what DVD's to get. Blade Runner started this whole thing for me, but it's a ways off.

Welp, I'm rambling...thanks for reading and glad to be on board.

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Old 10-08-2007, 02:50 PM
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You won't regret it, even if you add Blu-ray later on, HD DVD has much more reasonable price of entry with just as good quality and better interactive capabilities.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:09 PM
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how did you get it for no tax????
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:41 AM
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I live in NH. No sales tax.

Awesome, huh!?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:55 AM
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Grats and welcome!
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:09 AM
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Sounds like a great deal. You can't beat that, no brainer. Welcome aboard!
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:19 PM
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Lucky dog! gratz and welcome!

You may know this, but you can get T2 imported and the VQ is better than the BD release (MPEG on the BD is why).

If you want some instant eye candy, get Planet Earth or if that's too steep, get Galapagos and then go back the next day for Planet Earth because you will want to see more of that awesome stuff! Also The Last Samurai was very good to watch. If you have a great sound system, Superman Returns was great cranked up.

Wish I could find a deal like that on an A30 at my BB, we only have the A2's in stock (this is one of the tiny boxes, smallest floor plan that BB has, better than a crappy CC or nothing). Maybe next time I travel to Memphis (the closest large city) I can get lucky and find one.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:39 PM
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Yeah, I just got Planet Earth in the mail about an hour ago and popped it in.

Looks phenomenal. =p~

And so the addiction begins....
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:54 PM
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oh I'm with you all the way. XBR970 destroys 85% of members pq on here easy, and they have no idea.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:57 PM
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Damn dude....what a great deal. I'm jealous. I paid $399.00 for my A30 last week. I do love it though so far.
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