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Old 01-27-2008, 10:57 PM
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Default Personal Testimonial: Toshiba got me with their prices

I am a die hard Blu fan, at the inner most core. Since purchasing PS3 last July, I've been consistently wowed by the massive selection and fantastic video quality of Blu-Ray. I scoffed at Toshiba and their (what I thought at the time) fancy paper weight.

However, I, as an average consumer, couldn't simply ignore the prices. I couldn't resist, and finally bit the bullet and purchased an HD-A3 for $100.04 at my local Circuit City. No matter how you cut it, $100 with 7 free movies is one hell of a deal.

Point? Price is very important, and I think Toshiba may get a lot of business from the impulse buyers like myself. Cheers to format neutrality!
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:04 PM
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I'm with you man. Even if these are the next Laser Disc or Beta Max they still play movies in hi def. Will see what happens, Beta was better than vhs btw.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:05 PM
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Looks like Toshiba should have been consistently selling A3s at this $100 price BEFORE the holidays. Then maybe they wouldn't have lost Warner. The constant price waffling between $150 and $220 for the last 2 months of '07 really killed the momentum that the Walmart sale could have started for them... $100 players would have done a hell of lot for HD DVD over the holidays.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:06 PM
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I'm with you man. Even if these are the next Laser Disc or Beta Max they still play movies in hi def. Will see what happens, Beta was better than vhs btw.
I plan to wait for complete fire sales on HD DVD discs on Ebay if/when the format finally folds. I bet there will be LOTS of really cheap HD content available, beats paying $30/disc for blu-ray.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:08 PM
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What do you mean? Simply because I am a fan of a format doesn't mean I'll limit myself to it and it only.
Perhaps you're less of a format fan that you thought and more of a movie fan.
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Perhaps you're less of a format fan that you thought and more of a movie fan.
I suppose you're right.
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I'm interested in getting an HD DVD at such low price too...if only there were brands other than Toshiba.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:24 PM
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I'm a die hard HD DVD fan, and I never say don't buy the other format because I don't think it's right to tell people to limit themselves to one format and besides it's a very selfish thing to say.

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Old 01-27-2008, 11:33 PM
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He's probably thrilled to get such a great value and access to over 220 exclusive HDM movies.
Timed exclusive... timed... or do you never expect those to make it onto Blu-ray once the studios switch?
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:35 PM
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LOL!! that is exactly what I was thinking...I am glad I made the move to purple and can just laugh at some of the posts on here that I see from fanboys on either side here... some of it is just down right ridiculous.....

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You have 13 Blu-ray movies, people are already laughing at you.

"what do you want to watch spider-man 3 or talladega nights"
"you have transformers"
"yeah on dvd!!!11!1"
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