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Best Buy Offers Cheapest HD-DVD Player: $180 Toshiba HD-A2

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    The Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player has been earning a name for itself lately, and be exactly what HD-DVD proponents need to spread their HD format. While Wal-Mart will price their HD-A2s at $198, and Circuit City will offer them for $197.99, Best Buy has both retailers trounced. For $179.99, you can get yourself an HD-A2, and everything that comes with it. Best Buy is sold out of HD-A2s at the time of writing.

    Source: Neowin.net
  2. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    lol, if there aren't any in stock they can advertise whatever price they want.:roll:
  3. Nicksterr New Member

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    Yep, economics 101 - the greater the demand, the higher a price can go without consumers caring (most). Best Buy just beat everyone else to the sweet spot.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2007
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    These are really nice prices for HD-DVD players, and I like competition between stores.
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    wazzledoozle New Member

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    I really wouldn't buy an HD player right now, even if I had a HDTV. The movies cost too much.

    HD content isn't worth a 50%+ price premium.
  6. bruins004 New Member

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    Actually another thing to look at is the falling prices of HDDVDs.
    Currently they range anywhere from $15-30.

    However, they are expected to fall in price next year and be cheaper than blue ray.
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    Looking at bestbuy I see 30-35 for new releases. And thats at bestbuys "discount", usually $5.
  8. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Hmmm...should I get this? Or should I get the HD-DVD add-on for the 360? Hmmm...
  9. niko084

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    It's illegal to advertise a price for a store and not be able to honor that price because something was out of stock, especially if it was seen as intentional :)

    BestBuy tends to give very good prices on a lot of mid-line a/v equipment.
    They are generally a little expensive on the really cheap and a little expensive on the really good.
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    Some of the deals make this go away for the time being. Wall mart for example has this player for much cheaper as part of a sale, as well as 20 or so HD-DVD titles at $15.... plus toshiba and some other HD-DVD backers have been running a buy a player, get 5 free movies deal for some time now (this player included, the xbox 360 HD-DVD drive included, etc.)

    Other than the recent sales and things, I agree and I'm too poor to afford it anyways.


    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1236781
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    i might invest in this "hd-era" lol i regretted it when dvds were new, back then dvds where $50+ dollars lol...nowdays u find all ur classics/favorites in ur 5 dollar bargin bin lol....it wont surprise me in the next odd so years that hd prices will be a thing in the past..beta max!!!
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  12. SK-1

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    Another reason why NetFlix is growing, my 15 bucks a month covers HD disks as well as standard def.Last month between 3 people in my family, we received 12 movies.
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    lol....I received 25 of them buggers and they are all in divx format now on my hardrive ...opps did I say that out load?:roll::roll::roll:
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    Even at 180 Bucks, thats alot of money for something that would take the place of a nice AMD cpu . Not to mention, the movies are still expensive and I dont have a HD DVD burner :(

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