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

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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.

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

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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.
 
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These are really nice prices for HD-DVD players, and I like competition between stores.
 
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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.
 

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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.
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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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.
Looking at bestbuy I see 30-35 for new releases. And thats at bestbuys "discount", usually $5.
 

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Hmmm...should I get this? Or should I get the HD-DVD add-on for the 360? Hmmm...
 
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lol, if there aren't any in stock they can advertise whatever price they want.:roll:
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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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.

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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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.
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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Walmart is selling the same HD-DVD Player tomorrow for $98.87. The only thing is that you probably need to start standing in line around 6-7am.

Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player @ Walmart
 
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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.
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 <G>. Not to mention, the movies are still expensive and I dont have a HD DVD burner :(