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Just bought an HD-DVD player
« on: June 03, 2007, 03:03:30 PM »
Picked up a Toshiba HD-D2 from Costco today since Toshiba is running their $100 off promo.  Only cost me $250.  Stopped by Best Buy and picked up a few movies, too. 

This thing looks AWESOME.  I'm highly impressed with the picture it puts out.  Watching Serenity right now, Batman Begins is on the schedule for tonight.  I may have to throw in a standard DVD too to see how well it upscales.

But for anyone on the fence about getting one of these, do it. ;)
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007, 12:11:41 PM »
I got my hdd player that plugs into my 360 elite.  I've only watched a couple of movies on it, but they were fantastic.  The sound is phenomenal too.

I'm worried about hdd though, I thought it'd be the clear winner, but now blockbuster is only carrying BD, so who knows.


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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 12:18:59 PM »
is this promo still going on..?

i would like to swing by costco this week to 
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edit to add:

the costco website has these for $430  :'(
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007, 12:49:14 PM »
I got my hdd player that plugs into my 360 elite.  I've only watched a couple of movies on it, but they were fantastic.  The sound is phenomenal too.

I'm worried about hdd though, I thought it'd be the clear winner, but now blockbuster is only carrying BD, so who knows.

They're not *only* carrying BluRay, but they did expand BluRay to more stores.  HD-DVD is still available online and at the original 250 stores that had HD.

is this promo still going on..?

i would like to swing by costco this week to 
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edit to add:

the costco website has these for $430  :'(

You may want to check the store - Toshiba just announced that $299 is now the current MSRP. 

Edit - the website has the A20 model, which is basically the same as the HD-A2/HD-D2 but does 1080p output.  If you don't have a 1080p TV, the HD-A2/D2 model is the one to get, as it'll only be $299 now.  The HD-D2 is just an A2 rebranded for Costco.
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 01:09:45 PM »
FYI

Effective July 1st the pricing levels available during the May and June promotions will become standard MSRPs, making the HD-A2 available for an every day price of $299.99 and the HD-A20 for $399.99. The top of the line HD-XA2 continues at $799.99 (MSRP).
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 01:51:35 PM »
i have a 1080p set.

which model do i want..?

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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 02:02:04 PM »
Either the HD-A20 or the HD-XA2.  The A20 is the cheaper of the two, but I'm not exactly sure of the differences.  AVSForum is a great place to find out tho, http://www.avsforum.com/
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2007, 03:15:11 PM »
I got my hdd player that plugs into my 360 elite.  I've only watched a couple of movies on it, but they were fantastic.  The sound is phenomenal too.

I'm worried about hdd though, I thought it'd be the clear winner, but now blockbuster is only carrying BD, so who knows.

They're not *only* carrying BluRay, but they did expand BluRay to more stores.  HD-DVD is still available online and at the original 250 stores that had HD.

good to know, I wonder if the one down the street from me has them or not?  I haven't been in a blockbuster in about 5 years so it doesn't really matter to me anyway.  I rent from the internet.


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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2007, 12:01:28 PM »
HD movies via HD-DVD and bluray are the bomb..I have the 360 HD-DVD add on that got a lot better with the HDMI capabilities out of the 360 Elite and I have a ps3 for bluray...picture quality is the same now on each now that bluray is using better encoding. I love the uncompressed PCM sound tracks on bluray running at 4-6Mbps over the 1.5Mbps DD+ and lossless DTS.

Lots of good movies starting to hit...Pirates of the Carribean 1 and 2 on bluray have the best PQ I have seen yet on either format.
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007, 12:16:37 PM »
is bluray as good at upsampling regular dvd'd as the toshiba hd-dvd unit..? i am thinking i will pull the trigger on the ps3 now that it dropped a bill in price...
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007, 12:51:36 PM »
is bluray as good at upsampling regular dvd'd as the toshiba hd-dvd unit..? i am thinking i will pull the trigger on the ps3 now that it dropped a bill in price...

The PS3 is a good upscaling player, the other BluRay players are all different, so you'd have to pick a particular model to find out how it upscales.  And if you want that "cheaper" PS3, better get it quick.  They only dropped the price while the stock remains - then they're only going to sell the $599 80 gig model (which is cheaper to make, so they rip you off even more!).
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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2007, 05:21:11 PM »
is bluray as good at upsampling regular dvd'd as the toshiba hd-dvd unit..? i am thinking i will pull the trigger on the ps3 now that it dropped a bill in price...

The PS3 is a good upscaling player, the other BluRay players are all different, so you'd have to pick a particular model to find out how it upscales.  And if you want that "cheaper" PS3, better get it quick.  They only dropped the price while the stock remains - then they're only going to sell the $599 80 gig model (which is cheaper to make, so they rip you off even more!).

well thank you for that info...

went to costco - sold out. went to fry's - they had the unit with the bluetooth remote bundled for $499. got it, and that ninja game :D

gonna try and find apocalypto blueray this afternoon...

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Re: Just bought an HD-DVD player
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2007, 10:16:56 AM »
They only dropped the price while the stock remains - then they're only going to sell the $599 80 gig model (which is cheaper to make, so they rip you off even more!).

Yes, this way they only lose $100 vs several hundred dollars everytime they sell a system.
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