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Plextor PX-716A Shipment Update

Postby Ian on Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:12 pm

Disclaimer:

1. This is for the US. I don't know what Plextor is doing in Asia and Europe

2. Yes, I'm well aware some Best Buy stores have the drive in stock already. This is for everywhere else

Now that I got that out of the way... Plextor America got back to me on the status of the PX-716A. In particular, I asked it they were going to ship it now or with the PX-716SA. According to them, it should start shipping en masse after Thanksgiving.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:17 pm

After Thanksgiving...so right after New Years then? :o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:24 pm

Thanksgiving of what year?
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:19 pm

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Postby bch on Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:04 pm

Based on Ian's comments shipments will begin in large quantities after Thanksgiving. That statement does not preclude minor shipments being made prior to Thanksgiving. It is important to note that TLA#0101 drives are already shipping in limited quantities and can also be found at some Best Buy stores.
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:01 pm

bch wrote: It is important to note that TLA#0101 drives are already shipping in limited quantities and can also be found at some Best Buy stores.


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Postby FXMan on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:18 am

At the beginning of the month I was trying to track this down and got told
Dear Mr. McCook:

Everything we have today is shipping to retail for the holiday season. We expect normal shipments will resume by the middle of November.

Thank you for your interest in Plextor and its products.

Howard Wing


I haven't heard back from my inquiry this week. The few online retailers I can find that have any information say they expect to have the drive in stock Jan 10, 2005
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:51 am

i still don't understand why best buys have this drive in, and everyplace else is still waiting
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Postby Ian on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:01 am

Special agreement with them and Plextor.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:59 am

Ian wrote:Special agreement with them and Plextor.


Yeah, it must have been one hell of a contract for Plextor to leave their drives in Bestbuy, but remove them everywhere else. You'd think Bestbuy would be more worried about the complaints and returns then the release date! :o
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Postby noycan on Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:13 am

I just noticed that Best Buy has these drives on sale for $99.99 AFTER a $30.00 rebate. I'm almost tempted to buy one.
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Postby DVD_ADDICT on Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:20 am

I find it interesting that only Best Buy has these drives and there is a rebate already in progress. In my opinion it's like Plextor doesn't have the confidence the drive will sell therefore they offer a rebate on a new released drive. In the past I've seen Plextor give out rebates on their older models because newer ones will be released.

Aviationwiz so are you gonna purchase one anytime soon? :) Hoxlund? :)
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:53 am

what makes you think i would buy a dvd burner that expensive?

i just bought my pioneer 108bk
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:27 am

I might get one after I see more results from this thing.
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Postby DVD_ADDICT on Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:48 am

hoxlund wrote:
what makes you think i would buy a dvd burner that expensive?

i just bought my pioneer 108bk


geez calm down i was just asking. :D :wink:

aviationwiz wrote:
I might get one after I see more results from this thing.


I agree.....I think I'll wait for a few months like sometime next year. :D
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:04 am

Meanwhile, I'll be returning my second one!!

BTW, my friend is also returning his second one!!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:22 am

MadBurner wrote:Meanwhile, I'll be returning my second one!!

BTW, my friend is also returning his second one!!

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Hrm... 4/4 eh? not good! What's the TLA# on that bad boy?
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:16 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Hrm... 4/4 eh? not good! What's the TLA# on that bad boy?


TLA# 0000

The price we pay for being "early adopters"

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:02 am

Well... at least that means that the TLA# 0101 drives might have been fixed. I haven't heard any complaints about them yet.
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Postby uknown1234 on Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:17 am

DVD_ADDICT wrote:I agree.....I think I'll wait for a few months like sometime next year. :D

if you wait for black friday the I/O magic 16x which are benq 1620 oem will be on sale for $40 =D>
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