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Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player - $306.88 @ Amazon.com

Postby Ian on Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:47 pm

Amazon has dropped the price of the HD-A2 down to $306.88. This is almost $90 off retail.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IJ ... B000IJV4BC

I'm kinda tempted to buy one but who knows how long HD DVD is going to be around.
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Postby roadrunner on Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:16 pm

Wow...not bad!

I'd feel better with a combo player right now, though. And with the XBox's HD drive only $200, that may be a better option. But then, you have to add playback software to that price...at least with the PC drive you can rip, too 8)
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Postby Dartman on Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:39 pm

I'll wait it out on the LG combo or whatever Chinese version comes around.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:40 pm

There's no way I'd buy an HD DVD player until after CES 2008. I'm not at all convinced the format will survive, but I think we should know one way or the other by that point.
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Postby jjones on Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:34 pm

I think there is still a good chance that both formats (HD-DVD and BR) can survive if the combo drives start coming out. We will have to wait and see.

Some of us remember some 7-8 years ago, when there was the DVD-R vs. the DVD+R vs. the DVD-RAM debate. It seems like they all survived. I am surprised that DVD-RAM survived and is still supported by many drive manufacturers.
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Postby roadrunner on Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:00 pm

The big difference thought, between Blu-Ray VS HD-DVD and the DVD+R Vs DVD-R, is that with DVD, there was a single, unified standard for video discs. The recordable formats, once recorded, were basically the same.

This is much more like the VHS vs Beta battle...

Personally, I'd like Blu-Ray for a recordable drive (higher capacity/speed), but HD-DVD for movies (easier to rip, theoretically cheaper).
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