360 HD-DVD Play $179 -5 free movies

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  1. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Well, its only a $20 price cut, but the 5 free movies are very enticing.
    I might take the plunge.
     
  2. OmegaScourge

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    i wonder if it'll be like the in-store ads where the HD DVD has to be under $25 (which there aint a lot)

    i might get one to hook up to my PC...
     
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  3. funkatron101

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    A tempting offer, but it makes me wonder if it is out of desperation. I think Bluray is "winning" at this point. Neither one is really breaking any ground though.
     
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    though Blu-Ray is selling more...the Blu-Ray players are also has the 5 free discs...and it's did/advertised it more times
     
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    HD-DVD players were the first to announce the free 5 discs with purchase. Blu Ray sent out their ads later in response. I know with Blu Ray you had to pick like 1 movie from a group of movies from the same production company.
     
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    that's actually a great idea. I have my PS3 as a blueray player so I'm good.

    Though here is a tip for you guys looking for BluyRay or HD-DVD movies cheaper than the ridiculous prices Best Buy and others have.

    I don't know if you guys have CD Exchance stores where you live (in Texas we have a few).

    They sell NEW Blue Ray and HD-DVDs there for no more than 20 bucks. I bought a new Silent Hill 13.99, Terminator 2 15.99 and Fifth Element 12.99. I double-checked that they were new. The other stores are overpricing them because they can. I understand that some Blue and HDs have all the special features that a Double-disc DVD set has so paying 25 bucks is reasonable, but there is no reason why Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow should be 30 bucks.
     
  7. KidDynamite

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    Great. Now the Xbox 360 Elite w/ HD-DVD is only $260 more expensive than the similarly equipped PS3, instead of the previous $280 price difference. That'll help.

    KD is not bitter at all that Microsoft didn't drop their price at E3 to keep up with Sony. Nope.
     
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    we got a place called CD/Game Exchange...but they dont sell new things...but the used items are in really good shape and at a really good price (half what gamestop sells it)..and they buy it at better prices too.

    but i havent seen any HD DVD or Blu-Ray movies yet.
     
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    And the thing is that I actually have been keeping my BlueRay library up to speed and I use the hell out of the PS3 as a DVD/BlueRay/Downloaded Episodes of Lost/SouthPark, etc. (yes, yes, partially because there aren't as many games right now). So the notion that people don't care whether or not the system has movie capabilities isn't entirely true.

    I can't speak for everyone, of course, but if it's not there, I wouldn't have miss it, but for 100bucks more, to be able to watch movies like The Last Samurai, looking the way it does in HD, I have no problems with that.

    So yeah, I agree.
     
  10. Joe Moore

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    When I get a PS3, it will be used just as much for its Blu-Ray as it is for its gaming. If my 360 had included an HD-DVD player, I would be using it for that as well. But I don't buy "add-on" hardware for my system (except for controllers) so I won't be owning an HD-DVD player.
     
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    Likewise. If it had come with the 360, I would now own Batman, Serenity, and a few others that I really want, but are only available on HD-DVD
     
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    The only thing available solely on HD-DVD that I would really want would be the upcoming "Heroes" HD-DVD.
     
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    I'm just glad that Transformers is going to Blue-Ray. I would hate to not have that option later this year because Paramount chose to only support one format.

    Damn, I didn't know Heroes was only coming to HD-DVD. Lame!
     
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    Universal is the only company left that is not supporting Blu-Ray in any way. So all Universal properties (like Heroes) will only be released on DVD and HD-DVD.
     
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    Here's the Toshibda Perfect Offer 15 movies you get to choose from (dont know if it'll be the same for the add-on but i think it will):
    geez...i would rather have the Blu-Ray deal...5 free movies (though not much choices, pick ANY under $25)...from all that 15, there aint nothing i want.
     

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