Now is the time to buy HD-DVD :)

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Prowl, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Prowl

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    I decided to buy the 360's HD-DVD player for 50 bucks. In the transition between the time that Paramount releases Transformers and Universal releases Serenity, 50 bucks is not bad, and the big convincing factor was that I went to Frys to buy Independance Day on BluRay today and saw all the HD-DVDs marked down to anywhere from 11.99 to 19.99, with some of the big titles like Shrek and Transformers in the 14.99 range. It's HD and it's cheap, and one day I'll replace them with their BluRay counterparts, but for now, I'll be saving a lot to get my HD movies.
     
  2. Primus

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    I guess I can see getting the add-on for the 360 but I wouldn't want a whole other device that needs inputs to my TV.
     
  3. Joe Moore

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    Seems like a waste to buy them now, then buy them again later for a disc that has the same quality. Hell, I'm not even replacing my DVD's with Blu-Ray, just getting new titles.

    Also, Circuit City is offering full refunds (on a gift card or towards a purchase of a Blu-Ray player) for any HD-DVD player bought from their stores within 90 days of Toshiba's announcement. I think a lot of people who are jumping on the close-out prices are going to be kicking themselves in a few months.
     
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    Game in the UK has HD-DVD players brand new for £30. I'd be tempted, but not as I'd only have to go buy a BluRay player at some point anyway.
    Maybe when they come down to £10...
     
  5. e3nine

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    I'm all over this sale.

    I have 3 HD-DVD players:
    Toshiba HD-A3 - 11/07 - $90 (7 free movies, 5 by mail)
    360 HD-DVD - 03/07 - $50 (5 free movies by mail, primary)
    360 HD-DVD - 03/07 - $50 (5 free movies by mail, spare)
    Now, I'll get all 15 free movies offered.

    Also, the 360 HD-DVD player comes with a $20 remote and King Kong. There's much value in there.


    Deepdiscountdvd.com has many sub-$10 titles ... quality titles too.
    http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewcategory.htm?categoryId=462364&sortby=price&count=500#listtop

    Bestbuy.com has discounted 3 packs ...
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...p=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960
    (Old School, Anchorman, Blades of Glory for me)
     
  6. Prowl

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    Yeah, I guess what I mean is that I wouldn't replace them until my player burned out. In the meantime, I can spend on 2 HD movies what it cost to get one Blu (30 bucks for ID4 >< )

    That's insane but cool that Circuit city is doing that.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

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    The only way I would waste any amount of money on that add-on is if Microsoft told us they would start using it for games.

    Until then, it's dead, useless tech.
     
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  8. Smasher

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    Wait until you see how much faster the HD-DVDs load than Blu-ray movies.
    Blu-ray's only advantage is storage space as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I dont get why so many people are buying HD stuff now, what because it's cheap?? I'd rather own a player that I can buy titles for years from now, not just right now.
     
  10. e3nine

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    "cash rules everything around me" - Wu Tang Clan.

    The market is hitting a price barrier that's affordable to all. Assuming you have a 360, $300 will get you:

    1 HD-DVD player
    1 Xbox 360 remote ($20 value)
    1 King Kong - HD-DVD
    5 free movies by mail
    ___________________________
    Subtotal: $50

    (25) HD-DVD movies @ $10 each
    ___________________________
    Subtotal: $250

    1 HD-DVD player
    1 Xbox 360 remote ($20 value)
    31 Movies
    ___________________________
    Total: $300


    I can't even get a standalone BR player for $300. Also, the current BR players are 1.0 spec. If it's not a PS3, your hardware will be dated by November.
     
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    My thoughts as well.
     
  12. jdre_124

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    Why would you buy a dead format? Cheap or not, there really isn't any point. Unless it drops down to 30 bucks and under.
     
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    The local Walmart is still charging $33+ for HD-DVD movies. I don't think they got the notice that HD-DVD lost the format war.
     
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    I have not noticed any difference in load time. If anything the Blu-Ray loads faster, especially since it takes the 360 longer to start up when it's running the HD-DVD add-on. Stand alone players might be slow, but only silly people bought stand alone players when the best player on the market was available (and also plays games) at most likely a lower price.
     
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    Maybe if I had a 360 $50 fo the add on wouldn't be bad. I did buy the 32X during it's death rattle. But I'll wait for the movies on want on Blu at this rate.
     
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    people who don't care for either format will jump on the toshiba players to get what amounts to a very good upconversion model on the cheap. standard DVDs aren't going anywhere.
     
  17. Joe Moore

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    You can already get really good upconverting players on the cheap. They've been available for over a year now for well under $100.

    and you're right, standard DVD's aren't going anywhere. All the more reason not to jump on the HD-DVD bandwagon. Especially if people plan on going Blu eventually anyway.
     

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