Sub $200 HD DVD Player hits Wal-Mart

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  1. ppltd

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    Well it looks like the sub-200.00 HD DVD is finally a reality at Wal-Mart....And it doesn't come from a Chinese manufacturer.

    Let the Holiday price wars begin...[​IMG]
     
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    I saw that. In fact, Circuit City has it on their website for $197 now.
     
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    Also looks like Sears is going to have a very nice deal on the A3 come Black Friday. HTF thread
     
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    CCity...now Amazon in too. HD-A2 anyone? [​IMG]
     
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    I bought the HD-A2 Saturday at CC for $158($198-$40 coupon). GREAT deal.
     
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    Jim!!!!! Wow...where does one get one of those coveted-infamous $40 coupons? [​IMG]
     
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    Someone posted a link to it at Avsforum.com in a thread about the HD-A2. If you google CC coupons you'd probably find it. It's for $40 off a total purchase of $199 or more. I bought a soda to bring it over $199!!!
     
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    Those of you on the fence really have little holding you back now. The cost of "being wrong" on picking HD-DVD will now cost you less than the cost of 4 HD-DVDs themselves.

    For $100 you can now have hi def DVD and upscaling of all your existing HD-DVDs.
     
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    I've been holding back for the right time and....blah, blah, blah
    All done, I will be there to pick it up early. The last time my local Walmart had the Black Friday sale State Police made it's presence known to prevent rioting.
     
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    I just read on the electronic house website that on Friday Nov 2, if I understand correctly, that Walmart will be selling the A2 for 99 dollars.
     
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    Walmart is already running commercails on the HD-DVD, and I've also seen commercials promoting/explaining the "Combo" HD discs. (Football coach explaining to the troops)

    Waltmart's Toshiba Hd-DVD commercial
     
  15. David Allen

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    Way to go guys, enjoy that 720p HD-A2 !!
     
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    Since the vast majority of dlp, plasma and lcd hdtvs currently in homes are 720p (or some variation like 768p), the HD-A2 is just the ticket for a lot of folks. It does output 1080i, btw, which I find actually looks better than the 720p output, I let my plasma do the scaling. I'm going to try feeding the 1080i output to my Samsung 56" 1080P dlp and see what the results are, although I'm really planning on getting a 1080P blu-ray player for the Samsung (figuring to have both format bases covered so to speak).
     
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    Yep...picked one up yesterday. Went back today and there were still 5 more on the Floor($99.00)
     
  18. Jeff Gatie

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    It's native output is 1080i, which is the exact same picture information as 1080p. A good deinterlacer (which 95% of 1080p TV's have) and the picture is indistinguishable from 1080p. I have both 1080i and 1080p going to my 1080p set. No difference in picture at all.

    PS - Bitterness is not a very charming attribute. Neither is pissing on another person's purchases. Most adults don't act that way.
     
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    Well said Jeff. And David Allen, now go stand in the corner and put your dunce cap on.
     
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    Now now, that wasn't bitterness. That was sarcasm. Yes, I realize that most HD video displays sold at WalMart are 720p/1080i, so this is a perfect purchase for that crowd and they'll easily afford a 1080p player in a year or so when they decide to upgrade their plasmas or LCDs. I'm just surprised that people "savvy" enough to frequent HTF would openly advocate these players. It is an amazing deal considering the format is less than 2 years old. I might consider one as a bedroom unit, since I have no space for a decent 1080p panel in my tiny house. Sorry to ruffle your feathers folks. I'm just bitter about the whole format war, and don't feel like stacking up multiple players in my living room, along with a game console. I'm liking the idea of a media PC more and more.
     

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