1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

12/07/07: Wal-mart A2 A3 and PS3 secret sale specials

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Patrick Sun, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,552
    Likes Received:
    377
    For this coming Friday (12/07/07) from 8 a.m. to midnight, Wal-mart has a sale on the following HD DVD and Blu-ray players:

    Toshiba A2 for $198 - comes with mail-in offer for 5 HD DVDs and 5 HD DVDs (under $30 each, store stock). 10 HD DVDs come with the A2.

    Toshiba A3 for $298 - comes with mail-in offer for 5 HD DVDs and 5 HD DVDs (under $30 each, select from store stock). Also "300" and "Bourne Ultimatum" is packaged inside the A3s. 12 HD DVDs come with the A3.

    PS3 for $399 (40GB model) - comes with $50 gift card.
     
  2. Viper

    Viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
    Will this be at all Walmarts? I've seen HD-DVDs at the 2 near me, but never any players.
     
  3. Keith_R

    Keith_R Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    Real Name:
    Kyle
    This offer sounds enticing for the HD-DVD players (Already got a PS3). Do you know if this will just be in store or if it will be online as well?
     
  4. Viper

    Viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wonder if Amazon will drop the price of theirs again. Their selection of free HD-DVDs sucks though.
     
  5. Chuck Anstey

    Chuck Anstey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 1998
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    102
    Real Name:
    Chuck Anstey
    Should that be A2 for $98? Why would anyone purchase the A2 when you can get the A3 + 2 extra movies for the same price?
     
  6. ThomasC

    ThomasC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,552
    Likes Received:
    377
    Sorry, corrected the A3 pricing ($298).
     
  8. Viper

    Viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
    The selection of free titles is probably gonna suck, but I think I'll get an A2 if I can. What's so great about A3s to make them worth $100 more? They're not 1080P either.
     
  9. Chuck Anstey

    Chuck Anstey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 1998
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    102
    Real Name:
    Chuck Anstey
    This doesn't seem like much of a sale. Other than the 5 free movies from the in-store selection it is the current list price minus a buck and free movie offer.
     
  10. Chris S

    Chris S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    2
    Real Name:
    Chris S
    The only real difference between the A2/A3 is athestical. If both were the same price I would probably go with the newer model simply due to the earlier model seeing an end of support period sooner.

    But an A3 for $298 even with the additional 5 free films isn't that great of a deal, IMO. We saw them for half that only a week ago and I don't think we've seen the end of those quite yet.

    You can currently get the A30 (next model up) from Amazon ($289) for less than Wal-mart's A3. That might be the way to go especially if you're already looking at getting a new receiver that supports the HD audio formats. The A3 will still decode to PCM but who doesn't want to have that extra little light on the receiver turn on? [​IMG]
     
  11. Chris S

    Chris S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    2
    Real Name:
    Chris S
    Amazon was pretty quick. There 10 free deal just went live again.
     
  12. ScottJH

    ScottJH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2001
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Scott

    You'll have to step up to the A35 for bitstream audio.
     
  13. Viper

    Viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. Chris S

    Chris S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    2
    Real Name:
    Chris S

    The Bourne Supremacy
    Blood Diamond
    Childern of Men
    Rio Bravo
    The Searchers
    Batman Begins
    Serenity
    Casino
    Knocked Up
    Hot Fuzz
    The Shining

    Yea those definitely suck... [​IMG]
     
  15. Viper

    Viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0

    I already own half of those on SD-DVD, and the other half I wouldn't want. Best Buy's offer seems to allow you to pick ANY title on the site. I was going to email Amzon suggesting they improve on their selection, but I can't find a damn contact/feedback link anywhere on the site.
     
  16. Chris S

    Chris S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    2
    Real Name:
    Chris S
    I agree, their person-to-person contact info has always been very elusive. I'm constantly having to use Google to find their customer service number. Although I will say their website form responses have typically been pretty good if you don't mind waiting 24 hours.

    So out of curiosity, which titles are you looking to pick up? I'd HIGHLY recommend Transformers if you don't already have it. The A/V is phenomenal! Also 300 is very good if you decide to go with an A2.
     
  17. Viper

    Viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    0
    I finally found their email form.


    The Lethal Weapon movies would also be nice, assuming they're the director's cuts. Studios seem to have a knack for only releasing theatricals in HD even though a director's cut has been available in SD for ages. [​IMG]
     
  18. Grant H

    Grant H Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think they're all the DCs, but aren't they rumored to be from 1080i masters?
     
  19. ScottJH

    ScottJH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2001
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    11
    Real Name:
    Scott

    A30 has HDMI 1.2 and cannot pass the the bitstream data of the new audio formats, compared with 1.3 for the A35.
     
  20. David_B_K

    David_B_K Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,811
    Likes Received:
    313
    Real Name:
    David

    To each his own. The Amazon deal I did was for the A3 for $159, which includes the two movies in the box, 3 from Amazon and 5 to be shipped later. The three I chose from Amazon, are for me, the best of the bunch. I got Rio Bravo, The Searchers and The Shining. I doubt my local Wal-Mart would have even had them in stock. The Amazon selection and the price for the player sealed the deal for me. YMMV. I already had all those movies on SD, but so what, we're talking Hi-Def versions of some of my favorites. If I were satisfied with my SD versions, I would not have bought the player.

    The hard part will be selecting 5 more off the mail-in form-a selection that is for me a rather disappointing selection.
     

Share This Page