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C.C.'s Trade In HD-DVD Deal


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Scooter

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Posted March 05 2008 - 11:58 PM

Just saw this..

Shhh! Circuit City Trading HD DVD Players for Blu-ray | High-Def Digest

If you are inclined to bail on the format, this might work for you. Applies to hardware ONLY!!!!

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted March 06 2008 - 01:48 AM

Wow, bold move by CC, they get HD-DVD players back with firmware updated, the only question I have is what do they do with it, turn it in to Toshiba for credit or sell it as open box specials. Very interesting.
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#3 of 9 ONLINE   TravisR

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Posted March 06 2008 - 07:13 AM

They must be returning the players to Toshiba. Why would they try to get more HD DVD players for their shelves at this point?

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   sflamedic

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Posted March 06 2008 - 08:49 AM

Do they have to be bought from CC? Does the xbox add on apply?

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted March 06 2008 - 08:55 AM

In practice not a real impressive deal. Very few will qualify and I think CC knows this.

From what I understand you have to:

a) Have bought from CC within the past 90 days
b) Have the receipt
c) Have the box (didn't cut out that UPC for the free movies did ya? Ooops)
d) Have all accessories/box contents and inserts

Doubtful many will actually qualify. Good PR for CC with little risk that many can actually take advantage of the deal.

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted March 06 2008 - 09:37 AM

I fail to see the point of it OTHER than PR.
"My opinion is that (a) anyone who actually works in a video store and does not understand letterboxing has given up on life, and (b) any customer who prefers to have the sides of a movie hacked off should not be licensed to operate a video player."-- Roger Ebert

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Doug Otte

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Posted March 07 2008 - 01:49 AM

Hmmm. I wonder if they'll take back my Samsung 5000 (that I bought from them) and credit it toward a more functional BD player...I doubt it.

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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   ChuckSolo

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Posted March 07 2008 - 02:50 AM

Well, I bought one. I'll keep it just for the fact that it upscales standard DVDs better than my Samsung 841.

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Posted March 07 2008 - 08:12 AM

And now, with a somewhat better idea, Future Shop: Future Shop offers HD DVD trade-in
If there was something better out there than the LG and Samsung combos, I might bite, especially with the price on the Samsung, but I like my A30 way too much.
"My opinion is that (a) anyone who actually works in a video store and does not understand letterboxing has given up on life, and (b) any customer who prefers to have the sides of a movie hacked off should not be licensed to operate a video player."-- Roger Ebert