And here you thought $199 $179 $129 was a good deal for Microsoft's Xbox 360 HD DVD drive. Amazon is now selling it for $79.99 with free shipping and 6 free HD DVDs. Now that's what we call Wow Microsoft.
Still wasn't enough to make me get one.
Is there some kind of hack to get this thing to work on the PS3 via the USB?
not yet, but it is entirely possible...some day hopefully!
$179.99....must be over
That HD-DVD is truely dead. Save yourself the money and put it towards a BD player.
wow, i guess it is a good deal for someone who wants that
Flogging a dead horse!!! ;-D HD DVD + xBox360 days are outnumbered!!! ;-D
They just wanna get rid of the stoff they already manufactures so at least they get back the price of that. Do not buy it!!!!!!
yeah good deal but eventually will sell the hddvd ....when the movie selection become less....
If your gettin a great deal on HD who cares if its dead. If its not costing you very much I dont see the problem in buying somthing for dirt cheap.
Or use that $80 and just buy 4 blu-ray movies.
Awesome Deal! But count me out. What happens when HD-DVD is completely dead and my HD-DVD player breaks. Would I be able to easily buy a new HD-DVD player, to play these movies. I wont take that change!
dual format players are going to go the day of the dodo just like hd-dvd players in the very long run, and these are *MUCH* cheaper than a dual format player.
Throw in a free blu-ray player and ill think about it!
It is still a good deal and there are plenty of HD-DVD movies out there. So what if its a "dead" format? That doesn't mean the discs already out are going to magically stop working. Not to mention I'm sure HD-DVDs are going to be dirt cheap soon enough.
ya see its lost the format war so nothing new worth mentioning on hd dvd in the future sure some deals right now and movies may drop a bit more when toshiba gives up the ghost. Still a waste of money imo.
Anyone know if it upconvert DVDs? If it does count me in. That's a great deal...
yes it does upconvert dvds.
You know that the 360 already upscales DVD's
you cannot upconvert movies to 1080p just watching them through the console. you can set your console resolution to whatever you like but when its playing movies its @480i/480p unless being played through the add-on. Furthermore if you want to watch them in 1080p you need either the vga or hdmi cable. This is not a limitation of the console but a requirement for hdcp.
Amazon also has another sale. Planet Earth Bluray for $54.99. Thats the same price as the DVD format. I bought that one instead.
Buying it would be more of a loss. Most of your roster of movies will be playble in every player you have at home *except* those 6 movies, unless you have those movies available in BD or DVD, and if that's the case why buy it? This will become useless in time. Don't buy it, it's pointless. If you think this deal gives you a lot of bang for your buck, use the money instead for buying a PS3, because that's the most bang for your buck you're ever gonna get.
ok, so spending 80 would be a loss even though it upscales regular dvds as well, but instead spending another 400.00 is the way to go. great advice. the ps3 is a great console man, but an addon for $80.00 is also a good value. you can go out and buy a nice regular upscaling dvd player for about that which doesn't have any hd-dvd capabilities. Plus, for those poor schmucks who already own an hd-dvd add-on and are concerned that it could one day break, this is a nice affordable backup option.
don't even bother with this you never get the free movies.I got the hd dvd drive last june for 129.00 and as of today still haven't recieved my free movies got some card in the mail in december saying I would get them shipped jan.21 still haven't got them yet and when I call all they say is still working on getting the movies out to you.I have a funny feeling I'm never going to get the free movies.What a scam
you must not know how to fill out a rebate form with the correct address. Dark Sniper had no problem getting the free HD-DVD movies. Xbox 360 + HD-DVD FTW!!! $nipe
yes go waste ur money.
I guess you can't read I say they sent me a card saying when I would get the movies How do you think I got the card sent to my house if I didn't fill the rebate card right read the whole posting you idiot
That's a great deal, the Movies alone are worth that much, It's like getting the player for free.
just dont buy it thats it. it might be wrecked u never know whats wrong with those hd-dvd player
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