Qj: These discounts come soon after the announcement that Netflix and Best Buy will be joining the Blu-ray camp. This is not to say that the two instances are related, but it's an awfully strange coincidence if they aren't.
its not called a deal, its called a firesale.
haha gotta love xbox360fanboy. Now is a nice time to stock up on hd-dvd titles. Amazon had to do their best to clear their stock lol
They're just trying to save themselves from having any deadweight inventory when the HD-DVD camp eventually admits defeat. In most places this kind of thing is called "clearance."
The Xbox 360 iS the premier console on the market with the BEST games out for it by far. All of the Sony slaves you shall be set free soon my mindless spineless children. JUMP IN
is no one going to report "sony sucks balls" i thought that was the whole point of separating these freaking comment sections
Get them while they're still hot BABOONS....AHAAHHAHHAHA
What this amounts to is...a great opportunity for anyone who has an HD-DVD player to get some killer deals on HD-DVD movies.
$125 gets you one HD-DVD player & 6 free movies (via the mail in rebate..) and then all the HD-DVD movies at 50% off... seems pretty decent enough to warrant buying. Who cares if its a dying format...you basically are getting the player free w/ the value of the mail in offer. And then just build out your hi-def library ...you still can be a blu-ray supporter long term but why not get whatever movies you can for cheap vs paying $30-$40 for a blu-ray version?
The problem is when the HD-DVD group concedes defeat this year you will be left with HD and SW that will no longer be supported. Which means you can't sell it, cant use the disc in another High-def player(Blu).I think most people would not prefer to hook up their obsolete HD-dvd player every time they want to watch HD-DVD movies when their are Blu versions.
Certainly if you had to Hook-up your HD-DVD player EVERY time you wanted to use it ...it would suck and so NOT be worth it given the majority of your high-def library in the future would be on blu-ray.
BUT.... We are not talking about a real stand alone HD-DVD player are we? No, this is the HD-DVD add-on to the 360. This unit is a simple USB plug-in into the 360. You wouldnt have to be hooking it up everytime, etc. Its small enough that you can most likely find space for it next to the 360 somewhere in your set up. So really its a moot point of having to move it around, etc. It simply would just be there.....to use when you wanted to watch an HD-DVD.
And again...you still could have your Blu Ray. Just now you can add in a ton of High Def movies for cheap. It just makes sense if you are a movie buff and a 360 owner.
but my point is the inconvenience of having two different players for High def movies. For example. People i know would rather have 1 high def player to play all their High def movies instead of 2.With one for HD-DVD dics bought when HD-DVD was around and one for Blu-ray collection. Its an inconvenience most people i believe don't like.
Didn't Amazon have this thing for 80 bucks last week. Anyhow, who likes to hear a good story about a bridge? .. just kiddin, but seriously this format is dead, get over it Toshiba.
HD-DVD: An even bigger failure than the PIGbox 360! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
I see lots of CEOs comment in this section.. lol.
yeah someone should create an account for the Reggie dude at ninty
here i am and i am no "dude"- i am a legend bill gates and kaz can kiss my ass the Wii is the future people
Perhaps you will provide King Kaz and the Sony Soldiers with decent competition, unlike those Xbot SWINE!
For the love of God, please stop posting Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD articles. Two of the top three articles on this GAMING news site are currently about the fall of HD-DVD! That seems a bit much, to me.
We know HD-DVD has lost, and Blu-Ray has won. We knew that almost a MONTH ago. Do we really need five articles a day that tell us the exact same thing?
These stories won't be published anymore.
who cares about HD movies? people want games and the Wii delivers on that by the bucketload
i will wait till it's 10$ :p
Wait about 8 more months and you can pick this device up at the flea market for the same price as a Sega 32X.
$119.99 at my Best Buy, too. Look for a lot more clearance sales soon.
pick one up for my freind.
hd dvd will be gone within 3 to 6 months.save your money and get the worlds best blu ray player.P S 3 !
how long do Toshiba wanna drag this out?!
wow, that is cheap, looks like they are trying to get rid of old stock
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