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Price Drop: Sub-$200 HD DVD Player from Toshiba?

Just a year-and-a-half since they launched, high-definition players are breaching the $200 barrier. If reports on the Web are correct, HD DVD is poised to break the $200 mark before the holidays. Reports on the Web indicate Wal-Mart may be prepping to sell a $198 HD DVD player.

If so, this is a significant and aggressive move in favor of Toshiba and the HD DVD format: They would be delivering what--up until now--only a no-name manufacturer based in Hong Kong has promised. And even then, Venturer Electronics has yet to release its $199 HD DVD player to market.

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Boink3378d ago

already a sub 200$ HDdvd player, and it's not doing well either.

but to a non gamer this could be huge...

Bill Gates3378d ago

You get what you pay for....AAHHAAHA

Cheap low end, low class, OLD technology.

HD-DVD **IS** INFERIOR to Blu-ray in EVERY way, shape, or form!!!!

....AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

AnalFace3378d ago

Why... Blu-ray has already won

cuco333378d ago

you mean for the 5th time?

;)

EMBRACE BOTH!

YoMeViet3378d ago

-no name brand
-"made in China" quality
-poised to break
-SUPPORTED by Wal-Mart standards

the perfect combo
thank god for cheap low quality electronics.

Absinthetic3378d ago

everything is made in china

ktchong3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

The model number is Toshiba HDA2-W.

It's made in Hong Kong.

It's supported by Toshiba.

http://www.highdefforum.com...

As noted in the main article, the reason Wal-mart does not want to carry Venturer HD DVD player is because of the concern over support. So now Toshiba is stepping in to fulfill its promise (to Paramount/Dreamworks... Toshiba promised that it will delivered a sub-$200 HD DVD player, one way or the other, before the end of the year to get them to switch side. That and the rumored $100 mil payout. In case you have not figured it out yet, Toshiba is a much better financed company than Sony.)

This format war is getting interesting...

sak5003378d ago

I have samsung (chinese made) divx dvd player. Been working for more than a year and can play most formats thrown at it barring HD so whats with deal with being chinese brand? Is ur ps3 made in japan or china?

Absinthetic3378d ago

better question

what isnt made in china/taiwwan?

Cherchez La Ghost3378d ago

Alot of people have HDTV's that aren't 1080p. Also, alot of people might not upgrade their HDTV's (480p/720p/1080i) for awhile. Majority of people are satisfied with their DVD9 collection upscaled. 1080i is already broadcasted thru Satellite and Cable TV programs. A 1080i player will settle them fine.

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