Starting at 6:00AM on Boxing Day (that's December 26th for Americans), Futureshop will be offering up the HD-D3 for a mere $99.99 while supplies last...
toshiba will be bankrupt soon as they are practically giving them away and begging people to buy it
why can't it work for toshiba?
Seems like it's working for them, but I dont think they can go on like this forever.
I bought the A3 never heard of the D3
Since the PS3 loses money on every unit sold and Tosh's entry level gen3 HD player is sold at a profit, even at this $100CAD price tag... See the new Venturer model, is a rebranded, slightly stripped A3/D3 and sold at a profit for he cheap price at $100-200US. The big profits are in the long run fellas, just do some research on how much Toshiba makes on patent licensing alone with normal DVD... I'll give you a hint, it's in the billions ;) ] Besides, at the end of the day, this is Canada's Boxing Day, similar to US's Black Friday. I would pick one up in a heart beat if sold here in the US!!
Cusco is correct. Toshiba makes tons of money doing R&D for chips. Hell Sony is even paying them now to produce the Cell now. Tosh big money will always be the DVD patents. You can't even make a DVD or DVD player without paying them a fee.
While stocks last. So its a model thats being discontinued. Maybe Futureshop just want rid and it has nothing to do with Toshiba. Do you think Sega wanted retailers to sell the Dreamcast for $50 when it was going down the pan? or Sony with discounted Betamax players? And you folks comparing this to the PS3 price cuts are idiots. This is a CLEAROUT FIRE SALE! Not even remotely linkable to the Price cuts to PS3. Not even PS2 sells this cheaply... do you get it yet? If not i'll spell it out..... HDDVD IS DYING! Deal with it. And I say the sooner the better so that we can get on with HD.
1. HD-A3 was just recently released. 2. Boxing day is a Black Friday deal. Expect it to be a door buster type of sale to get people in the stores. 3. You suck at life.
D3 doesnt support 1080p....confined to just 1080i ONLY D3 was released at the very beginning It is a clearance sale. HD DVD would sell so would BD on Boxing DAY and SO WOULD BE THE BD movies BD movies would outsell HD DVD by big margins in the last week of December as well
HD-D3 is the HD-A3. It is an entry level HD player. For films, the difference between 720p and 1080p is there at different viewing distances and screen sizes but 1080i to 1080p you will NOT notice a difference. Think about how 3/4 of the US population with HDTVs have a 720p/1080i HDTV, what's the point of 1080p player? If you want 1080p, get a 1080p player. Just like if you want a player that can handle bitstreaming of DTS-HD MA or other HD audio sources, pay more for it. Besides, a good 1080p HDTV will deinterlace the 1080i source signal and output to.... OMGHI2U... 1080p... The HD-A3 (aka HD-D3) was released at the end of the summer. Go research it before you make your bold and blubiased PS3 d*ckriding claims... Thanks for playing though. Go spread your bullsh*t FUD on BD.com, they love trolling fanboys who don't buy BD films like you over there... What's next, the lossless vs lossy debate while using TV speakers? or higher bitrate showing an advantage? or the disk protection that is needed for BD? or having more studio support when majority of players are Sony branded? or the profile MESS? Need I go on? :rollseyes: NEWSFLASH: HD DVD and Blu-ray are 2 solutions to the same problem. Technically the physical BD disk is better as it holds more information which is good for a PC storage medium but preaching $30 BD25gb disks when HVD 1tb disks are on the horison isn't something to boast about... As a means for HDM (high def movies) there is no difference between the 2 formats and has yet to be seen. BD just charges more for their players and is probaly why 92% of all BD players are PS3s, 4% are Sony branded BD stand alones and the remaining 4% are split amongst ALL OTHER CE supporting companies that the blu bloods preach. How exactly is this not a Sony format?
why don't they do deals like that over here in the UK?? At that price i would pick up a HD DVD player just for transformers and bourne
wow, thats cheap! if i didnt have blu ray(ps3), i would have bought that instead of a blu ray player.
The free movies is worth the $100 itself! And think about it, even if HD-DVD does lose, imagen how cheap you'll be able to get movies in the future!!!! Then you can upgrade to a combo player in the future and already have a HUGE library of movies!!!
That's 50 quid - The price of one game over in the UK.
That's the price of two games over here...
everything is expensive here in the UK, the price difference is £1 = $2
Lol next they will be giving them away must be a really crap player
Probably no pause button or forward button..:)
You will throw this away when you get your 1080p TV....
Good thing to know that the mass of people own a 720p/1080i HDTV. I guess it'll be about 96% of all HDTV's out there
@aiphane: There isn't a dimes worth of difference between 1080i & 1080p ( http://www.hometheatermag.c... ), but if you want to continue placing blind faith in the claims of snake oil salesmen, knock yourself out.
but sorry already have a ps3 in 1080p . But i will take it for free im not going to lie .
OH NOES FIRESALES EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!11
But they need another company making hd-dvd's also. Even the high end hd-dvd players look cheaply made. They need someone like pioneer to aid the effort.
They aren't helping themselves with these firesales. Onkyo had a HD-DVD player ready for the market but after the $99 A2 firesale, Onkyo canceled all their plans for HD-DVD. Toshiba undercut the market on them, who is going to spend $500 on their player when they can get one for $99 during one of these firesales.
Tru Blu? Google: Onkyo DV-HD805 $799 at most places Go to B&H in NYC and go see one in person. It's on 420 Ninth Ave. Integra (www.integrahometheater.com) aka Onkyo's higher end brand has one as well and it sells for just over a grand. Mis-informed BD fans.
ITR, ya look at my post "ready for market," meaning they had started making them already. That Onkyo you tout and by you're admission for $799? A few were produced and are on the market, look up if Onkyo is still making them, you'll find that they aren't produced any longer. If it makes you feel better they aren't making Blu or HDdvds right now.
HD DVD and future shops are trying to get people to cash in on those gift cards. HD DVD has to do something to counter those 1 million PS3 that will be opened up tomorrow here in US. HD DVD logical with only 40% use there PS3 for blu ray movies could mean death come tomorrow morning with the 400,000 new blu ray owners according to HD DVD logical.
Sheesh... you'll get one free in a cereal box soon! Do these prices strike anyone as deperate at all? I've always wandered who's daft enough to commit to a HD format by only having a 1080i machine? I know its very cheap, but the fact is, the media is NOT cheap. If want to pay 2x the price of a dvd, then surely you are doing it to get the very best quality? Why do it for half the picture?
Half the picture? Ignorance is priceless: http://www.hometheatermag.c...
Half the picture? The only difference is the frame rates. One just flows a bit better. 90% of the time you can't tell if it's 1080i or 1080p. 30 vs 60 fps. Do you think DVD manufacturers got desperate when they started selling DVD players under $100 bucks? Nope, they did it because at that price they can sell volume, which in turn makes up for the lower profit margins.
Futureshop doesn't ship internationally, so all you Americans shouldn't get too excited. Im going to be picking up 5.1 Surround Sound speakers, and a GPS this boxing day!
Hundreds of dollars below cost can only mean one of two things: desperation to win, or desperation to get rid of stock before closing the format for good.
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