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Mr_LoL 03-30-07 12:21 PM

Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=23919
Now that Blu-Ray is becoming more popular it seems.

1337_Like_ThaT 03-30-07 01:13 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
I thought a similar thread to this had been posted already? Guess the 5 HD DVD giveaway wasn't enough marketing promotion to get the Toshiba Players rolling ...

superklye 03-30-07 01:19 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Allaahu_Akbar
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=23919
Now that Blu-Ray is becoming more popular it seems.

More likely that Toshiba knows $500 is more than most are willing to pay for a DVD player and that in order to get customers, you need to sell your stuff cheaper.

BDA: You taking notes on this?

evilchris 03-30-07 03:38 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1337_Like_ThaT
I thought a similar thread to this had been posted already? Guess the 5 HD DVD giveaway wasn't enough marketing promotion to get the Toshiba Players rolling ...

You don't think they've been rolling? lol

S.I.N 03-30-07 09:37 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
HD-DVD is on its way out. I dont think anything can save that thing. They should have taken a hit and included it in the Xbox2. 10 million would have had it now. What a missed opportunity.

superklye 03-31-07 03:30 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by S.I.N
FUD

Yup. And the PS2 should be reworked to have a Blu-ray player since no one wants the PS3.

Ruined 03-31-07 06:03 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by S.I.N
HD-DVD is on its way out. I dont think anything can save that thing. They should have taken a hit and included it in the Xbox2. 10 million would have had it now. What a missed opportunity.

Doesn't look that way to me :)
http://www.hdgamedb.com/amazon/rank.aspx

Sony made the poor choice by putting Blu-Ray in PS3. I also found humorous their claims of "the war is over!!", it was similar to how they said the PS3 has "4D Graphics". This XMAS, a PS3 will cost $600 and a standalone HD DVD player will cost $200 at Walmart. Which would you buy if you wanted to play HD movies?

OWA 03-31-07 09:12 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
I think it was good choice putting blu-ray in the PS3 since it should help with blu-ray movie sales. Take me for example. I really had no plans to purchase hi-def movies until things were more settled but having the PS3, it was too hard to resist trying it out. That then led to buying the HD DVD addon since I wanted to be able to purchase any hi-def movie. I really don't see how getting a hi-def player in someone's home has a downside. It seems to me that it should help usher in the hi-def era, not hinder it.

[H] recently went over the format war in this article and they felt like it was a smart thing to include the blu-ray player in the PS3 as well.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

Another site tracking amazon sales is http://www.eproductwars.com/dvd/ (currently being updated though). With a bunch of releases on blu-ray earlier, blu-ray was leading in all the categories but now with HD DVD releasing a bunch of popular releases, they were starting to lead in the categories. They really just seem to go back and forth depending on what is being released and how many releases are available.

Ruined 03-31-07 10:25 PM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OWA
I think it was good choice putting blu-ray in the PS3 since it should help with blu-ray movie sales. Take me for example. I really had no plans to purchase hi-def movies until things were more settled but having the PS3, it was too hard to resist trying it out. That then led to buying the HD DVD addon since I wanted to be able to purchase any hi-def movie. I really don't see how getting a hi-def player in someone's home has a downside. It seems to me that it should help usher in the hi-def era, not hinder it.

The prob I see is that while its a good idea for the hardcore gamers + techheads, what average family is going to spend $600 on a videogame console. PS3 may do a lot of things but in the end it will be considered a videogame console by the average family in the US. So, while it may be adopted by gamers and tech heads, the average family may very well pass on the PS3 for the cheaper Wii and 360 - especially when 360 offers a bigger library with thus far the same or superior graphics in most cases. While hardcore gamers make up a portion of the sales, they dont make up the bulk of them in the long run.

superklye 05-07-07 09:43 AM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Wow!

The HD-A2 is down to $325.88
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HD-A2-...8546075&sr=1-1

And the HD-XA2 is down to $519.65
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HD-XA2...8547676&sr=1-2

I cannot believe how the prices keeping on these!

evilchris 05-07-07 10:12 AM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1337_Like_ThaT
I thought a similar thread to this had been posted already? Guess the 5 HD DVD giveaway wasn't enough marketing promotion to get the Toshiba Players rolling ...

Funny, they're the best selling standalone players. You should BD player sales. Dismal.

nekrosoft13 05-07-07 10:56 AM

Re: Toshiba slashes price of HD-DVD players
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by superklye
Wow!

The HD-A2 is down to $325.88
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HD-A2-...8546075&sr=1-1

And the HD-XA2 is down to $519.65
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HD-XA2...8547676&sr=1-2

I cannot believe how the prices keeping on these!

another 50% off, and i will get HD-XA2 (or what ever the current top model is)

520 is still way to much


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