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COMING SOON - BRAND NEW MS XBOX 360 HD-DVD DRIVE + 5 HD-DVD MOVIES FOR £34.99 @ GameStation!

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Hello everyone, I'm new to this so I hope I'm doing it right! (I don't know how to attach a picture by the way}. Anyway, I was in my local Gamestation (Ayr) this afternoon, enquiring if they sold t… Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Hello everyone, I'm new to this so I hope I'm doing it right! (I don't know how to attach a picture by the way}.

Anyway, I was in my local Gamestation (Ayr) this afternoon, enquiring if they sold the above. 'Wishful thinking' I thought, but staff confirmed that in 2 weeks time, they would be selling brand new Microsoft HD-DVD drives, with any 5 HD-DVD movies, for, get this, £34.99.

He showed me a promo flier but unfortunately he wouldn't let me take one. The flier showed 5 movies, including 'Superman Returns', however I asked if the choice was from any of the back-catalogue titles, and he confirmed this. He also stated that they were going to be selling HD-DVD movies.

I don't know if premature posts are allowed, if not then sorry folks. I've placed this as valid from 2 weeks today, however staff didn't give me an exact date.
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#1
Did gamestation say how much the films would be ?
#2
HD DVDs are still going strong and a lot cheaper than Blu Ray. Snap this bargain up if you get the chance. Play, HMV, Amazon etc are still selling HD DVDs at ridiculously low prices.
#3
Sweet. Maybe I'll be able to pick up Polar Express.
#4
good deal. If you count each hd-dvd (new i presume) as £7, then you are literally getting the hd-dvd for free :D
#5
Given the fact that it costs £20 for the media remote, and you get this with the HD-DVD drive, any cheap ones that you can find are always a bargain!
#6
Mental. Buying obsolete equipment. No True-HD, no Dolby-MA..
#7
gamestation have been selling hd dvd's since day 1
#8
pembo
Given the fact that it costs £20 for the media remote, and you get this with the HD-DVD drive, any cheap ones that you can find are always a bargain!


Where are they £20 i sold mine on here for a fiver? And you can get them a lot cheaper then £10...


On this thread...new user, hasnt relied...i reckon a bit of a prank people...why would they be getting a new stock?
#9
awoodhall2003
Where are they £20 i sold mine on here for a fiver? And you can get them a lot cheaper then £10...


On this thread...new user, hasnt relied...i reckon a bit of a prank people...why would they be getting a new stock?


true, there are a handful of these left in gamestations across the country and considering they dont produce them anymore.....
#10
awoodhall2003
Where are they £20 i sold mine on here for a fiver? And you can get them a lot cheaper then £10...


£20 is the RRP for the official full sized microsoft one
e.g. http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Hardware/Controller/~r327027/Xbox-360-Universal-Media-Remote/?s=remote

£19.99 Gamestation
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Xbox360/Hardware/Controller/~r403667/Xbox-360-Universal-Media-Remote/

£18 from HMV
http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleSearch.do?searchUID=&pGroupID=6&adultFlag=false&primaryID=6&simpleSearchString=xbox+remote&btnSubmitSearch.x=0&btnSubmitSearch.y=0

You can't get the official microsoft one for much less than £20 from most places.
#11
Gamestation sell less & less HDs, some stores have none left and say they won't get any more sent in. Even their website has hardly any titles left.
1 Like #12
gbeynon99
Mental. Buying obsolete equipment. No True-HD, not even DTS.


used this the other day connected to my acer one to load win7 dvd wouldn't call it mental!
#13
ramtec
used this the other day connected to my acer one to load win7 dvd wouldn't call it mental!


I have a £19.99 drive for that, and I installed windows 7 off a £2 usb stick.
#14
Sorry, I forgot to ask how much the discs were.

Yes, I am a new user, as I already stated (Idon't even know what you mean by 'relied'). Please trust me, this is a genuine post, why would I waste my time typing it in otherwise?

I have tried to get this item elsewhere without success, and genuinely feel (and hope) that this post will be of benefit to others. Although I have a PS3, I resent paying rip-off bluray prices when HD movies can be enjoyed at a fraction of the price. And my daughter can use it with her Acer notebook.

Now, I just need to nick my son's 360 from his room...
#15
hd-dvd will be extinct within two years
#16
[SIZE=2][SIZE=3]I was a DIE HARD hd-dvd fan, and i would not admit defeat even when the writing was on the wall with toshiba pulling their ENTIRE ces press conference last year when the biggest home video company warner bros decided to go blu-ray exclsuive.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I paid £129.99 for the hd-dvd drive with king kong and the remote in the box.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]But hey sometimes you just gotta face the music, it didn't win the hd format war, and wont be supported in the future, no new releases will appear on the format.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I want to enjoy HD movies too, and loved the hd-dvd format, but i also want to be able to have a format thats supported and has new titles on a frequent basis.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I jumped in at the £143 asda sony bdp-s350 player with the 5 discs. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]More and more places are starting to drop blu-ray disc prices, most places you can pick them up for about £10-£12 mark.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Blu-ray was the chosen format, and a good one at that![/SIZE]
[/SIZE]
#17
hallmufc
hd-dvd will be extinct within two years


So could blu-ray as the future is leading more towards downloadable content wherevy the fat cats want to maximise money by not having physical formats, so no second hand market.

There again so could we all be dead....

Back to 2009 though, this is a bargain for all new Xbox 360 owners that missed out on all the HD DVD deals last year, and a great way into HD classic movies at a fraction of cost of Blu ray counterparts.

Also a cheap way to gain the useful media remote too.

Hot from me.
#18
herby247
[SIZE=2][SIZE=3]I was a DIE HARD hd-dvd fan, and i would not admit defeat even when the writing was on the wall with toshiba pulling their ENTIRE ces press conference last year when the biggest home video company warner bros decided to go blu-ray exclsuive.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I paid £129.99 for the hd-dvd drive with king kong and the remote in the box.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]But hey sometimes you just gotta face the music, it didn't win the hd format war, and wont be supported in the future, no new releases will appear on the format.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I want to enjoy HD movies too, and loved the hd-dvd format, but i also want to be able to have a format thats supported and has new titles on a frequent basis.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]I jumped in at the £143 asda sony bdp-s350 player with the 5 discs. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]More and more places are starting to drop blu-ray disc prices, most places you can pick them up for about £10-£12 mark.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Blu-ray was the chosen format, and a good one at that![/SIZE]
[/SIZE]


Some of us that are movie fans instead of format fans have room for both formats to coexist on our shelves, getting the remaining bargains on HD DVD, there again as stated, it could all go balls up for blu ray as well.
#19
Good luck to those who want one when the scramble begins in however many days this promo starts
#20
I was searching for an external DVD drive for my Acer One, and this turned out to be the cheapest option - was then surprised to find the HD-DVD's for only £2.99 at HMV, so bought a few classic titles to bide me over (10 HD-DVD's for the price of 2 BluRays - though I have both formats).
#21
Im afraid this is spam,

HD DVD is redundant technology, therefore will not be brand new, the 5 dvd offer expired over a year ago, and places sell for around £10

DON'T GET CONNED
#22
ramtec
used this the other day connected to my acer one to load win7 dvd wouldn't call it mental!


Thank you! Have some rep! I too have an Acer One and never thought of doing this. I was going to buy an external. Just never occurred to me that I already had one as it lies under my TV for HD movies only. Not anymore though.
#23
gbeynon99
Mental. Buying obsolete equipment. No True-HD, no Dolby-MA..


True the 360 doesnt support this compared to stand alone players.

However, there are a lot of people (me included) that do not yet have receivers that support True HD format, even with my stand alone player I cant play those audio formats. Even crippled in this area, the plethora of cheap HD DVD titles which cost as much as a High Definition film download (and also dont support this audio) is it less of a bargain?!
#24
Yep bought for the very same reason - a cheap usb disk drive for my new acer aspire one netbook !!

in saying that have yet to find anyone who has succusfully installed xp onto the above netbook from the 360 drive but thats for another thread !!!

but as the young son has just bought a new xbox 360 will also be used for it original use - playing the cheap £3.99 HD films he bought from game station last week !!
#25
pdhroche
Im afraid this is spam,

HD DVD is redundant technology, therefore will not be brand new, the 5 dvd offer expired over a year ago, and places sell for around £10

DON'T GET CONNED


I think you will find this is a Gamestation exclusive offer NOT the 5 dvd offer that Toshiba offered that you had to send your receipt in for :roll: So dont you try to CON those interested!
#26
DD 5.1 is good enough better than stereo. I will update my 78's also when I f w t
#27
Little bit early m8, another 8 weeks until April :)

Voted cold quite simply as its a waste of money even if its true.
#28
Just sold mine on here for £80 del with 16 movies (all decent) may pick one of these up in a few months if its true :)
#29
Thanks for the tip.
HD DVD is so much better than Blu Ray
#30
cicobuff
So could blu-ray as the future is leading more towards downloadable content wherevy the fat cats want to maximise money by not having physical formats, so no second hand market.

There again so could we all be dead....

Back to 2009 though, this is a bargain for all new Xbox 360 owners that missed out on all the HD DVD deals last year, and a great way into HD classic movies at a fraction of cost of Blu ray counterparts.

Also a cheap way to gain the useful media remote too.

Hot from me.


No its not.

I otherwise agree though. Everyone knows its a dead format, but for this price (and the abundance of cheap HD-DVDs) it doesn't matter. The Sega Megadrive is a dead format (a lot more "dead" than HD-DVD) but people still enjoy using it.

I personally won't be buying, but its a decent stopgap until Blu-rays reach a reasonable price.
#31
Apologies, I am a technophile and download bluray .m2ts files that stream thru my Popcorn Hour.

For people that buy movies I am sure it is a good deal. I love True-HD and have the eqpt setup to take advantage of it.

Sometimes I forget others dont and arent even bothered about it :-)
#32
This is redundant stock being sold off.
Why would you want to buy old technology - obsolete at that?
The films are on obsolete HD format.
The DVD drive is obsolete technology.
The films are not likely to be anything special as only a few film companies signed up for this technology (and all of those are now over to blu-ray and have been for over a year).
Your £35 is for the 'limited choice' 5 films.
You know you'll need to buy a blu-ray at some stage so why buy this old stuff? Save the £35 to go towards current technology!
My advice for what it's worth. :roll:
#33
springbrucesteen
Thanks for the tip.
HD DVD is so much better than Blu Ray


Played thru this device, how is it better?
#34
One answer Popcorn Hour for those that dont know search google for popcorn hour a110 HD networked media player i stream blueray rips across my wired network and it playes any format known to man.So when people keep saying HD-DVD is dead so is blueray as the future is networked media.

http://www.popcornhour.es/images/index/popcorn_hour_1.jpg



The Popcorn Hour A-110 is a enhanced version of the popular A-100 model. It adds support for 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD and USB Slave functionality to improve connectivity and transfer rates. HDMI has been updated to the 1.3a spec, allowing full support of HD Audio pass-through for DTS HD-HR, DTS HD-MA, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD. The ports on the device have also been reconfigured, with a USB port moved to the rear panel, optical S/PDIF replacing the co-axial S/PDIF and a hardware reset button to allow for easier use of the device.


Popcorn Hour A-110 allows you to pull in digital video, audio and photos from various sources for your enjoyment on your HDTV or Home Theater setup.

You can stream or playback your digital media content from a variety of sources, such as your PC, NAS, digital camera, USB mass storage devices (Flash drive, HDD, DVD drive) , internal SATA HDD** and even directly from the Internet via the Media Service Portal.

It also serves as a NAS and a BitTorrent peer-to-peer downloader*** to eliminate the need to switch on a PC or other device for this purpose.

The Popcorn Hour A-110 supports the latest high bitrate video formats (MPEG2 [email protected], H.264 [email protected], VC-1 [email protected] in TS of at least 40Mbps) to give you up to 1080p high-definition videos.

In recognition of advances in Internet TV, the A-110 supports peer-to-peer Internet TV streaming technology from SayaTV, as well as popular unicast internet TV such as YouTube, Revision 3 and Vuze via the Media Service Portal.

The A-110 firmware is upgradeable to support future media containers, codecs and features.

* Streaming video over WiFi under best condition only able to achieve up to 10Mbps.
** HDD not included, please refer to the HDD compatibility list for Popcorn Hour A-110
*** An internal HDD is required for these functions.


Specification :

Connectivity

Bonjour
UPnP SSDP
UPnP AV
Windows Media Connect
Windows Media Player NSS
SMB
NFS
HTTP servers: myiHome, WizD, SwissCenter, MSP Portal, Llink, GB-PVR
BitTorrent P2P
NAS access : SMB, NFS, FTP
Web services

Video : YouTube, Veoh, Videocast, DLTV, Cranky Geeks, Bliptv, PodfinderUK, Vuze, Break Podcast, Revision 3, CNN The Larry King Podcast, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, The CNN Daily, CNN In Case You Missed It , NBC Meet The Press, NBC Today, CBS Face the Nation, NBC Nightly News, Mevio
Audio : Live365 Radio, iPodcast, Radiobox, ABC News, BBC Podcast, CNN News , Indiefeed, Jamendo
Photo : Flickr, Picasaweb
RSS feed : Bloglines, Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo Traffic Alerts, Traffic Condition, Cinecast, Yahoo! News, MSNBC News
Peer-to-peer TV : SayaTV
Internet Radio : Shoutcast
Media files supported

Video containers:
MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)
MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG)
MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)
VOB
AVI, ASF, WMV
Matroska (MKV)
MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4
Video codecs:
XVID SD/HD
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
[email protected]
MPEG-4.2
[email protected], 720p, 1-point GMC
WMV9
[email protected]
H.264
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
VC-1
[email protected]
[email protected]
Audio containers:
AAC, M4A
MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA)
WAV
WMA
FLAC
OGG
Audio codecs:
Dolby Digital
DTS
WMA, WMA Pro
AAC
MP1, MP2, MP3
LPCM
FLAC
Vorbis
Audio pass through : DTS, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
Photo formats : JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Other formats: ISO, IFO
Subtitle formats : SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA
DRM

Cardea DRM (WMDRM-ND)
Chipset

Sigma Designs SMP8635
Memory

256MB DDR SDRAM, 32MB Flash
Audio/Video outputs

HDMI v1.3a (up to 1080p)
Component Video (up to 1080p)
S-Video
Composite Video
Stereo Analog Audio
S/PDIF Optical Digital Audio
Interface

1x USB 2.0 slave
2x USB 2.0 host (placed at front and back panel each)
SATA
Hardware Reset Button
Network

Ethernet 10/100
Power

12V DC, 3A
Dimension

Width 10.5"(270mm) x Depth 5.25" (132mm) x Height 1.25" (32mm)
Weight

2.2 lbs (1Kg)
Package Content

Popcorn Hour A-110 (HDD not included)
100~240V Power Adapter and 3 Prong Flat US Cord
1.5M length HDMI cable
Remote Control with 2 "AAA" batteries
USB Slave cable
Quick start guide
Dolby Digital: "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
2 Likes #35
formats come and go.. hey I still use my mini disc player now and again..

Blu-ray - hd-dvd.. who gives a hoot...
I dont even have an xbox 360, but going to go at least and have a look at the shop tomorrow or over the weekend...
£35 quid, for something I can plug into a laptop.. or even an eeepc thingy to install stuff from.. and get 5 movies... and I can use it else where.. is a ruddy bargain to me....

oh, and to put things into persepctive.. I still have a working BETAMAX video recorder... and around 100 tapes... some of which NEVER made it on to vhs... and I dont think have ever appeared on DVD even..

so, dont **** off the dude who posted.. and dont **** off people that like 1 format over the other..
i think its called FREEDOM OF CHOICE!!!!
yeah.. and a FREE COUNTRY!!!!
#36
dont know why its hot. Its a dead technology.
All the movie studio's are now in the blu-ray camp.
#37
how about this?
I won a bid of the driver in ebay for £20 delivered
and then I can buy HD DVD discs £2.99 delivered from HMV
and quidco! and I can choose the film I want!
#38
springbrucesteen
Thanks for the tip.
HD DVD is so much better than Blu Ray



haha, waiting to see who bites ;-)
#39
The_Viking
formats come and go.. hey I still use my mini disc player now and again..

Blu-ray - hd-dvd.. who gives a hoot...
I dont even have an xbox 360, but going to go at least and have a look at the shop tomorrow or over the weekend...
£35 quid, for something I can plug into a laptop.. or even an eeepc thingy to install stuff from.. and get 5 movies... and I can use it else where.. is a ruddy bargain to me....

oh, and to put things into persepctive.. I still have a working BETAMAX video recorder... and around 100 tapes... some of which NEVER made it on to vhs... and I dont think have ever appeared on DVD even..

so, dont **** off the dude who posted.. and dont **** off people that like 1 format over the other..
i think its called FREEDOM OF CHOICE!!!!
yeah.. and a FREE COUNTRY!!!!



Well said mate.

I had HD DVD player and i already have a Blu-Ray player and HD DVD is better quality. Just a shame it lost. :?
#40
springbrucesteen
Thanks for the tip.
HD DVD is so much better than Blu Ray


I LoL'd so much at that comment...

Care to elaborate on how it is "so" Much better than Blu-Ray ?


noone in there right mind should go out and buy a PC that will be useless in a year, they would buy so it would last them for 2, 3, 4 or even 5 years.
Here is the same principle. Once the stock of these are gone, thats it, the format is dead, gone and burried.
Why not future proof yourself here and go Blu-Ray.

Besides, when you do come to buy a blu-ray player (and OH YES you WILL upgrade when you realize HDDVD is ****), your gonna feel pretty silly for wasting £35 on this junk.

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