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The fog and King Kong have been added!

Total list of HD-DVDs included in the 2 for £15.00:
Rambo - First Blood - Vol.1
King Kong
The Fog
Rambo - First Blood - Vol.2

Terminator 2 has now been taken off the deal :-(

------------------- [ Updated 21/02 ] ---------------

Total list of HD-DVDs included in the 2 for £15.00:
Rambo - First Blood - Vol.1
King Kong
The Fog
Rambo - First Blood - Vol.2
Terminator 2
Basic Instinct
Total Recall
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banned#1
Toshiba concedes defeat to Sony in DVD format war

TOKYO (AFP) — Japanese high-tech giant Toshiba on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the high-definition DVD business, conceding defeat in a long-running format war with rival Sony.
Toshiba Corp. said that it aimed to end sales of its HD DVD machines by the end of March, clearing the way for the Blu-ray format developed by Sony Corp. and its partners to become the industry standard.
"We carefully assessed the long-term impact of continuing the so-called 'next-generation format war' and concluded that a swift decision will best help the market develop," said Toshiba chief executive Atsutoshi Nishida.
"While we are disappointed for the company and more importantly, for the consumer, the real mass market opportunity for high definition content remains untapped and Toshiba is both able and determined to use our talent, technology and intellectual property to make digital convergence a reality," he said.
As well as ending sales of stand alone high-definition machines, Toshiba said it would stop volume production of HD DVD disk drives for computers. It will also assess whether to keep making notebook PCs with integrated HD DVD drives.
#2
Good deal
#3
N20Y1D
Toshiba concedes defeat to Sony in DVD format war

TOKYO (AFP) — Japanese high-tech giant Toshiba on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the high-definition DVD business, conceding defeat in a long-running format war with rival Sony.
Toshiba Corp. said that it aimed to end sales of its HD DVD machines by the end of March, clearing the way for the Blu-ray format developed by Sony Corp. and its partners to become the industry standard.
"We carefully assessed the long-term impact of continuing the so-called 'next-generation format war' and concluded that a swift decision will best help the market develop," said Toshiba chief executive Atsutoshi Nishida.
"While we are disappointed for the company and more importantly, for the consumer, the real mass market opportunity for high definition content remains untapped and Toshiba is both able and determined to use our talent, technology and intellectual property to make digital convergence a reality," he said.
As well as ending sales of stand alone high-definition machines, Toshiba said it would stop volume production of HD DVD disk drives for computers. It will also assess whether to keep making notebook PCs with integrated HD DVD drives.


Very informative, however please post where a better offer is as people with HD-DVD players can ONLY play HD DVD or standard DVD discs on their players, or are you suggesting they cut their losses and buy a Blu-Ray player with imnmediate effect?:?
banned#4
yorkie;1601560
Very informative, however please post where a better offer is as people with HD-DVD players can ONLY play HD DVD or standard DVD discs on their players, or are you suggesting they cut their losses and buy a Blu-Ray player with imnmediate effect?:?


Well increasing you library of HD-DVD films does seem a bit odd, standard dvd will at least enable you to watch them further down the line if/when you do make the switch??
#5
N20Y1D;1601571
Well increasing you library of HD-DVD films does seem a bit odd, standard dvd will at least enable you to watch them further down the line if/when you do make the switch??


As you work for Sony, obviously you're going to be bad-mouthing HD-DVD at every turn. But your point makes no sense - if you've got an HD-DVD player, then why not get HD-DVD discs to play on it? Just because they're not going to make them anymore doesn't mean your player will DIE on 31st of March. :lol:
banned#6
While its a good deal for those with HD-DVD players, and while I don't think anyone is gonna go out and buy a HD-DVD player based on this deal, I think the poster was right to post the information about Toshiba.

People with HD-DVD's backed the wrong horse, and now they have spent a lot of money on a white elephant which will not have any new films soon. They will deny it of course, because they won't want to admit they spent 100's on a large unwieldy paperweight.
#7
vibeone;1601652
While its a good deal for those with HD-DVD players, and while I don't think anyone is gonna go out and buy a HD-DVD player based on this deal, I think the poster was right to post the information about Toshiba.

People with HD-DVD's backed the wrong horse, and now they have spent a lot of money on a white elephant which will not have any new films soon. They will deny it of course, because they won't want to admit they spent 100's on a large unwieldy paperweight.


I spent £99 on the XBox add-on, and got £79 worth of films with it for nothing. Oh no, £20! I'm bankrupt! :roll:
#8
BristolDeal
As you work for Sony, obviously you're going to be bad-mouthing HD-DVD at every turn. But your point makes no sense - if you've got an HD-DVD player, then why not get HD-DVD discs to play on it? Just because they're not going to make them anymore doesn't mean your player will DIE on 31st of March. :lol:


How about because electronic devices don't last forever (particularly 1st generation one's) and one day you will wind up with a shed load of really expensive coasters.............:whistling:

It's you're choice whether you find a lifeboat quick or go down with the ship but I'd have to question the sanity of someone supporting a format that even it's creator has abandoned, if you're in denial I suggest you read this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7252172.stm. :thumbsup:

....lights touch paper and runs.... :-D
#9
megalomaniac;1601678
How about because electronic devices don't last forever (particularly 1st generation one's) and one day you will wind up with a shed load of really expensive coasters.............:whistling:

It's you're choice whether you find a lifeboat quick or go down with the ship but I'd have to question the sanity of someone supporting a format that even it's creator has abandoned, if you're in denial I suggest you read this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7252172.stm. :thumbsup:

....lights touch paper and runs.... :-D


:lol: I'm not defending the format, I know it's dead. But some people (a tiny tiny amount, let's remember) may have bought standalone players or the 360 add-on and why not buy the films if they're going cheap? I've got about 15 HD-DVDs so far and haven't paid more than £10 for any of them. Sony have already brought out new firmware that has made its 1st generation Blu-ray players pretty much obsolete, so they're not exactly user-friendly either. :whistling:
#10
Good deal.
Its just a shame that everytime a HD-DVD comes on the same old people have to add the same comments. They clearly have too much time on their hands
banned#11
BristolDeal
I spent £99 on the XBox add-on, and got £79 worth of films with it for nothing. Oh no, £20! I'm bankrupt! :roll:


based on some of the pathetic "save 2p" deals that get posted here - I'd say £20 is a far bit of money.
#12
vibeone;1601771
based on some of the pathetic "save 2p" deals that get posted here - I'd say £20 is a far bit of money.


I...don't understand your comment. How do rubbish deals on here relate to whether I've 'lost' £20 on an HD-DVD player? :?
#13
There are some 200+ HD-DVD exclusive films at the moment, many of which will not be appearing on Blu-Ray in the next 2 years. Many people who bought their players were aware of what might happen, so why not make the most out of it and pick up a load of films on the cheap.
banned#14
TrentBoy;1601827
There are some 200+ HD-DVD exclusive films at the moment, many of which will not be appearing on Blu-Ray in the next 2 years. .

haha do you honestly believe that, wake up for goodness sake.
If you really think that the likes of universal/paramount are going to delay releasing the likes of transformers on blu ray or whatever for two years then you are mad.
I would imagine any deal the studios had with toshiba have already been shredded now they have pulled the plug.
#15
N20Y1D;1601845
haha do you honestly believe that, wake up for goodness sake.
If you really think that the likes of universal/paramount are going to delay releasing the likes of transformers on blu ray or whatever for two years then you are mad.
I would imagine any deal the studios had with toshiba have already been shredded now they have pulled the plug.


Hmm, maybe in the real world things aren't quite so cartoony. But hey - if you want to buy Transformers on Blu-ray in 18 months time, after it's already been on Sky 4 times a day for 6 months, and will be on ITV1 on Christmas Day, go right ahead! :lol:
banned#16
BristolDeal;1601868
Hmm, maybe in the real world things aren't quite so cartoony. But hey - if you want to buy Transformers on Blu-ray in 18 months time, after it's already been on Sky 4 times a day for 6 months, and will be on ITV1 on Christmas Day, go right ahead! :lol:

Are you really being serious? Do you really think the executives at Paramount and Universal are not going to want to release every title on the winning format?? I would imagine they will seriously consider if it is even worth maintaining a production line for HD-DVDs.
#17
N20Y1D;1601931
Are you really being serious? Do you really think the executives at Paramount and Universal are not going to want to release every title on the winning format?? I would imagine they will seriously consider if it is even worth maintaining a production line for HD-DVDs.


I never said they wouldn't release it. :? But it also will be a while before it does appear. But while some of us have been able to see certain titles in hi-def for a while, it's fine if others want to hang around playing catch-up. :)

The way we're going on you'd think 90% of the world's population are going to be losing money on this, when only a tiny fraction of 1% have even got a hi-def player. :lol:
#18
And 7 out of 10 consumers say they're not bothered about either High-Def format, and are perfectly happy still with DVD. ;)
#19
It is sad about HD-DVD and there seem to be quite a few bitter owners around (my family bought a betamax so I know how it can feel) Pity that you can't ask Toshiba for your money refunded. The p0rn fans aren't going to be too happy either as I've heard a rumour that wholesome Sony don't allow it to sully their shiny Blu-ray discs. I'm guessing the there will be even more price cuts over the next few months, but at these prices I see no great harm in getting some good films and making the most of your HD-DVD investment while it lasts. So voting warm :)
#20
Painterz1;1602014
And 7 out of 10 consumers say they're not bothered about either High-Def format, and are perfectly happy still with DVD. ;)


Exactly - which is why I still reckon Blu-ray has a loooooong way to go. ;-)
banned#21
lockdown;1602066
The p0rn fans aren't going to be too happy either as I've heard a rumour that wholesome Sony don't allow it to sully their shiny Blu-ray discs.


Thats rubbish.
banned#22
I think the fact I'll be able to stock up on cheap hd dvd's isn't a bad thing. I only paid 85 quid for my xbox add on and then got 5 free movies. Eventually I'm gonna use my pc as a media centre and get a bluray drive then will have the best of bost worlds. I'm looking forward to some good deals coming up.
banned#23
Painterz1;1602014
And 7 out of 10 consumers say they're not bothered about either High-Def format, and are perfectly happy still with DVD. ;)

30% of consumers is a massive percentage.
Also now the format war is over people who were holding off waiting for a winner can now buy a player with confidence.
#24
N20Y1D;1602116
30% of consumers is a massive percentage.

70% is bigger. :whistling:
banned#25
BristolDeal;1602124
70% is bigger. :whistling:

Well done.
#26
N20Y1D;1602158
Well done.


Thanks. :)
#27
shouldn't you be N17Y1d
#28
TrentBoy
There are some 200+ HD-DVD exclusive films at the moment, many of which will not be appearing on Blu-Ray in the next 2 years.


:w00t::w00t::w00t: omg u really not with it are u. of coarse all HD DVD so called exclusives will go to blu ray. after all blu ray is the only alternative for HD now, so studios will release tham asap, as its money for them.
G some people:whistling:
#29
anne1973;1602315
:w00t::w00t::w00t: omg u really not with it are u. of coarse all HD DVD so called exclusives will go to blu ray. after all blu ray is the only alternative for HD now, so studios will release tham asap, as its money for them.
G some people:whistling:


Except there are contracts in place which mean they are not yet allowed to release them on any other format, and these remain in place. :whistling:
#30
BristolDeal
Except there are contracts in place which mean they are not yet allowed to release them on any other format, and these remain in place. :whistling:


the contracts expire the moment toshiba stop making hd dvd.. get it? btw universal has no contract with hd dvd and paramount/dreamworks has contract with a breakout clause.. Geez some people
#31
BristolDeal
Except there are contracts in place which mean they are not yet allowed to release them on any other format, and these remain in place. :whistling:


I'm pretty sure there will be some clause or other that stipulates if Toshiba stop supporting HD-DVD then the contracts are null and void. Many of the studios had clauses which let them jump ship when rivals started to support Blu-Ray, Paramount for example had a clause which let them switch if Warner Bro's picked Blue-Ray.

Don't forget these are huge media companies with armies of lawyers at their disposal to help worm their way out of it, I'd be very surprised if a lot of the HD-DVD “exclusives” weren't being mastered ready for Blu-Ray production runs as we speak.
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N20Y1D
30% of consumers is a massive percentage.


Classic.

"How did you do in your maths test, son?"

"Gee Pa, I got a massive percentage"

"Well done son, have another Blu-ray player, you've earned it"
#33
smidav
Classic.

"How did you do in your maths test, son?"

"Gee Pa, I got a massive percentage"

"Well done son, have another Blu-ray player, you've earned it"



LMFAO

I got 30% of the lottery numbers last week too!
#34
Thanks for the heads up goldenboot :)

Updated your new list in OP..

HOT+
banned#35
ThePennyPincher;1603207
LMFAO

I got 30% of the lottery numbers last week too!


I know its a bit hard for you too grasp, but shall we try... lets say the UK population is 60 million, and for sake of this we'll under estimate and say that 30 million of those are children, that leaves 30 million consumers 30% of that is 9 million, now thats a hell of a lot of potential blu ray purchases.

Oh and it would be impossible to get 30% of the lottery numbers. :whistling:
#36
'The Graduate' HD DVD is now in the 2 for £15
#37
Sweet still works

Picked up terminator 2 and total recall for £15

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