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Tosh HD-E1 DVD Player - £209.95 @ PRC Direct

£209.95 @ PRC Direct
From Site: £209.95 Delivered Toshiba Hd Dvd Player with DVD Video upscaling 720/1080 and Dolby True HD HD Dvd Player Audio Dolby Digital Plus/Dts HD/Dolby True HD Progressive Scan CDR/RW playba… Read More
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Toshiba Hd Dvd Player with DVD Video upscaling 720/1080 and Dolby True HD


HD Dvd Player
Audio Dolby Digital Plus/Dts HD/Dolby True HD
Progressive Scan
CDR/RW playback
VCD/SVCD playback
Hdmi output
Component output
Ethernet Connection
S-Video output
Remote control
Dimensions (WxHxD) 430x 65.5x345 mm
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#1
gillamandango, welcome to the forums.

I've added some info to the thread title :)
#2
One word of warning, although it's a good price for the player vs RRP, this model will have future compatibility problems as not all the standards were agreed when launched.
#3
Would an Xbox 360 ext HDDVD drive be better than this then ?

I have a bluray player already but I'm considering the xbox hddvd drive since they're quite cheap.
#4
Prices are tumbling, I'd leave this for the compatibility problems mentioned above.

In the US, regular prices for HDDVD boxes are down to $250 (122 pounds), and special offers sometimes have them as low as $200 (97 pounds) - and that with 5 free discs. Prices similar to that are coming our way in a few months, they just need to clear old stock out of the supply chain then it'll happen.
#5
try http://www.directtvs.co.uk/Toshiba_HD-E1_HD-DVD_Player_HD-E1/version.asp which makes it under £200 with free HDMI cable and 2 x HDDVD's.
#6
What are the compatibility problems you guys are talking about ? I was thinking of getting this player from John Lewis (price match @£199) I've read loads of reviews and no mention of any problems. I'm sure the firmware is updateable on this anyway
#7
sammyb
What are the compatibility problems you guys are talking about ? I was thinking of getting this player from John Lewis (price match @£199) I've read loads of reviews and no mention of any problems. I'm sure the firmware is updateable on this anyway



I don't think John Lewis price match from the internet:

"Never Knowingly Undersold - our pricing policy Print page


This page explains the phrases we use in our ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ notices in our shops. It also sets out our pricing policy for goods purchased via John Lewis Direct either online or from our catalogues.

We set very competitive prices for all John Lewis department stores. Our buyers set prices so that it is unlikely you will find the same product selling for less in other UK shops. We constantly check prices in local shops and if we find the same item cheaper, we lower our price to match, even during Sales.
Each shop checks the prices of likely competitors in the local area. (Details of the area covered are available on request from Customer Services in your local shop.) If we find a competitor within this area selling the same product that is part of our own standard offer at a lower price, our shelf price will be reduced to match. As a result all our customers benefit from the lower price, not only those who spot the difference.

The comparison must be with exactly the same item (brand, model, colour, size etc) and both we and the competitor should have the item in stock. We match the shelf-edge price the competitor displays, but not a negotiated or special price for particular individuals (e.g. their store card holders). We expect the goods to be offered on equivalent terms, and so we take into account any ‘hidden extras' charged by the competitor, such as delivery charges for items that would normally require delivery.

We do not price match with outlets which are not conventional shops, e.g. membership clubs, market stalls, duty free shops, mail order catalogues or the Internet
. We do not match closing down sales as these are not trading as normal shops."
#8
i reckon it's better to wait till after the blueray/hd dvd battle is over. Who wants to end up with 21st century version of the betamax video!?
#9
Microsoft have just announced that the HD DVD add on in the states is being dropped in price to $159, and you also get a choice of 5 HD DVD's out of a choice of 15.

Don't know if this offer will be heading to the UK soon.
banned#10
kai666
i reckon it's better to wait till after the blueray/hd dvd battle is over. Who wants to end up with 21st century version of the betamax video!?

that wont be for at least two years, at prices like this I think its viable to own both formats

I dont know about you but I am not sitting and waiting for my HD content if it is available now
#11
No compatibility issues with HD-DVD ? It's blu-ray and the Java issue that's afflicted BR players.
banned#12
ekko star
No compatibility issues with HD-DVD ? It's blu-ray and the Java issue that's afflicted BR players.

The blu ray standard hasnt even been finalised yet it will be in october feel sorry for all the people who spent £600 on the first players
#13
It won't matter about blueray and HD in the future with all the hybrid players coming onto the market. Wait until xmas and you would have forgotten about different formats.
#14
Sorry I can't remember what the issues with this player are, but I did look into buying one when released and found out something which put me off (beside price!). I wish I could be more help. But as said above, wait at least until xmas and you'll get a much better player for even less than this.
Ah! I remember one of the problems. It doesn't play the new audio formats from Dolby and DTS. May not bother you, but it bugged me! I'll add more problems once I recover my memory.
Damn my mispent youth.
#15
Chiptivo
Microsoft have just announced that the HD DVD add on in the states is being dropped in price to $159, and you also get a choice of 5 HD DVD's out of a choice of 15.

Don't know if this offer will be heading to the UK soon.

That's a mail in offer so doubtful it'll come here, very specific to the US.

I personally wouldn't buy this player as it says it only does 1080i (and me with a 1080p panel would see this as a step back from my 360 HD-DVD add-on which does 1080p via VGA and HDMI).
#16
you meant DTS HD / DD+ / Master audio? HD E1 does plays (& decodes) first 2 formats.

normal
Ah! I remember one of the problems. It doesn't play the new audio formats from Dolby and DTS.
#17
I've done a quick bit of research into why I didn't like this player:

It doesn't do full Dolby TrueHD & DTS HD.
It doesn't do multi-channel audio discs, photo discs or MP3s.
It plays 1080i, not 1080p, meaning it doesn't give quite as smooth a pic as it could.
It has hdmi v1.2 not 1.3. Not a major issue atm, but does restrict future compatibility of full features with future home-cinema systems.
It takes about 1.5 minutes to put in a disc and get it playing!

OK, none are absolute killer points if you're desperate to have your player now. It's just as it's a first generation player, and therefore never that good compared to what's coming up soon.
#18
barbie25
I don't think John Lewis price match from the internet:

"Never Knowingly Undersold - our pricing policy Print page


This page explains the phrases we use in our ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ notices in our shops. It also sets out our pricing policy for goods purchased via John Lewis Direct either online or from our catalogues.

We set very competitive prices for all John Lewis department stores. Our buyers set prices so that it is unlikely you will find the same product selling for less in other UK shops. We constantly check prices in local shops and if we find the same item cheaper, we lower our price to match, even during Sales.
Each shop checks the prices of likely competitors in the local area. (Details of the area covered are available on request from Customer Services in your local shop.) If we find a competitor within this area selling the same product that is part of our own standard offer at a lower price, our shelf price will be reduced to match. As a result all our customers benefit from the lower price, not only those who spot the difference.

The comparison must be with exactly the same item (brand, model, colour, size etc) and both we and the competitor should have the item in stock. We match the shelf-edge price the competitor displays, but not a negotiated or special price for particular individuals (e.g. their store card holders). We expect the goods to be offered on equivalent terms, and so we take into account any ‘hidden extras' charged by the competitor, such as delivery charges for items that would normally require delivery.

We do not price match with outlets which are not conventional shops, e.g. membership clubs, market stalls, duty free shops, mail order catalogues or the Internet
. We do not match closing down sales as these are not trading as normal shops."



True, but PRC do have an actual shop in Ilford (or they used to). Unless it is an internet only deal or they have shut the shop then you should be able to get a price match.
#19
btw its was John Lewis in Newcastle (I think) that had this player for £199, I was going to get my local store to price match the Newcastle store

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