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Just thought id let you lot know I picked one of these HD DVD player today from the Toshiba Outlet @ Cheshire Oaks for £139. Its a refurb albeit but comes with a full 12 months warranty boxed and a HDMI cable and with the 2 free HD DVD deal from Toshiba this makes for a nice little goodie... Well I think so.
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#1
Err seems like new only? At £249.99?
#2
Yeah, the links just for reference. Its all instore.

Watching Superman now, its good
#3
the 2 free hd dvd deal was for purchases up until 31st aug was it not?

great price and you get a full warranty though, shame they dont have it online
#4
They have an outletshop at McArthur Glen in Ashford so I may check out. Looking at the shop theyhave tonnes of refurbished models - does this reflect on reliability.
I only ask as you get to see lots of nearly new models and there are clear reasons - e.g. the Digifusion PVRs whichlock up

It is a good start though, closing in on £100 price tag, but noticedlots of comments with news of free disc packs.

O, and reading the spec these don't do well with DVD + discs,unless anyone has seen different. I know you should use HD as that is the reason for them, but still ...
#5
nice offer but personally i'd not go for HD DVD. Blu Ray looks to be winning so far by a 2:1 ratio, so go for the Blu Ray... :thumbsup:
#6
in$anity
nice offer but personally i'd not go for HD DVD. Blu Ray looks to be winning so far by a 2:1 ratio, so go for the Blu Ray... :thumbsup:


Oh dear, I can see another Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD thread raging.....
#7
in$anity
nice offer but personally i'd not go for HD DVD. Blu Ray looks to be winning so far by a 2:1 ratio, so go for the Blu Ray... :thumbsup:


yeah .. thats like saying sacd was kicking dvd-audio's **** ..... and at the end of the day neither have made a dent into cd.

while i'm looking to get a hd dvd player myself i'm yet to be convinced either will damage standard dvd
#8
in$anity
nice offer but personally i'd not go for HD DVD. Blu Ray looks to be winning so far by a 2:1 ratio, so go for the Blu Ray... :thumbsup:


or get both.
#9
in$anity
nice offer but personally i'd not go for HD DVD. Blu Ray looks to be winning so far by a 2:1 ratio, so go for the Blu Ray... :thumbsup:


Or stick with DVD, it's outselling both by about 1,000 : 1 :p
#10
in$anity
nice offer but personally i'd not go for HD DVD. Blu Ray looks to be winning so far by a 2:1 ratio, so go for the Blu Ray... :thumbsup:



Fanboy :whistling: :giggle:
#11
Deltongo
They have an outletshop at McArthur Glen in Ashford so I may check out. Looking at the shop theyhave tonnes of refurbished models - does this reflect on reliability.


They certainly weren't reduced as of Sunday 9th, but may have gone down since. And yes they do have stacks, but I'd guess they are actually offloading excess stock, not genuine returns/refurbs. The news that Blockbusters have withdrawn HD-DVD films from nearly all their stores does not bode particularly well.
#12
sburley
They certainly weren't reduced as of Sunday 9th, but may have gone down since. And yes they do have stacks, but I'd guess they are actually offloading excess stock, not genuine returns/refurbs. The news that Blockbusters have withdrawn HD-DVD films from nearly all their stores does not bode particularly well.


Yeah and Choices! :thinking:
banned#13
and in the mean time, Paramount and Dreamworks have dropped bluray, I know which one I would consider more harmful!

Roll on transformers oct16th!
#14
Didnt Think Second Hand Product's Were Allowed On This Site?
#15
VeryVery
Didnt Think Second Hand Product's Were Allowed On This Site?


Do a "search this thread" for refurbished.
#16
According to T3 magazine there are a few issues with these.
Main problem is they take 40 seconds to boot up, 25 seconds to spin up a disc and are generally slothe like in use, plus they only support 720p and 1080i, not 1080p. Though the picture quality is still 'stunning'.

Might be worth checking for firmware upgrades/updates.
#17
sburley
According to T3 magazine there are a few issues with these.
Main problem is they take 40 seconds to boot up, 25 seconds to spin up a disc and are generally slothe like in use, plus they only support 720p and 1080i, not 1080p. Though the picture quality is still 'stunning'.

Might be worth checking for firmware upgrades/updates.

yeah it does only support 1080i

not a problem for me as its the maximum output for my tele :D

bought one of these brand new from play.com with 7.20 quidco

cost me 172.80 in total
#18
whats the free HD-DVD thing?

i ordered mines before the 30th august
#19
Just phoned up and they said the price was £149.99. Plus £20 P&P. Not quite the bargain if you're not near a store. Ah well, worth a go.

I tried the Cheshire outlet - are there any others?

Cheers,

Jed.
#20
only Cheshire Oaks and Ashford, within McArthur Glen Outlets anyway.
#21
cockslinger2000
and in the mean time, Paramount and Dreamworks have dropped bluray, I know which one I would consider more harmful!

Roll on transformers oct16th!


Yeah but thats only because they were paid $150 million to do so. Its a desperate measure by the hd-dvd camp to make it look more appealing but all the industry pundits seem to be think its doomed even though it has the better and simpler name. Looks like blu-ray will massively dominate fairly soon. Which lets face it is a good thing rather than having to consider having two different formats.
#22
sburley
According to T3 magazine there are a few issues with these.
Main problem is they take 40 seconds to boot up, 25 seconds to spin up a disc and are generally slothe like in use, plus they only support 720p and 1080i, not 1080p. Though the picture quality is still 'stunning'.

Might be worth checking for firmware upgrades/updates.


All mostly correct. They also don't do 24 frames (yet).

In reality. You switch it on before you get the DVD out and it's ready when you are. The 25 seconds doesn't seem that long.

720p is good enough for the majority of people. You'd need a huge expensive TV to notice the difference at 1080P.

Play sent me a HD-EP10 by mistake and I'm very happy with it at 720p

There are still HD-DVD films to buy. If it loses the battle, they'll be even cheaper. It won't stop working just because blu-ray wins.
#23
Great deal if you can't scrape together the 179 for the non-refurb model from Play.com

Great player as well and bah humbug to those that prefer BluRay - All I can say is... do they remember Betamax? Oh, that was a sony product as well the whole world & all the studios turned their back on it.......
#24
fitzybhoy
whats the free HD-DVD thing?

i ordered mines before the 30th august


http://www.gottatoshiba.com/hd_dvd_promo :thumbsup:
#25
sburley
According to T3 magazine there are a few issues with these.
Main problem is they take 40 seconds to boot up, 25 seconds to spin up a disc and are generally slothe like in use, plus they only support 720p and 1080i, not 1080p. Though the picture quality is still 'stunning'.

Might be worth checking for firmware upgrades/updates.


updated mine via my BT home hub had to play with the settings otherwise simple update too 39 minutes or so tho!

it does take a while to initialise when turned on, and slight time to load disc, but that honestly doesnt bother me, does upscale very well, better than my samsung dvd upscaler the dvd-h870 :thumbsup:
#26
bonzobanana
Yeah but thats only because they were paid $150 million to do so. Its a desperate measure by the hd-dvd camp to make it look more appealing but all the industry pundits seem to be think its doomed even though it has the better and simpler name. Looks like blu-ray will massively dominate fairly soon. Which lets face it is a good thing rather than having to consider having two different formats.



Why do people keep bringing up the $150,000,000? There has been no conformation from anyone about this and no proof has been provided by the paper that originally reported it (they are refusing to name their source - funny that). I'm dual format so I couldn't care less but it's posts like this that just fuel the stupid fanboy war. You forgot to mention that sony has been subsidising the manufacturing of blu ray discs thus hiding their true cost, sony has paid big american stores for exclusive display stands, etc, etc. If you are going to provide information about the dodgy dealings going on in the high def war, then give details of both sides as they are just as bad as each other.

At the end of the day it the movies that count and if you want the largest choice then your only option is to go dual. No technology is future proof, you pay your money, you take your chances. If you have a high definition TV then HD movies really are worth the money, the picture quality is a massive leap forward compared to DVD.

Take the jump and enjoy.
banned#27
I can see these players being sub £100 before Christmas IMHO. Personally, i couldn't live with a player that takes 40 seconds to boot up and a further 25 seconds every time I put a disk in.
#28
csiman
I can see these players being sub £100 before Christmas IMHO. Personally, i couldn't live with a player that takes 40 seconds to boot up and a further 25 seconds every time I put a disk in.


I know what you mean, if I could get those 40 seconds back I'd probably

have enough time to take over the world or just scratch my balls for a little

bit longer :roll: 40 seconds is nothing, spend the extra time switching over

the input on your TV and on your amp and it will be over before you know it.

You do realise as well that you are about to spend around 7200 seconds

watching a film? :evil:
banned#29
teetyweety
I know what you mean, if I could get those 40 seconds back I'd probably

have enough time to take over the world or just scratch my balls for a little

bit longer :roll: 40 seconds is nothing, spend the extra time switching over

the input on your TV and on your amp and it will be over before you know it.

You do realise as well that you are about to spend around 7200 seconds

watching a film? :evil:

You wouldnt believe how many films I watch which is my point. I'm on benefits so have loads of free time on my hands. It's great!

off to the pub now to meet some mates.
#30
teetyweety

At the end of the day it the movies that count and if you want the largest choice then your only option is to go dual. No technology is future proof, you pay your money, you take your chances. If you have a high definition TV then HD movies really are worth the money, the picture quality is a massive leap forward compared to DVD.

Take the jump and enjoy.


Agreed on the future proof, it just doesnt happen in the industry, there's already a 3rd HD format being released aswell as the constant talk over players allowing playback of both Bluray and HDDVD.

As for the 'Bluray will dominate soon' - I highly doubt it, these people aren't in the business of just accepting hundreds of millions of dollars loss just because they're being outsold by a small margin (2:1 is it?) - definitly not a big enough margin for companies to back out of a multi-billion dollar industry. Especially when plenty of HDDVD titles get much better praise than the Bluray counterparts.

The so called format war will, IMO, never reach the levels of DVD, by the time DVD starts being phased out there will be a new format and/or digital distribution will start becoming the norm.

This is an excellent price for the player, regardless of the lack of 1080p, of course in a few months players will drop further in price, but thats what happens, you'd be waiting around forever if you kept expecting price drops.
#31
Did this player come with the 2.0 firmware update?

If not contact Toshiba on 01276 694000 and they can send it to you on a disk.
#32
Good Price for that, for me I want one that plays DivX as well.
PS3 gave Blue Ray a boost, now that isn't selling then HD-DVD should catch up.
For me Blue-Ray for storage (PC) and HD-DVD for Movies
#33
Do wish that this was an online deal, there is no Toshiba outlets around me :(
#34
teetyweety
Or stick with DVD, it's outselling both by about 1,000 : 1 :p




True :thumbsup:
#35
A bit more expensive, I know, but still available from play.com at £179.99 with £7.20 back via Quidco
#36
Spoke to a lady when I saw this one, she said they were £249. I asked if they had any at £139, she sounded puzzled. I think this may have been just at cheshire.

Never mind,
#37
bonzobanana
Yeah but thats only because they were paid $150 million to do so. Its a desperate measure by the hd-dvd camp to make it look more appealing but all the industry pundits seem to be think its doomed even though it has the better and simpler name. Looks like blu-ray will massively dominate fairly soon. Which lets face it is a good thing rather than having to consider having two different formats.


What a complete load of Fanboy drivel.....:lazy:
#38
V2.2 firmware now available
#39
I went into the Ashford Outlet yesterday and asked the guy if they had any refurbed HD-E1s and he said yes, at £199. I said that Cheshire Oaks had had some at £139, he said 'no they didn't, I work with them everyday.' He then insisted on calling them and came back and said that they were only for a few and that they were refurbs. I said 'so are yours' pointing at the sign and he very rudely said 'You don't know what you're talking about. We have to say they're refurbs but they're not. Do you want one or not?' I said no, because I could get them cheaper online. He said 'I doubt it. But get it from there then' and as I walked away swore at me. The guy was a total disgrace and incredibly rude.
#40
williamh1
V2.2 firmware now available

i cant get the ethernet to work, so cant download.

dont know why :?

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