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Toshiba HD E1 High Definition DVD Player & 5 Free HD DVD's £174.99

£174.99 @ Crampton & Moore
# Playback: HD DVD Video, DVD Video, DVD VR, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RWCD Audio, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW # Standard DVD Video upscaling3 to 720p - 1080i via HDMI # Dolby Digital Plus - Dolby TrueHD - DTS-HD …
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# Playback: HD DVD Video, DVD Video, DVD VR, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RWCD Audio, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
# Standard DVD Video upscaling3 to 720p - 1080i via HDMI
# Dolby Digital Plus - Dolby TrueHD - DTS-HD (core only) - Dolby Digital - DTS-HD (core)
# 2 channel audio output
# Ethernet connection
# DVD Video and HD DVD Video
# Dolby Digital Plus
# Dolby True HD
# Nicam Stereo
# Interactive HD DVD capacity
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#1
Seems like a ok deal.

But the reviews that this player takes 30 seconds to boot up and no Divx playback is a deal breaker.
#2
Good deal for those on a true budget, but, the 3rd gen players are due out any time now with the EP30 weighing in at play.com for £209.99 reportedly with 7 free titles (2 in the box plus 5 via redemption). Expect the prices of the E1s to plumet once the next gen are released.

Not knocking your post marcsurrey40 just letting people know of the situation, for those on a tight budget this player is a nice player except the bootup time but hey whats 30 seconds to wait.

The new players are full 1080p and hopefully are quicker and quieter.

More info on the EP30 and EP35 at [url]www.toshibahddvd.co.uk[/url]
banned#3
smokedog
Seems like a ok deal.

But the reviews that this player takes 30 seconds to boot up and no Divx playback is a deal breaker.

not to mention 25 secs to load each disk!
#4
sorry..........whats the hurry with disc loading ??? your watching a movie NOT timing how long it takes to play the disc .

nice find ....i was about to pay the same price without the discs ....this has made my mind up... voted how and rep added :)

btw .... has anyone actually used these people before ?
#5
CheapElectricals are doing the EP30 for £197 delivered and are advertising it with the 7 free films.
#6
I think it is important how long it takes to load the disc. I believe the total time from switching the player on until the film comes on the screen is close to 1 minute. How infuriating would that become after a week or so. Especially if you stick the disc in only to realise youve put the wrong one in, then its another 30 odd second wait. Great deal though and im a very impatient person so others may be able to put up with load times. Voting HOT as its a good deal at this moment.

Edit - I voted HOT but ive now changed my mind - there is £12 delivery on top of this price bringing it to £187 - more a luke warm deal now.
#7
That's why there are labels on the top of discs so you know what you're playing.
banned#8
TALON1973
sorry..........whats the hurry with disc loading ???

Some people use DVD players to watch things that aren't movies you know (e.g Tv episode)!

I must change disks about 10 times a day so it would pee me off big time with all the loading.
#9
Im waiting for the HDDVD add on to the 360 to come with the 5 free discs, MS UK have said it will, but nothing online about it at the moment.

Tbh having just bought a PS3 virtually for the Blu-ray alone I would prefer to have the HDDVD add-on for the 360, but if the price drops enough I might be tempted on the EP30 as i want the 1080P to match the TV capability...
#10
considering blu ray is currently outselling HD DVD's 2-1 thanks to the PS3, there really is no point in investing in a HD DVD player. Sorry to put a downer on it, but Blu Ray will most likely be the format of choice, beating HD DVD
#11
and so starts that debate again.
considering that HDDVD and BLURAY disks make up 1% of the market, i wouldn't worry.
[helper]#12
in$anity
considering blu ray is currently outselling HD DVD's 2-1 thanks to the PS3, there really is no point in investing in a HD DVD player. Sorry to put a downer on it, but Blu Ray will most likely be the format of choice, beating HD DVD

I'm waiting for a clear winner to emerge between Blue-ray and HD......

However don't underestimate MS - if they really want HD to succeed they may severely cut the price of their HD drives for the 360.......

And if anyone from MS is reading this £50 for a HD drive and some free HD DVDs and you have a deal :whistling:
#13
in$anity
considering blu ray is currently outselling HD DVD's 2-1 thanks to the PS3, there really is no point in investing in a HD DVD player. Sorry to put a downer on it, but Blu Ray will most likely be the format of choice, beating HD DVD


It has to beat regular DVD or fight off file downloads before becoming the format of choice.
#14
Adamo
That's why there are labels on the top of discs so you know what you're playing.



I agree but Im always leaving a disc in the drive and maybe playing it later - by the time it comes to later ive forgotten what disc i left in etc - i wait for 20 seconds on my current dvd player and it annoys me waiting for disc to spin up so a minute would drive me crazy (im the same kind of person who gets irritated by waiting 2 mins for a meal to heat in the microwave!! - soooo long! lol)
#15
in$anity
considering blu ray is currently outselling HD DVD's 2-1 thanks to the PS3, there really is no point in investing in a HD DVD player. Sorry to put a downer on it, but Blu Ray will most likely be the format of choice, beating HD DVD


lets say it does happen this way - think of how cheap all the movies will become - you would have a load of HD DVD movies to choose from by then all at low low prices - and if this doesnt happen then great.

No one knows the outcome yet and wont for a long time.
#16
Voted cold I'm afraid, with the impending release of the EP30 and EP35
banned#17
5757alan
Voted cold I'm afraid, with the impending release of the EP30 and EP35

So tell us where you can get this player cheaper then? Voting is done on prices, not personal choice of player.
#18
budgie55
Good deal for those on a true budget, but, the 3rd gen players are due out any time now with the EP30 weighing in at play.com for £209.99 reportedly with 7 free titles (2 in the box plus 5 via redemption). Expect the prices of the E1s to plumet once the next gen are released.

Not knocking your post marcsurrey40 just letting people know of the situation, for those on a tight budget this player is a nice player except the bootup time but hey whats 30 seconds to wait.

The new players are full 1080p and hopefully are quicker and quieter.

More info on the EP30 and EP35 at [url]www.toshibahddvd.co.uk[/url]


Where is the info on the free titles. Had a browse, but could not find it on the Tosh site, or Play
#19
csiman
So tell us where you can get this player cheaper then? Voting is done on prices, not personal choice of player.


Dont be stupid, the new players are much better. These older ones lack some important features such as 1080p/24, 7.1 bitsream and HDMI v1.3.

And for starting at only £25 more you even get 2 more HD DVD's free.

Doesn't take a brainiac to work out the better deal.

Good price but considering the alternatives, cold.
#20
smokedog
Seems like a ok deal.

But the reviews that this player takes 30 seconds to boot up and no Divx playback is a deal breaker.


I am a little concerned that your life is so hectic you think 30 seconds is a long time to boot up. Try drinking less coffee and get to bed a little earlier.
banned#21
Broadsword
Dont be stupid, the new players are much better. These older ones lack some important features such as 1080p/24, 7.1 bitsream and HDMI v1.3.

And for starting at only £25 more you even get 2 more HD DVD's free.

Doesn't take a brainiac to work out the better deal.

Good price but considering the alternatives, cold.

Nerd!
#22
csiman
Nerd!


Sorry, but everbody else will tell you the same.
When the new model arrives in 3 weeks, this will be old news..and will drop in price further, making this deal not so good.
2 extra free HD-DVDs for an extra £25...so basically the new version will be at no extra cost. The player is better, quicker, and will sell for more.
Think how little this will be worth 2nd hand in 3 weeks. Ebay will have loads where people are upgrading to the EP30 or 35.
The ONLY reason to get this offer NOW is if by some miracle you MUST have it NOW.
There is no logic to getting this model now I am afraid. Read the threads on AVForums and you will see how everybody there is holding out.

However, if you wish to buy this , then be my guest…but it is only fair that others have pointed out the substantial benefits of waiting 3 weeks.
#23
i've got one of these players and watched my first HD movie thanks to a 2 free HD DVD promotion and the picture quality is absolutely fantastic.

really impressed.
#24
ie the cold votes....

you vote temp on price...not the product, or so i was lead to believe?

this IS a good deal considering the price of the product, and the 5 free HD DVD's which usually retail at 15-19 pounds.
#25
csiman
Nerd!


I think you will find the term is Geek!

And yes I am and proud!:geek:
#26
fitzybhoy
ie the cold votes....

you vote temp on price...not the product, or so i was lead to believe?

this IS a good deal considering the price of the product, and the 5 free HD DVD's which usually retail at 15-19 pounds.


You cant seperate price from product though. You vote temp on the price of the product?

Its like saying the Asda own brand DVD player is a good price at £49.99 and telling people to ignore the Sony or Panasonic you can get for the same price.

Doesn't make sense.
#27
fitzybhoy
ie the cold votes....

you vote temp on price...not the product, or so i was lead to believe?

this IS a good deal considering the price of the product, and the 5 free HD DVD's which usually retail at 15-19 pounds.


I can see your point.
Unfortunately its not as black and white as that.
For instance, if somebody voted an Xbox 360 deal cold because they prefer a PS3, then its clearly stupid.

If empire direct have cameras on sale (elsewhere here) with a RRP of £400 down to £50, it sounds a good deal. But when you see that the camera is an old 3MP model, and new 8MP versions are now £80, then is it really such a good deal? Clearly its not. Well it’s the same here…the new version is as good as already out..with a RRP of half the old model..despite the fact that it is better.

If you bought something that was “hot” only to find that nobody bothered to tell you that its an old version, would you be happy?

If it was purely on price, then why would we even need to vote. You could easily just have an algorithm that worked out price / RRP to give a hot level?

Personally, I am not worried if this goes to 1000degrees, or minus 1000. But giving out the facts is definitely the right thing to do. Most browsers on here (who are not up to speed with the latest HD-DVD news) would have seen the deal, seen the RRP, and leapt for it… only to realise in 2 weeks that it wasn’t the deal that they were led to believe.

IMO, it definitely makes sense to hold out for the new range.
#28
csiman
Voting is done on prices, not personal choice of player.
In an ideal world, yes. But some people seem to vote down deals just because they’ve had one bad experience with the retailer.
#29
smashed
I can see your point.
Unfortunately its not as black and white as that.
For instance, if somebody voted an Xbox 360 deal cold because they prefer a PS3, then its clearly stupid.

If empire direct have cameras on sale (elsewhere here) with a RRP of £400 down to £50, it sounds a good deal. But when you see that the camera is an old 3MP model, and new 8MP versions are now £80, then is it really such a good deal? Clearly its not. Well it’s the same here…the new version is as good as already out..with a RRP of half the old model..despite the fact that it is better.

If you bought something that was “hot” only to find that nobody bothered to tell you that its an old version, would you be happy?

If it was purely on price, then why would we even need to vote. You could easily just have an algorithm that worked out price / RRP to give a hot level?

Personally, I am not worried if this goes to 1000degrees, or minus 1000. But giving out the facts is definitely the right thing to do. Most browsers on here (who are not up to speed with the latest HD-DVD news) would have seen the deal, seen the RRP, and leapt for it… only to realise in 2 weeks that it wasn’t the deal that they were led to believe.

IMO, it definitely makes sense to hold out for the new range.

i can also see your point, very good one at that. :thumbsup:

i bought this because it can output at a maximum 1080i which is the maximum my LCD TV can output so it was a no brainer for me ...

i also bought mines roughly 3 months back and havent regretted it. its a great player and the loading times dont bother me, but hey. im not that picky about it. i hit the on button, go get my film, then set my TV to the HDMI output and by that time its ready. pop the disc in, close the tray. sit my fat A*R*S*E down and get comfy then it loads.

:w00t:

its a good deal to me, it may not be such a good deal to others with the new range coming soon. but if you want an entry level HD DVD player that wont break the bank with a number of free films thrown in then i'd recommend it.

only thing though, its a big on the larger side. which isnt a big issue as i sit my xbox 360 elite on top of it and it isnt that noticeable.


the picture quality is truly amazing. king kong looks fan-******-tastic in HD.
#30
fitzybhoy
i can also see your point, very good one at that. :thumbsup:

i bought this because it can output at a maximum 1080i which is the maximum my LCD TV can output so it was a no brainer for me ...

i also bought mines roughly 3 months back and havent regretted it. its a great player and the loading times dont bother me, but hey. im not that picky about it. i hit the on button, go get my film, then set my TV to the HDMI output and by that time its ready. pop the disc in, close the tray. sit my fat A*R*S*E down and get comfy then it loads.

:w00t:

its a good deal to me, it may not be such a good deal to others with the new range coming soon. but if you want an entry level HD DVD player that wont break the bank with a number of free films thrown in then i'd recommend it.

only thing though, its a big on the larger side. which isnt a big issue as i sit my xbox 360 elite on top of it and it isnt that noticeable.


the picture quality is truly amazing. king kong looks fan-******-tastic in HD.


I don’t think anybody is saying that it’s a rubbish player. 6 months ago I would have bought 1 (if it wasn’t so expensive). It is now at the price that I am willing to buy 1. I use the 360 add-on , and it looks excellent through that too.
But thankfully I managed to pay £179 2 weeks ago to order the new version (EP35) which is quicker with better hardware and 7 free HD-DVDs.

And in a years time..when another model comes out (probably about £120)… this will be 3 generations old…and worth peanuts.

So there is a 3 pronged advantage to buying the new model.
Get the new model for the same price as this (even at £200 when you take into account that you get 2 extra free HD-DVDs)
Have a quicker load, better firmware, 24 support etc…
Better residuals when you come to sell it on to get a new model or dual format player.

The 1 disadvantage…
You have to wait a couple of weeks.

I think we all find it hard to not bite when somebody says something that sounds negative about something that we like. I am as guilty as anybody for arguing.
#31
fitzybhoy

i also bought mines roughly 3 months back and havent regretted it.




Its all a question of timing. We should all know by now that it doesn't matter when we take the plunge something will soon follow that is better and/or cheaper. You took the plunge 3 months ago and have obviously had good value from it.
With the new ones being released in 2 weeks or so, I think it would be silly to take the plunge now.

In 2 weeks this price will be considered a rip off

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