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Toshiba HD-EP30 for £119.99 delivered + 7 free HD-DVDs @ play.com Dont forget to use QUIDCO

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Description This is another step-up model for consumers approaching HD DVD for the first time. It will output high definition content in 720p, 1080i and 1080p, the very best high definition video … Read More
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This is another step-up model for consumers approaching HD DVD for the first time. It will output high definition content in 720p, 1080i and 1080p, the very best high definition video output. For the home-cinema fan the 24 frames per second output will be a real bonus, displaying film at the rate it was originally captured by the studio. The HD-EP30 also up-scales standard definition DVD output to close to the same high definition outputs to give a new lease of life to a consumers current film library.

Crisp, vibrant high definition images are only half the story, incredible sound quality is required for that true home cinema feel and here the HD-EP30 really delivers. It supports the very latest surround sound formats from Dolby and DTS,
delivering breathtaking audio to complement the stunning visual performance.

Of course the true step forward with HD DVD is the incomparable interactivity offered, with the built-in Ethernet port allowing access to the internet for unique content, special offers and a whole host of interactive content designed to give viewers an unrivalled audio visual experience.
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#1
Bargain you probably want to change the title or tags to include Play.com though.

Cheaper than amazon. May get one now :)

Don't forget quidco ;)
#2
Anyone know if play.com do the same as Amazon where they refund the difference within 30 days? I paid £180 for mine a couple of weeks ago. Good player, but just wait for the HDDVD is dead debate to start!
#3
I got myself one from amazon yesterday, so I am a little gutted. I have emailed them for a price match but they dont offer it.
Hopefully they will reduce their price in the next 30 days. I may even buy the one play.com and sell it on ebay, worth a shot.
Not sure if play do the 30 day price drop. sorry
#4
how do i put this deal on the homepage?
Its my first summit
#5
SERPICO77
how do i put this deal on the homepage?
Its my first summit


Once voted hot enough it appears on the "hot" page automatically. Voted hot and its now 39 degrees so it should appear on the page soon.......
#6
gari189
Once voted hot enough it appears on the "hot" page automatically. Voted hot and its now 39 degrees so it should appear on the page soon.......


thanks
#7
Thanks for posting - have repped you. Keep posting deals like these and you'll soon build up your reputation....except from the bluray fan boys!

Why fan boys (from any faction) have to vote cold because its not BluRay or PS3 or HD-DVD or Xbox is crazy. Unless they can give a better price for this, and its £30 cheaper than the next nearest price (Amazon) - then its hot
#8
mdph25
Anyone know if play.com do the same as Amazon where they refund the difference within 30 days? I paid £180 for mine a couple of weeks ago. Good player, but just wait for the HDDVD is dead debate to start!


HDDVD is dead, go blu :)

Sorry couldn't resist. These are pretty much guaranteed to drop in price again though. There already selling them for about £70 in the US. Their just clearing stock before pulling out probably, smart move.
#9
SERPICO77
I got myself one from amazon yesterday, so I am a little gutted.


You could always return it under the distance selling regs 7 day rule, you might have to pay postage though
#10
SimbaK2K
HDDVD is dead, go blu :)

Sorry couldn't resist. These are pretty much guaranteed to drop in price again though. There already selling them for about £70 in the US. Their just clearing stock before pulling out probably, smart move.


Doesn't matter if bluray wins. I have hd movies and need to play them on something.
Not going to play on bluray are they?
#11
I bought one in November, but I am half interested in getting another - but quidco doesn't work at the moment - it wouldn't go through to any of the merchants sites - the page just goes blank & says "done". Is anyone else having that problem.
#12
just been searching for the matrix trilogy on bluray, cant seem to find it anywhere. Anyone know why?
hehe
#13
SERPICO77
just been searching for the matrix trilogy on bluray, cant seem to find it anywhere. Anyone know why?
hehe



It only comes on HD in the high definition formats I believe, not blu ray
#14
Very cheap for a decent upscaling DVD player though :)

@ Barbie, I was going to ask the same thing, Play.com quidco is not working. The page is not loading up etc, no matter what browser I use.
#15
barbie25
It only comes on HD in the high definition formats I believe, not blu ray


I know I was joking.
Bluray won hahahahaha
[admin]#16
Added an image-
Quidco has been up and down last night, it's not redirecting to any site at the moment :-(

And great find op :) It'll be front page in no time- heat added
#17
im tempted but dont want to waste my money just in case blu ray ends up winning. Voted hot for finding it so cheap :)
#18
If only HD-DVD had managed to get a sub £100 player into the market a bit sooner - they would/could have 'won the war'.... voted hot for an outstanding deal, but it *has* to be said that in all likelihood, this player will be the equivalent of a home betamax VCR in 2 years.

voted hot for finding this low price.
#19
SERPICO77
just been searching for the matrix trilogy on bluray, cant seem to find it anywhere. Anyone know why?
hehe


Dont worry, Bluray maynot have the Matrix Trilogy, but you can get the vastly superior Spiderman Trilogy Instead.




:giggle:
#20
people will still buy then in years to come. Minidics are still selling so its not all doom and gloom
#21
I think I'll wait till Quidco's working again, as cashback would be about £5!!!!!
#22
SimbaK2K
HDDVD is dead, go blu :)

Sorry couldn't resist. These are pretty much guaranteed to drop in price again though. There already selling them for about £70 in the US. Their just clearing stock before pulling out probably, smart move.


So as well as cheap HD-dvd players on ebay no doubt there will also be profile v1.0 & pre-profile V1.0 blu-ray players being sold by pissed off owners who find they can't update them to play the newer discs (profile v.1.1 then v2.0 etc etc) - bluray will be good when its finsihed.......:thinking:
only difference will be the blu-ray owners will probably have paid allot more for their players then the hd-dvd sellers....:whistling:
#24
I think that warner movies have announced (just before CES) that they are only going to produce Blu-ray HD movies from now on. The other film studios will probably follow suite. (remember Betamax?). The procing is cheap for a reason. (expect to see a lot more of this discounting on HD-DVD kit over the new few weeks)
#25
if they keep selling HD-dvd players at this price may be this format wont be dead any more .Are there any cheap blu-ray players at moment apart from ps3? Great find
#26
A PS3 is also a blu-ray player as well as a great games console and is software upgradable. (£279 at the moment)
banned#27
With Paramount and Universal exclusive to HD DVD there are still alot of great films I can't watch on blu-ray and vice versa.
#28
Newbies please be aware that with this model you won't get HD audio from your movies. That is, unless you have quite a moden amp that can decode the HD audio formats like Dolby True HD etc. If you've got a multichannel setup you might want to follow me in waiting for the EP35 to come down to a similar price, because it can decode all the audio formats internally, and output them to any old amp via its analog multichannel output. Its already available for £196ish delivered (see yesterday's EP30 thread) but with a 4 week lead time.
#29
The deal is a great price, especially with the free DVD's, however I struggle to choose which one's I would have.
The 2 in the box are good, but the options to choose the other 5 from are (IMHO) pretty poor. Apart from Children Of Men, they're all pretty ****.
Straight to CEX then...
#30
Proximo
With Paramount and Universal exclusive to HD DVD there are still alot of great films I can't watch on blu-ray and vice versa.


paramount is exclusive to hd till next month . seriously , why even buy this unless you dont want to watch any new films ever. warner brothers went bluray 2 days before ces and hddvd didnt even bother showing up to CES. thats quite a huge deal right there.

i am voting cold because a lot of people dont know that ths is a dead format, and the price of these players is set to plummet in the next few months. this might seem cheap on the face of it , but its a bad buy.
1 Like #31
sinjinn
paramount is exclusive to hd till next month . seriously , why even buy this unless you dont want to watch any new films ever. warner brothers went bluray 2 days before ces and hddvd didnt even bother showing up to CES. thats quite a huge deal right there.

i am voting cold because a lot of people dont know that ths is a dead format, and the price of these players is set to plummet in the next few months. this might seem cheap on the face of it , but its a bad buy.


I disagree, you get 7 free HD-DVDs with it if you order before Jan 31st so I think now is a great time to pick one up especially at this sort of price.
#32
Good find...

Rep and Heat added.

I'm not a fanboy and I'm not wanting to start another debate but personally, I really wanted HD-DVD to win the format war as I liked...

* The "region freeness" of it all
* The fact that you didn't have to worry about what "profile" your player was and whether you would ever be able to upgrade it.
* The fact that Sony burned people like me big time back in the days of Laserdisc (remember those? LOL) by turning out media with a 75%+ defect rate and offering no money back :(

This is a good price for the player (which happens to be an awesome upscaling DVD player too) and (if you are quick to mail in your details), the value of the free movies almost pays for the player itself!
#33
Quidco problem is that they are doing a server upgrade at the moment:
From http://www.quidco.com/blog/

As heavy users will have noticed we have had a few spots of downtime in the past week. We made it through to the weekend and had a scheduled update last night where we replaced one server with new hardware and added another server to increase performance. The site is now running snappy however we are still working out a few bugs with the new “architecture” (that’s what they call it!). Right now the go to merchant link is not working correctly but you should have access to everything else including your Earnings/Enquiries and so forth.

We apologise for this inconvenience but please be assured we are getting it sorted out!

UPDATE: We are estimating this should be fixed by early afternoon. We will update here if this changes.
#34
sinjinn
paramount is exclusive to hd till next month . seriously , why even buy this unless you dont want to watch any new films ever. warner brothers went bluray 2 days before ces and hddvd didnt even bother showing up to CES. thats quite a huge deal right there.

i am voting cold because a lot of people dont know that ths is a dead format, and the price of these players is set to plummet in the next few months. this might seem cheap on the face of it , but its a bad buy.


Only exclusive til next month? Got any proof of that or are you just regurgitating rumours spouted by the BDA and it's fanboy websites?
Warner, Paramount and Universal are all releasing new films on HD DVD for the forseeable future (or up til May for Warners case).
And looks like HD-DVD is dead in the same way that VCR was declared dead 2 years into that format war, and we all know how that one turned out :thumbsup:
#35
expect a price drop on the 360 add on now as this price makes there £100 machine look a complete waste of money
#36
TrentBoy
Only exclusive til next month? Got any proof of that or are you just regurgitating rumours spouted by the BDA and it's fanboy websites?
Warner, Paramount and Universal are all releasing new films on HD DVD for the forseeable future (or up til May for Warners case).
And looks like HD-DVD is dead in the same way that VCR was declared dead 2 years into that format war, and we all know how that one turned out :thumbsup:


Also it's worth mentioning that it's even more confusing than that :)

Different companies own the film rights in different regions so Beowulf is coming out only on HD DVD in the US (A Paramount/Dreamworks release). The film is distributed by Warner in the rest of the world and so will be getting a Blu-ray release in Europe. Pity that US Blu-Ray owners won't be able to watch it due to region coding....
#37
Forget the HD vs BlueRay debate.

This machine upscales SDVD superbly.

Fantastic price and deal.
#38
As quidco isn't working has anyone been through topcashback website and is that tracking at 2.5% or 4%, thank-you
banned#39
TrentBoy;1478231
Only exclusive til next month? Got any proof of that or are you just regurgitating rumours spouted by the BDA and it's fanboy websites?
Warner, Paramount and Universal are all releasing new films on HD DVD for the forseeable future (or up til May for Warners case).
And looks like HD-DVD is dead in the same way that VCR was declared dead 2 years into that format war, and we all know how that one turned out :thumbsup:


TOKYO (AFP) — Next-generation DVDs are catching on with Japanese consumers, with sales picking up sharply at the end of 2007 and the Blu-Ray format blowing away the rival HD-DVD platform, new figures show.
In a replay of the VHS-Betamax battle in video cassette tapes in the late 1970s, two different DVD formats are hitting the market offering cinematic quality images and interactive entertainment -- but at a significantly higher price than traditional DVDs.
A major study of 2,300 electronic stores across Japan found that consumers were increasingly buying the next-generation DVD recorders.
The proportion of DVD recorders sold that were next-generation rose from 6.1 percent in October to around 20 percent in November and December, said the study by Japan's Business Computer News think tank released Thursday.
Due to the price difference, next-generation DVDs made up a lucrative 35 percent of the total value of DVD recorder sales in the last two months of 2007, it said.
Blu-Ray, the format created by Sony Corp., accounted for a crushing 90 percent of next-generation DVD recorder sales in the three-month period, the study said.
Blu-Ray is used in Sony's PlayStation 3 video-game machine, but the study only looked at living-room DVD recorders.

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#40
welshworrier
Also it's worth mentioning that it's even more confusing than that :)

Different companies own the film rights in different regions so Beowulf is coming out only on HD DVD in the US (A Paramount/Dreamworks release). The film is distributed by Warner in the rest of the world and so will be getting a Blu-ray release in Europe. Pity that US Blu-Ray owners won't be able to watch it due to region coding....


Well that is true, unless they have bought two PS3s like most of Europe have to get around the region encoding, no wonder hardware sales are high but software sales are low

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