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Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player £125.99 inc. del.

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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
The cheapest way to get into HD movies today. 2 Free HD DVDs in the box and claim 5 more with a mail in offer.

Specs:
* High Definition DVD Player(HD-DVD)
* 1080p HD DVD Output
* Upscales standard DVD to 720p 1080i and 1080p
* Regza Link
* 24fpsCompatible
* Ethernet Connection
* Dolby Digital Plus
* Dolby TrueHD - DTS HD(core) - DTS
* 2 Channel Analogue Output
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#1
superb price.the hd dvd prices are dropping so quick now it makes me wonder if i should wait a month or so to see em dip under the £100 mark...voted hot hot hot
#2
This is a fantastic player. Regardless of how the Bluray and HD-DVD debate pans out this is a great deal. Why did i pay £75 more for mine at Xmas? Because i'm a prat.
#3
Good price, although I think HDDVD machines will continue to fall in price over the next few months as more people buy into bluray.
#4
mark654699;1474773
This is a fantastic player. Regardless of how the Bluray and HD-DVD debate pans out this is a great deal. Why did i pay £75 more for mine at Xmas? Because i'm a prat.

not a prat....will always be the case with technology..people who bought a month before you prob paid more
#5
davedixson;1474800
Good price, although I think HDDVD machines will continue to fall in price over the next few months as more people buy into bluray.

ill wait till its under £50...next month then
its a shame that blu ray and sony have won...dont like arrogant companies with 'closed shop technologies' as it stiffles techies progress....but its better than having 2 format options...if it wasnt for ps3, then imo blu ray would have been another betamax
#6
Great spot Wingnut. Just ordered mine for delivery next Thursday. (Day off!). I think the 2 free films in the box are 300 and Bourne Supremacy. Can't wait. Voted hot,hot,hot.
#7
buster13;1474838
Great spot Wingnut. Just ordered mine for delivery next Thursday. (Day off!). I think the 2 free films in the box are 300 and Bourne Supremacy. Can't wait. Voted hot,hot,hot.

2 very good films too, esp the latter
#8
If only it had divx, then I would definitely buy it to replace my current DVD Player.
#9
the price of this is just dropping daily proving that hd dvd is on the way out. :whistling:
#10
voted cold as they dont deliver to n.ireland
#11
Definetely hot!! + remember 2% Quidco
#12
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)
#13
SimbaK2K;1474870
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)

define 'useless'.
#14
SimbaK2K
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)


honestly, if you're going to use such a term, please use it in the proper context.

even if HD DVD does eventually 'lose' this format war, there'll still be a relatively sizable collection of movies to watch on it.

and no, I'm not a fanboy of either format; I'm in fact a neutral, just waiting for another couple of months for the 'war' to pan out a bit further, before making my decision.

EDIT: oh, and voted hot, of course =)
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SimbaK2K
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)

Voting hot - if someone wants this, its a good price......
#16
SimbaK2K
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)


That's just not true at all. You can use it as a door-stopper.
#17
It always amazes me how people write a format off so quickly, yes - Warner have said that they are withdrawing support in favour of Blue Ray, however it's not over yet, with Toshiba dropping the price of their machines, they are in effect flooding the market with HD DVD players, which will close the divide for format take-up. If more people have a player, then studios will be more inclined to produce software for them. Besides HD has several advantages over BR - region free, updatable content and the discs will play in all machines - not just new ones!
I sincerely hope there is a turnaround, and the format obtains a boost as it is a shame that Sony may have won and it's the consumer that will lose out in the long run.
Anyway - rant over and apologies for hijacking the thread - BTW it is a very good deal too!
#18
SimbaK2K
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)


1) That's not a reason to vote this cold, it's still a good deal for those that want a HD-DVD player.

2 By the same logic every Blu-Ray player on the market (with the exception of the PS3) is also useless as none of them can be upgraded to support profile 2.0 when it eventually sees the light of day.

3) This player will play all existing HD-DVD's so, even if no new movies are released after a certain point it still plays the substantial back catalogue AND upscales DVD's to an impressive standard. For £125 including 7 free HD-DVD movies it's a superb deal even if you only want a decent DVD player.
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#20
This is a great price for a HD-DVD player

I've already made my decision on the HiDef format wars... I'm pinning my hopes on HiDef downloads rather than physical media. I think movies will eventually follow the music model (mp3s/FLAC)
#21
Paid £199 for mine with 7 free disks, don't regret it for a minute, yeah could have waited and got it cheaper but i didn't know what i know now at the time about the WB situation, that's just the way the cookie crumbles, all new technology drops in price eventually :roll::roll: So i've voted hot because it really is a great player and one hell of a bargin :thumbsup:
#22
SimbaK2K
Voted cold its going to be useless soon :)


:thinking: won't buy then, as obviously such a thorough explanation has imparted me with all the facts i need surrounding my decision whether or not to purchase:whistling:
#23
People haven't mentioned an important fact. The extra five hd-dvd promotion ends on Jan 31st. You have to have an invoice with that date or earlier to get the discs. So the players may go down in price next month or two but there may not be a free 5 disc offer. That offer was intended when the players were £300 approx and probably won't continue with the players heavily discounted. I don't think these players are going to go for £50 thats too low. I think they may end up clearing out at £75 to £99 but you'll only get the 2 films bundled and not the other five.
#24
As Blu Ray Seems To Be The Winner In The Hd Format Battle It Seems A Little Silly To Be Spending Money On A Player That You Will Not Be Able To Get Any Discs, For As Most Studios Have Now Said They Will Only Release On Blu Ray
#25
To be honest I'm the sort of person that does waste money on multiple gadgets. I enjoy fiddling with them and seeing how good they are. I also want to make sure I have a hd-dvd player ready for all the cheap discs that are going to become available. The hd-dvd discs will go a lot cheaper than blu-ray soon as they are cleared out and offer just as much entertainment value and picture quality as blu-ray. The only minor inconvenience is having both hd-dvd and blu-ray set up at the same time.
#26
I've been looking at buying a HD player and have not been sure which format to go with. This looks like a good deal but after doing some research I think I will hold off for the moment.:?

Heres an interesting article:

Comment: HD DVD vs Blu-ray; is the battle over?

The format war is over, we can all get on with our lives, buy a Blu-ray player and all be happy about it.

Well that's what looks likely to happen following the announcement from Warner Bros. that it would be ditching HD DVD support in favour of an exclusive agreement with Blu-ray.


in full :

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/11974/12998/HDDVD-blu-ray-comment-format-war.phtml
[helper]#27
If this sells out Co-op electrical are doing it for a little more at £130 (and 2% quidco)....
#28
james_chelliah
even if HD DVD does eventually 'lose' this format war, there'll still be a relatively sizable collection of movies to watch on it.


I don't think thats in anyway true. The available titles on both formats at the moment is limited. Why would you be content with a £125 device having as many films as roughly the same amount of pound coins its cost you.

I choose to believe annalists much more than the wide eyed bargain hunters dazzled with low prices.
#29
It's a steal.

The fact that it includes 7 discs, makes it even better.

There has already been hundreds of HDDVDs released (some of which are better than the Blu Ray Releases, for example 300), which means that even if they didn't release any more it would still be worth buying.

Voted Hot!
#30
I was just about to buy this for £149.99 from amazon, have now saved another £25.

£125.99 for a high quality dvd player with 7 free films would be an excellent price, so a hd dvd player and 7 films for £125.99 is an absolute steal.
selling my xbox and hd dvd drive now to buy a ps3, all bases covered.
#31
I received one today from amazon. I paif £149.99 yesterday. Never heard of many of these websites so I am not that bothered in apying slightly more.

I am not very impressed with the quality of the picture compared to my hd add on. The xbox drive does a better job in my opinion.
Good price for 7 films and hddvd player.
Think I will put it on ebay and see how it goes.
#32
Bully
voted cold as they dont deliver to n.ireland


:whistling::roll:
#33
As far as I understand it this model has good hd-dvd playback but isn't as good at upscaling normal dvds like other hd-dvd players. I think I saw one in comet bundled with a lcd set and the picture looked fantastic on that with vivid flowers and scenes of the ocean plus a panning shot showing some houses next to the sea. Looked pretty amazing really. The ps3 probably upscales dvds better than this model. If you want very high quality upscaling you'll need a different model.
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jayhab
It always amazes me how people write a format off so quickly, yes - Warner have said that they are withdrawing support in favour of Blue Ray, however it's not over yet, with Toshiba dropping the price of their machines, they are in effect flooding the market with HD DVD players, which will close the divide for format take-up. If more people have a player, then studios will be more inclined to produce software for them. Besides HD has several advantages over BR - region free, updatable content and the discs will play in all machines - not just new ones!
I sincerely hope there is a turnaround, and the format obtains a boost as it is a shame that Sony may have won and it's the consumer that will lose out in the long run.
Anyway - rant over and apologies for hijacking the thread - BTW it is a very good deal too!


I know what your saying. Thing is, this flooding effect won't happen either because of the prats on here who, in every single HD DVD deal make some comment that the format will be dead soon, obviously not just here....its like this all over the place...Reason is 2 fold, 1 the type of person the PS3 appeales to, and 2 the fact the PS3 isn't doing very well...At this point the people who know anything about BD\HDDVD are pretty clued up as it hasn't penetrated mass market, they all know the ps3 is a load of **** and will do anything to tarnish the Xbox 360 or HD DVD.

As if none of knew the news that warner had gone to bluray?

Really gets on my nerves and I'm sure a lot of others too.

I'll bet every single one of them owns a ps3, because lets face it, who in their right mind would buy a bluray player.

Makes me sick, you're all a pathetic bunch of losers, masquerading as helpful forum members.
#35
bonzobanana
As far as I understand it this model has good hd-dvd playback but isn't as good at upscaling normal dvds like other hd-dvd players. I think I saw one in comet bundled with a lcd set and the picture looked fantastic on that with vivid flowers and scenes of the ocean plus a panning shot showing some houses next to the sea. Looked pretty amazing really. The ps3 probably upscales dvds better than this model. If you want very high quality upscaling you'll need a different model.


Yep thats what the reviews say...

I'd wait to see what the lowest price of the EP35 is in the next week or two with the new prices...

(Thats got better components\build quality...and much better processing)
#36
Whats the difference between the ep30 and ep35?
I have heard its only the 5.1 analogue outputs?
Picture quality for hd and upscaling are the same.
Only what i've been told.
#37
SERPICO77
Whats the difference between the ep30 and ep35?
I have heard its only the 5.1 analogue outputs?
Picture quality for hd and upscaling are the same.
Only what i've been told.


Nope, the EP35 has different chips in it for the processing (upscaling especially) but HD pic is also better.

check out avforums.com there's a review on the main page that goes into quite a bit of detail....
banned#38
Believe its sold out (predictably at this price!). Expired.
#39
robo989
Nope, the EP35 has different chips in it for the processing (upscaling especially) but HD pic is also better.

check out avforums.com there's a review on the main page that goes into quite a bit of detail....


the review for the ep35 isn't available yet.
Only ep30 and ex1
#40
robo989
Nope, the EP35 has different chips in it for the processing (upscaling especially) but HD pic is also better.

check out avforums.com there's a review on the main page that goes into quite a bit of detail....


The picture and upscaling of the EP30 and the EP35 is exactly the same.

Yet more bad advice on these threads in this forum.

The EP35 differences is essentially 5.1 annalogue outputs and can do HD audio bistreaming.

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