Toshiba hddvd AND Samsung blueray player! BARGAIN at dixons! - HotUKDeals
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HD DVD offers the convenience of DVD combined with the incredible image quality and realism of HDTV where sound draws you from your seat and pictures come to life. Interactive features will bring a new level of enjoyment as you will soon explore new experiences through the unlimited potential of HD DVD's Ethernet connectivity.

HD DVD offers three times the transfer rate of standard DVD, resulting in a sharper, more detailed image. HD DVD players are also compatible with DVD and CD discs so you won't need to replace your existing DVD library

Dixons have the Toshiba HD-E1 hddvd player for £336, and
Samsung BD-P1000 blueray player for £546.46.... http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1435018722.1171228979@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccggaddkedkjhdkcflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=15&sm=3&tm=undefined&sku=056890&category_oid=-28609

Both these players are quite a good bit more expensive at comet.... http://www.comet.co.uk/cometbrowse/category.do?categoryId=1024
£449.99 for the hddvd and £699.99 for the blueray.
Theres always the xbox 360 hddvd for £129.99, but if your looking for a stand alone player, these are pretty good prices!
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#1
Problem is which one do you buy? Which one is going to win the format? You don't want to end up with a dead format.
#2
smokedog
Problem is which one do you buy? Which one is going to win the format? You don't want to end up with a dead format.


Buy em' both;-)
#3
smokedog
Problem is which one do you buy? Which one is going to win the format? You don't want to end up with a dead format.


I'm sticking with Betamax............:giggle:
#4
Wouldn't buy because this is 1st generation hardware.
suspended#5
exactly, the HD-DX2 or whatever the model number is the fully fledged hd-dvd player. 1080p hdmi 1.3 etc. rather than 1080i hdmi 1.2.

get a 360 hd-dvd drive and hook it up to pc.
#6
Apparantly some company has produced a player that supports blue ray and HD DVD, read it on some forum and apparantly due out soon in the USA and UK to follow

Don't know how good a dual format player would be but at least you can have both machines in one as some film companies are only producing for one format so you may miss some of your favourite films on the other format

I am happy with my xbox 360 and HD DVD add on for the time being
#7
also....there is an LG dual format player now....

http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/003408.html
#8
Yes LG has released that player in USA, has no HD-DVD logos on the player itself. :giggle: Mainly a Blu-Ray player as it doesn't fully support the HD-DVD features.
#9
I don't know why people are marking this cold.

Yes, there is a format war and there are alternatives, but for the two players mentioned there is no better price at the moment!
#10
Chanser
Yes LG has released that player in USA, has no HD-DVD logos on the player itself. :giggle: Mainly a Blu-Ray player as it doesn't fully support the HD-DVD features.


It doesnt sport the HD DVD logo's as the player is not fully HD DVD compliant. It lacks support for HDi which is used on lots of the menu systems for HDDVD.

LG have also stated that this is not fixable with a firmware update.
#11
hajj_3
exactly, the HD-DX2 or whatever the model number is the fully fledged hd-dvd player. 1080p hdmi 1.3 etc. rather than 1080i hdmi 1.2.

get a 360 hd-dvd drive and hook it up to pc.


Just a quick question, how does this connect? Is it USB?
#12
Yes and you can dismantle the external enclosure and reveal bare drive. This you can install into your PC.
#13
bigmac2020
Just a quick question, how does this connect? Is it USB?


Yep, but as usual it's not that straight forward:thinking:
#15
Chanser
Wouldn't buy because this is 1st generation hardware.


Actually, its 2nd Generation. We never got the first Tosh HD-DVD players over here :thumbsup:

smokedog
Problem is which one do you buy? Which one is going to win the format? You don't want to end up with a dead format.


Both will loose. Video on Demand will wipe them both out. Im sure most of us would rather have convenience than that extra little bit of picture quality? ;-)


In the mean time though the Xbox 360/PS3 are the only sensible choices. They both cost less than the RRP of their stand alone counterparts and both of them do far more. The dedicated players are really for AV enthusiasts
#16
The samsung blu-ray player was slammed in What Hi Fi mag,very little to recommend it unfortunately.Keep you £550 quid for another day would be my advice if you are seriously looking for a blu-ray player.

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