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Xbox 360 HD DVD PLAYER 39.99 @ Gamestation

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#1
how do you know any info

now discontinued everyhwhere so look for as cheap everywhere soon
[admin]#2
Added price/retailer to op
#3
i`m glad i took mine back to PC world and got a full refund now saying it was useless ( although it wasnt )
#4
New or pre-owned?
#5
good price but pointless due to the hd dvd being discontinued.
#6
I dont see it being pointless. Over 300movies on the format, still a few more to be released.

That means some bargain prices coming my way. Personally, i cant wait.
#7
lol £39.99 its not even worth £9.99 is it? now its gone the way of betamax, Bluray rules all by looks of things, might not be bad idea to buy a PS3 now when i see some good games on it i probably buy one for Bluray and games, but i got Xbox 360 for great games till PS3 drops again in price and gets good games and rumble joypad :)

Wont be long before we see Bluray drives for the Xbox 360?
#8
Hey, I made a bunch buying beta video recorders for a tenner each and selling them on ebay- most recent one (after a recon by me) sold for over £150. Betamax is way better than HD-DVD!
#9
i highly doubt you will see blu ray on xbox at all, but never say never. Using your logic that there are loads of movies out on HD DVD why not go buy a VCR player and get 1000s of them, i actually think they might actually still be producing them as opposed to the HD DVD. Do you reckon you can flog them as shiney frisbees?
#10
asl9791;1642974
i highly doubt you will see blu ray on xbox at all, but never say never. Using your logic that there are loads of movies out on HD DVD why not go buy a VCR player and get 1000s of them, i actually think they might actually still be producing them as opposed to the HD DVD. Do you reckon you can flog them as shiney frisbees?


Well personally I think Blu Ray is more than likely going to be on XBox and the reason tthat MS used HD-DVD as an add on was for such an event.

£39.99? Typical, I just bought a second hand XBox with HD-DVD player and valued the HD-DVD at £30 and the 2 films at a fiver when I was making my offer, ah well. Still, at least the HD-DVD will come in handy as a backup for those pesky laptops that need new drives worth about the same as the machine. Also I don't plan on buying a Blu Ray until they are MUCH cheaper -which may take a while seeing as unlike VHS v Betamax and it leaving us with either video or video and when DVD became a huge leap in technology, Blu Ray isn't the only format to choose from this time around and Blu Ray isn't a huge leap in technology. That means unless they get generous it will take longer for the price to come down because this time the masses aren't flocking to buy it ... though I may now sell this XBox and get a PS3.

Anyway, £40 squid isn't bad for what it does and people maybe thinking these will be cheaper in a few months, they maybe right but then again, maybe there won't be enough to go around, be interesting to see how many HD-DVD are available v bought XBoxes.
#11
Godzooky 1973

Wont be long before we see Bluray drives for the Xbox 360?


I can safely say there won't ever be a bluray drive for the 360. Ever! :thumbsup: However i'm sure the next Xbox will have Blu-Ray in (which is probably going to be out in 2 and a bit years time).
To all those people who say this is a cold deal.....why? There are 100's and 100's of HD-DVD's that will cost probably half of what Blu-Rays do in a few months time. Some of them are the latest and newest films to hit shelves. I'm sure the knock down HD-DVD's will more than cover the cost of the HD DVD player.
banned#12
camilesno1;1643176
I can safely say there won't ever be a bluray drive for the 360. Ever!


I think i can safely say you are wrong and that we will see one very soon.

Unless microsoft have already given up trying to compete with the PS3 that is. :whistling:
#13
you mean like PS3 giving up competing with the xbox....they are games machines 1st and foremost remember
#14
N20Y1D
I think i can safely say you are wrong and that we will see one very soon.

Unless microsoft have already given up trying to compete with the PS3 that is. :whistling:


I liitle birdie told me that will we be looking at 3-4 months for the deathray addon for the xbox.

Andy
banned#15
Havince;1643281
you mean like PS3 giving up competing with the xbox....

Not sure what you are getting at?
If microsoft didnt want to compete with the ps3 as a movie player then they would never have released the hd dvd add on or offered movie downloads.
#16
Any confirmation of this instore today???? Also pre owned, or new?
#17
Interestingly someone compared HD-DVD with Laserdisc (rather than betamax) which had a real cult following. The point really is that if you buy up a load of cheap HD-DVDs and a cheap player (like this one, which can also be used with a PC if needed, so no 360 required) you've very quickly got a source of good HD content.
Sure it won't be worth much in a couple of years but let's be honest, consumer electronics depreciates so fast these days you wouldn't expect to sell it. I've got PCs I bought for hundreds a few years ago that are worth zero now.

You can pick up HD-DVD films at about £5 right now, and only likely to get cheaper. Blu-Ray discs are not likely to be cheap in the coming months now the format war is over.

If MS do release a BR drive for the 360, who's going to buy the PS3 as a primarily games, secondarily media centre machine? Without getting into a flame war about this, the 360 has pretty much unarguably better games available and Live! which is hugely popular. PS3's main advantage is the inbuilt BR player (and runs quieter and has cheaper storage) and if MS can nullify that it might be game over for PS3...
#18
Confirmed £40 NEW
£35 Preowned.

Don't forget the 5 free HD-DVD mail offer ends today.

Great timing.
#19
Mail in offer ending today? Got a link for that chiptivo? Thought it was over in Jan in UK, and only extended in US?
£39.99 new in Waterlooville also, £29.99 2nd hand.
#20
hokers;1643998
Interestingly someone compared HD-DVD with Laserdisc (rather than betamax) which had a real cult following. The point really is that if you buy up a load of cheap HD-DVDs and a cheap player (like this one, which can also be used with a PC if needed, so no 360 required) you've very quickly got a source of good HD content.
Sure it won't be worth much in a couple of years but let's be honest, consumer electronics depreciates so fast these days you wouldn't expect to sell it. I've got PCs I bought for hundreds a few years ago that are worth zero now.

You can pick up HD-DVD films at about £5 right now, and only likely to get cheaper. Blu-Ray discs are not likely to be cheap in the coming months now the format war is over.

If MS do release a BR drive for the 360, who's going to buy the PS3 as a primarily games, secondarily media centre machine? Without getting into a flame war about this, the 360 has pretty much unarguably better games available and Live! which is hugely popular. PS3's main advantage is the inbuilt BR player (and runs quieter and has cheaper storage) and if MS can nullify that it might be game over for PS3...

If MS do release a BR drive it might well be overpriced given microsofts current accessory sales prices. Live! is good but as it's £30~ PA against free for the wii/ps3 a comparison there is a little unreasonable. The "unarguably better games" is fairly well contended - just look at pretty much every thread on here for a ps3/360/bluray/hddvd deal. One attractive point for the ps3 is the lower failure rate, though saying that I'v had one dodgy ps3 as well as 2 dodgy 360s.
#21
Im getting at your sarcasm that its a big deal blue ray has won as if microsoft have been defeated TOTALLY. I think you need to remember that the 360 kicks the sh1t ouuta the PS3 when it comes to games, simple as. Microsoft had the HD add on becoz if they didnt bother AT ALL there would have been endless abuse aimed at them, it was an add on becoz microsoft cared mostly on delivering games, and they have done just that
banned#22
Havince;1644301[COLOR=red
]1[/COLOR] Im getting at your sarcasm that its a big deal blue ray has won as if microsoft have been defeated TOTALLY. [COLOR=red]2[/COLOR] I think you need to remember that the 360 kicks the sh1t ouuta the PS3 when it comes to games, simple as. [COLOR=red]3[/COLOR] Microsoft had the HD add on becoz if they didnt bother AT ALL there would have been endless abuse aimed at them, it was an add on becoz microsoft cared mostly on delivering games, and they have done just that

1: It's HD-DVD that has been defeated TOTALLY.
2: Thats a matter of opinion, however if as you say "the 360 kicks the sh1t ouuta the PS3 when it comes to games, simple as" then can you explain why the PS3 sold 1 million units far faster than the 360?
3: Microsoft added the HD-DVD add on because the technology was not in place to be inbuilt when they decided to rush release the 360 (maybe the rushing is a major factor behind the RROD). A decision which will maybe become even more costly as developers find it harder and harder to squeeze things onto standard DVDs.
#23
N20Y1D
Not sure what you are getting at?
If microsoft didnt want to compete with the ps3 as a movie player then they would never have released the hd dvd add on or offered movie downloads.


HD-DVD was all about the licensing fees for MS. Put simply an HD-DVD win would mean that their codec vc-1 was the adopted codec for next gen downloads, which is what they really want.(why they paid paramount all that money to keep the war going)

They Own the HDi software which you have to license and the VC-1 codec which is the main one used on HD-DVD!

Hence I do not believe they will be willing to pay licence money to the BDA to use their competitor software (BD-Java) or encourage anyone to encode in anything other than VC-1 which they control.

hence all their effort will be trying to convince you that "Video Downloads" are the FUTURE!
#24
sounds like this is spiralling into a fanboy argument hahaha
[helper]#25
Yet another HDDVD thread completely messed up by the trolls and thread spoilers - congratulations N20Y1d.....
#26
N20Y1D;1644595
1: It's HD-DVD that has been defeated TOTALLY.
2: Thats a matter of opinion, however if as you say "the 360 kicks the sh1t ouuta the PS3 when it comes to games, simple as" then can you explain why the PS3 sold 1 million units far faster than the 360?
3: Microsoft added the HD-DVD add on because the technology was not in place to be inbuilt when they decided to rush release the 360 (maybe the rushing is a major factor behind the RROD). A decision which will maybe become even more costly as developers find it harder and harder to squeeze things onto standard DVDs.


Answers for you:

1 - Yep. Blu-Ray is the winner. Please pass go and collect £200. Feel free to have a party perhaps. Let your hair down. Let it all hang out. Then realise that the future of HD content is going to be digital downloads anyway, so Blu-Ray has won the first prize in the second place competition. Congratulations!

2 - Some weird logic there buddy. I fail to understand how the speed of sales of a console makes its games library superior. I suggest looking at the sales figures for games perhaps, (you'll find that good games tend to get bought by people, which then show up as...you guessed it...sales figures for games). Using your logic, I could claim that the band McFly are a quality band by simply suggesting that Sony are selling more mp3 players than Apple. Think before posting please...

In all seriousness though, it is widely acknowledged that the 360 has a far superior catalogue of games and an online gameplay service that empties its bladder from a great height all over both the PS3 and Wii counterparts. It may cost £30 a year (if you don't actually read and take advantage of the bargains posted on this website), but £2.50 a month is a small price to pay for such a great service.

The reason why the 360 is so far ahead in this respect is due to the fact that MS decided to concentrate on the 'games console' part of it's games console, (i.e. MS knew what market they were aiming for when they released the 360). This is the polar opposite of $ony's strategy who essentially used their established line of consoles (and their rabid fanboy owners), to shoehorn their Blu-Ray technology onto the general public, (who having only recently replaced their extensive VHS movie collections with DVDs showed an astonishing apathy towards both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray).

Then, by the time $ony were ready to release the PS3, they realised they'd spent far too much time and effort in trying to keep manufacturing costs down, they realised they'd built a system that is by all accounts an absolute pig to develop for, and that virtually no-one wanted to program any games for it. So it would appear that in $ony's rush to release their thinly veiled effort to secure a corner of the HD market, they took their eyes off the ball.

And even the mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of fanboys isn't masking the fact that they are a long way behind the 360, and even further behind the highly successful, (but ultimately gimmicky) Wii.

3. MS added the HD-DVD as an optional add-on as it realised that people want to play games on a games console and didn't want to pay for technology they are hardly likely to use. Being honest, how many people actually used their PS2s to play DVDs, (or for that matter, used their PS1 to play CDs)? I certainly didn't beyond the initial 24 hours post purchase, I used them as games consoles. And I didn't use my DVD player as a games console either.

However, MS did realise that there was a limited market for HD-DVD, rather than pushing the technology on its customers, it decided to add it as an option. That way, if people wanted it, they could buy it. I have a nice big HD telly, but so far, have not seen fit to buy into either of the HD camps. I have loads of DVDs that can be upscaled and I refuse to be rushed into piddling my money away on yet more technology that'll probably be superseded within a couple of years anyway. I'd rather continue to enjoy my time and money buying quality games for my quality Xbox 360.

DING ! Nurse, send in the next $ony fanboy please....
banned#27
ste333;1645415
Answers for you:

1 - Yep. Blu-Ray is the winner. Please pass go and collect £200. Feel free to have a party perhaps. Let your hair down. Let it all hang out. Then realise that the future of HD content is going to be digital downloads anyway, so Blu-Ray has won the first prize in the second place competition. Congratulations!

2 - Some weird logic there buddy. I fail to understand how the speed of sales of a console makes its games library superior. I suggest looking at the sales figures for games perhaps, (you'll find that good games tend to get bought by people, which then show up as...you guessed it...sales figures for games). Using your logic, I could claim that the band McFly are a quality band by simply suggesting that Sony are selling more mp3 players than Apple. Think before posting please...

In all seriousness though, it is widely acknowledged that the 360 has a far superior catalogue of games and an online gameplay service that empties its bladder from a great height all over both the PS3 and Wii counterparts. It may cost £30 a year (if you don't actually read and take advantage of the bargains posted on this website), but £2.50 a month is a small price to pay for such a great service.



Then, by the time $ony were ready to release the PS3, they realised they'd spent far too much time and effort in trying to keep manufacturing costs down, they realised they'd built a system that is by all accounts an absolute pig to develop for, and that virtually no-one wanted to program any games for it. So it would appear that in $ony's rush to release their thinly veiled effort to secure a corner of the HD market, they took their eyes off the ball.

And even the mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of fanboys isn't masking the fact that they are a long way behind the 360, and even further behind the highly successful, (but ultimately gimmicky) Wii.

3. MS added the HD-DVD as an optional add-on as it realised that people want to play games on a games console and didn't want to pay for technology they are hardly likely to use. Being honest, how many people actually used their PS2s to play DVDs, (or for that matter, used their PS1 to play CDs)? I certainly didn't beyond the initial 24 hours post purchase, I used them as games consoles. And I didn't use my DVD player as a games console either.

However, MS did realise that there was a limited market for HD-DVD, rather than pushing the technology on its customers, it decided to add it as an option. That way, if people wanted it, they could buy it. I have a nice big HD telly, but so far, have not seen fit to buy into either of the HD camps. I have loads of DVDs that can be upscaled and I refuse to be rushed into piddling my money away on yet more technology that'll probably be superseded within a couple of years anyway. I'd rather continue to enjoy my time and money buying quality games for my quality Xbox 360.

DING ! Nurse, send in the next $ony fanboy please....




1. Being first to market. Yes it was important to get out in front of Sony. But in doing so, they cut corners on quality and it came back to bite them. The red-ring of death was a marketing disaster, despite the better-late-than-never extended warranty. My job is Quality Assurance, and believe me, you never, EVER, cut corners in quality to make numbers or deadlines. You see it in games that are rushed to market without good quality testing, and you see it in the 360 launch systems.

2. No HD-DVD drive built in. This of course is the latest buzz - Sony is going to win the console war because blu-ray has won. When the cheapest blu-ray player also happens to play games, why not buy a PS3 instead of a blu-ray player? Microsoft could have thrown full support behind HD-DVD, and had HD-DVD won, the 360 could have been in the PS3's position. The consumers benefit by having a single format, but Microsoft ultimately loses.

3. Skimping on features. By putting out a system without a hard drive, they took a step backward by removing a feature that was innovative on the Xbox, and handcuffed game developers who could not plan for a hard drive. Lack of an HDMI port (initially) just gave Sony more ammo to trumpet PS3 features.

4. Backward compatibility issues. My hope was that the 360 would play my Xbox games and I could get rid of the big black box. But too many good Xbox games remain incompatible, making my hopes unlikely.

5. Played all their cards in '07. This holiday season was fantastic for 360 games. But they've seen two of the big exclusives released (Bioshock, Mass Effect). They've also played their trump card in Halo 3. I'm sure there are good games still coming (Too Human? Alan Wake? Mass Effect 2 & 3), but it seems hard to believe we'll see another year like '07 for games on the 360.

6. End of exclusives on the 360? Now that blu-ray has settled things, and if PS3 sales start rising, it will be hard for the 360 to retain exclusives. Developers will be looking at maximizing profits, which means not shutting yourself out of a rising market. It's not hard to imagine Bioshock, Too Human, and others heading for the PS3. Combined with the loss of in-house studios (like Bungie), exclusives on the 360 look less likely.

7. Price Advantage gone. PS3 has narrowed the gap in price to make it a non-issue. Microsoft has not responded. 'Nuff said.

So are the 360's best days behind it? the Wii has caught and passed the 360 despite being a year behind. The PS3 should start taking off soon. You'll never hear the phrase "foresight is 20-20", but the future of the 360 appears to have more questions than answers.
banned#28
gari189;1645385
Yet another HDDVD thread completely messed up by the trolls and thread spoilers - congratulations N20Y1d.....

If you could read my posts in this thread prior to your post and point out exactly what i have done wrong, that would be great.

Thanks.

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