HD DVD Toshiba EP-30 now  £149.99 with 7 Free HD DVD Discs
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HD DVD Toshiba EP-30 now £149.99 with 7 Free HD DVD Discs

£149.99
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Found 18th Jan 2008Made hot 18th Jan 2008
Finally the US price cuts have started to be mirrored over here!

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HD DVD might be short lived due to only 2 studio supporting them. Check this funny video out:
maxconsole.net/?mo…276

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in reality with the amount of hd dvd players sold over xmas i wouldnt be suprised if more sudios went back yo hd dvd

Video is hilarious, i didn't realise HD-DVD were in such a mess.

Great thanks very much, just bought one. Worth noting thought that the free dvd offer is only on for dvd players bought before 31 january 2008 so if your getting it for the free dvds, buy it before then!

This is the standard price for these. Toshiba changed the prices yesterday.

gverschoor;1470606

This is the standard price for these. Toshiba changed the prices … This is the standard price for these. Toshiba changed the prices yesterday.




Well i did a quick search and cant find it cheaper anywhere. Play.com still have it for £189.99

voyager7

Finally the US price cuts have started to be mirrored over here!



Which model is this equivalent to in the US? I see the HD-A30 on Amazon.com for $170 (£85) and the HD-A35 for $270 (£135). If it's equivalent to the HD-A35 then it almost "mirrors" the price I guess, but if it's equivalent to the HD-A30 then it's nowhere near!

asusboy;1470532

HD DVD might be short lived due to only 2 studio supporting them. Check … HD DVD might be short lived due to only 2 studio supporting them. Check this funny video out:http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=24276




Great vid - I picked HD-DVD though:thinking:

It's my belief that the HD DVD players will get cheaper & cheaper quite quickly, I also believe they will be getting some lesser branded Chinese players at 'bargain' prices to ensure the system takes off even faster. They've ploughed too much money into the system to let Blu-ray take over. This in turn will see the Movie makers support the system as more people demand movies for the HD DVD system. Blu-ray on the other hand has badly let down there earlier customers with players that are not upgradeable, something those customers will remember.

charlie12;1470618

Which model is this equivalent to in the US? I see the HD-A30 on … Which model is this equivalent to in the US? I see the HD-A30 on Amazon.com for $170 (£85) and the HD-A35 for $270 (£135). If it's equivalent to the HD-A35 then it almost "mirrors" the price I guess, but if it's equivalent to the HD-A30 then it's nowhere near!



HD-A30

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HOTPOT;1470637

It's my belief that the HD DVD players will get cheaper & cheaper quite … It's my belief that the HD DVD players will get cheaper & cheaper quite quickly, I also believe they will be getting some lesser branded Chinese players at 'bargain' prices to ensure the system takes off even faster. They've ploughed too much money into the system to let Blu-ray take over. This in turn will see the Movie makers support the system as more people demand movies for the HD DVD system. Blu-ray on the other hand has badly let down there earlier customers with players that are not upgradeable, something those customers will remember.



You sound like you know what you are talking about..... haha dear me.

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best thing is that china and japan the hd dvd format won
and since the hd dvds are region free there will never be a shortage

crispwarez;1470680

best thing is that china and japan the hd dvd format wonand since the hd … best thing is that china and japan the hd dvd format wonand since the hd dvds are region free there will never be a shortage



????
hd dvd won in japan. :?

are you joking. its their worst region????
its more than 80% to bluray

Great deal, especially with 7 free HD-DVDs.

HD-DVD players are outselling Blu-Ray standalone players by quite a margin, although Blu-Ray disks sell more due to all the PS3s out there.

Almost all of the Blu-Ray standalone players cannot be upgraded to access additional features on future Blu-Ray disks - you'd have to be daft to buy a BR player unless it was a PS3.

I think I will stick with the cheaper, more functional and region-free HD-DVD format.

Banned

crispwarez;1470680

best thing is that china and japan the hd dvd format wonand since the hd … best thing is that china and japan the hd dvd format wonand since the hd dvds are region free there will never be a shortage



Heres another, haha where do you get your facts from you people.
Blu-ray titles outsold HD DVD in the United States every single week of the year, according to HMR. And Blu-ray editions of titles released on both formats consistently outsold their HD DVD counterparts by significant margins. Sales of the Blu-ray edition of "300," the bestselling high-definition title to date, have outpaced sales of the HD DVD version by 2-to-1.
According to the European based market research firm, GfK media control – OCC, high-definition movie title sales in Europe were nearly 3-to-1 in favor of Blu-ray. [COLOR=red]And in Japan the margin was an overwhelming 14-to-1.[/COLOR]
Sales of high-definition playback devices were even stronger in Blu-ray's favor – more than 3 -to-1 in the United States, 10-to-1 in Europe [COLOR=red]and more than 100-to-1 in Japan.[/COLOR]
The strong consumer preference for Blu-ray was cited by Warner Bros. as the principle reason for their January 4th decision to publish solely on Blu-ray Disc beginning in May of 2008.

crispwarez;1470559

in reality with the amount of hd dvd players sold over xmas i wouldnt be … in reality with the amount of hd dvd players sold over xmas i wouldnt be suprised if more sudios went back yo hd dvd



I don't think so as the blu-ray studio signed exculsive contracts. More Blu-ray movies are sold 2:1 and to 10 title are actually blu-ray titles. HD-DVD looking very gloom even Steve Jobs commented that HD-DVD lost the war during the Keynote, not sure if it was a good ideai for him to say that though :whistling:

Toshiba actually selling these around £70 with 7 free movies in the U.S, which is virtually giving away the player free lol. They are very desperate, as I wouldn't be suprise the other remaing 2 Studio switch to blu-ray by end of this year.

I can hear the fanbois coming...........oh wait, I think they're already here!

Squiffy;1470712

Great deal, especially with 7 free HD-DVDs.HD-DVD players are outselling … Great deal, especially with 7 free HD-DVDs.HD-DVD players are outselling Blu-Ray standalone players by quite a margin, although Blu-Ray disks sell more due to all the PS3s out there. Almost all of the Blu-Ray standalone players cannot be upgraded to access additional features on future Blu-Ray disks - you'd have to be daft to buy a BR player unless it was a PS3.I think I will stick with the cheaper, more functional and region-free HD-DVD format.



Which is why 85% is actually PS3 which people use to play Blu-ray movies. When HD-DVD dies you be stuck with what you have like the MINIDISC back in the days

pakichan;1470727

I can hear the fanbois coming...........oh wait, I think they're already … I can hear the fanbois coming...........oh wait, I think they're already here!



I see you:-D

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johnnewhouse;1470693

????hd dvd won in japan. :?are you joking. its their worst region????its … ????hd dvd won in japan. :?are you joking. its their worst region????its more than 80% to bluray



maybe it was just china then

i cant quiet remember lol

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from what I have heard hd-dvd players will have a big drop in price soon as a way of coping with studios dropping them. there going to reduce the price to try and win the market that way.

asusboy;1470532

HD DVD might be short lived due to only 2 studio supporting them. Check … HD DVD might be short lived due to only 2 studio supporting them. Check this funny video out:http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=24276



Very funny! I got my EP-30 in December and will just have to see what happens in the end with HD-DVD, although I'd agree from here it does look like it's at the ****-end of the battle

Sapa;1470769

from what I have heard hd-dvd players will have a big drop in price soon … from what I have heard hd-dvd players will have a big drop in price soon as a way of coping with studios dropping them. there going to reduce the price to try and win the market that way.



See here: ]http//ww…ng/

Clearing out stock while they can lol

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Bargain!

7 HD DVDs approx £15 each equals £105 meaning you get a quality upscaling DVD player with HD DVD compatibility for £45!

Now if only I had an HD TV

asusboy;1470742

Which is why 85% is actually PS3 which people use to play Blu-ray movies. … Which is why 85% is actually PS3 which people use to play Blu-ray movies. When HD-DVD dies you be stuck with what you have like the MINIDISC back in the days




Oh yeah, thats right ......... that'll be the SONY minidisk!!


I do hate fanboys.

Personally, if anybody wins I would prefer it to be HD-DVD purely because of the lack of region coding! I'm still not buying into either until the price of players than can play both are at a reasonable price.

It is still an awesome upscaling DVD player though!

When you look at the US price these really needed to go down to £100 not £150. The HD format war is not won. For £100 you would get a great SD DVD upscaling player with HD DVD thrown in. I personally have Blu Ray and would have got HD DVD for £100 but £150 makes me think twice. HD sales are so insignificant at present compared to SD DVD neither side can really claim and victory.

I would expect this to found cheaper in some places soon but time is running out on the 5 Free mail in HD DVDs unless they extend it like they have in the US.

Not sure whether it will make a difference this time or not but it is worth noting that the porn industry has supposedly chosen HDDVD over Bluray and the last time this happened was supposedly the deciding factor in the VHS Betamax battle! Probably won't make much of a difference this time though.

I think you'd have to be potty to buy either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray at the moment. We're still in the "early adopter" stage where problems are ironed out (like who's going to win this format war). I'm leaving it for 6 months, maybe a year, so I won't have to risk having a pile of films in the 'wrong' format. By then the players will be about £30 too. Which is nice.

Papa Lazarou;1470835

Not sure whether it will make a difference this time or not but it is … Not sure whether it will make a difference this time or not but it is worth noting that the porn industry has supposedly chosen HDDVD over Bluray and the last time this happened was supposedly the deciding factor in the VHS Betamax battle! Probably won't make much of a difference this time though.


Does anyone actually buy porn any more?

peteivy;1470821

Oh yeah, thats right ......... that'll be the SONY minidisk!! … Oh yeah, thats right ......... that'll be the SONY minidisk!! :whistling:I do hate fanboys. Personally, if anybody wins I would prefer it to be HD-DVD purely because of the lack of region coding! I'm still not buying into either until the price of players than can play both are at a reasonable price.



You can't be a fanboy to own all 3 systems:thumbsup: Just stating the facts.
I prefer both to die out so we can have digital downloads :whistling:

Im sorry, but as far as deals go then this is a belter. £150 for an excellent HD DVD player with 7 movies!

I find it hard to beat that.

And if HD DVD loosed the war in a year then you still have an far superior upscaling DVD player too boot. And there are plenty of back catalogue films on HD DVD to get.

Oh yeah, and sony minidisk players can now be found in the PSP so they did find some use for it!

danjaq2005;1470823

It is still an awesome upscaling DVD player though!



Yes i agree. Just read the reviews on play.com about it. 44 reviews all saying itsa great buy and some of them paid £208 for it. Its still at £189.99 on play so its got to be a bargain with the fantastic reviews, free dvds and £149 price tag:thumbsup:

Papa Lazarou;1470835

Not sure whether it will make a difference this time or not but it is … Not sure whether it will make a difference this time or not but it is worth noting that the porn industry has supposedly chosen HDDVD over Bluray and the last time this happened was supposedly the deciding factor in the VHS Betamax battle! Probably won't make much of a difference this time though.



Wrong! Porn industry support both at this moment, but by end of the this year they going to Blu-ray ONLY.

My advise is to stay well away. Overpriced and most likely to be defunct in a few months. No point buying it if theres no films.

Win win to blu-ray

Bill Gates has said he will move to Blu-Ray if needed

I dont know what the fuss about region coding is, Movietyme currently have 192 region free Blu-Rays...
]CLICK ME

onion;1470843

Does anyone actually buy porn any more?



Which is why it won't make much of a difference, with video it was something new and people could actually watch it at home for the first time.

madturbs;1470847

Im sorry, but as far as deals go then this is a belter. £150 for an … Im sorry, but as far as deals go then this is a belter. £150 for an excellent HD DVD player with 7 movies!I find it hard to beat that.And if HD DVD loosed the war in a year then you still have an far superior upscaling DVD player too boot. And there are plenty of back catalogue films on HD DVD to get.



True, but from only 2 studio:thumbsup:

N20Y1D;1470713

Heres another, haha where do you get your facts from you people. Blu-ray … Heres another, haha where do you get your facts from you people. Blu-ray titles outsold HD DVD in the United States every single week of the year, according to HMR. And Blu-ray editions of titles released on both formats consistently outsold their HD DVD counterparts by significant margins.



Both were dwarfed by regular DVD though, and as has been mentioned the EP30 is an excellent upscaler for DVD. With combined sales so tiny compared to regular DVD, it is way too early for anyone to call the war over.

Also worth pointing out that it isn't all going Blu-Rays way for disk sales. Planet Earth has sold more on HD-DVD than Blu-Ray.
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