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Toshiba HD-EP30 - HD DVD Player - With 1080P + 2 HD Films - Was £264.99 Now £79.99 Delivered @ Co-op Electrical
Toshiba HD-EP30 - HD DVD Player - With 1080P + 2 HD Films - Was £264.99 Now £79.99 Delivered @ Co-op Electrical

Toshiba HD-EP30 - HD DVD Player - With 1080P + 2 HD Films - Was £264.99 Now £79.99 Delivered @ Co-op Electrical

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Another chance to get one of these players at a reasonable price, elsewhere are asking REAL silly money!

Video Specifications
HD DVD resolution: 720p/1080i/1080p
DVD Up-scaling to 720p/1080i/1080p
24 Frames Per Second

Audio Specifications
Dolby Digital audio decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby True HD
DTS-HD (core)

Connections
Analogue 2 channel audio
Optical audio
Component video output
Composite video
Ethernet
S-video
1xHDMI output
USB

Compatibility
Compatible Discs: CD audio, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD ROM, DVD-RW, DVD Video, HD DVD

82 Comments

Original Poster

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Anyone else thinking Betamax.....??? buying a xbox HD drive for £10 is one thing but dumping £80 on a dead technology just seems crazy!!!

Nick

i'd rather buy a dead cat.......

Excellent machine, picked one up from ibood a while ago (with 9 HD films!)

Fantastic bargain, can't find them cheaper anywhere else. Makes for a great upscaler too!

Voted hot....fantastic player at a great price

i'd rather buy a dead cat.......



Still, you'd hate to waste an opportunity of boosting your post count.

Can whoever is voting cold poccibly find a link to this product cheaper, I thought this forum was to find items as cheap as possible, not decide which format they want to support.

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Revolter;2560145

Still, you'd hate to waste an opportunity of boosting your post count.



so true , so many people on here post pointless replies just to boost there post counts :thumbsup: you got it spot on

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bianco;2560150

CI thought this forum was to find items as cheap as possible, not decide … CI thought this forum was to find items as cheap as possible, not decide which format they want to support.



Whatever gave you that idea
I thought it was for fans of opposing formats to automatically vote cold on the other format?
It's also for Freeview fans to automatically vote cold on Sky deals, for Sky fans to vote cold on Freeview/Freesat deals.
And for PS3 fans to vote 360 deals cold...
You see where I'm going with this?
It seems this forum is no longer about the deal, and has turned into more of a review site.

its great for those who want and dont want to pay a premium. with HMV selling hd-dvds for £2.99 its come at a great time. i missed all the cheap deals before so this is great now. Buy new here or 2nd hand on ebay for more.

heat

Good price and great machine but I do agree with the comment from ngard81.

Under £20 for a player is a bargain but £80, although a good price, is a little on the steep side for an obsolete format.

My HD-dvd collection is building up nicely thanks to the HMV post earlier.

Keep it up guys.

Some people really don't appreciate a bargain spot when they see one. People voting cold are being ignorant. These players are almost not available anywhere else at any price.

At £80 quid, it's what it was selling for when Toshiba announced it's withdrawal from the market and Amazon and Play and others decided to flood the market. The reason there was a scramble for them and they sold out so quickly is because they are brilliant products in terms of an upscaling DVD player, even if the HD-DVD technology is now dead. However, there are over a hundred HD-DVD discs out there at a bargain price of £2.99 or so. I was told by a very reputable audio-visual techie, that this players capability as an upscaling DVD player is on par or better than a £600 Denon DVD player. Although, it the time he selling them for £200, he advised me to get this player from Amazon (£80), because of the fantastic value. He said I wouldn't regret it and I haven't.

Bearing in mind Toshiba is still supporting this player by providing regular Firmware upgrade, I think this is fantastic value. All you coldies need to get a life.

Rep and Heat added

ngard81;2560103

Anyone else thinking Betamax.....??? buying a xbox HD drive for £10 is … Anyone else thinking Betamax.....??? buying a xbox HD drive for £10 is one thing but dumping £80 on a dead technology just seems crazy!!!Nick



Was Betamax High Definition as well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think you will find the smart people are getting HD DVD's for £3 and really laughing at the Blu Ray fan boys :-D

I voted fish cos i can.

ngard81;2560103

Anyone else thinking Betamax.....??? buying a xbox HD drive for £10 is … Anyone else thinking Betamax.....??? buying a xbox HD drive for £10 is one thing but dumping £80 on a dead technology just seems crazy!!!Nick



You must have a great Betamax machine to display 1080p. Obviously you must enjoy paying 4 times more for the Blu-Ray equivalents for the same movie. Get a life and stick to the Blu ray forums and stop comparing to Betamax. Just buy 10 films and you eill have saved yhr £80 for the player. Good price and a cheap way to get into HD movies which are REGION free so all available films will play and there are lots out there if you include the ones from the American Markets. Voted Hot

I thought I seen this selling a while ago (just after the "war" was over) and they were going for about £59.99 (somewhere was less,can't remember) if I'm right,with 5 or 9 free films,at a couple of places..? £80 and 2 films is not a bargain or hot on something that was less money with more freebies months ago...imho

HD-DVD is a dead technology now, sure you can pick up some titles for a few quid...but it's still dead! But, it could be good as an upscaling player for your DVD collection. So, is this machine multi-region?

...if it's not then this is pretty overpriced IMHO ;-)

All gone!

rehydrated;2560248

I thought I seen this selling a while ago (just after the "war" was over) … I thought I seen this selling a while ago (just after the "war" was over) and they were going for about £59.99 (somewhere was less,can't remember) if I'm right,with 5 or 9 free films,at a couple of places..? £80 and 2 films is not a bargain or hot on something that was less money with more freebies months ago...imho



That was a while ago and could apply to many things, to vote on what an item sold for in the past would man to vote cold for the majority of deals on this site as i am sure at some time they were even cheaper. I can remember people votin PS3 60GB hot at £429.99 even after the retail price had dropped to £349.99 because they wern't widely available anymore.

satan666wayne;2560245

I voted cold cos i can.



Good for you i hope you never post a deal then as i could see it go freezing

rehydrated;2560248

I thought I seen this selling a while ago (just after the "war" was over) … I thought I seen this selling a while ago (just after the "war" was over) and they were going for about £59.99 (somewhere was less,can't remember) if I'm right,with 5 or 9 free films,at a couple of places..? £80 and 2 films is not a bargain or hot on something that was less money with more freebies months ago...imho



They were £50 for a few days with TWO films, not five or seven or nine. They sold like hot cakes and sold out pretty much everywhere, even when the price was put back upto £80 with TWO films. The seven films deals was only available when the player was selling for £150-£180.

The standard package is with two films (the other five were by redemption for a VERY LIMITED period only). The reason this player sell out anytime someone sells at £80, is becuae IT IS such a bargain.

Do your research before spouting off.

satan666wayne;2560245

I voted cold cos i can.



That's the spirit of the forum, keep it up. :roll: Never mind about someone actually benefiting from this post.

cheers whizzkid just got one as a spare , cost me about the price of four blu ray discs :thumbsup:
Now I can watch my HD DVD collection for years :-D
wouldnt like to think what it would have cost me for about 150 blu ray discs :-D

satan666wayne;2560245

I voted cold cos i can.



Idiotic posts such as this only serve to hinder the membership.
If you don't want to aid folk in finding decent deals there's a logout button.

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springbrucesteen;2560229

I think you will find the smart people are getting HD DVD's for £3 and … I think you will find the smart people are getting HD DVD's for £3 and really laughing at the Blu Ray fan boys :-D



Well, a Xbox360 player for £29.99 (yes, I missed out on the £15 deals), and 50 discs costing anywhere between £2.99 & £9.99, plus four box sets (each not much more than a single Blu-ray disc).
Yes it is a dead format, but because it's a HD format, and so many discs are still available (and at about 1/4 of the price of Blu-ray discs), you can get a 100 disc collection, and a player for less than £500, and because it's a current picture format (with most people still not even having an HDTV) it'll last for years.
Try getting a new Blu-ray player, and 100 new discs for much less than £1500.

I am indeed laughing.
I will, of course, be buying a Blu-ray player (or the new 80GB Ps3 when it's out in August), because although having a couple of hundred HD-DVDs available, there aren't going to be many more releases, so I'll end up with both formats.

Great deal, when I consider I have bought 2 Xbox 360 HD drives, one for my 360 and one for my pc and then a Toshiba EP30 on clearance with 2 HD DVDS on clearance from Comet for 50 quid and now have 30 HD DVDs in total all for about 220 quid.

Yes it is a dead format, but its still High Def the same as Blu ray, for FILM fans rather than format fans this is a bargain, yes it was available cheaper but now they are getting rare and there are so many fire sales going on with HD DVD titles they are in high demand.

Getting classic films in HD that won't be seen at these prices on Blu Ray for a good while if at all, some of these films may never even get a Blu Ray release.

Some of us like films in high definition regardless, not formats...same way as some of us are not Sony fanboy and buy whatever offers us what we want, at the price we like.

Hot deal end of story.

Banned

Good deal. It can still play dvds, so is not an obsolete format as Blu-Ray will never takeover from that, plus it gives you access to a wide range of extremely cheap HDDVD's that are cheaper than their dvd counterparts and for the most part aren't yet available on blu-ray and certainly not at that price. If you don't want it then fine but don't compare it to blu-ray which is twice as much and the movies are alot more expensive.

Anybody know what the two free films were :-D

If you're a curator of a failed technology museum then it's a great addition to a Sinclair C5 and Betamax player and such like.

HD DVD is in a lot of top ten all time technology flops lists.

springbrucesteen;2560421

Anybody know what the two free films were :-D



Bourne Supremacy and 300.

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wii expert;2560108

i'd rather buy a dead cat.......



Look guys, you ain't telling us nothing we don't already know. Next you'll be telling us the Titanic has sunk!

There are plenty of HD DVD supporters out there, myself included (I got two that I bought for a £40 each) and you'll always get the Bluray Vs. HD DVD battlers on here. I also have a Bluray player but my film count is 120 HD to around 45 Blueray, and this is solely because of the ultra cheap HD offers.

It's a matter of personal choice but when you can buy a HD film for the less than it's equivelant in SD then it's gotta be a good deal. Coments like yours don't contribute to the reason for voting cold, at least give a proper reason why.

As it stands it does look like you and other relative newcomers are just trying to up your post count I'm afraid.

great machine even if u only use it for the region free upscaling but i bought it for 79 pounds a year ago with 9 hd dvds

but still a good deal

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wii expert;2560108

i'd rather buy a dead cat.......



Well I can honestly say, I've had a dead cat, and HD-DVD is far more useful.
I couldn't find a way to get 50 high-def films (each costing between £2.99 & £10) to play back, with a picture quality equal to that of Blu-ray (and with the latest HD sound formats), using my dead cat.

RedOnRed;2560442

If you're a curator of a failed technology museum then it's a great … If you're a curator of a failed technology museum then it's a great addition to a Sinclair C5 and Betamax player and such like. HD DVD is in a lot of top ten all time technology flops lists.



Some people just dont get it :roll:

Pops_is_here;2560209

It seems this forum is no longer about the deal, and has turned into more … It seems this forum is no longer about the deal, and has turned into more of a review site.



Very true. In fact i don't even look at the heat of anything any more, i just hit the 'new' button and look for myself.

Too many people voting things cold because they don't want it/like it, and too many voting hot for stupid deals which are the same price/dearer than others posted.

To be honest, while i respect people's opinions and experience, i don't listen to the fanboys amongst us i just make my own mind up.

Remember it's hotukDEALS people, not hotukFANBOYREVIEWS/HATERSVOTECOLD

Well, all I can say is, regardless of the HD-DVD debate, the upscaling alone on this thing has blown me away... it has been the best picture on an ordinary dvd I have ever seen!!!! (and I have had over 50 dvd players in my time ranging from the cheapies to £500 Sonys and Pioneers). I have one already and am looking for a (cheap) second to go upstairs.

I'd buy one if I hadn't recently bought a hd player for a computer.

Following some folks logic I have 11 perfectly good computers to throw away cos the cores have been superceded by 45nm :roll:

I did a quick a tally of my hd-dvd purchases:

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD-DVD Player + Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive + 35 films = £227.83

Although the HD-EP30 was £50 at the time, most of the movies can be picked up at the cheaper price of £2.99 / £3.99 now.

Comparing that with Blu-ray: Player around £200, movies mostly £12.99-£17.99. So I would rate this deal as hot.

Regarding the argument about buying into obsolete technology, if you pick up a Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive you can always ]rip the HD-DVD data (to your device of choice) in future, thereby negating the need to buy again on Blu-ray.
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