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Toshiba HD-EP30 HDMI Upscaling DVD Player with HD DVD High Definition Playback (Includes 2 Free HD DVD Titles!) - £79.99 @play.com
Toshiba HD-EP30 HDMI Upscaling DVD Player with HD DVD High Definition Playback (Includes 2 Free HD DVD Titles!) - £79.99 @play.com

Toshiba HD-EP30 HDMI Upscaling DVD Player with HD DVD High Definition Playback (Includes 2 Free HD DVD Titles!) - £79.99 @play.com

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Ridiculous bargain, I thought I had a deal a few weeks back for 129.99! This is mental!!!

Dont forget your quidco!

Oh, and before anyone says it. Yes, HD DVD is dead! Long live HD DVD!!!!

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Good bargain... if you don't fancy any new titles on HD DVD as the format is officially dead since toshiba just announced they are no longer manufacturing any HD DVD equipment!

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What is mental is you, for buying into a dead format.

Still we did try and tell you.

yeah good for an upscaler but as above post

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Voted hot for two reasons:

1) For those that have already bought into HD-DVD and are after a second player as a backup or to attach to a TV in a bedroom / study etc this is a very nice price.

2) It's a very good DVD upscaler so for £80 you're getting two decent HD movies and a good DVD player. That compares well to standard players.

And, on a related topic, media prices will probably drop quite a bit as well in the next few weeks. Now if they drop the EP35 to similar levels I could get very tempted indeed...

i plan on getting one to replace my samsung upscaling dvd player. then i can pick up loads of cheap hd-dvds and wait for the price of blu-rays to come down a bit more. i dont fancy using my ps3 as my only dvd player. at this price its almost there, but not quite... voted hot.

I thought Toshiba refuted the claim that they were abondoning HD -DVD, however, they were reviewing their businesses.....good deal, bluray is still too bloomin' expensive.

Excellent price of a quality DVD upscaler, regardless of the other format it can play.

Announcing the withdrawal of the HD-DVD format, Atsutoshi Nishida, president and chief executive officer of Toshiba, said, "We carefully assessed the long-term impact of continuing the so-called 'next-generation format war', and concluded that a swift decision will best help the market develop .

Toshiba will begin cutting down shipments of its HD-DVD players and recorders, targeting closure of its HD-DVD business by the end of next month. Meanwhile, the company will continue to provide services to all owners of HD-DVD products. It said it is in the process of calculating the monetary impact of shutting down its HD-DVD business.

Consumers can now be more clear-headed than before, since practically all of the high-def format confusion has now ended.

As regards the downfall of HD-DVD, Toshiba had already slashed prices of its HD-DVD players in an effort to compete with Blu-ray. However, the tide truly turned against the company starting with the defection of Warner Bros to Blu-ray last month, and major US retailers the likes of Best Buy, Target, Netflix, and Wal-Mart choosing Blu-ray over HD-DVD.

A day before Toshiba's formal announcement today, Microsoft had said it does not expect sales of the Xbox 360 to suffer if Toshiba actually went ahead with its decision. Now that HD-DVD is officially dead, it remains to be seen how Microsoft will react.

oh well, still a good deal, glad I waited though, now just need to wait for either a really great deal and some good games on PS3, or blu ray players to get cheaper which shood happen if all the manufacturers chase the blu ray band wagon.

Agent_Silver;1602236

I thought Toshiba refuted the claim that they were abondoning HD -DVD, … I thought Toshiba refuted the claim that they were abondoning HD -DVD, however, they were reviewing their businesses.....good deal, bluray is still too bloomin' expensive.



They announced it this morning:

guardian.co.uk/med…ogy

Still a good deal though.

BOFH_UK;1602209

Voted hot for two reasons:1) For those that have already bought into … Voted hot for two reasons:1) For those that have already bought into HD-DVD and are after a second player as a backup or to attach to a TV in a bedroom / study etc this is a very nice price.2) It's a very good DVD upscaler so for £80 you're getting two decent HD movies and a good DVD player. That compares well to standard players.And, on a related topic, media prices will probably drop quite a bit as well in the next few weeks. Now if they drop the EP35 to similar levels I could get very tempted indeed...



Great point. Never thought of that. Anyone wanting a dvd player should look here. Although I agree that people should wait a bit longer for even better deals.

It going to be cheap because toshiba is going to stop making them

see cdfreaks.com/new…tml

Very good price.
Sad to see end of HD-DVD.
Bought the same set for 119.99 last month. but had good 7 hd-dvd movies thrown in.
-Some consolation-eh

I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the winning next gen format?:whistling:

they are some great upscalers on market for a lot less, iirc the philips one is around £50 or less, so your paying £30 for HD DVD which is a dead format now. so if u have £30 to burn then be my guest. but £80 for just an upscaler is not gd and voted cold

carleast;1602282

Great point. Never thought of that. Anyone wanting a dvd player should … Great point. Never thought of that. Anyone wanting a dvd player should look here. Although I agree that people should wait a bit longer for even better deals.



Thinking about it, doesn't this come with a HDMI cable in the box as well? So an upscaling DVD player with 2 HD movies and a HDMI lead for £80, that compares pretty well to standard DVD units doesn't it?

muckypup;1602293

I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the … I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the winning next gen format?:whistling:



You know that !!
It was only yesterday that Wal Mart announced that they would only be stocking Blu-ray in all their U.S stores !!

Kerching ! :thumbsup:

I'd wait for the price to drop a bit more before buying - if it drops to £50 its definitely worth buying even though Tosh are abandoning the format.

BARGAIN price for this little lot - HOT from me :thumbsup:

Voted hot as it'd still be a good dvd player and then theres the current hd-dvds out like transformers and bourne series id assume that likes of paramount and universal etc: will still release there films they have for release in coming months so still worthwhile at that price to buy imo

I have both formats already its pity everytime someone posts a decent price for a hd-dvd film or player you get same people just trying to cause arguments who obviously have a pretty boring life posting same comments on every hd-dvd offer :whistling:

I'll buy when the EP35 is £49.99.

In light of the Toshiba press release today, sorry had to vote this cold. Reason being, that DVD is locked to Region 2.

muckypup;1602293

I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the … I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the winning next gen format?:whistling:



More than Toshiba, clearly.

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Are there any region unlocks for any of the Toshiba HD DVD players?

Toshiba want these shoving up their rickers !

There must be some way we could get a refund ...trading standards etc :x

whatever happened to buying something that is not fit for purpose !

BOFH_UK;1602326

Thinking about it, doesn't this come with a HDMI cable in the box as … Thinking about it, doesn't this come with a HDMI cable in the box as well? So an upscaling DVD player with 2 HD movies and a HDMI lead for £80, that compares pretty well to standard DVD units doesn't it?


Not really as you could buy a Sony recorder which upscales for the same money!

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Oh my god, some people are mad. Toshiba are dumping their load as HD-DVD is now discontinued. You'd be nuts to buy this.

Yes its an alright up-scaler, but still its £80! Save yourself a few bucks and just buy a normal DVD player if u want an upscaler.

Waste of money, some cracking upscaling DVD players can be had for less than 50 quid. If you want a real good deal on HDDVD hardware and movies then keep checking ebay as they'll be a deluge on there soon.

muckypup;1602293

I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the … I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the winning next gen format?:whistling:



Bungs to who? The Queen?!

Voted cold, what's the point in buying dead technology?

nightshade;1602425

Toshiba want these shoving up their rickers !There must be some way we … Toshiba want these shoving up their rickers !There must be some way we could get a refund ...trading standards etc :xwhatever happened to buying something that is not fit for purpose !



not a hope in hell. its completely fit for purpose, plays hd dvds fine and upscales dvds. Unless it claims to play all future releases for the next 10 years, no problem. Anyone who bought one (or a blue-ray player) knew that they were gambling their money on a format that might not be around in 3 years time, and took the gamble anyway. I'm glad the battle is over (didn't have any preferences between the two) as it makes it easier for everyone to upgrade - my only thought is how long will it be till all movies are downloaded, legally, itunes-style?

muckypup;1602460

However,dont you think your opening gambit (post#3) was slightly … However,dont you think your opening gambit (post#3) was slightly childish?'What is mental is you, for buying into a dead format.'



Sort of true though is it not? People need to know at least. The retailers don't want people knowing until they shift their backstock, by which time people have wasted money.

This is unbelievably cold unless you already have 10+ HD DVDs and no player, but why would you buy the discs without a player?

If you're still holding off to buy into the officially victorious format, Blu Ray, why not get this DVD upscaler: argos.co.uk/web…001

Only £30, save yourself £50 by moving on!

well hddvd is no more so cheap old titles to come which is not a bad thing. Also as the was is now over there will no longer be a price war which means that the price of blue ray will either level off or actually go up (just my opinon)

th0r0n;1602473

Bungs to who? The Queen?! Voted cold, what's the point in buying dead … Bungs to who? The Queen?! Voted cold, what's the point in buying dead technology?


I am,but speculating,'tis all.

I doubt the Queen has much to do with this(she has enough to cope with on the Diana front!),however there may be some Hollywood studio bosses with a nice fat wedge of something green!;-)

Voted hot, maybe blu-ray have won the day but I find it odd that so many people seem to take such personal satisfaction like they have achieved something by the demise of HD. Sad little people with nothing better to do then woop with joy about something they had no control over, i'd suggest getting out more and but your probably more interested in commenting on the next global brand warfare like Coke v Pepsi or Persil v Arial. I've never commented on the HD v blu-ray thing but the sheer speed that the blu-ray knumbsculls seem to pick up on any HD postings and trample all over it with the same old garbage just makes me despise the blu-ray format and before any blu-ray idiot starts ranting i've been burned and am bitter & twisted, i own both formats, I personally preferred the HD format to blu-ray and have grown to dislike blu-ray.

If the price drops further, will get one for the upscaling of dvd and very cheap HD DVDs. Save using PS3 laser.

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Nice, going to buy one, with prices like these im sure HD DVD will win the format war

Still hot deal.

This is a very hot deal.
So what if bluray has won the war. There are over 500+ movies on HD and some are not out on bluray.
I have one of these and the quality is superb. I will keep buying HD movies until I cant get anymore. No point paying more for a bluray movie which is the same on HD.
Both formats are good, shame one had to LOSE.

I wouldnt bother. Toshiba announced they are ceasing production of HD-DVD players next month to focus on other area's. looks as though blueray is in front...

muckypup;1602293

I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the … I wonder how much Sony has paid in 'bungs' to ensure blu-ray is the winning next gen format?:whistling:


Anyone who bought a PS3 was in effect given a bung to buy a BR player..........

What would be nice in this thread is some constructive feedback about the player instead of the usual petty arguments that HDDVD is dead.
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