Wal-Mart In-Store Special (Starting Friday!) - Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player for $98

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  1. Iria

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    Source: Tech-Ex
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    This Friday, Wal-Mart has a sort of "early Black Friday." And if you want one of the remaining Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD players, you can get it for the bargain basement price of $98.87. Despite the fact that the A2 has been replaced by the A3, firmware upgrades will keep it current. As the ad says, while supplies last.
     
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    Going there tomorrow.. so we'll see if this is the case up here too.
     
  3. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i give it 15 days that it'll work.

    any, ANY walmart DVD player under 40 bucks, or HD-DVD player i'd suspect under 100 bucks never has lasted any length of time....

    hunks of garbage....
     
  4. Pluvious

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    Wasn't that player $500 when it first came out?.. now down to $198 on closeout due to the A3?.. I think $98 is a pretty good deal actually. I'm pretty tempted at this price. The only HD movie I would buy would be the upcoming Bladerunner Ultimate package this Dec. The rest of the movies I'll rent from Netflix. I've been pretty sour on HD-DVD due to the cost of the movies.. but if I just get one to rent them $98 seems doable.
     
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    not even $10 bucks more for the HD version.. i think that's reasonable..
     
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    Theres a reason it's cheap like this.. there has to be..... even if a newer model is availble, usually something like this doesn't drop that significantly without a DAMN good reason.....

    It's no different then the other shotty poor quality garbage walmart buys up.

    Sure you'll get lucky, but quite often, it's far and few between...


    i betcha walmart didn't pay 30 bucks for that sucker.
     
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    My bet is Walmart is trying to get some early Black Friday sales before the other stores do the same thing. I assume the A2 is going to be that cheap everywhere. They are just breaking the sale out early. Man you are cynical Judas..
     
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    i've very good reason for being cynical of walmart....

    it's a horrible place....
     
  10. Raptor

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    It's a good product for a incredible price. I got mine from Amazon for $239.00 and was extremely happy with the player. Doubtful there will be any left at noon tomorrow. Who cares who you buy it from if the box is sealed :rolleyes:
     
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    They are probably just clearing out stock. Hmm...either this or the A3 @ Sears for $169???
     
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    So, no one minds that it can't do 1080p?
     
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    If the TV you're using it on doesn't support it...hmm no.
     
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    My local WM sold their 19 units in about 3 mins. I lose. :(
     
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    I bought one, you can't beat that price and FYI: bestbuy and others are doing it too....
     
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    However, I can't seem to find one up here. Seems to be a US only drop.
     
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    I never set my foot at Walmart.
     
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    I have this player too - also bought it through Amazon for $230. So far it's been excellent paired with my CRT rear projection 1080i television (early adopter). 1080p does me no good. As far as the movies, I've been finding them for about $19.95 - certainly more than standard DVD, but not that much more.

    Even so, I have to agree that most of the sub $80 stuff that walmart sells isn't very good...this player is an exception because Toshiba is pushing the format hard. Some people say they are aggressive, while other say they are desperate.
     
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    Damn missed out, but I was traveling for work. Oh well..
     

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