Any Chance Of $100 HDDVD On BF?

Just wondering if anyone thinks there might be a repeat of Wal Marts sub $100 price on an HDDVD player this Friday. I missed the sale a few weeks ago but was thinking it would be a good BF item.

The best I’ve seen so far is Best Buy’s $199 A3.

Sears will have the Toshiba HD-A3 for $169 on BF…

I jumped on the BestBuy $199 deal a couple of weeks ago since it came with 3 free choice HD-DVD movies on top of the 2 ITB and 5 Mail-In… I used a 10% off coupon and got the unit for $179 + tax…

$10 more but I got additional 3 movies with it…

Your best bet might be to get the A3 from BB since you have until the end of January 2008 to return it, should you find a better price elsewhere from now till then… Dont forget to use the 10% off coupon…

I doubt that you see another $100 HD-DVD player any time soon unless Toshiba releases a 4th generation HD-DVD player and go to sell off the A3 like they did with the A2…

No idea. However, I did notice that Wal-Mart and Circuit City BOTH still have the A2 and the supposed reason for them doing that crazy sale was to get rid of the older model and move in the A3. So it is possible that either of those stores will try another crazy deal to finish moving the A2s. BestBuy has already cleared out of it’s A2 models though.

Just noticed that hhgregg.comwill have the A3 for $149.97 on Black Friday

Thats not a bad deal since you still get 7 movies (2 ITB and 5 Mail-In)…

Amazon has the A3 for $199 with an addtional 3 HD-DVD’s (pick from a list on there site)…
FREE shipping and no TAX…

[quote=Hypnosis4U2NV;1934531]Amazon has the A3 for $199 with an addtional 3 HD-DVD’s (pick from a list on there site)…
FREE shipping and no TAX…[/quote]Yap, I just posted in the new CDFreaks High Definition forum:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f142/199-toshiba-hd-a3-hd-dvd-player-10-free-hd-dvd-movies-amazon-232189/

Blu-Ray gives out 10 Free Blu-Ray Movies Instantly + 5 MIR this starting this Sunday at Wal-Mart for buying a PS3 80GB Version, hope thats an alternative for some of you guys Starts on 11/24 and ends on 11/25 at 11:59PM

Thanks! I ordered the A3 from Amazon. Got the 5 free included in the order, and will send in for the other 5 free with the coupon. That basically makes the player free after adding up the cost of the 10 discs!

Only thing is this player cant pass Dolby True HD audio to my Onkyo, but my original question was for a $100 HDDVD player anyway.

Next player will probably do it though. Now to search for HD porn!

so can this dvd player actually put out 5.1 by chance ?? i will pay the $200 for it if it can. that is the main thing i am worried about in way. thanks.

[QUOTE=ghetocowboy;1934598]Blu-Ray gives out 10 Free Blu-Ray Movies Instantly + 5 MIR this starting this Sunday at Wal-Mart for buying a PS3 80GB Version, hope thats an alternative for some of you guys Starts on 11/24 and ends on 11/25 at 11:59PM[/QUOTE]
WOW! Time for another one.

[QUOTE=leebo;1934624]
Only thing is this player cant pass Dolby True HD audio to my Onkyo, but my original question was for a $100 HDDVD player anyway.

Next player will probably do it though. Now to search for HD porn![/QUOTE]

Yes it can, if your receiver can handle multichannel PCM.

[quote=Cavalyr;1934649]so can this dvd player actually put out 5.1 by chance ?? i will pay the $200 for it if it can. that is the main thing i am worried about in way. thanks.[/quote]There’s a digital audio output (optical) and HDMI, the latter of which carries up to 7.1. I suspect the optical out does as well.

Here’s Toshiba’s spec sheet.

from what some people in here have said, i take the worst thing about this player is its spinup time and some issues with Transformers movie?? tempting to get it…

and without starting something, can you really tell the diff between 1080i and 1080p? is the diff considerable?

[QUOTE=etp;1934675]WOW! Time for another one.[/QUOTE]

I’ll jump on the deal if it is the 60GB version, I dont like the 80gb since it does not have hardware emulation for backward compatability with PS2 games. It uses software emulation for PS2 games which is not the same.

[QUOTE=Cavalyr;1934706]from what some people in here have said, i take the worst thing about this player is its spinup time and some issues with Transformers movie?? tempting to get it…

and without starting something, can you really tell the diff between 1080i and 1080p? is the diff considerable?[/QUOTE]

If your TV is 1080p, the player sends the 1080i signal to your TV which then gets de-interlaced to 1080p… Technically there wont be a difference since most TVs have a better upscaler than the players…

much thnx for the response. really wanting to get a tv that is 1080p. looking at getting this dvd player. even tho it only does 1080i. still worth it to me. thanks.

[QUOTE=CDan;1934676]Yes it can, if your receiver can handle multichannel PCM.[/QUOTE]

I don’t know. Theres a whole discussion about this issue on AVS forums. I think the multichannel PCM True HD gets downsampled.

AFAIK, only the $399 Tosh HD player (forgot the model no.) can output True HD bitstream which is then handled by the receiver, assuming the receiver can handle it, which my Onkyo 605 can. But I don’t want to spend that much on a format that might end up betamaxed.

[QUOTE=leebo;1934860]I don’t know. Theres a whole discussion about this issue on AVS forums. I think the multichannel PCM True HD gets downsampled.

AFAIK, only the $399 Tosh HD player (forgot the model no.) can output True HD bitstream which is then handled by the receiver, assuming the receiver can handle it, which my Onkyo 605 can. But I don’t want to spend that much on a format that might end up betamaxed.[/QUOTE]

A30 and A35, these 2 also output 1080P as well

The player arrived, but I haven’t hooked it up yet.
However, the manual states that Dolby True HD is only output at 5.1 (no 7.1). The test will be whether or not my Onkyo 605 True HD light comes on or not.