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Old November 22nd, 2007, 07:02 PM   #121
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Even if you factor in say 20.00(which is the cheapest I have seen a HD DVD) for the seven movies, which I know the two in the box are 30.00 movies, your basically getting at least 140.00 worth of movies for free.
Who cares is it seven or twenty free movies, if they are no good? I don't see how they can be worth anything. Let see what Toshiba offered with A2:

Category A: "Aeon Flux", "Babel", "The Italian Job" -- I ordered "Babel", not interested in the flux, neither in the remake of another good movie.

Category B: "The Hulk", "Pitch Black", "The Thing" -- I ordered "Pitch Black" as the one that may be even remotely interesting. This whole category is out of interest for me.

Category C: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Swordfish", "Full Metal Jacket" -- the last one was worthy ordering, but I am not the only one in the family who watch movies, so I ordered the first one. "Swordfish" is notable only for its soundtrack by Paul Oakenfold.

Category D: "Firewall", "The Frighteners", "U2: Rattle and Hum" -- I have "The frighteners" on the DVD, it is a director's edition, even more boring than theatrical release. I bought it only because of Michael J. Fox, I am a big fan of him. "Rattle and Hum" does not do full justice to U2 music, so this is no go. I ordered Firewall because I haven't watched it yet, but judging by reviews it is a so-so movie.

Category E: "Black Rain", "Darkman", "Troy" -- Computer effects and no real semblance to Greek drama? Thanks, but no, "Troy" is not for me. "Darkman" is just a B-movie, sometimes funny but ordering it in HD? "Black Rain" is poorly scripted, but at least it has no computer effects, so I decided to give it a shot and to re-watch it in HD.

All it all, only two movies worth considering: "Babel" and "Full Metal Jacket".
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 07:16 PM   #122
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The Thing is worth it for me. Some of these deals include picking your own films.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:51 PM   #123
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"Who cares is it seven or twenty free movies, if they are no good? I don't see how they can be worth anything. Let see what Toshiba offered with A2:"

What your saying is completely subjective. And obviously some care since there were alot of these units sold. Maybe not you, but you are not the only person on the planet. I don't really see your point. Honestly, the movies you stated are worth watching are probably the last I would ever select as "worthy" or entertaining(and I already have both movies you stated you selected on standard dvd, with me watching the first five minutes of babel and falling asleep twice). But then again, you and I are two different people.

Heath did you find any better deals for tomorrow?
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 10:38 PM   #124
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A3 + 10 free movies

I just looked at the friday deals posted on BB, CC, Sears, WM and Target web-sites. No Toshiba A2s. I found A3 at CC for $199 + tax. Therefore, I purchased A3 + 10 free movies (2 in the box, 3 from selection and 5 by mail) from Amazon for $187. That seemed to be a good deal.

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Edit-1: Now the price at Amazon is $159 and they don't allow me to cancel my order and reorder at the new price.

Edit-2: Also you may be eligible to buy Toshiba HD-A35 for an incredible $149 if you vote:

http://promotions.amazon.com/gp/holi...EQQ218F33KN3NT
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:39 PM   #125
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I jumped on it!

Was just cruzing the sales and found the good deal at Amazon. Two HD
DVD's in the box (300 and The Bourne Identity), chose 3 others and will print out the rebate for five more.

The price was even better than they advertised when it was totaled up, see below. So that's a total of 10 DVD's with the A3, and shipping for $176.42!

I don't think that's bad at all!

OK, I have officially taken sides-------GO HD DVD!


Item(s) Subtotal: $243.83
Shipping & Handling: $16.44
Promotion Applied: -$83.85
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Total Before Tax: $176.42
Estimated Tax: $0.00
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Grand Total: $176.42

Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me!

Mike :)

PS: That is basically a free HD DVD player and I totally agree with Heath, The Thing is one of my all time favorite movies! Now I can throw away my old copied off of the TV VCR copy!

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 12:13 AM   #126
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Nice find Mike,

I am looking at the same thing and not seeing anything about the three and five other free movies you can get with the A3.

Where is this info, and what sort of choices are they?
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 12:22 AM   #127
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Here's the link to the page, it's kind of hard to find. You kind of have to click around in circles to get it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=B000U62N1S

You click on the player, click and choose your three movies from that page and then add it to your cart.

You don't see the final price until you buy then it gives you the final price. It was actually cheaper than it said. Those prices I listed are copied right from my invoice and I have already received the email confirmation. So I know it is legit. It is like 4 to 5 weeks for deliver though.

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 12:28 AM   #128
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Also, don't click on the info for the player, just click the box next to the picture, then click on the boxes next to the movies you want. Then add to the cart. I have bought from Amazon.com many times and you can cancel your order anytime too, so if was not right, I would have just canceled the order. Turned out if was even cheaper than advertised.

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 12:34 AM   #129
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Also, I think you click on the picture above the model you want I think. I chose the first picture, the one above the A3 description.

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 01:06 AM   #130
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Thanks a bunch!
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 07:31 AM   #131
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He He You guys crack me up! I am sure you all will love the player! BTW, happy black friday dudes and dudettes! Lets see how the sales add up today!!

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Old November 24th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #132
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I just looked at the friday deals posted on BB, CC, Sears, WM and Target web-sites. No Toshiba A2s. I found A3 at CC for $199 + tax. Therefore, I purchased A3 + 10 free movies (2 in the box, 3 from selection and 5 by mail) from Amazon for $187. That seemed to be a good deal.

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Edit-1: Now the price at Amazon is $159 and they don't allow me to cancel my order and reorder at the new price.

Edit-2: Also you may be eligible to buy Toshiba HD-A35 for an incredible $149 if you vote:

http://promotions.amazon.com/gp/holi...EQQ218F33KN3NT
just email them and ask for the price adjustment. I did when I bought mine at $199 and then I saw the $159 price. I emailed them asking for a refund and they checked the price and it had gone back up to $179. They then gave me $20 back.

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Old November 24th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #133
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Thank you Daniel. I did the same thing and they refunded me the difference based on their current price ($179).

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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #134
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Category B: "The Hulk", "Pitch Black", "The Thing" -- I ordered "Pitch Black" as the one that may be even remotely interesting. This whole category is out of interest for me.
I agree with Heath and Mike : "The Thing" is a classic film, one of the best of the horror genre, John Carpenter builds tension well and the special effects from 1982 (no CGI of course = good!) were fantastic.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #135
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Just saw that Best Buy is advertising a $400 Blu-Ray player, which includes 6 disks and a $100 Best Buy Gift Card.
Just go for a Sony Playstation 3. I have the Sony Blu-Ray player, and it's just SLOW to startup and eject. I don't have a PS3, but I'd be happier to wait that amount of time for startup.

My Sony BDP-S300 Blu Ray player takes about 45 seconds to startup, 4 seconds to eject the disc, 30 seconds to insert disk and play. Chapter advance takes a few seconds . Painful. What is it doing? Running Linux ? I'm not sure if the PS3 is fastert, but I'll ask my friend. The PS3 also offers a photo viewer and Internet browser. The DVD upscaling is of the BDP-S300 is touted to be great. Blu Ray movies look great. I didn't notice anything other than the expected softness for SD DVDs until I watched a horrible SD DVD of Ocean's Thirteen . There was major blockiness, almost as if there was no filter on the interpolation to 1080p. My TV is a Sony LCD 52" and generally delivers stunning HD quality from the BluRay disks as well as from HD content from Comcast cable.
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