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Old March 31st, 2006, 05:17 AM   #1
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Toshiba HD DVD player

Hey, it is 6:14 am in Atlanta and the ticker on CNBC news stated that Toshiba is announcing their HD DVD player. No price stated. Bob
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:44 AM   #2
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Several online stores (e.g. Amazon, Best Buy) have been taking pre-orders for a while now at $499 each. Unfortunately, most people seem to think Sony will win the format war with their more expensive Blu-ray solution, so I don't think I'd spend money just now on the Toshiba.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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A dual player would be a much smarter buy for this format war. If Bluray wins, you can still watch Bluray and the few HD-DVD titles you bought, the reverse happens if HD-DVD wins. Not everybody wins, but you, the consumer, does.

Any idea when and/or if a dual player is coming out?
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Old March 31st, 2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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A dual player would be a much smarter buy for this format war. If Bluray wins, you can still watch Bluray and the few HD-DVD titles you bought, the reverse happens if HD-DVD wins. Not everybody wins, but you, the consumer, does.

Any idea when and/or if a dual player is coming out?
LG has stated they will attempt to market a Universal Player this year. I hope so because I'd love to have support for both in one device.

Blu Ray is nice technology....but

$999 for Sony and Samsung's player
$1499 for Panasonic's player
$1800 for the Pioneer Elite

Holy crap that's expensive and that's been Blu Ray's achilles heel. Nice stuff but a wee bit expensive when compared to HD DVD which starts at $499
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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Pricing like that will be the nail in Blu Ray's coffin. It might be better than HD-DVD, but not enough to command twice the price.
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