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Author Topic: $98.87 Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player at Walmart  (Read 4677 times)
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« on: November 02, 2007, 09:43:26 am »

Hey Everyone,

I thought I would share with everyone at Backyard Theater that Walmart has the Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player for only $98.87  Shocked  I ended up getting three Grin  One for me and two others for X-mas gifts (Yeah, I know it early, but I couldn't pass it up).  I'm not sure if it is for today only, or while supplies last. 

Here is a link

http://holiday.ri-walmart.com/?section=secret

There is also a rebate from Toshiba for 5 free HD DVD's.  Here is a link to the rebate

http://www.tacp.com/hddvd/data/pdf/Toshiba_Online_Rebate_R08.pdf

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 11:56:12 am »

Poof............

They went on sale at 8:00 this morning in Chicago, I just called 12 stores, they gawn.

Cjcote, If you decide on giving coal to your friends for Xmas, I'll buy one!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 11:57:38 am »

Yup... I missed out on it too, but not by much.  Apparently someone got to my store about 15 minutes before me and bought the last 2.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 01:28:11 pm »


Cjcote, If you decide on giving coal to your friends for Xmas, I'll buy one!



LOL  I was surprised that my Walmart had 15 of them on a pallet.  I got stopped by a lady when I was leaving the store to ask me how much they were.  I told her they were $98 and they were a HD DVD player.  She asked if it burnt DVD's and I said no, it's just a HD DVD player.  She said that it wasn't a good enough deal for her Roll Eyes  I live in a rural town in Southern NH and most people where I live don't know even what HD is, never mind what a HD DVD player does.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 01:32:53 pm »

This is very interesting, Circuit City has the same HD DVD player for $130. 

http://www.circuitcity.com//ssm/Toshiba-HD-DVD-Player-HDA2/sem/rpsm/oid/169466/catOid/-16221/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do?WT.mc_n=451165&WT.mc_t=U&cm_ven=PAID%20SEARCH&cm_cat=ADVERTISING.COM&cm_pla=CATEGORY%20-%20VIDEO%20HDWR->CLASS%20-%20DVD%20PLAYERS&cm_ite=184878%20PURCHASED%20KEYWORD-HDA2&cm_keycode=451165

Let the price wars begin!!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 01:54:19 pm »

Called circuit city and my closest store is out. They are checking other locations.

They said they would match Wal-Mart's advertised price. I'm confirming this before I make a trip............
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 02:50:37 pm »

You all might want to read that review above...you get what you pay for.

It's only 1080i not 1080p.

Good point to bring up  Wink  Both my plasma and projector only accept 1080i/720p.  For those who have 1080p projectors, or TV's, you may want different HD DVD player.  OTOH, $98 is pretty cheap for a 1080i HD DVD player  Grin  I believe a 1080p version can be found for $300.

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 03:54:31 pm »

Oops.........I'll bet my projector , an itty bitty BenQ w100 wouldn't be compatible with the Toshiba.

Off to check specs.

addendum.......... The below is from a spec review, does this mean I can't play HD DVD, rather I can play them but full metal jacket HD won't be projected?

I did show a NFL game which was broadcast in HD and thought it looked pretty good.

"Features
Arguably the most significant feature of the W100 is something it's not -- that is, HD Ready. The native pixel resolution of 854x480 on its DLP chipset simply isn't high enough to satisfy the HD Ready specification wish list.

This does not mean the W100 can't actually play high definition, though. It has no problems producing analogue HD pictures via its component jacks from our Xbox 360 or the component outputs on the Sky HD receiver, and as we mentioned a moment ago, digital sources via the HDMI outputs on our Sky HD receiver and Marantz upscaling DVD player. "


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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 04:13:58 pm »

hmmmm a hd dvd i can c on my pj in my byt for 99.00
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2007, 12:10:31 pm »

Oops.........I'll bet my projector , an itty bitty BenQ w100 wouldn't be compatible with the Toshiba.

Off to check specs.

addendum.......... The below is from a spec review, does this mean I can't play HD DVD, rather I can play them but full metal jacket HD won't be projected?

I did show a NFL game which was broadcast in HD and thought it looked pretty good.

"Features
Arguably the most significant feature of the W100 is something it's not -- that is, HD Ready. The native pixel resolution of 854x480 on its DLP chipset simply isn't high enough to satisfy the HD Ready specification wish list.

This does not mean the W100 can't actually play high definition, though. It has no problems producing analogue HD pictures via its component jacks from our Xbox 360 or the component outputs on the Sky HD receiver, and as we mentioned a moment ago, digital sources via the HDMI outputs on our Sky HD receiver and Marantz upscaling DVD player. "




I have an Optoma DV10 projector that has a resolution of 854x480 like yours.  It is true that it will not display the full HD resolution of 1920x1080, but the projector will accept the signal and downscale it to 854x480.  Even though it is not true HD(1920x1080), it looks pretty darn good to me.  The downscaler in the projector does a nice job.  When I can afford a higher resolution projector, the picture will get even better. 

If you like how the NFL HD game looked from your projector, then you will like the picture from the Toshiba HD-A2.  It will produced the same image quality.

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