November 2, 2007

NOTHING COSTS MORE THAN IT USED TO:

Toshiba HD DVD Player Deals Bust $200 Barrier: Wal-Mart, Circuit City and Amazon are advertising Toshiba's HD-A2 player for $198. (Arlen Schweiger, 10/29/07, Electronic House)

Remember when DVD players went from being a few hundred dollars to the point where people were trampling each other for $49 players at Wal-Mart? HD DVD players aren’t quite there yet, but there’s already indication that if you want high-definition DVD on the cheap this holiday shopping season you’ll be able to find it pretty affordable.

Engadget HD tells us about two places where it’s found Toshiba’s HD-A2 HD DVD player for under $200. Yep, that’s right—so already we’ve gone from paying several hundred bucks for a next-gen player to now less than two bills.


So it will be $100 after Christmas.


Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2007 8:47 AM
Comments

It's under $100 already. Both Wal-Mart and Best Buy are selling it this weekend for $99.

Posted by: mc at November 2, 2007 9:02 AM

Lord love a loss leader.

Posted by: oj at November 2, 2007 10:03 AM

That's not an HD-DVD player from BestBuy. Looks like a standard DVD player that will try to render HD quality from standard DVDs. However, they do have an HD-DVD player for $300 this weekend, so the general idea of prices going down still holds.

Posted by: Jay at November 3, 2007 1:03 AM
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