Toshiba’s Price Cuts on HD-DVD Players
Posted: 01 June 2008 03:01 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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Following Warner’s Blu-ray Only announcement, Blu-ray’s hardware was a comfortable 90% of the market share. However, what wasn’t mentioned is that this figure was unintentionally leaked as it accounted for “free Blu-ray player” promotions.

As a strike back, Toshiba’s $100-200 price cuts on their players went into effect on January 13th which probably accounts for the sales spur. We’ve seen the Toshiba HD-A3 for $199 and this can be lower?

Source: http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/12532/13556/hddvd-figures-recover-in-states.phtml

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Posted: 01 June 2008 10:40 PM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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“Strike back”?  Toshiba dumped the format.  The only reason HD DVD player prices dropped so low was so retailers wouldn’t be left with obsolete product that no one wanted.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 10:44 PM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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why would anyone want to buy a player for a format that is no longer supported?

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Posted: 02 June 2008 02:04 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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A lot of thrifty people saw this as a chance to grab some super cheap HD players and movies, and took advantage of Toshiba giving up.

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Posted: 02 June 2008 09:51 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Most of the HD-DVD movies I’ve been buying lately are DVD/HD-DVD combo discs, so if my HD-DVD player ever dies I’ll still be able to watch the DVD side just fine.

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