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I just bought it tonight and WOW! I was going to wait until MS fixed the audio problem but I had a weak moment at Wal-Mart. The audio is not unbearable but it is definitely flat during explosions and such. Well worth the $200. I can now enjoy my Sammy HL-S5087W like never before
Sorry to say this, but you could have got it from CC for $40 off. Please see the enclosed CC coupon.

 

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You can't be serious? Most of my HD-DVD movies sound fantastic and in most cases more alive than their DVD counterparts. Maybe you need a new subwoofer?

Case in point, the opening sequence in V for Vendetta is very loud and has a lot of substance to it.

I think that he is serious and he compared the Xbox 360 to his STD DVD with same AV setup. He does not need extra subwoofer to compare it. Xbox 360 is a little flat compares to the STD DVD, and it is missing the ES and EX. MS is working on the firmware to fix it. They supposed to release very soon.
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Sorry to say this, but you could have got it from CC for $40 off. Please see the enclosed CC coupon.

i would like to use this but it says they won't accept copied or printed version os it. where did you find it?
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Yes, the add-on will pass Dolby Digital to your AV Receiver, but you have to run a fiber optic cable from the xbox to your receiver for it to work.

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i would like to use this but it says they won't accept copied or printed version os it. where did you find it?

They still accept it.

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i would like to use this but it says they won't accept copied or printed version os it. where did you find it?

They accepted at my local CC. I used it twice to purchase the Xbox 360 and HD-DVD add-on separately.

The barcode didn't work, but they punched it in by hand.
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Why the heck would using the HD-DVD drive hurt your system? It is designed to be used, not to just sit there and look pretty. Stop listening to your friends.
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I have a HD-XA1 in my HT and it has been great. I just purchased a Xbox 360 HD-DVD add on for my bed room and I am amazed at how great this little thing is. I don't have surround sound in the bed room so the sound issue is no big deal but if they do fix it this add on will be one of the best players on the market, that is if you already own a Xbox 360.

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Update on my Xbox 360 HD-DVD player add-on not being able to play DVD-R's.

Well, that's not true since now I have found about 25 so far that mysteriously do play on it. This is so weird that some do and some don't. The ones that do are all Memorex brand made by Prodisc Inc. But, not all my Memorex made by Prodisc Inc. will play, so the search to find out the problem continues.

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They still accept it.

i'm going to try it wish me luck woot woot 40 bucks off!!!!
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I am thinking of picking up the HD-DVD add-on tonight after work, is the 'limited' bundle with King Kong still out there? I own a Samsung HP-S5053 which accepts 1080i signals (which I am currently outputting from my 360) and downconverts it to 720p. Does this picture look just as good ran at this resolution? Anyone with this TV or the 42" model have the add-on? I've heard PQ is negligble when comparted to standard DVD on some televisions.
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Just picked up the "King Kong" bundle today. It should be still available in locations near you. Good luck!
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Hey Crippler...how long ago did you get that TV and how much was it? I have the same one but the 46'' version. It's great.

Now for my question...Probably dumb, but...can I still keep my video game in the console and play a HD DVD in the add-on drive at the same time? Whenever I have a game in the console, and place a dvd into the add-on, both components come on/light up, but it'll just play my video game and not my HD DVD.

When I take out the game disc, it plays my HD DVD.
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Sorry to say this, but you could have got it from CC for $40 off. Please see the enclosed CC coupon.

Hey thanks. I just took this coupon and my add-on receipt to Best buy, and the girl gave my $64 cash! I think she was confused but oh well. Between that and my $50 gift card I got 4 more HD-DVD's.

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Just wanted to add that I, too, printed the coupon and was able to use it. It wouldn't scan due to it being a printout but the girl at the register just overrode the register and put it in manually. At $159 this thing is a steal! I only watched about 15 mins of King Kong but the PQ is truly incredible and I did not notice any audio syncing issues as I have heard on this board. Print the coupon and use it, they'll take it!

Thanks new04quest!!!!
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Hey thanks. I just took this coupon and my add-on receipt to Best buy, and the girl gave my $64 cash! I think she was confused but oh well. Between that and my $50 gift card I got 4 more HD-DVD's.

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I am glad that you got the discount. That is a good idea. Anyone can bring the CC coupon to Bestbuy. They'll price match it. This coupon is good for anything in their store. You can continue to use it till 12/31/06.

 

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Hey thanks. I just took this coupon and my add-on receipt to Best buy, and the girl gave my $64 cash! I think she was confused but oh well. Between that and my $50 gift card I got 4 more HD-DVD's.

Scott

maybe they match and beat it by 10% but even then she should have only given you $55-56 back so 64 was good.

how did you get the $50 gift card? jiust for buying the hddvd drive?

i'm thinking of getting the 360 using the $40 off coupon and then have best buy match and beat it also, ten return to Compusa where the only deal i got was 10% off any games and accessories i got with the 360

dpes CC stil have deal to get free plat hit game when you get 360? that was decent deal and when cusa had free wireless controller (basically 50 value)

Target has Gears of War for 39 so i got that and rturned to cusa where i got it for 54 (10% off 60) and Target has the nyko play and charge for 9.99 instead of 18

i dont know if i will lose my 10% off accessories if i return the 360 to cusa but i know i can find a better deal then that. like i said i've seen free controller, free game and one local pc shop even had some 100 off rebate

but the 40 off plus 10% matche/beat will be good. i just kno i have to do better while im' still in the return period with cusa.

think tht will be best deal on 360?

alread got best deal prob on geears and on the play and charge cable. just need better deal on the 360 itself and the 2nd controller and maybe the vga and optical cable but on those 10% off is prob best i can do.
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Hey there !

Did anyone try to connect the HD-DVD player to both the Xbox360 and the PC simultanesously ? I currently connect the player to my X360 with the provided cable, but I also have a spare USB cable with a miniUSB plug at one end, and 2 USB plugs at the other end (I got it with an external 2"1/2 hard disk drive).
This would avoid pluging/unpluging the player everytime I want to try the new playback softwares on the PC.
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Just wanted to add that I, too, printed the coupon and was able to use it. It wouldn't scan due to it being a printout but the girl at the register just overrode the register and put it in manually. At $159 this thing is a steal! I only watched about 15 mins of King Kong but the PQ is truly incredible and I did not notice any audio syncing issues as I have heard on this board. Print the coupon and use it, they'll take it!

Thanks new04quest!!!!

I should take mine back get a full refund since my wife bought it on Dec 24 and print out the coupon like you did and hopefully it works. I only say that because the small print says no photcopies will be accepted...

If I return it you guys think I have to pay a restocking fee? I hope not...
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I think the audio sounds flat too. I have a Denon AVR-4806 connected to a DVD-5910 and the audio from that combo BLOWS away the 360 HD-DVD connection to the AVR.

I really noticed it in the T-Rex fight in KK. Hardly any of that crunch that I get with the standard DVD.

There is virtually NO bass in the Goodfellas HD-DVD, but of course that is older source material.

well I don't own an expensive or top-of-the-line receiver or anything like that, but with my Pioneer HTIB 600w setup the sounds is amazing. So I can only imagine what it would sound like if I had a better audio system.

Oh and btw I saw Goodfellas HD-DVD last night (thanks to BB online) and it looks really nice, sound is no KK material cause its an older title like you said.
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maybe they match and beat it by 10% but even then she should have only given you $55-56 back so 64 was good.

how did you get the $50 gift card? jiust for buying the hddvd drive?

i'm thinking of getting the 360 using the $40 off coupon and then have best buy match and beat it also, ten return to Compusa where the only deal i got was 10% off any games and accessories i got with the 360

dpes CC stil have deal to get free plat hit game when you get 360? that was decent deal and when cusa had free wireless controller (basically 50 value)

Target has Gears of War for 39 so i got that and rturned to cusa where i got it for 54 (10% off 60) and Target has the nyko play and charge for 9.99 instead of 18

i dont know if i will lose my 10% off accessories if i return the 360 to cusa but i know i can find a better deal then that. like i said i've seen free controller, free game and one local pc shop even had some 100 off rebate

but the 40 off plus 10% matche/beat will be good. i just kno i have to do better while im' still in the return period with cusa.

think tht will be best deal on 360?

alread got best deal prob on geears and on the play and charge cable. just need better deal on the 360 itself and the 2nd controller and maybe the vga and optical cable but on those 10% off is prob best i can do.

You can get the 360 at BB using $40 coupon, and use the 10% coupon at BB on accessories on your next trip to BB.
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If I return it you guys think I have to pay a restocking fee? I hope not...

No, not at CC and BB.
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Hey there !

Did anyone try to connect the HD-DVD player to both the Xbox360 and the PC simultanesously ? I currently connect the player to my X360 with the provided cable, but I also have a spare USB cable with a miniUSB plug at one end, and 2 USB plugs at the other end (I got it with an external 2"1/2 hard disk drive).
This would avoid pluging/unpluging the player everytime I want to try the new playback softwares on the PC.

It'll work, but your PC has to have proper playback software. PD Ultra is the latest software for HD-DVD playback. It is still troublesome, and your PC has to meet their hardware requirement. Good luck.

Here is a link to PowerDVD ultra: PowerDVD Ultra
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I have a HD-XA1 in my HT and it has been great. I just purchased a Xbox 360 HD-DVD add on for my bed room and I am amazed at how great this little thing is. I don't have surround sound in the bed room so the sound issue is no big deal but if they do fix it this add on will be one of the best players on the market, that is if you already own a Xbox 360.

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hey, first off very nice vivid pictures there...just curious what kind of camera do you own and second how and what did u do to make those pictures looks so good? Thanks in advance!
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Scored at CC with the coupon print out. Barcode scanned just fine. You may need to print it out on a laser printer for better quality.

$160 is just a stellar deal.

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It'll work, but your PC has to have proper playback software. PD Ultra is the latest software for HD-DVD playback. It is still troublesome, and your PC has to meet their hardware requirement. Good luck.

Here is a link to PowerDVD ultra: PowerDVD Ultra

Hi all,

Because of the issues I had when getting PowerDVD Ultra working, I've started a little thread called "How to get the HD DVD add-on working on your PC in five minutes flat" where I've laid out the key things that I found you have to watch out for.

You can also discuss installation problems there and share.

I've done nVidia and laptops first - and I'll be getting to ATI installs later this week, as well as how to get the multichannel lossless audio over things like Fireware (ie from Laptops).

The thread is here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=775177

Enjoy!
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maybe they match and beat it by 10% but even then she should have only given you $55-56 back so 64 was good.

how did you get the $50 gift card? jiust for buying the hddvd drive?

i'm thinking of getting the 360 using the $40 off coupon and then have best buy match and beat it also, ten return to Compusa where the only deal i got was 10% off any games and accessories i got with the 360

dpes CC stil have deal to get free plat hit game when you get 360? that was decent deal and when cusa had free wireless controller (basically 50 value)

Target has Gears of War for 39 so i got that and rturned to cusa where i got it for 54 (10% off 60) and Target has the nyko play and charge for 9.99 instead of 18

i dont know if i will lose my 10% off accessories if i return the 360 to cusa but i know i can find a better deal then that. like i said i've seen free controller, free game and one local pc shop even had some 100 off rebate

but the 40 off plus 10% matche/beat will be good. i just kno i have to do better while im' still in the return period with cusa.

think tht will be best deal on 360?

alread got best deal prob on geears and on the play and charge cable. just need better deal on the 360 itself and the 2nd controller and maybe the vga and optical cable but on those 10% off is prob best i can do.

The gift card was just a Christmas gift.

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Oh, and may I add that if you want good deals on HD-DVDs AVOID Best Buy and Circuit City. Right now at Amazon, if you purchase 3 HD-DVDs by 12/31 you get 10% off + 10% off of all HD-DVD purchases for an entire year! Read how to get the promo on their site, you have to enter a promo code at checkout. Not a bad deal. Wal-Mart also has good deals if you like to shop in-store.
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Scored at CC with the coupon print out. Barcode scanned just fine. You may need to print it out on a laser printer for better quality.

$160 is just a stellar deal.

I just got back from doing the same thing! Thanks to new34quest for posting this coupon!

However, my BB would not honor or price match the CC coupon price....
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I just got back from doing the same thing! Thanks to new34quest for posting this coupon!

However, my BB would not honor or price match the CC coupon price....

Congratulation Jack, and you'll enjoy it. That is weird. My two friends got their HD-DVD add-on at BB, and they used CC coupon. BB and CC are price matching any local electronics advertises. CC coupon is in store saving. BB should honor it. Make sure, you bring the entire sheet without the cut out.

$80 off from Xbox 360 and HD-DVD add-on is a steal..!
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