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Old 08-27-2007, 10:27 PM
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This had got the amazon sales going wild. Cannot believe all the new HD-DVD owners now. I am glad my first one came shipped broke. Was gonna wait till the A3 but reordered today. Why wait... Enjoy now.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:29 PM
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Why may I ask weren't you 100% impressed?

It seemed a tad cheaply made (yes by all standards compared to the XA1 it is cheaply made)
Granted with the XA1 I only get 1080i and use it on a full 1080p TV.
The difference between 1080i/1080p is so little it really does not matter.

I will say for SD viewing, the Samsung player is better (much better than the A2, and a tad better than the XA1)
The main thing I see with the REON chip in the Samsung is better contrast.
Although, for the price difference if I did not already have the XA1, I would jump all over that A2.

Actually I am still considering it, for another room. (heck, the 8 movies normally would cost almost more than the player)
Average movie cost at 19.95 x 8 = 159.60 in free movies

I have no system or life, Please give me yours ;)
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Looks like Amazon has sold all the a2's they had as now it's saying "available from electronic expo".
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OMG they sold out!!!!!!
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Next up, the HD-A20.

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Old 08-27-2007, 10:40 PM
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Mine came out to $218.93 with

V For Vendetta
Robin Hood
Batman Begins

WOW such a deal
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I wish that I waited to buy my A2 today, but I bought it Best Buy a couple of days ago for $269.99 plus 2 free movies and a free $25 giftcard. It is not worth for me returning the A2 back to Best Buy to get this amazon.com deal, because I have a feeling that I would end up paying for the 2 free movies that I opened and pay for the free $25 giftcard. I do not want get hit with $75 plus tax.
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The Fountain
The Departed
TMNT

All combos

Item(s) Subtotal: $322.73
Shipping & Handling: $17.62
Promotional Certificate: $-8.39
Super Saver Discount: $-17.62
Promotion Applied: $-83.85
Promotion Applied: $-27.95
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Total Before Tax: $202.54
Estimated Tax: $0.00
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Grand Total: $202.54


I wasn't planning on buying the HD-A2, I already had a 360 add on but this was too good to pass up with the rebate for 5 free movies as well. I'll just use this one on my other hdtv.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:00 PM
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Amazon has updated their stock of the A2 (it seemed to be sold by an external reseller for a while) so I was able to take the red pill! I thought I had missed out on the good deal

I got:

A2
Batman Begins
Phantom of the Opera
40 Year Old Virgin
6' HDMI cable

for a grand total of $225 with free 2-day shipping!!!
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If you go by the MSRP on the 8 Free HD DVDs, not only is the A2 free but they are actually *paying you* to jump in.

If you were on the fence, this might just be the deal you were waiting for.
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so I was able to take the red pill!

Great deal.
But please, do not become one of the fanboys that say 'oh the format I own is better'.

I have both and can honestly say, as far as PQ, that both are equal.

I have no system or life, Please give me yours ;)
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:13 PM
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Great deal.
But please, do not become one of the fanboys that say 'oh the format I own is better'.

I have both and can honestly say, as far as PQ, that both are equal.

Not to worry, I'm partial to both red and blue pills. I just want my movies and tv shows in HD, regardless of the format. In fact Lost is coming out on Blu Ray in December so I hope either Disney goes neutral or I can afford a blu ray player, too!
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ok, screw it. I'm in.
altho I'm confused as to why the deal wont work with
300, Serenity and Batman Begins.

edit: ok, nm. $218.
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I couldn't help myself so I bit on this deal. Looks like the old A1 is going up on Craigslist.

A2, 300, TMNT, the Departed for $210.

I just bought 300 at Best Buy, I wonder if I can return my Amazon copy at BB and knock another $30 off.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:28 PM
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It looks like this guy pseudo-works for the 360 Add on. You only get two free movies with the add-on and the third movie is free under the buy three get one promotion so your total cost is just $179.99 (cost of the add on alone). I'd spend the extra $30 and get the A2 personally. This also works for Blu Ray (including PS3) players for anyone interested in trying out the dark side.
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I ordered the A20 while they were out of the A2's. Along with 300, The Departed, and Happy Feet:

Items: $412.58
Shipping & Handling: $17.62
BN Promotion Applied: -$8.39
Super Saver Discount: -$17.62
Promotion Applied: -$83.85
Promotion Applied: -$27.95

Total Before Tax: $292.39
Estimated Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $292.39
You got free shipping!

I went back and the same discs with the A2 would be $202, but I have 1080p displays so the '20 is probably a better deal especially with the 24p upgrade coming soon. I guess I will add my HD-A1 to my "electronics museum" with my 70's Laser Disc players and 1985 CD player...

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Thats what I keep saying until I found the XA2 at BB for 499.00 then I get home 30 minutes later and find the the Amazon deal 589.00 with 3 movies for the XA2.But I will just keep it to much hassle to take back and wait two weeks for my money from BB.

Man I 'am going to get shot for this.

Ha! yellowcanary, I knew you wanted one!

Come on in buddy, the water is just fine.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:28 AM
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I've been contemplating getting an HD-DVD player for a year now and finally dove in:

HD-A2
300
V for Vendetta
Happy Feet

$218.93

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at these prices, i cant understand why every bd owner isnt format neutral. i got my 360 add-on for 200 when it first came out, and compared to the prices of bd and hd stand alone players it was a steal. $218 plus 8 free movies, you cant beat that
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I'm mildly afraid that we will all get cancellation letters tommorow with Amazon saying this deal was a computer error.
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This is nice to see. Big "mo" is on our side right now.
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I'm in!

A2
300
Shaun of the Dead
Bourne Supremacy

218 shipped!

Starting my first HT project!
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3 Combo's @ $27.95 = 83.85
5 Hd Dvds @ $19.95 = 99.75
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Total in Free movies = $183.60
Toshiba HD-A2 player= $238.00

$238 - $183 = $55
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It won't be canceled..
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this is a hell of a deal. there's no reason not to jump on this if you don't already have an HD-DVD player.

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Well, I'm in! This also qualifies for the 5 free HD DVDs. I'm too weak to pass up 8 HD dvds and a player for $223.58 including tax and shipping.
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Jumped in! Difficult to resist. Also opted for overnight shipping for 3.99.
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MAN i can't believe i missed this deal. arrgggg
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MAN i can't believe i missed this deal. arrgggg


Are you sure it's not still available? I know the three free DVD's (+5 from Toshiba) is still going on and that's still a great deal.
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