I'm going to spend most of the money I currently have (I'm a student) on a Panasonic plasma TV within the next weeks and would love to be able to enjoy some HD DVDs as soon as possible. However, the cheapest HD DVD player available in Germany (that's where I live), the Toshiba HD-E1, still costs 260 (~$370). As I don't care much about PAL SD DVDs I'm currently thinking about simply importing the Toshiba HD-A1 (which is the cheapest HD DVD player available, right?) from the United States. That, however, would mean I'd have to buy a stepdown converter and pay customs duty.
What do you think?