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So my local California Bestbuy's, Pleasanthill (near work), Dublin (on way home) and Tracy (home town) have started prominant HD-DVD displays over the last week. This is a HUGE change for the Dublin store which up until now pretended HD-DVD didn't exist.


I walked in BestBuy Dublin last Friday and checked out the Magnolia section, in the soundproofed room they had a Sharp Projector playing King Kong on an HD-XA1.


There was a crowd of people ooing and awing at the 100+ in screen (which looked phenominal BTW), much more impressive than the BR displays.


I started talking with this lady that was there with her 3 kids, she says "My husband is DYING for one of these...". I asked her if she meant the display or the player. She says "HD-DVD player, I told him he had to wait until after XMas."


I got a kick outta that.


The PleasantHill store now has 2 HD-DVD displays (one on a Toshiba LCD and another on a Samsung DLP).
 

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Maybe this is Toshiba's ad budget kicking in. Often the store displays are paid for by the manufacturers.
 

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Were they using the HD-A2 or the XA2? I think that the XA2 will not only sell even more HD DVD players, but even more displays since they make the picture look utterly fantastic.


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And in another sign of hell freezing over, check out page 4 of this week's CIRCUIT CITY FLYER:

http://circuitcity.shoplocal.com/cir...1&pagenumber=4


Can you say.....full page ad for the HD-A2???


Ruh-roh. Circuit City's going neutral?

Sweet, for those who own the A2, be sure to review it. Looks like it's receiving fantastic reviews already on CC's site.
 

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I buy most of my HD DVD movies online, but I went to two BB's and one CC this weekend and noticed that they are pushing HD DVD a lot more than they used to.
 

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I also noticed CC had a HD DVD display running for the first time at their Orland Park IL store.
 

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Originally Posted by Michael Mullis /forum/post/0


And in another sign of hell freezing over, check out page 4 of this week's CIRCUIT CITY FLYER:

http://circuitcity.shoplocal.com/cir...1&pagenumber=4


Can you say.....full page ad for the HD-A2???


Ruh-roh. Circuit City's going neutral?


I was in my CC in Riverdale UT asking the employee where they were hiding the HD-A2 this week as previous weeks it had bounced around the store and he replied that HD-DVD was dead in 18 months and Blue Ray was the way to go. I replied then why has HD-DVD been outselling Blue Ray? He replied because its cheaper? I said no **** and you get better if not the same PQ for half the price. He then replied that the HD-DVD player won't do 1080p. I said the XA2 will but if you have an A2 with a 1080p display the TV will upscale it. I told him there is really no difference since all of the data is on the disc and all 1080 lines will be displayed either way. He then spoke of studio support and I said yes for now but if you want to enjoy all of the movies you will have to have HD-DVD and Blue Ray. He then walked off pretending to help another customer.
 

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This must mean that the supply is finally getting here! I can't see CC or BB doing adds unless they are sure they have enough product to sell. Especially considering that they have been selling all the could without any adds at all.


Can you imagine whats going to happen now with adequite supply and adds! Great news for HD DVD and sorry for BR.
 

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Go figure. My local BB had the XA-1 hooked up to a Sony Pearl on a 92inch screen.
 

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This must mean that the supply is finally getting here!

Definetly appears that way - which is a damn good thing.
 

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At present I am using the XBox HD but plan on buying a Tosh this summer after prices have moderated and firmware is stable, at least that's the plan.


The problem I have is that I am not big on buying movies, I rent first and buy those that I intend to watch again, which aren't very many. There are very few titles in HD at my local Hollywood Video and none at Blockbuster.


The local Hollywood has two to one BD over HD-DVD on the shelf at this time, I expect that will change. Once the rental channels open up I think we might have a better feel for how the two formats are going to fare.


So I am just wondering what other people's local rentals stores are carrying? What is renting the most?
 

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If I am an employee of an electronics store and I want to sell those flat panels I will hook up a HD DVD player playing King Kong or any top tier titles to those. To an average consumer they are jaw dropping.


Nice job selecting King Kong for his demo.
 

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Richum said:
The local Hollywood has two to one BD over HD-DVD on the shelf at this time, I expect that will change. Once the rental channels open up I think we might have a better feel for how the two formats are going to fare.

The local stores cannot afford to stock HD-DVD or BR material for awhile, yet. You get your movies from Blockbuster or Netflix on-line. It works pretty well.


When the number of players hits several million, then the stores will stock the disks.
 

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I was in my CC in Riverdale UT asking the employee where they were hiding the HD-A2 this week as previous weeks it had bounced around the store and he replied that HD-DVD was dead in 18 months and Blue Ray was the way to go. I replied then why has HD-DVD been outselling Blue Ray? He replied because its cheaper? I said no **** and you get better if not the same PQ for half the price. He then replied that the HD-DVD player won't do 1080p. I said the XA2 will but if you have an A2 with a 1080p display the TV will upscale it. I told him there is really no difference since all of the data is on the disc and all 1080 lines will be displayed either way. He then spoke of studio support and I said yes for now but if you want to enjoy all of the movies you will have to have HD-DVD and Blue Ray. He then walked off pretending to help another customer.

Way to go 1MaNArmY!!!! That sales clerk sounded like a trained monkey. He knew all of the BDA's canned responses. I have done that same thing at several big box retailers.
 

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I finally saw the HD A2 playing at CC, columbus Ohio brice rd store. Right where the xbox360 used to be. At least its right next to the samsung player, it was a supprise.
 

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i seen one already on a torrent (blu ray) cant renember but i was just searching no way am i touching any of those downloads

When i used to bootleg dvd 4.3gb it took like 3 days on torrent and i had a 4mb dl speed. I can't imagine how long it would take 7-50 gb download.


I recieved a letter from nbc universial about a year a half ago about violation of section code something of the Us copy right infridgement act of some year I can rember all I know is NO MORE DOWNLOADS for me.


Okay maybe 2 or 3 since then but those were lusting after porn lovelys
 
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