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Old 01-15-2008, 09:55 AM   #1  
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Default 5 million + HD DVD Drives? WHat will Toshiba do?

What the hell is toshiba going to do with 5 million + HD DVD drives that it has installed and sent to retailers if it's product has completely lost the format war and nobody wants it anymore?

Why the Hell didn't Warner wait to see the 5 mil + effect?
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:58 AM   #2  
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What the hell is toshiba going to do with 5 million + HD DVD drives that it has installed and sent to retailers if it's product has completely lost the format war and nobody wants it anymore?

Why the Hell didn't Warner wait to see the 5 mil + effect?
Give it to MS to put it in the new Xbox
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:32 AM   #3  
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What the hell is toshiba going to do with 5 million + HD DVD drives that it has installed and sent to retailers if it's product has completely lost the format war and nobody wants it anymore?

Why the Hell didn't Warner wait to see the 5 mil + effect?
Don't panic my fellow HD DVD cohort. Toshiba is not giving up and their first response was lowering prices on their A3, A30, and A35 by a lot. Their next step will be to get national attention that they are fighting and they are already doing that. The next thing that would follow would to get additional stuido support.
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I saw A3s at Sams yesterday for 168.99. I was mildly irritated as I paid 248.00 (with 10 "free"(someday) from Amazon.
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What the hell is toshiba going to do with 5 million + HD DVD drives that it has installed and sent to retailers if it's product has completely lost the format war and nobody wants it anymore?

Why the Hell didn't Warner wait to see the 5 mil + effect?
If people were to stop buying these players they would stop making them. But the fact is even with the Warner decision Toshiba is lowering prices and people are still buying HD DVD movies and players.

A victory against Blu Ray seems very unlikely at this point, but you never really know for sure. There are millions of people on the side lines. HD DVD has clearly dominated Stand Alone Players and the Blu Ray side is comprised of about 88% PS3 users. Sony really needs to ramp up its sales of Stand Alone Players if they ever have hopes of replacing DVD.

Blu Ray will not reach mass adoption until they bring the prices below 200 dollars. Until then standard DVDs and players will continue to spank all High Def formats hard.
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I saw A3s at Sams yesterday for 168.99. I was mildly irritated as I paid 248.00 (with 10 "free"(someday) from Amazon.
My A2 was a gift and one of the $98 gifts at that so I guess I lucked out.
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Sell them?
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I just bought my A35 about 2-3 months ago and I see there's going to be a price drop... Wish I'd have waited, but I'm not going to complain too much... I'm extatic with my A35 and when prices start dropping I'll buy a couple more as well... One for my other HD TV and one for Backup...
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Retailers can return unsold product to manufacturers. In fact, most big box stores do not pay for anything until it sells.
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I saw A3s at Sams yesterday for 168.99. I was mildly irritated as I paid 248.00 (with 10 "free"(someday) from Amazon.
I got the HD D3 at Sams for $128.
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What the hell is toshiba going to do with 5 million + HD DVD drives that it has installed and sent to retailers if it's product has completely lost the format war and nobody wants it anymore?

Why the Hell didn't Warner wait to see the 5 mil + effect?
Toshiba & HD DVD are not going anywhere but in your living room & family room & theatre room

Warner’s pay off was deliberate attempt by the BDA to somehow stop HD DVD's massive momentum. And all they've done is fuel HD DVD's momentum further with a nice price reduction to the HD DVD players. And now they are the number 1 selling "DVD" format in the USA.

And hopefully once Time Warner realizes their stupidity they will come back to HD DVD with open arms.
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I got the HD D3 at Sams for $128.
Awesome You guys are lucky in the USA. Here in Canada the A3 is still selling for $349 & the A30 for $449 & the A35 for $549 & the XA2 for $799

It's funny because when the A3 went down to $249 at BB & $99 at Future Shop they were completely sold out and on back order in every single store in all of Canada.
Can you imagine what a permanent price tag of $129 would do here?
That's right, people would fight over them.

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