HD-DVD add-on dropped to 50$

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  1. Linkiboy
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    ...and the 5 free mail-in movies still apply. If you want some cheap high-def, now is your chance.

    Also, it now includes an Xbox Media remote, USB cable, and King Kong.
     
  2. science

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    Very good deal. Highly considering getting this
     
  3. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Its a good buy if you can get the films cheap, If not then dont touch... As much use as a broken kettle! [​IMG]
     
  4. ZeWarrior

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    Still don't think it's a very good investment. There's a reason it's cheap you know.
     
  5. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    I agree, Ive got Blu-ray in the form of a 60gb PS3 so im not even remotely tempted now [​IMG]
     
  6. science

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    Amazon has all their HD DVD titles at 50% off.

    I know nothing of the two formats, but would it be possible for a firmware hack that allowed blu-ray to be played on HD DVD? Seems possible to me, but I know nothing of the two, and therefore its probably improbable. Would make this a good investment though
     
  7. Linkiboy
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    disregard that i suck cocks
     
  8. ZeWarrior

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    Obviously not. They are both Violet lasers but read in completely different way. Your correct in assuming it's improbable.
     
  9. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    No, BR will never play HD-DVD disks. Similar formats hardware wise as in they both use blue lasers but different encoding.
     
  10. ZeWarrior

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    He mean't the opposite.
     
  11. science

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    Anyone cosidering getting this, the 4 free movie offer ends in 4 days, so get on it (US only)
     
  12. VVoltz

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    50USD for 5 movies sound like a pretty good deal too me =)
    I guess that is going to be teh price of the HD DVDs from now on.
     
  13. dsbomb

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    There are a hundred or more movies available in HD-DVD. They have been around $25, on sale often for $15 or buy-one-get-one-free. The prices are bound to either stay the same or go down a little bit more.

    Sure, if you have a PS3, it doesn't make sense. But, if you're a cheap ass like me, get what you can now. It's going to be at least two years before Bluray players are $200 or less. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying a good sized collection of HD movies for much less.
     
  14. Lumstar

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    I think they should've handled the end of this better.

    Rather than be honest and admit it would be discontinued soon, MS used the exact same tactic Sony did with its PS3 SKUs and dropped the price a week or two before discontinuing it.

    Then dropped it AGAIN just a day or two ago...
     
  15. fischju

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    Many store are selling HD DVDs 2 for $20, if you have a 360 or PC with an HDCP video card, this is so worth it.
     
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    Not worth it IMO. There probably not going to continue making HD DVD's so if you have a old one, whats the point? Not worth buying it even if dropped to $50.
     
  18. AshuraZro

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    Unless you want to disect the drive, see what makes it tick, I can't see any reason to buy a drive.