Have you pre-ordered your HD DVD? (1 Viewer)

Have you pre-ordered your HD DVD?

  • Pre-ordered Toshiba HD-A1

    Votes: 10 13.9%
  • Pre-ordered Toshiba HD-XA1

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • About to place my order

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Will buy it from a store

    Votes: 4 5.6%
  • I am not buying it yet (or at all)

    Votes: 55 76.4%

  • Total voters
    72

Ilya

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Just curious how many of you have already placed your orders for HD DVD players with ValueElectronics, Best Buy, Amazon, etc?
 

GeorgeLV

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You might want to add some more options to the poll. Unless the PS3 is a total failure there's no reason that I'd even consider HD-DVD.
 

Ilya

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We have a separate poll about HD DVD/Blu-ray purchasing plans.
This one is specifically about HD DVD pre-orders. For those who are not going to buy HD DVD at all, please select item five "I am not buying it yet (or at all) " ;)
 

Ilya

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As for me, I have pre-ordered HD-A1 from ValueElectronics. Even though I am still skeptical about HD DVD success in the long run, it was hard to resist the temptation of getting an HD DVD player now and at half the price. ;)

I figured for the price of a first-generation Blu-ray player I could buy both formats: HD DVD now and a Blu-ray player, say, a year later. Getting a $499 HD DVD player will hopefully help me defer the purchase of a Blu-ray player till the second generation of it when the technology matures and the price comes down.

PS3 sounds like a possible choice down the road, though I have my suspicions about its quality as a movie player. We'll see.
 

vurbano

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$499 is half of what price? No one beyond a few HD zealots is going to pay $1000 bucks for the HD-A1. Good things come to those that wait. Let me know when a consumer non laptop computer drive is available. Once it is it will truely be worth building a media center PC.
 
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NightRyder

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animalhouse said:
I'll wait a few years to see how things shake out. Who knows, by then we'll be on to another astounding discovery in Audio/Video technology. ;)

Same here. This format war smacks of the same stupidity that has dogged multi-channel audio. I'm in no hurry to replace my DVD collection.


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NightRyder

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teamerickson said:
You won't have to replace your old DVD collection. You'll just stop putting money into old technology.

Yeah, but for me that's only 2 or 3 DVDs a year.

When VCRs first came out I was excited - Went and bought one of the very first ones. Top loading Beta unit for $525.

When CDs first came out I was really excited - Jumped on a second generation Sony player $375.

When DVD first came out I was excited but waited for a while - Bought a third generation Toshiba $250.

Right now, for whatever reason, I just can't get excited about HD-DVD (either format). Maybe someday......But not now. :(


NightRyder
 

benmusic

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Toshiba HD-A1 on the way..........

yes, I bit the bullet yesterday with Value Electronics. Robert was great to deal with. $499.99 includes free shipping, no
tax, 2 free movies, $25.00 rebate, 90 day same as cash, and a 5 HD movie bundle for $59.95 (after $25.00 rebate) My choice of titles.

HD-A1 to ship around (4/17/06) to be delivered to me on or about wednesday (4/19/06)

Ben Music
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teamerickson

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benmusic said:
yes, I bit the bullet yesterday with Value Electronics. Robert was great to deal with. $499.99 includes free shipping, no
tax, 5 year warr, 2 free movies, $25.00 rebate, 90 day same as cash, and a 5 HD movie bundle for $59.95 (after $25.00 rebate) My choice of titles.
5 year warranty?
 

1080iBeVuMin

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I will buy one as soon as my indy video store offers a nice selection of HD DVDs or Blu Rays to choose from. Could be next week or next year, whenever that happens.
 

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