just figured i'd throw this in here. wal-mart to sell a toshiba hd-dvd player for under a bill cum 8am friday november 2nd.
It's pretty obvious that they would come down to this price before too long. Toshiba and Walmart are simply leading the market.
The smart move in the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray battle is to get a large number of units into use. That in turn will drive demand for the media and will turn studios etc towards the winning format.
$100 is clearly a significant milestone, will it be the move that decides the final outcome?
.Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
this $100 player is the TOSHIBA HD-A2 and it only goes up to 1080i
not a bad player though. well worth $100
does it upscale regular dvd's to 1080 too?
Yes, but I have never been a fan of upscaling or up-converting SD DVD's.
I get a far better picture playing a SD DVD though my computer to my 43" HDTV then up-converting to 720p or 1080i on my DVD player. granted my DVD player is a standard DVD player with HDMI output. The HD-DVD player may do a better job.
Which is why Walmart was selling them for $100.