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Published on April 4th, 2007 | by Daniel David

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HD-DVD drive deal

At some select Sam’s Club they are selling the HD-DVD drive for about $130 or $149 depending on where you go. I don’t know how sales have been regarding this and most people I know who have an Xbox 360 with a high definition t.v don’t have one.

That’s not a bad price for the HD-DVD drive. I don’t think this is going to raise HD-DVD sales in any way since most major studios support Blu-Ray or both formats. If you have a Xbox 360 and have been waiting for some kind of price cut this is it. But if your not a member of Sam’s Club you will get no entry into their store. Its not called a club for nothing.

Source: http://gizmodo.com


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  • Eric

    Sounds like a great deal!

    I bought the HD DVD player when it first came out and have been very happy with it. Hopefully more people on a slimmer budget will be able to enjoy getting the full use out of their HDTV with this new low price.

    I don’t own a Blu-ray player, but from what I’ve experienced and all of the reviews found online they continue to say that HD DVD’s video and audio quality is superior as well HDi and includes more extras than Blu-ray. Sadly Blu-ray has more studio support.

    Recently some of those studios gave release dates for popular movies like The Matrix trilogy and Harry Potter for HD DVD but not Blu-ray. The reason being that HDi is fully supported in HD DVD player but Blu-ray’s Java environment (BDJ) is far from finished. If Blu-ray doesn’t get this corrected we might see a studio shift.

    HD DVD has everything going for it except studio support. Quality, player price, marketing strategy, and its brand name. We are in a very interesting place in the format wars.

  • Eric

    Sounds like a great deal!

    I bought the HD DVD player when it first came out and have been very happy with it. Hopefully more people on a slimmer budget will be able to enjoy getting the full use out of their HDTV with this new low price.

    I don’t own a Blu-ray player, but from what I’ve experienced and all of the reviews found online they continue to say that HD DVD’s video and audio quality is superior as well HDi and includes more extras than Blu-ray. Sadly Blu-ray has more studio support.

    Recently some of those studios gave release dates for popular movies like The Matrix trilogy and Harry Potter for HD DVD but not Blu-ray. The reason being that HDi is fully supported in HD DVD player but Blu-ray’s Java environment (BDJ) is far from finished. If Blu-ray doesn’t get this corrected we might see a studio shift.

    HD DVD has everything going for it except studio support. Quality, player price, marketing strategy, and its brand name. We are in a very interesting place in the format wars.

  • Double D

    Having a PS3 I can say Blu-Ray pictures are great. I heard the same thing about HD-DVD being better video wise but recently I heard that Blu-Ray title pictures are getting better and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray now seem to be about even in the picture department.

    As far as a studio shift, I think if HD-DVD sales pick up then maybe but the extra space that Blu-Ray provides could be a factor if they use it right.

    Its still to early to see how both formats are going hold up overtime, this is very interesting indeed.

  • Double D

    Having a PS3 I can say Blu-Ray pictures are great. I heard the same thing about HD-DVD being better video wise but recently I heard that Blu-Ray title pictures are getting better and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray now seem to be about even in the picture department.

    As far as a studio shift, I think if HD-DVD sales pick up then maybe but the extra space that Blu-Ray provides could be a factor if they use it right.

    Its still to early to see how both formats are going hold up overtime, this is very interesting indeed.

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