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Toshiba HD-A2 available for $197.99 right now

Yesterday, DailyTech reported that Wal-Mart was preparing to drop the price on Toshiba's 1080i HD-A2 HD DVD player. Images were taken of a Wal-Mart aisle end cap with the HD-A2 listed for $198. According to user who posted the picture online, the new price is to take effect on November 3.

Well, it appears that Circuit City has beaten Wal-Mart to the punch and is currently offering the HD-A2 for $197.99. The player is available online with free shipping or if having the player in your hands right now is a priority, you can choose in-store pickup.

Toshiba's HD-A2 was originally released in December 2006 with a $499 price tag. Over the past year, the price for the player has steadily dropped to $399 in April and to $299 in July. Toshiba's long-running five free HD DVD movie offer [PDF] has also been available to give customers more bang for the buck.

The Toshiba HD-A2 supports a 1080i resolution and comes equipped with an HDMI 1.2 port. The player features a SHARC DSP and supports Dolby Digital Plus 5.1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1, DTS 5.1 and DTS HD audio formats.

Updated 10/29/2007
$197.99 appears to the be the new retail price for the Toshiba HD-A2. is also showing the lower price tag. Other retailers are likely to follow.

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$197.99 = $197?
By Lonyo on 10/27/2007 12:47:20 PM , Rating: -1
I'm confused as to how $197 is the same as $197.99.

RE: $197.99 = $197?
By FITCamaro on 10/27/2007 12:50:26 PM , Rating: 1
Does a dollar matter when you're spending almost $200?

RE: $197.99 = $197?
By xphile on 10/29/2007 3:46:56 AM , Rating: 2
Nobody could ever say a dollar matters - but what I'm confused about is how a $500 HD-DVD player can go to under $200 in well less than one year and there aren't a million people screaming blue murder and demanding that the Toshiba CEO writes a personal apology on his web site and give them all at least a 100 store credit ;-)

Sorry just couldn't resist.

RE: $197.99 = $197?
By StillPimpin on 10/29/2007 9:30:30 AM , Rating: 2
Because it didn't happen in just 2 MONTHS!

RE: $197.99 = $197?
By wallijonn on 10/31/2007 12:15:38 PM , Rating: 2
I'm confused about is how a $500 HD-DVD player can go to under $200 in well less than one year

Isn't that exactly what happened when the $1000 Sony BR player went down to $500?

RE: $197.99 = $197?
By mikefarinha on 10/27/2007 1:39:57 PM , Rating: 1
You must never have taken "Marketing Math 101"

RE: $197.99 = $197?
By SunAngel on 10/27/2007 2:13:25 PM , Rating: 1
LOL!, or he fail his studies at the College of DailyTech.

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