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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. Amazon.com is also showing the lower price tag. Other retailers are likely to follow.


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By Mitch101 on 10/27/2007 3:22:54 PM , Rating: 2
Doh! you right SunAngel my bad typo 10/31 and no edit function.

As for 1080i vs 1080P I have a 65" HDTV and my Buddy has close to that (61" or 63" I think). Mine is 1080i and his 1080P. In Movies we both agree mine looks better than his especially wood tones. I calibrated mine. In sports we both agree again his looks better than mine (High Contrast?). Im betting its how we have ours calibrated more than anything else.

Both look incredible and for the record both are technically 1080 lines of resolution.

Funny we think my 720P projector beats both of them in a near pitch black room and that runs at 108". Fitcamaro is right its not that big a deal being 1080i over 1080P.


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