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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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WAIT WAIT WAIT, why wait you say?
By ChipDude on 10/28/2007 6:40:51 PM , Rating: -1
Today you can get an upscale 1080p for less then 100 bucks!

If you simply can't wait then I guess go out and blow about twice that for a HD-DVD. I guess you get a little resolution pop, but the selection of movies don't make it a sales for me, even at 200 bucks.

Rest assured by black Friday prices will be even lower and by next Christmas you'll have your pick of players from all manufactures below 100 bucks. Now at a hundred bucks I'll be willing to spring for a new player!

Except for proving your ability to spend more then you need there is simply no reason to rush out and get a next generation DVD player. Todays upscale generation of players are more then acceptible for most HDTVs up to 50".

Between BR and HD-DVD at somepoint in the next couple years one will fold. The Targets, Walmarts, Costc, BestBuy etc. simply are NOT going to devote the floor space to two different formats. People say you can never have too much memory or in this case storage, to those I say nothing is for free!

Who ever gets to 199 and 99 bucks first will win. The laws of numbers can't be overcome. BR must match HD-DVD price and quickly. Today there is still too much confusion and price will still be the final swinger.

Just ask sony marketing monkeys about the power of having the largest or smallest installed user base.

By BMFPitt on 10/29/2007 12:33:13 AM , Rating: 3
I can enlarge a 100x100 JPEG to 1680x1050, but that doesn't make it a good idea.

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