Microsoft drops price for Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on

By on February 6, 2008, 4:44 PM
Playing catch-up with a series of price drops on HD DVD players from Toshiba following Warnerís recent defection to the Blu-ray camp, Microsoft has shaved another $50 off its Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on which is now available for $129.99. On top of that, Microsoft is offering 5 free HD DVDs with any 360 external drive purchase, which essentially means you buy 5 HD DVD discs and you get the player for free.

The Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on may be cheap, but given the current state of the format war one has to wonder if itís really worth investing $129.99 in a dying format. On the one hand, caching the tail end of HD DVDs life cycle may be a rather economic way to collect some HD movies that are still HD DVD-only, but thereís a good chance youíll eventually have to shell out more money for a Blu-ray player to get your HD fix.




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9Nails said:
"...Microsoft is offering 5 free HD DVDs with any 360 external drive purchase, which essentially means you buy 5 HD DVD discs and you get the player for free." Ok, you have my attention! Also grabbing my attention is that new on the radar Mitsubishi Laser HDTV. I'm wondering if HD DVD can last long enough that I can wait until that new Laser TV comes out? I don't presently own an HD TV, and don't plan on buying one until I read some in-depth reviews and user feedback of this new TV set. It's promise of more colors at a lower cost with a sharper/brighter picture have my interest.Sadly, it's an offer where you have to select from a short list of titles. Not may of them am I interested in. They are:(1) Babel, (2)Aeon Flux, (3)The Italian Job, (4)The Hulk, (5)Pitch Black, (6)The Thing, (7)Swordfish, (8)Full Metal Jacket, (9)Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, (10)Troy, (11)The Frighteners, (12)U2: Rattle and Hum, (13)Black Rain, (14)Darkman, (15)Firewall.
windmill007 said:
Just buy a PS3 and you get 5 free movies. Plus it can play divx files and games I think.
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