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GBMelBlount
11-01-2007, 06:47 PM
If you are in the market for a new laptop, Walmart has an Acer Laptop (which is what I have & love) with a gig of Ram for $348. Also, if you are thinking about going HD DVD they have a toshiba HD DVD player for $99. I have this Toshiba model too & love it. The street price on this was around $500 in January. What's the catch? Get your butt to Walmart by tomorrow at 8 am & hope the supply lasts!

MasterOfPuppets
11-01-2007, 07:00 PM
:wtf: just bought some walmart stock huh???.....:busted: :spam:

:wink02: i kid.....i kid

Polamalu Princess
11-01-2007, 07:29 PM
Glad to know that GB! Thanks. :thumbsup::tt02::kiss:

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 07:48 AM
Do you know if that HD DVD player has HDMI outs.

GBMelBlount
11-02-2007, 07:54 AM
Do you know if that HD DVD player has HDMI outs.

Yes, it has one.

GBMelBlount
11-02-2007, 07:58 AM
BTW, here is a good read on Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD for anyone considering making the plunge.


http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6463_7-6462511-1.html

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 08:21 AM
It sounds to me that in the short term, the best bet is to buy a cheapie HD DVD and rent movies. After the market sorts itself out then invest in a better quality player of whichever format emerges. I was strongly considering shelling out the $180 for the 360 player, but if there's one for $99 that wouldn't make much sense.

GBMelBlount
11-02-2007, 09:16 AM
It sounds to me that in the short term, the best bet is to buy a cheapie HD DVD and rent movies. After the market sorts itself out then invest in a better quality player of whichever format emerges. I was strongly considering shelling out the $180 for the 360 player, but if there's one for $99 that wouldn't make much sense.


I think the $99 deal is a loss leader for walmart. I shopped this on line a few weeks ago w/ pricescan.com, pricegrabber.com, shopping.com, pricewatch.com, etc. and cheapest I found in the door was $229.

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 10:28 AM
I'm heading there for lunch. I hope there are some left.

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 05:31 PM
No luck. I went to 2 Wal-Marts and there was no sale, and the sales people looked at me like I was asking if I could eat their babies.

They both had the HD DVD player, but it was $298.

GBMelBlount
11-02-2007, 06:24 PM
No luck. I went to 2 Wal-Marts and there was no sale, and the sales people looked at me like I was asking if I could eat their babies.

They both had the HD DVD player, but it was $298.

Sorry man. I really figured because it was on aol that it was in all their stores. I do think that hd dvd players will continue to drop their prices to gain popularity through player sales because many feel blu ray has the edge right now. However, this format war could go on for years.

Atlanta Dan
11-02-2007, 06:37 PM
No luck. I went to 2 Wal-Marts and there was no sale, and the sales people looked at me like I was asking if I could eat their babies.

They both had the HD DVD player, but it was $298.

Store may have sold out

If you go to this linked page I use for checking out tech deals and click the link in the middle of the page for Black Friday deals it references today's Wall-Mart deal on the HD-DVD player.

http://techbargains.com/index.cfm

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 06:57 PM
If they sold out, they pulled all the collateral fast. And there was no mistaking the look on the guys faces. They were genuinely perplexed. Maybe it was only for certain Wal-Marts?

Atlanta Dan
11-02-2007, 07:02 PM
If they sold out, they pulled all the collateral fast. And there was no mistaking the look on the guys faces. They were genuinely perplexed. Maybe it was only for certain Wal-Marts?

Could be - I guess it is not bait & switch if you do not formally advertise (in which case you at least have to have a "limited quantity" of 1:smile:)

This link to the Wal-Mart website says the DVD was in store for $100 but not available at all stores

http://holiday.ri-walmart.com/?section=secret&utm_source=Walmartcom&utm_medium=POV1&utm_content=secret1&utm_campaign=holiday&povid=cat14503-env15844-module117145-lLink1



Keep your spending powder dry - IMO there are going to be some killer deals in teh next 6 weeks as retailers panic about a slow Christmas season.

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 07:11 PM
If I can get an HD DVD for less than $180 I'm there.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know anything about the upconvert DVD players? They were relatively cheap, and the claim is that they upconvert SD DVD to full 1080. I was skeptical and occupied hunting for the elusive 99 dollar HD DVD player.

GBMelBlount
11-02-2007, 07:13 PM
If they sold out, they pulled all the collateral fast. And there was no mistaking the look on the guys faces. They were genuinely perplexed. Maybe it was only for certain Wal-Marts?

Someone I just talked to on SF just got home with the $350 acer laptop. He said the local Walmart didn't have any but the second one did. He's now going back out to get a 2nd one. I remember going to the Walmart "Black Friday" sale a year or two ago. It started at 5 am. This Walmart is Huuuuggggeeee & yet it was so jam packed that I could only get around the store by leavinge my cart in one spot, finding things & then going back & putting them in my cart. Absolutely insane. But the point is, even getting there at 5 am, some stuff was sold out within 30 minutes. But it also sounds like some stores might not have participated. That surprises me.

revefsreleets
11-02-2007, 07:18 PM
It's all good. I've dropped so much cash on my whole setup in the last few weeks, not to mention all the stupid 360 games I've been buying, that a little austerity was in order.

GBMelBlount
11-02-2007, 07:19 PM
If I can get an HD DVD for less than $180 I'm there.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know anything about the upconvert DVD players? They were relatively cheap, and the claim is that they upconvert SD DVD to full 1080. I was skeptical and occupied hunting for the elusive 99 dollar HD DVD player.


I think all of the hi def dvd players may upconvert. That toshiba model does. that was the first thing i did when i got it was put some of our standard def dvd's in it. It looks a good bit better upconverted but still doesn't compare to what the hi def dvd's look like. Our screen is pretty big so standard def looks worse. If you had a 40" to -50" high def tv, I imagine the upconvert would look alot better than it does on ours, but again, it still looks alot better and is worth it IMO if you don't want to spring for hi - def player yet.

TroysBadDawg
11-02-2007, 11:08 PM
I got one and am ng it now. The boys are really upset
I didn't get them each one. Who do they think I am Bill Gates?

GBMelBlount
11-03-2007, 07:44 AM
I have a standard DVD up converted to 1080. It has HDMI outs and Optical for audio to the surround rack. I'm running it on a 50 inch plasma and I think that it looks pretty good for 90 bucks. It looks much better than regular DVD with composite input to the plasma, but not as good as true HD movies off the satellite, and nothing looks as good as Live Sports events(why is that?)

I really figured there was little chance of me paying extra for HD DVDs and an HD DVD player and the local rental places still carry a few VHS(LOL) but no HD DVDs. So , I figure for now(prices get lower everyday) there was no hurry to get a real HD DVD.

We have netflix so for like $15 - $20 bucks/mo. you can get a ton of movies. They have HD movies and I think you can have 3 at a time. The shipping is free, so when we ship a movie back, they automatically ship the next one & we have it two days later. So theoreticall you could watch 30+ movies a month for $20. You go online into your netflix account and create a queue of movies that you want in order of importance. They auto ship the highest one in your queue that is in stock when they receive the one you mailed back. Also, you can see how other member have rated the movies & click to see a list of best movies like others you've watched and liked.

http://www.netflix.com

revefsreleets
11-03-2007, 05:16 PM
I may just invest the $100 or so for the upconvert, then. They'll have standard DVD's for awhile, and I hate to invest in what may end up being the next Betamax.

GBMelBlount
11-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Upconverting DVD players from $42 including taxes & shipping.

http://www.pricescan.com/electronics/items/item526061.asp

http://electronics.pricegrabber.com/dvd-players/p/75/

http://www.shopping.com/xPO-LG-DN788

revefsreleets
11-03-2007, 07:34 PM
Bingo! Thanks, man.