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07-26-2007, 04:36 PM

Xbox 360 HD DVD Price Drop Announced

Published July 26, 2007
San Diego—Today at Comic-Con International 2007, Microsoft Corp. announced it will lower the price of the popular Xbox 360™ HD DVD Player (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360hddvdplayer/) from $199 to $179 (in the U.S. only) starting August 1, 2007, and will add five free HD DVD movies for anyone purchasing an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player between August 1 and September 30.
In addition, Microsoft further solidified the Xbox 360 as the ultimate high-definition entertainment platform, with key announcements around the HD DVD launches of 300 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Heroes: Season 1 from Universal Studios.
Exclusive Marketplace Content

To promote the HD DVD versions of 300 and Heroes: Season 1, Microsoft unveiled exclusive content for Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. Xbox LIVE will offer 300 on demand in HD starting August 14, and is working with Warner Bros. at Comic-Con on a Bringing It Home campaign featuring 300 and other Warner Bros. properties.
In advance of the street date for the Heroes: Season 1 HD DVD boxed set, Xbox LIVE members will be able to download the show’s pilot episode free in high definition for a limited time. Members will also be able to download trailers, teaser scenes, and other promotional materials highlighting the Heroes: Season 1 boxed set on HD DVD.
Already the most affordable high-definition player available, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player is the best solution for movie lovers seeking HD content in the highest possible resolution. The player’s price reduction to $179 continues to set the bar for value, making the Xbox 360 platform the most affordable solution for consumers seeking the broadest, most compelling selection of next-generation gaming and HD video experiences.
"With the price reduction to $179, the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player continues to be the most affordable way to enjoy high definition," said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. "From the beginning, we set out to offer Xbox 360 owners an unrivaled high-definition experience, with a choice of optical discs on the HD DVD format and digital downloads through Xbox LIVE Marketplace—both of which have a selection of the best content Hollywood has to offer. Today's announcements around 300 and Heroes: Season 1 are great examples of how we believe HD content can be offered to consumers.”
Free HD DVD Movies
In addition to the price drop, Microsoft is extending Toshiba's highly successful "Perfect Offer" of five free HD DVD discs to Xbox 360 consumers. Previously exclusive to Toshiba HD DVD Players, with the purchase of an Xbox 360 HD DVD Player at the new low price of $179, choose five HD DVD titles free from a selection of 15 popular titles through a mail-in offer. With a retail value of over $140 (U.S.), this promotion makes the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player one of the most compelling offerings for consumers looking to make the leap into HD this holiday season.

Does any1ne gotz this thing? Is it werf gettin'?? Will Jesus come this December???

07-26-2007, 11:23 PM
1. No, but then again I ain't got a 360.

2. Hard to say... it's still too early to tell if HD-DVD or Blu-Ray will win out.

3. Jesus will come unexpected, like a thief in the night... Laviticus 4:16

07-27-2007, 01:56 PM
^^^ Thas wus up.... I think.

08-06-2007, 04:53 PM
HD is cirrently winning over blu ray I think in sales and all that

08-07-2007, 05:36 PM
I bought one of these a while ago. The movies look beautiful. The picture is very crisp and clear. It's more the little things that impress me such as the lighting/shadows, and detail. Shit you can see wrinkles and shit on peoples faces. You'd have to check one out for yourself to see if the difference is enough for you to buy one. I for one love it. I bought 300 on HDDVD and when I went to watch it I noticed my fucking player wouldn't read any of my DVD's. I have been dying to watch this movie and although I had it in my hands I waited for a few days to watch it instead of watching the regular DVD version because I wanted to see it in HD. (Bought another one from Wal-Mart and going to take the broken player back)

I've been debating on picking up some HD-DVD porn but the pic is so clear I don't know if I want to see close ups of razor burn and pimples on the pussy.

08-08-2007, 05:39 PM
^^^ Werd.

Mah boy has a plasma and a Ps3. Now I don't know if it's the TV or the Blu Ray but that shit was glitchy as fuck. I mean it looked like a reg ass DVD.

Then again he's a burn out and maybe he needs to adjust sumthin'.

08-08-2007, 06:10 PM


Pretty Toney
08-11-2007, 06:55 AM
3. i was here the last 5 years on christmas b -- maybe this year i will not come.