Black Friday: Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD Player $169.99 @ Sears

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on October 30, 2007 
Filed Under: Deals, Format War, HD DVD

sears.jpegIt looks like a few Black Friday early birds will get to pick up a Toshiba HD-A3 for $169.99 at Sears. This really blows away the 199.99 price point that some claim to be a magic number for mass market consumers. We wonder when the MSRP will drop to $199.00, not just for a sale.
Sears Black Friday Ad

[via TiVo Lovers Blog]

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10 Responses to “Black Friday: Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD Player $169.99 @ Sears”

  1. Ted on October 31st, 2007 12:26 am

    The HD-DVD player from Sears does not even support 1080p, so why bother. It plays either 720p, or 1080i. This is not really comparing apples to apples with a “Full-HD” player.

  2. Kevin on October 31st, 2007 7:54 am

    Well, the next time I see a review that says they can see the difference with an eyeball, will be the first.

  3. Drew on October 31st, 2007 10:37 am

    Exactly Kevin,

    At 10 feet humans can’t see the difference between 720P and 1080P on a 50 inch screen. Which would make this player perfect for most living rooms.

    Everything else is marketing.

  4. Tyler Pruitt on November 6th, 2007 4:12 am

    Drew, I told someone the exact same thing yesterday on AVS. Unless your screen is larger than 50″, or your viewing distance is less than 8 feet, 1080p is kinda pointless.

  5. John on November 10th, 2007 3:56 pm

    You are all idiots! you can’t see a differencebetween 720P and 1080P.

  6. sudhir on November 12th, 2007 8:31 pm

    Dude! the same player was for $99 last weeks friday @ walmart secret friday sale…

  7. Geronimo on November 13th, 2007 2:13 pm

    The player for $99 was the HD A2 not the HD A3.

  8. Aaargh on November 13th, 2007 3:51 pm

    sudhir on November 12th, 2007 8:31 pm

    Dude! the same player was for $99 last weeks friday @ walmart secret friday sale…

    Umm, no, that was the A2, not the A3

  9. Dee on November 20th, 2007 1:06 am

    To Ted:
    This is a "full HD" player. You don’t know what you are talking about. Feeding a display 1080i from this player and having the display’s internal deinterlacer perform correct 3:2 pulldown to recreate the original 24 full frames is the EXACT same as having it done in a 1080p player.  The end result is a full 1920×1080 image being displayed progressively by the display, regardless of whether the player is progressive or interlaced.

  10. T.G. on November 21st, 2007 3:07 am

    except with native 1080p input/display support you are not relying on the set to process deinterlacing… Also, if your set has 1080p/24 support, you can do without 3:2 pulldown which makes for smoother/cleaner movement.  This may not speak to ‘definition’ in the sense of pixel resolution, but the moving images are better defined, which  makes this a better "high def" experience in my opinion.Also, it is absolutely possible to see a difference between 720p and 1080p, you must be kidding me.  Maybe some of you need a better tv…  Between 1080i/p, i’d be hard pressed, but once you start going 60inches or larger I think it’s good to have.   

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