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Old 12-03-07, 10:00 AM
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New Walmart secret sale 12-7 sale items include A2,A3 and PS3

Found this at FW. This Friday Walmart will again have their secret sale. Some of the specials will be:
Toshiba A2 for $ 198.00 with 10 free HDDVD's 5 mail in and 5 free instantly titles must be under $30.00.
Toshiba A3 for $298.00 with 12 free HDDVD's 7 free instantly and 5 mail in.
Get a $50.00 Walmart gift card with a 40 gig PS3 purchase.

Link to A2 document:

A2 link
Link to A3 Document:

A3 link

PS3 link:

PS3 link


Walmart document on the 5 instant free HDDVD's
Walmart 5 free instant HDDVD's

Master Walmart list:

Master list

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Old 12-03-07, 10:19 AM
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So, obviously the specs on the A3 are better. What are the main differences?
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Old 12-03-07, 10:25 AM
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So, obviously the specs on the A3 are better. What are the main differences?
How are they obviously better?
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Old 12-03-07, 10:30 AM
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How are they obviously better?
I've done absolutely no research on any of these things. I'd assume a 3rd gen is better than a 2nd gen, but I'm probably wrong. That's why I'm asking what the differences are, boss.
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Too bad I've solely become a bluray supporter. Pretty good deals though
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Old 12-03-07, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I've done absolutely no research on any of these things. I'd assume a 3rd gen is better than a 2nd gen, but I'm probably wrong. That's why I'm asking what the differences are, boss.
No difference. The A2 is superior if you're running the audio through an optical cable, but if you're using HDMI, then they're essentially the same machine.
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Actually TBH the A2 is better if sound matters to you. They really nerfed the sound capabilities of the A3. I would get the A2.

I own 2 A2's
1 A20

They both work great.
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Old 12-03-07, 11:26 AM
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Actually TBH the A2 is better if sound matters to you. They really nerfed the sound capabilities of the A3. I would get the A2.

I own 2 A2's
1 A20

They both work great.
How is the A2 better than the A3 if you're running it through HDMI?
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Old 12-03-07, 11:31 AM
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How is the A2 better than the A3 if you're running it through HDMI?
it's not. in fact, the A3 is superior if you have a 7.1 setup.
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Old 12-03-07, 11:32 AM
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Dang - I wanted another $100 deal...
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How can they expect people to buy at those prices? The A3 was $200 at Best Buy all Thanksgiving week. I wouldn't expect another $99 sale on the A2, but I would have expected a $150 price point and $200 for the A3. Of course 5 movies = about a $100, but still.

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Originally Posted by shelland
Dang - I wanted another $100 deal...
Essentially, it is. If you get five HD DVDs priced at lease $20 each, the player is $100. If you get five close to $30, then the price approaches $50. This is an excellent deal.
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So, if you don't have 7.1 set up with receiver with HDMI, the H2 would be plenty sufficient, right?
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How can they expect people to buy at those prices? The A3 was $1200 at Best Buy all Thanksgiving week. I wouldn't expect another $99 sale on the A2, but I would have expected a $150 price point and $200 for the A3. Of course 5 movies = about a $100, but still.
Wow. Pricey...
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Originally Posted by MBoyd
How can they expect people to buy at those prices? The A3 was $1200 at Best Buy all Thanksgiving week. I wouldn't expect another $99 sale on the A2, but I would have expected a $150 price point and $200 for the A3. Of course 5 movies = about a $100, but still.
The A3 was $200 at Best Buy...this one is $299 with 5 free movies instantly. Not an AWESOME deal, but decent.
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Any idea if this will work for an 80gig PS3??
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Any idea if this will work for an 80gig PS3??
The ad clearly says 40GB...just ask a cashier I guess.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I've done absolutely no research on any of these things. I'd assume a 3rd gen is better than a 2nd gen, but I'm probably wrong. That's why I'm asking what the differences are, boss.
I own both players and the differences are very minor. I think the A2 looks better and it is definitely the better deal at $199.
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i bought the A2, at the beginning of November when it was $99, Does anyone think if i take the receipt in, that they might let me pick up 5 free HD movies on this sale? Is it even worth a shot?
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So, if you don't have 7.1 set up with receiver with HDMI, the H2 would be plenty sufficient, right?
yep, i'd say so.
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i bought the A2, at the beginning of November when it was $99, Does anyone think if i take the receipt in, that they might let me pick up 5 free HD movies on this sale? Is it even worth a shot?
Its $199, not $99. I doubt they will let you match the offer considering you paid half of the now price.
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Originally Posted by MBoyd
How can they expect people to buy at those prices? The A3 was $1200 at Best Buy all Thanksgiving week. I wouldn't expect another $99 sale on the A2, but I would have expected a $150 price point and $200 for the A3. Of course 5 movies = about a $100, but still.
the vast majority of people are not tracking the prices of these players constantly, like this board does. just because a couple of very limited time sales had these players for less does not mean they won't sell at $198 and $299. plenty of people will buy them, trust me. in fact, i may take the opportunity to pick up an A2, if i can find one.
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I thought $200 was the across the board A3 price. I feel bad because I sent a guy I met in Frys to Best Buy for it the other day. He got sticker shock when checking out the XA2 and A35 which was all they had.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
The ad clearly says 40GB...just ask a cashier I guess.
At my local Walmart, I'll be lucky if the cashiers even know about the 40 gig sale, let alone blowing their minds asking about the 80.

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