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How much $ did YOU invest in HD DVD?

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View Poll Results: $$$ spent on HD DVD (titles/players)
< $50
40
15.44%
$51-$100
4
1.54%
$101-$200
25
9.65%
$201-$500
90
34.75%
$501-$1000
43
16.60%
$1001-$2000
31
11.97%
> $2001
26
10.04%
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How much $ did YOU invest in HD DVD?

Old 01-05-08, 08:36 AM
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How much $ did YOU invest in HD DVD?

I am someone who is format neutral... a Toshiba A20 and a PS3. I have about 40 HD DVD's, and about 10 Blu-rays. Unlike many around here, I was all for the format war, with the hopes that it would bring down title pricing (which it did). IF HD DVD goes the way of the dodo, I'm still OK with that, as my A20 is a good upconverter, and the HD DVD discs out there aren't going away anytime soon either. Of course I was not an early adoptor of either technology, so the $200 bucks (with a buttload of free movies and B1G1's, etc, etc) I paid for my HD DVD player makes this recent news a bit easier to swallow. I was curious however, how much money others have shelled out to the HD DVD side of this "war"?

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$380 for player
75 titles for about $15 average.

Almost $1500
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Right around the sam as Arpeggi.

76 titles and 2 players for around 1500

I think I will pick up an extra player if they have a fire sale and then get a good combo when one becomes available at a good price.
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Over 2 grand.
$500 player on lauch day and over 100 titles.
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Exactly $19.99. I was able to get in on that infamous Circuit City "Complete Matrix Trilogy" box set mistake. My plan was to swap it for the Blu-ray version when W.B. finally released it. Maybe my plan went awry.
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$96 for my HD-A2 (price matched at Circuit City when the Wal-Mart sale was on) and about 19 titles (most were $19.99 or less with BOGOs) so nearly a grand. I have 92 Blu-Ray discs.
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$300 for player, 100 titles
Old 01-05-08, 09:48 AM
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I dropped $200+tax on the A3, and amazingly only $75 total on the 20 HD-DVD titles I had (10 of them were free for buying the player).

So, a grand total of just under $300.
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$100 on the player and about $50 for the 16 HD titles I have (5 free, and 5 mail-ins). The others I picked up in B1G1 sales.
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Since nobody has said it yet, let me be the first:

$0.00

Full BD supporter, although I must admit I was *about* to buy one of the cheapo Toshiba players with all the free movies. So I was *close* to being format neutral.

I don't mean to gloat--hopefully those who spent a bunch on HDDVD will enjoy their movies for a long time to come.
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Around $179 for the 360 player, and $28 for Blade Runner 5-Disc. But I got 9 other discs for free (5 of which still aren't here).
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I'd say probably close to a thousand bucks all together.
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Originally Posted by ryuryu2949
Since nobody has said it yet, let me be the first:

$0.00

Full BD supporter, although I must admit I was *about* to buy one of the cheapo Toshiba players with all the free movies. So I was *close* to being format neutral.

I don't mean to gloat--hopefully those who spent a bunch on HDDVD will enjoy their movies for a long time to come.
^^ What a douchebag.
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^^ What a douchebag.


I didn't think he was too douchey!
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Originally Posted by cccheel
^^ What a douchebag.
No, I actually was being sincere. So please Mr. Cool New Member (since 2004), keep insulting me and bringing venom to the table.


WBs announcement was perfectly timed for the BD camp. As I said, I have been close to buying a BD player for awhile now (although their DVDs and probably HDDVDs suck, Universal remains the studio for most of my favorite movies). So if WB stayed neutral following CES, I would have made the jump.
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Yeah well the thread iis about how much you spent. You spent 0, so your post is somewhat irrelevant and not really applicable.
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Originally Posted by ryuryu2949
I don't mean to gloat
Yeah, you do actually.

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Between my player and the discs, I think I've spent about $500 to date.
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Originally Posted by chanster
Yeah well the thread iis about how much you spent. You spent 0, so your post is somewhat irrelevant and not really applicable.
Well,
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Keep convincing yourself of that. You even know your post sounds condescending with your "I don't mean to gloat". A few posts above is a person who only spent $19.99.
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Originally Posted by clappj
Yeah, you do actually.

No, I don't. Don't get me wrong--I was thrilled *at first* that my format will likely win and happy that I did not pull the trigger on buying Red. But then I felt bad for those who did. [Confession: I supported the Sega Master System over Nintendo. So I have been there.]

Anyway, Universal and Paramount likely won't put out Blu for awhile, and some of the Toshiba's really are tremendous upconverters (especially if you bought for less than $200).
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People don't want or need your sympathies. A lot of people are happy with their purchase, even if or when HD DVD goes way of the dodo. I "invested" probably around $250, which includes the A2 which I needed to upconvert my DVDs.
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Probably a lot. I have an HD-A2 and 79 movies as of now. I'm sure I'll add a few more in the coming months as well. I don't feel the money was wasted, however. I have a good player and plenty of movies that I was able to get for cheap. I guess it's easier for me as I have a Blu-Ray player too, so I don't need to go out and get something new. And I don't expect the format to be totally abandoned. Future players may very well support HD DVD. Like if Toshiba makes a Blu-Ray player one day, it could very well support HD DVD playback too. It'll certainly drop in cost in and be doable.
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$83.xx for the A2
17 HD Titles ($13.00 average at least)

As far as gloating, I don't think so. I wouldn't gloat regardless. If prices go down, we win, you lose because you paid much more than we did. Either way you look at it, it is a lose-lose for you. But with everything in life, that is just how it is.

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spent $0 as well.

never thought for a second both formats could survive.

when ps3 came out, knew Blu-Ray was the way to go.

about 30-35 titles on Blu-ray , along with ps3,

I too once considered HD-DVD when player got really cheap, along with getting 10+ movies.- But it was for about a milli-second.
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Somewhere north of a $1000: two players (one as a gift). About two dozen titles.

I will probably spend another $500 on so on the remaining lifetime of the format.

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