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Canadians: Venturer HD-DVD Player (same as A3) $69.97 at Walmart

Old 03-03-08, 03:49 PM
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Canadians: Venturer HD-DVD Player (same as A3) $69.97 at Walmart

Get them while they're in stock!

They may still be shelf stickered at $199, but should scan at $69.97.

Comes with 2 free movies in the box, and IS an HD-A3 (takes the Toshiba Firmware).
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Old 03-03-08, 03:57 PM
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Just picked one up. Saw it posted at another forum that you frequent The two movies are Perfect Storm and Firewall, and since I have no interest in either, I'll be looking to sell or trade.

As I posted on the other forum, is it worth it upgrading the firmware? What does it do, and are there any risks associated with it?

I am just unpacking mine now, so any advice as to setup or anything else with regards to video or audio?
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Originally Posted by movieking
Just picked one up. Saw it posted at another forum that you frequent The two movies are Perfect Storm and Firewall, and since I have no interest in either, I'll be looking to sell or trade.

As I posted on the other forum, is it worth it upgrading the firmware? What does it do, and are there any risks associated with it?

I am just unpacking mine now, so any advice as to setup or anything else with regards to video or audio?

Lol. I just replied to that question at the other site.

Yes, it's worth it to update the firmware. It improves compatibility with all the latest releases.
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Funny, just got the response there.

So any hints on setup?
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Woah...nice price.
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Originally Posted by movieking
Funny, just got the response there.

So any hints on setup?
Shoot me a PM here or there if you want some assistance.
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Must have missed the post on the "other" site. Need something to play my combos. thx
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Old 03-07-08, 02:23 PM
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How's the build quality on the Venturer? Are they actually made in the same factories as the A3? Or are they el cheapo in durability also?
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Does it still have the mail in rebate?
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Does it still have the mail in rebate?
Even if it did, the rebate is no longer valid (ended Feb 28).
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Originally Posted by Yavin
How's the build quality on the Venturer? Are they actually made in the same factories as the A3? Or are they el cheapo in durability also?

Aside from the faceplate, it IS an A3. Build quality, components, everything.
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Old 03-07-08, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Damed
Aside from the faceplate, it IS an A3. Build quality, components, everything.
Hmm, interesting. Thanks for the info. I might have to bite and pick one up as a backup. I wonder if Toshiba will make dual BD/HD players in the future? I know they said they'd stop manufacturing HD DVD players, but does anyone think dual format players from them might still be a possibility?
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Originally Posted by Yavin
Hmm, interesting. Thanks for the info. I might have to bite and pick one up as a backup.
It even takes the Toshiba A3 Firmware. That should tell you all you need to know

I think the chances of Toshiba making dual players is nil. It's over, and they've accepted as much. It will likely be some time before they do make a Bluray player.
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Originally Posted by Yavin
Hmm, interesting. Thanks for the info. I might have to bite and pick one up as a backup. I wonder if Toshiba will make dual BD/HD players in the future? I know they said they'd stop manufacturing HD DVD players, but does anyone think dual format players from them might still be a possibility?

Toshiba said they will not be making any BD players!
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Originally Posted by livingdeadking
Toshiba said they will not be making any BD players!
Toshiba also said, days, maybe hours before their HD DVD death announcement, they were still supporting HD DVD. As did Paramount, as did Warner. Its business.
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One of my local Walmarts now have these discounted to $60.00 even.
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