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Old 11-15-07, 12:08 PM
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Looking at buying the holiday bundle for a christmas present. Just the plain 20gb one. Is that HD-DVD Player ready? Would he need anything extra or would it be ready right from the box? One of us is buying the system the other the player and a few dvds and games. Don't want to leave anything out. I know he'll want to use it right away.

This is the one I am looking at: Wal-Mart
Old 11-15-07, 12:12 PM
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The HD-DVD drive is separate from the system. I think they're selling for $129 now. The 360 will play standard DVDs though.

Other than that, it should come with everything you need.
Old 11-15-07, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by JB7
Looking at buying the holiday bundle for a christmas present. Just the plain 20gb one. Is that HD-DVD Player ready? Would he need anything extra or would it be ready right from the box? One of us is buying the system the other the player and a few dvds and games. Don't want to leave anything out. I know he'll want to use it right away.

This is the one I am looking at: Wal-Mart
The HD-DVD Addon is an additional $179.xx. But otherwise you should be fine w/ that model. The only issue is the non-elites apparently don't come w/ the audio-out adapter which you may need, but I'm not positive. (You'll need the module if you plan on using HDMI-out w/ a non-HDMI receiver).

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Old 11-15-07, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
The HD-DVD Addon is an additional $179.xx. But otherwise you should be fine w/ that model. The only issue is the non-elites apparently don't come w/ the audio-out adapter which you may need, but I'm not positive. (You'll need the module if you plan on using HDMI-out w/ a non-HDMI receiver).
You are correct. The Elites come with the adapter, but the other packages do not. It's not even an issue if you're not going to use HDMI.
Old 11-15-07, 07:16 PM
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I am getting the Xbox360 and his aunt is getting the HD-DVD add-on so the cost isn't an issue.

Right now he doesn't have a HD tv, just a regular. Will be getting one after the new year.

Thanks for the help guys. Looks like we will be set.
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If space/connections isn't an issue, may I suggest the Toshiba A2 or A3? Sometimes you can find it for cheaper and if the 360 ever breaks, he still has a working HD DVD player.

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