After Hours

Snagged my $98 HD-DVD player at Wal-Mart this morning


As we reported yesterday, Wal-Mart kicked off the holiday shopping season this morning with a "secret sale" that included a $348 Acer laptop, a $998 50" Sanyo plasma TV and a $98 Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player.

I headed over to my local store at around 7am this morning and ended up being 4th in line. By the time the sale started at 8am, there were only 15-20 people in line. Most wanted the laptop; however, everyone in front of me bought both the laptop and the HD-DVD player.

Toshiba HD-A2

If you were able to get the $98 deal this morning, you can make it even sweeter by getting 5 HD-DVDs for free by mail. The selection is pretty light; however, there are a few good ones available including Full Metal Jacket and Babel. Print out the rebate form here.

So have you picked sides in the HD-DVD v. Blu-ray format war? If not, what is it going to take for you to adopt the new HD formats?

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