Nine Free HD DVDs With Toshiba HD DVD Player at Best Buy

Posted Tue Oct 2, 2007 at 11:22 AM PDT by
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Upping the ante for high-disc bundles, Best Buy is offering a total of nine free HD DVD discs with purchase of Toshiba's new $399 HD-A30 player.

The new deal was first unveiled in Best Buy's weekly newspaper insert this past Sunday (click to view). It builds on the retailer's existing bundle deal, which provides a total of seven free HD DVDs with purchase of any 2nd-Gen Toshiba HD DVD Player.

As we've previously reported, the first five movies are available by mail from a selection of 15 titles, while the second two ('300' and 'The Bourne Identity') come in the HD-A3 box. The remaining two titles are being made available directly from Best Buy at the point of purchase (excluding TV DVD and box set releases).

"It’s a good start to a [HD DVD] collection," Best Buy spokesperson Brian Lucas told Home Media Magazine.

Lucas added that despite an ongoing lack of widespread consumer adoption, interest in high-definition packaged media remains constant at Best Buy, saying "we wouldn’t devote insert space every week to formats nobody is interested in."

(Thanks to Scott for the tip!)

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (Blu-ray)
The Bourne Identity (HD DVD)
Tags: Best Buy, High-Def Retailing (all tags)