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!)