Black Friday 2007: Best Blu-ray, HD DVD Player Deals So Far

Posted Wed Nov 21, 2007 at 01:04 PM PST
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Both next-gen disc formats promise to figure prominently as retailers officially kick off the holiday shopping season with a series of post-Thanksgiving sales this Friday.

Though we won't know til Friday whether these are the best deals to be had, several national chains have already unveiled plans to offer Blu-ray and HD DVD players at discounted prices.

Here's what we've been able to verify thus far. Watch this space for more next-gen player deals as they're revealed. Found one we haven't listed? Send it to us via our Tips and Submissions form (Black Friday deals only, please).

(Note that although we've provided links to product information from the retailer when available, most of the deals listed below are for in-store purchase only. Prices do not include manufacturer rebates; bundled in-box and mail-in discs also not listed.)

Blu-ray Players

  • Samsung BD-P1400 - $377 at Circuit City (Thurs-Sat
    includes 3 free Blu-ray movies
  • Sony 40GB PS3 - $399 at Best Buy (Fri-Sat)
    includes 'Open Season' Blu-ray and NBA '08 PS3 Game
  • Sony 40GB PS3 - $399 at Circuit City
    includes free wireless controller
  • Sony 80GB PS3 - $499 at Wal-Mart (Sat-Sun)
    "secret sale" includes 10 free Blu-ray movies
  • Samsung BD-P1400 - $399 at Best Buy (Fri-Sat)
    includes 2 Blu-ray movies (from 10 pre-selected titles)
  • Sony BDP-S300 - $399 at Best Buy (Online Thurs; in-store Fri-Sat)
    includes 'Spider-Man 3' Blu-ray AND $100 Best Buy gift card
  • Sony BDP-S300 - $399 at Circuit City
    includes $25 gift card

HD DVD Players

To discuss these and other next-gen hardware and software deals, visit the Blu-ray Bargains and HD DVD Bargains areas in our forums area.

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