Monday, February 25, 2008

360 HD-DVD Player now $50

Or, at least it will be as of tomorrow. In the wake of Toshiba abandoning the format and Microsoft announcing it would be stopping production of the add-on, it isn't surprising to see a fire sale to clear these things out.

Before anyone runs out to buy one of these things "just because", keep in mind that $50 is still $50. Unless you're a crazy collector or you want King Kong in HD and a bonus media remote anyway, it's really not worth it. I've seen people insist it's a good deal because $50 for an upscaling DVD player is cheap, even if you never play an HD-DVD on it. That's very true, but your 360's internal drive already upscales DVD's.

Do yourself a favor and keep your $50 in your pocket and put it towards a PS3 if you don't have one already or save it for Microsoft's inevitable external Blu-ray drive. The rumor is, it could be out as early as this summer.

And if you simply must have one, you can probably get one on eBay for under $30.

[All Headline News via Kotaku]

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