So the first sub $200 HD-DVD player has hit the shelves in America and has been reviewed by CNET.
$200 has always been perceived as the mass market uptake point for the US and obviously if the 200 million Americans decide to go with HD-DVD the big American studios will be right behind them. Which would pretty much end this war instantly.
So is it any good? Well it received a 7/10 which generally means it’s okay but what did suprise me is that it didn’t offer 1080p output. How can any high definition player not offer full HD?
But we all know that having the best technology or product by no means guarantees success and Toshiba may have pulled off a great stunt here by hitting the mass market price and only dropping the support for the high end users. How many of these mass market people are going to care about 1080p?
Last Updated: October 30, 2007