Toshiba film offer?

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  1. spikeydog120

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    Hi all.
    I'm wanting to go dual format.
    I was going to pick up the E1 but with the 5 film promo being announced from Toshiba I don't know if to wait for this to start or not.
    Does any one know when this will start and what films you are likely to be able choose from.

    Cheers
     
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    I phoned up Tosh today but they couldn't tell me when it would start. I would think it will be soon as they don't want to lose the initiative in the format war.
     
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    Cheers MIB. I hope it is soon, I can't wait to see 300 in hd.
     
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    300 in HD is great, it's worth the wait ;)

    As a Blu Ray owner, I'm waiting for the offer too so that I can get a HD-DVD player and watch The Thing in HD :)
     
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    I don't think there is an annouced date or list of titles yet, at the IFA conferance they said it may include Miami Vice, Batman Begins, King Kong, Chronicles of Riddick, and Troy.
     
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    Got it delivered yesterday and still a class film pq great.

    I'll just have get 2 movies off Toshiba unless they feel generous but can't see it.
     
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    Awesome film. The Things horrible noises are excellent in DD+. And the HD transfer brings every disgusting slimy detail to life too. Not one to watch with the missus that's for sure:rotfl:
     
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    Glad to hear that The Thing is a great transfer, It's one that I will be getting on HD. I wouldn't mind King Kong but I've been told it's not the extended cut ( anyone know if this is true ).

    I must admit that HD-DVD has got a load of movies. That as a Blu-ray owner I've being wait to see if they would come to Blu soon, But this offer from Tosh' means going dual is the only logical thing to do.
     
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    King Kong is the theatrical cut. It's an awesome transfer but i'd be the least surprised person in the world if a newer version with a lossless soundtrack and loads of extras comes out in the next year or so. As it stands it's bare bones.
     
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    I think I'll wait for the all singing and dancing one.
    Just wish Tosh would give us an idea of the films it will incude in this offer and a start date.
     
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    That wouldn't be too bad, it'd be good to put an order for Batman, King Kong, Riddick and Troy (directors cut, hopefully) :thumbsup:
     
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    Take it from me, not one to watch (especially the autopsy scene) whilst you have your dinner either:rolleyes:.:D
     
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    Ive noticed that the HD-E1's are drying up especially at store that have been flogging it at around £180

    Do you think the 5 disk promo is going to come when all HD-E1's have been shipped hence forcing us to buy the more expensive model's.

    Been holding back for a HD-E1 was going to get it with the 2 disks and now im holding back for the 5 disks. But if you can only get 5 disk with the £280 player i dont think ill bother.

    What does anyone else think?
     
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    I've noticed that the E1 is getting thin on the ground.
    It's starting to look like the offer won't start until the new players are out.

    I'm still waiting for Toshiba get reply to the e-mail I sent them asking if they could tell me when the offer would start.
     
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    I thought the 2 disc offer was until the end of August and thus expired

    [edit] yup was right

    * This offer applies only to Toshiba HD DVD players purchased from a Toshiba Authorised Reseller between
    1st May 2007 & 31st August 2007.

    http://www.home-entertainment.toshiba.co.uk/consumer/home.nsf/files/2freehddvd/$File/toshiba_2_free_web.pdf?openelement
     
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    We know that the 2 disc offer has ended.

    The OP was referring to the new 5 free HD Discs that is due to replace it
     
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    Sounds good. Do you know if the UK release is the same as the US? since ASDA have the UK disc for £12.97 delivered.
     
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    I've not heard of any differences. It's at Movietyme at the mo for £14.99 inc delivery. :thumbsup:
     
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    Is this 5-film offer to the European market definately going to happen?

    I find this a very strange marketing tactic by Toshiba! To leak that an offer like this will be made and then not implement it immediately seems crazy as it send the message: ‘hold off from buying’.

    I was going order an XE1 next week but I’m holding until the details of this potentially ‘too-good-to-miss-offer’ become clearer.

    MS
     
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    Phoned Tosh again and they still dont' know when its starting.:(
     
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    Still had no reply from the e-mail to Tosh I sent about the offer.:(

    I think it will start with the launch of the EP30 & EP35 players in Oct.
    The E1 is getting hard to find in stock at a good price (£180), So I would say that when the two new players are launched the offer will start to tempt more people into buying.;)
     
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    So they didnt deny the offer then?
     
  23. MIB

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    No, the guy just said he was aware there would be a major promotion push soon with the new players so it looks like we'll have to wait a few weeks.
     
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    Actually, there little difference compared to the SD version...

    300 is probably not a good showcase for HD because the movie has been crushed to death on purpose and lacks detail.

    I've seen both formats, and there's no big difference.

    The all-movie blue screen feature is great though, and sets it apart from BR which doesn't have this option.

    Great movie though!
     
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    Not even the sound?
     
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    No sure I agree with you there. I've seen both and even though the blacks have been crushed the film is very grainy. I find on the DVD that the grain yields a few artifacts on DVD, probably due to the low bitrate. There's also some scenes which really benefit from HD, like wide shots, which are much softer on DVD. Look at the scene where the storm comes and the Persian ships are sinking.
     
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    Soundtrack is about the same, but I've got the e1 which doesn't have coaxial output. The true hd version should sound a lot better.

    Dimitri
     
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    You're right there, the shipscene does have a lot of detail and that shows on the HD version.

    Dimitri
     
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    I hope us people In the Uk do get the same offer as the US, but as we all know we usually are always the poor relations In such things, as often we pay much more and get screwed on price, and having to wait till after others get new stuff.

    Heres hoping :rolleyes:
     

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