On Mar 7, 9:26 am, Mattinglyfan gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 10:01 am, mordacpreven...@hotmail.com
>> On Mar 6, 10:24 pm, Blig Merk yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> The main news is that Circuit City has extended HD-DUD player returns
>>> for store credit up to 3 months after purchase. The side news story is
>>> they are also allowing the credit to be applied to Blu-ray players
>>> including the PS3 upon customer request. This has been confirmed at
>>> several Circuit City stores now. There has been some speculation about
>>> how much the collapse of HD-DUD is going to cost Toshiba beyond just
>>> their investment costs since retailers are now returning unsold and
>>> returned HD-DUD players to Toshiba and asking for reimbursement. It
>>> will probably end up in court in a few months. Either way, quite a few
>>> people are taking the opportunity to use the return credit for PS3
>>> systems. This is just going to bloom and bloom for the PS3, Blu-ray
>>> and Sony.
>>> According to a Circuit City employee in Chicago, the consumer
>>> electronics chain is trading in HD DVD players bought into their
>>> stores "within 3 months of the announcement," as opposed to their 30-
>>> day return policy. According to the internal memo announcing the
>>> demise of the format, they will either give customers a Blu-ray player--
>>> paying the price difference, if any--or a gift card. The trade-in,
>>> however, will not be widely promoted and it will be only made
>>> available if the customer asks for it. Have any of you tried this?
>>> Circuit City extends HD DVD return time
>>> No. 2 electronics retailer will accept returns within 90 days of
>>> March. 6, 2008
>>> RICHMOND, Va. - Circuit City Stores Inc. is getting on the Blu-ray
>>> digital video format bandwagon by tripling the period in which
>>> customers who purchased a rival HD DVD player can return them.
>>> The nation's No. 2 electronics retailer has instructed its stores to
>>> "take care of our customers" and accept returns of HD DVD players
>>> within 90 days of purchase, spokesman Jim Babb said.
>>> Several industry moves in recent weeks -- including the announcement by
>>> creator Toshiba Corp. that it has stopped making HD DVD players and
>>> discs -- have handed the format a clear defeat in the battle for
>>> primacy in the next generation of movie-disc technology.
>>> "The recent resolution of the next generation of video disc formats is
>>> an important and singular development in the marketplace," Babb said
>>> in an e-mail statement.
>>> When Toshiba dropped out of the fight, it conceded to Sony's Blu-ray
>>> format, which delivers crisp, clear pictures and sound on high-
>>> definition TVs.
>>> The biggest battle between two video formats since Betamax lost out to
>>> VHS in the 1980s was resolved after multiple movie studios, including
>>> Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Co. Warner Bros. Entertainment and News
>>> Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox, pledged to support the Blu-ray format.
>>> In the long run, consumers are expected to benefit because they no
>>> longer have to agonize over which technology to choose for high-
>>> definition movies. But Toshiba's defeat leaves 1 million customers
>>> worldwide with dead-end hardware.
>>> Circuit City, which has a usual 30-day return policy, is allowing
>>> customers who purchased HD DVD players to return them for store
>>> credit. The policy doesn't apply to HD DVD movie discs.
>>> The Richmond company noted that while some people may want to return
>>> the players, others are buying them on clearance because they still
>>> play high-quality HD DVDs and improve the playback of standard DVDs.
>> "MAY WANT TO RETURN THE PLAYERS"
>> Yeah, people are going to want to abandon their investment in their HD-
>> It's a marketing ploy to get idiots like Bliggie to buy a Blu-ray
>> player they don't want or need.- Hide quoted text -
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> Lol. As angry as you may be at Blig for being the souce of an idiotic
> post, the fact of the matter is this is a good thing. I would have
> been extremely pissed if I bought an HD-DVD player within the last 3
> months only to hear that they have been abandoned. This is great
> freaking news if your goal is to have a SUPPORTED hi-def DVD player.
Yeah, it's a good thing to have a bunch of HD-DVDs and NOTHING TO PLAY
> As much as you may hate the PS3 and Blu-Ray,
I hate the PS3 and Blu-ray?
Then why do I own one and have been building up my Blu-ray collection?