By Shane McGlaun
Wal-Mart is trying to start the holiday shopping season off with a pre-black Friday, black Friday sale. This Friday November 2, Wal-Mart has what is likely going to be the best deal of the holiday season on a HD DVD player. Wal-Mart is offering the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player for a mere $98.87. The only real bad part about this particular HD DVD player is that it can’t do 1080p.
Supported resolutions are 720p and 1080i. Still, that is much better than a standard DVD player’s picture quality. If you have been waiting to jump and the HD bandwagon and trying to choose between Blu-ray and HD DVD, Wal-Mart is making HD DVD look pretty good. The MSRP for the HD-A2 player is $299.99. The caveat with the super low Wal-Mart price is while supplies last. You also never know how many players the store will have in stock. If you want one of these, you had better get there early, the sale starts at 8 am but I am betting there are some serious lines starting in the wee hours of the morning.
VIA [ Wal-Mart ]