Toshiba HD-A2 for $199

The price keeps dropping on HD-DVD; the Toshiba A2 is probably the best known player out there, and it currently sells at Amazon for $227; now comes word that on Nov. 3rd, Walmart will sell it just under the $200 mark. Still, not much point in going for it unless you’ve got an HDTV, but if you do, then the price difference means you’ve effectively got half off the Planet Earth HD-DVD box set (which is probably the single most essential title on HD-DVD to buy).

I’m probably at least a year away from buying an HDTV, let alone a HD-format DVD player. By the time I’m in the market, Samsung will be selling it’s dual-format player and the laser HDTVs should be out.