If you're thinking about picking up a first or second generation HD DVD player from Toshiba, consider the pot sweetened. The promotion doesn't apply until November 1st, so walk, don't run to your local retailer and keep the receipt. Mail it in with the above form and in a speedy 8 to 10 weeks you will be the proud owner of at least three HD DVDs. One each from column A, B and C, customers will get one disc from each of the three major studios so far supporting HD DVD. Free is exactly the right price to us; but while three discs compares well to the one free movie that comes the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on and PlayStation 3, having to wait two months pretty much kills the warm fuzzies. This offer does not apply to the Toshiba-built RCA HDV5000, but it does include the HD-A2W we haven't seen before; Toshiba tells us its not an entirely new model but a limited club edition like the HD-D1. List of titles is after the break.

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Buyers can select one each from the following three groups:

Category A (Universal)
  • Apollo 13
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Rundown
  • Seabiscuit
  • U-571

Category B (Warner)
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Casablanca
  • Constantine
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • The Perfect Storm

Category C (Paramount)
  • Four Brothers
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • U2: Rattle and Hum
  • We Were Soldiers

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