Truth in advertising: Compusa's I-O Data AVLP2/DVDLA "HD DVD" Player

Matt Burns
M. Burns|07.30.06

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Matt Burns
July 30th, 2006
Truth in advertising: Compusa's I-O Data AVLP2/DVDLA "HD DVD" Player
Oh goodness. Take a look at this and tell us if you are as disappointed in Compusa as we are. On the bottom left of page 11 in their weekly sales-ad, lists a HD DVD player for only $199. Sounds like a great deal but if you do a little more research, the I-O Data AVLP2/DVDLA isn't a HD DVD player. You may remember that we covered the player a few weeks back It does, however, play both DiVX-HD and WMV-HD discs, but not standard HD DVDs. In fact, it doesn't even up-scale standard DVDs to high-def! We are sure that some over-zealous writer at Compusa miss-read the specs, but that isn't any excuse. Compusa is one the nations premier retail technolgy store and this should not have made it to printing press.

So we repeat...THIS IS NOT A HD DVD PLAYER.
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