This may be the first real reason to get an HDDVD player as a "no brainer completely impulse" purchase. This Friday at Walmart, they are having an unbelievable deal on the Toshiba HD-A2, HDDVD player. This Toshiba HDDVD player is one of the early HDDVD player models, usually retails for about $299. But this Friday at 8 A.M you can pick one up for $98 bucks. Looks like its some kind of secret sale (that Engadget knew about).
A Stand alone HDDVD player for $98 bucks. (go here for details)
The player supports 720P and 1080i. No 1080p but who cares for $98 bucks. It also up converts standard definition DVDs to HD formats.
If you check out the Walmart secret deal page, you’d also notice that there are other deals that complement this one. Theres a 50inch Sanyo plasma HDTV for $998, and HDDVD movies for $14.99