Toshiba to tempt Matrix buffs with freebie HD DVD player
Turn up at the right shop, at the right time
Buy a copy of the HD DVD Complete Matrix Trilogy box set from HMV's 150 Oxford Street, London store next Monday morning and you could walk away with a freebie Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player too.
Buy this HD DVD, get this HD DVD player (sort of)
In what might be seen as a desperate attempt to boost take-up of the next-gen optical technology in the face of - relatively speaking - colossal Sony PlayStation 3 sales, or simply a bid to get Keanu Reeves and/or Carrie Ann Moss fans forming a photogenic queue around the store, Warner Home Video and Toshiba will give a player to each of the first 150 folk who buy the box-set from the shop on 10 September.
Sales kick off at 8am, and the first 400 people through the door will get a goodie bag, the promoters told us.
Toshiba's HD-E1 is its first-gen European HD DVD player, launched late last year. It supports up to 1080i HD output.
Number 1 of 150 HMV Matrix HD DVD Promotion
I was very happy to be the first in the queue for this promotion spending about 24 hours of my life waiting outside HMV in Oxford street was a small price to pay for a free £250 DVD player. This promotion was run very professionally by the HMV staff I turn up way to early at 10.30 am the next person in the queue arrived about 4.00 pm with about 25 more by 8.00 pm and the last of the 150 turning up at about 4.00 am monday morning. Once the last person the 150 any late comers were turned away so no one had to queue up and not get a dvd player.
My toshiba HD dvd player will be on ebay with the Matrix HD dvd box set from thursday I would like to keep it but need the cash.
I hope more companies do more of this kind of promotion see you there next time at the front of the queue !
If it were a Dual player....
If it were a Dual player I might get a bit interested. Until Dual players or Dual Discs come out im not interested in either technology! I'll stick to DVD's for now thanks Tosh.
HD My Arse
ITs a bloody swizz, its Gordon bloody Brown trying to get more money out of me.
ooooooo the lazy get!