HD-DVD players, titles hit stores
Reuters is reporting that the
first HD-DVD players and titles have shipped. Toshiba's HD-A1 HD-DVD
player is available at some Best Buy stores, and should hit "select
Sears, Wal-Mart, Costco and Tweeters locations" by the end of this week.
Serenity, The Last Samurai, and The Phantom of the Opera are the first
titles to come available, with other movies, including Doom, Jarhead, and
The Bourne Supremacy to follow on April 25, May 9, and May 23,
respectively. Shoppers may have a hard time finding the new players and
movies, though; Toshiba's initial shipment reportedly totals only
10,000 players, and studios have supplied fewer than 10,000 copies of
each of the three launch titles. Still, some users at the AVS Forum have
gotten their hands on HD-A1 players, which seem to be available
at Best Buy for $499. Thanks to Ars
for the links.