Toshiba who earlier this year took over distribution of their own branded LCD TV and HD DVD players from Mebourne based distributor Castel have had a record year with JB Hi Fi set to take on the panels in 2008. In their latest announcement the Japanese company announced that they will give away free HD DVD players to consumers who buy a Toshiba LCD TV.
If a consumer buys a 37″ X3000A Full HD LCD TV they will receive a bonus HD-E1 HD DVD Player. But if you buy a 42″ or 46″ or 52″ X3000A Full HD LCD TV you receive a bonus HD-EP10 HD DVD Player. The promotional campaign which is effective from the 21st December 2007 will run to 31st January 2008.
The move which was introduced to retailers late is set to drive sales. Toshiba has also announced that it is extending the current HD DVD Player titles redemption and cash back due to the overwhelming success of the redemption rates. E1 – $200 cash back – $399 RRP after cash back and EP10 – $100 cash back – $699 RRP after cash back. This they say is a milestone in HD player prices in Australia and makes Toshiba the cheapest HD DVD player entry point in the market! This offer starts Boxing Day until March 31 2008.
Toshiba are also offering bonus titles with HD DVD purchases – E1- Bonus 4 x HD titles: 1 HD title (Bourne Supremacy) inside box and 3 HD titles by redemption: The Holiday, Miami Vice, The Hulk. This starts January 1 until March 31st. EP10 Bonus 6 x HD titles: 1 HD title (Bourne Supremacy) inside box and 4 HD titles by redemption: Dreamgirls, Norbit, U2- Rattle & Hum, Black Rain, World Trade Centre.
XE1 Bonus 11 x HD titles: 1 HD title (Bourne Supremacy) inside box and bonus 10 x HD titles by redemption: Dreamgirls, Norbit, U2- Rattle & Hum, Black Rain, World Trade Centre, Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift, The Holiday, Miami Vice, An American Werewolf in London, The Hulk. Toshiba will be offering 3 BONUS HD DVD titles with the purchase of the following Qosmio and Satellite notebooks:
(Satellite PSAF6A-02Q01N, Satellite PSPB6A-036024, Satellite PSPB9A-02J022, Satellite PSAF6A-06S01N, Satellite PSPB6A-0CS04M, Satellite PSPBUA-00N007, Qosmio PQF46A-00C004, Qosmio PQG40A-00Y014). The titles given out will be: ‘The Hulk’, ‘The Holiday’ and ‘Miami Vice’. This runs from December 15 to January 15.