updated 11:05 am EST, Fri March 7, 2008
Future Shop HD DVD Trade
Canadians who bought an HD DVD player now have a trade-in option for the obsolete format, Future Shop claims. A new deal from the retailer is offering any owner of an HD DVD player a $100 discount on the purchase of a hybrid player that can play both their existing titles as well as the surviving Blu-ray standard. This chiefly includes either the LG BH200 or its fellow Korean rival the Samsung BD-UP5000, the store notes. No distinction is made between the value of different HD DVD players.
All the received HD DVD players are to be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada during the limited-run deal, which lasts until April 3rd. The offer echoes a similar American move by Circuit City to support stranded HD DVD owners that sees the return window for HD DVD players extended to roughly three full months after they were purchased.