The $100 HD DVD player

Earlier this week, we brought you news of a sub $200 (£100) Toshiba HD DVD player, about to go on sale in the US. Well, now it seems it’s g

Earlier this week, we brought you news of a sub $200 (£100) Toshiba HD DVD player, about to go on sale in the US. Well, now it seems it’s going on sale for $100. That’s just £50.The HD-A2 is a basic HD DVD player, churning out a maximum resolution of 1080i, missing out the highest setting 1080p. It also supports Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound, HDMI and has an Ethernet port. But for $100, its cheap at twice the price.The new price point, putting even Tesco’s penny-pinching DVD players to shame, is being backed by American retail super-giant Wal-Mart – the US owners of our very own Asda. The player can be seen drifting about Wal-Mart’s ‘Secret Christmas offers’ section of its website.We asked Toshiba if the company was planning a £100 HD DVD player for the burgeoning UK high-definition market, to help give the format a much-needed kick up the jacksey. “No comment”, it sniffed.Trouble is, £100 won’t cut it now. We want our £50 players, please. EssentialsToshiba HD-A2Price: $100 (£50) On sale: 2 November, US-onlyContact: ToshibaRelated stories:Review: Toshiba HD-E1News: US Shops to sell $200 HD DVD playerNews: Transformers boost HD DVD sales