Canadian shoppers who bought HD-DVD players before the ”Format War” was over thought they would be stuck with their obsolete players with no more new media coming out. Future Shop has announced that they will be giving consumers a 100$ credit towards the purchase of an LG or Samsung Blu-ray and HD DVD combo player. Naturally, this is in exchange for their old players. A combo player is a good avenue for those consumers because they can still watch their HD-DVD media, so they won’t need to purchase them again in Blu-Ray format.
Canadian consumers who wish to take advantage of this offer have until April 3rd to do so. The good news is that the offer does not only cover Future Shop customers. If your HD-DVD player comes from another retailer, you can still take it in for the credit. The old HD-DVD player, which can also read regular DVDs, will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Estimates claim that 35,000 canadians have invested in HD-DVD players since their introduction in 2006.
Circuit City has also extended their return policy for customers who bought HD-DVD player. Customers have 90 days instead of the usual 30 to return their players.