Venturer HD DVD player now on pre-sale

Venturer HD DVD player now on pre-sale

An update to the previously reported news of the “generic” HD DVD player set to market this holiday season:

Mega-retailer Target has put the Venturer SHD7000 for pre-sale on their website (view it here). It is listed to ship in 2 to 6 weeks at a price of $249.99 USD. Venturer had previously announced an MSRP of $199 and confirmed it with us directly, so this higher price is surprising.

Venturer SHD7000

Considering you can get a name-brand Toshiba player from Costco or Amazon for the same price, the value of this player is questionable. I imagine it will hit $199 by Black Friday, but it’s still not much cheaper than the Toshiba, and that one comes with up to nine free movies.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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