Top ten things to do with your now-defunct HD DVD player (Stanley posted on February 20th, 2008 )

Finally, HD DVD users now have the empirical evidence they’ve been looking for to prove that the universe really is conspiring against them. We figured we’d make ourselves useful over here and give you a list of things you can do with your poor, obsolete HD DVD player — starting with taking it out to dinner, excusing yourself to the bathroom before the check comes… then getting the hell out of there.


  • eBay
  • Doorstop
  • Entertainment center cup-holder
  • Destroy it. Office Space style.

Oh, the humanity

  1. Mail it to the office of Howard Stringer in protest of Blu-ray’s victory.
  2. Plug it into your clothes dryer’s 240-volt outlet. Woops, honey! My bad, guess we have to buy a Blu-ray player now.
  3. Finally, replace your Betamax player.
  4. Buy the Blu-ray player of your choice, put it in the box, attempt to return it as “defective.”
  5. Channel it through Whoopi Goldberg and make some pottery with it.
  6. Put a Blu-ray disc in the tray and then call up Toshiba when it doesn’t work. Repeatedly.
  7. Put it in a time capsule, just to confuse future generations.
  8. Buy a few dozen of ’em and build a little hut for your Blu-ray player.
  9. Lock it alone in a room with a few lethal weapons… let it die honorably.
  10. Use it to upscale DVDs, which is all you ever used it for anyways.

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  1. SirAuron says:

    Nice, but I was a Blu-Ray fanboy from the start (ahh, the PS3). Well never had the money to buy one so I am not in this miserable situation.

  2. B!ink says:

    Never had the money to buy a HD Player anyways. What a shame, I was rotting for HD DVD.

  3. David says:

    What twoddle.
    I’ll just carry on using my HD-DVD player for HD-DVD’s – they are not about to self destruct. When a BD profile 2.0 player comes out that has the same functionality for a similar pricepoint I’ll get one of those as well but I’m guessing it will be a loooonnnggg wait.

  4. juama says:

    Como debo configurar la parte de audio para que lo pegue ya que con un archivo AVI mesclo los subtitulos SRT. y no me reproduce el AUDIO ?? gracias