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Just as everyone expected, Toshiba's HD-XA2 is ready for a January release. How ready? Well, they're already in stores.

Reader Pete's neighborhood Value Electronics got in about 200 in two days, and they've all surprisingly been sold out. Really? $999 HD DVD players are that hot right now? How will that affect the cheaper HD DVD players we're expecting next week at CES?

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Value Electronics - Thanks Pete!