HD DVD owners in Switzerland can trade for Blu-ray players, sez Sony

Blu-ray, HD DVD, Home cinema

sony-hdvd-blu-ray.jpgBless the Swiss. Not only do they give the rest of the world chocolate, Swiss cheese, and beautiful people, but they’re also offering HD DVD owners the opportunity to trade in their obsolete format for a Blu-ray player.

Surprisingly, it’s Sony who’re offering the trade, marking Switzerland as the first country on the map to do so. When buying the BDP-S500 or BDP-S300 players before the end of March, you can send Sony your defunct HD DVD machine, which will then be recycled, and in turn, 200 Swiss Francs (£97) will land in your hand as well as the Spiderman and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogies on Blu-ray.

If you’re considering snapping up some of those $99 Tosh players and flying to Switzerland especially to trade in 30 of the bad boys, you better think twice, as Sony will only accept players purchased before February the 29th.

(via Engadget)

Related posts
Dreamworks kills off HD DVD titles, no Blu-ray until the summer
Blu-ray bigwig: “Toshiba sealed HD DVD’s fate with $99 pricing…”
As expected, Microsoft confirms the discontinuation of the HD DVD add-on

Katherine Hannaford
For latest tech stories go to TechDigest.tv