Microsoft will be dropping the price of their Xbox 360 HD DVD player from $199 to $179 come August 1st. While a $20 discount isn’t very compelling, they’re also offering five free HD DVD titles. But with a Netflix subscription, who cares? If they really want to move these, MS needs to bring them down to $129 or, better yet, $99. The tide may have turned… and I not wagering $179 on HD DVD.