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    February 15, 2008 | by Rachel Cericola

    It’s been a tough week for HD DVD. Wal-Mart announced this morning that it will only stock Blu-ray Disc players and movies starting in June. This comes on the heels of similiar announcements by Best Buy and Netflix.

    According to a company press release, the change will take place quickly over the next several months. Wal-mart will phase out HD DVD offerings and reorganize shelf space. By June, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs will offer only Blu-ray movies and hardware machines, as well as standard definition movies and DVD players, and up converts.

    “We’ve listened to our customers, who are showing a clear preference toward Blu-ray products and movies with their purchases,” said Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Wal-Mart, U.S. “With the customers best interest in all we do, we wanted to share our decision and timeline with them as soon as possible, knowing it will help simplify their purchase decision, increase selection, and increase adoption long term. We anticipate enhancing our selection with continued great values in hi-definition Blu-ray products, so our customers can further enhance their entertainment experience at home.”

    While many thought that the Woolies announcement wasn’t news, this has surely got to sting.

    Wal-Mart’s news comes hot on the heels of a slew of announcements, including the rumor that Toshiba might pull the plug on the format in coming weeks. Stay tuned.
    Death to HD DVD

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    There can be only one.




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    whats blu-ray?




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    I was not expecting this I kinda thought HDDVD would make it to be honesty, with Netflix also announcing the same thing last week makes you wonder if the Blu Ray guys are in bed with NetFlix/Wally World decision makers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Toasted1 View Post
    I was not expecting this I kinda thought HDDVD would make it to be honesty, with Netflix also announcing the same thing last week makes you wonder if the Blu Ray guys are in bed with NetFlix/Wally World decision makers.

    problem is the cheap hd-dvd players wont do 1080p, and the ps3 does.... i think thats really what is making the difference.




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    new meaning to the blue light special eh?




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    Ahh ok I was not aware of this, I never bought either but was thinking about asking the wife for an HD DVD player last xmas, glad I didn't

    Now I just have to wait for the $40 Apex Blue Ray player to drop at walmart and I am good to go!



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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    Quote Originally Posted by Toasted1 View Post
    Now I just have to wait for the $40 Apex Blue Ray player to drop at walmart and I am good to go!
    friggn apex, lol.




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    new meaning to the blue light special eh?
    thats k-mart einstein




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    Quote Originally Posted by lilmaniac2 View Post
    problem is the cheap hd-dvd players wont do 1080p, and the ps3 does.... i think thats really what is making the difference.
    Toshiba A-30($199) & A-35($249) both do full HD 1080P.


    Also http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=994051




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobydoo View Post
    thats k-mart einstein
    there's a difference ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187 View Post
    Toshiba A-30($199) & A-35($249) both do full HD 1080P.


    Also http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=994051
    the one i got wont




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    Re: Walmart goes Blu-Ray exclusive...

    what really made the difference is Sony's fat wallet opening up.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187 View Post
    what really made the difference is Sony's fat wallet opening up.
    im just glad to see the war coming to an end




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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    there's a difference ?
    sorta, the shoppers are different

    kmart=old people
    walmart=mexicans and indians




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