Saturday, April 28th 2007

Walmart Denies Buying 2 million HD DVD players

Some of you may have heard about Wal-Mart's plans to buy 2 million HD DVD players. Wal-Mart has recently stepped up to the plate and denied all rumors. The manufacturing company had posted what looked like an order for $300 million worth of HD DVD players, but in reality, that form is nothing more than a price-check, a figure to see how much it would cost to get that many HD DVD players. So, in short, Wal-Mart is considering getting a gazillion HD DVD players, just not from the supplier that posted an "order".Source: Reg Hardware
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18 Comments on Walmart Denies Buying 2 million HD DVD players

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
It might be in reflection to the fact that Mrs. Walton has just passed away ::bows head in prayer::. If Walmart was to get them and offer them for $299 or less, that would be an awesome blow to Blu Ray and the PS3.
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#2
lemonadesoda
I hope they do it! Never mind the format wars, any HD player at this price point would be very interesting! :-)
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#3
demonbrawn
Helz yeah! I would get one... oh wait I've spent all my money on my computer already :D
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#4
ex_reven
what exactly would you use the HD Player for?
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Wile E
Power User
by: ex_reven
what exactly would you use the HD Player for?
Watching HD movies.
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#6
ex_reven
by: Wile E
Watching HD movies.
Ive never seen high definition movies advertised...just ordinary dvds...
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Wile E
Power User
by: ex_reven
Ive never seen high definition movies advertised...just ordinary dvds...
Really? You guys don't have HDDVD and Blu-Ray down under?
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#8
ex_reven
by: Wile E
Really? You guys don't have HDDVD and Blu-Ray down under?
we probably do, i just dont keep up with the DVD Movie type entertainment technology lol
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Wile E
Power User
by: ex_reven
we probably do, i just dont keep up with the DVD Movie type entertainment technology lol
hahaha Fair enough, reven.
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#10
ex_reven
Well I looked around and it turns out we have them, but in limited quanitities.
When i say limited, i mean only certain movie titles are available in it (the most popular movies most likely). Probably because noone wants to fork out cash on a format that might turn out to be unpopular :p
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Wile E
Power User
by: ex_reven
Well I looked around and it turns out we have them, but in limited quanitities.
When i say limited, i mean only certain movie titles are available in it (the most popular movies most likely). Probably because noone wants to fork out cash on a format that might turn out to be unpopular :p
Did you look at both formats(HDDVD and Blu-Ray)? Blu-Ray has many more titles available atm.
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#12
ex_reven
by: Wile E
Did you look at both formats(HDDVD and Blu-Ray)? Blu-Ray has many more titles available atm.
yes I did, there was an australian online dvd store and it only have about 4 pages of dvds available for each.
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#13
overcast
by: Wile E
Did you look at both formats(HDDVD and Blu-Ray)? Blu-Ray has many more titles available atm.
Blu-ray definitely does not have many more titles available.
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#14
D007
Honestly I don't see enough of either of them to warrant me buying a player yet.. that and the fact that nvidias crappy drivers wont let me rescale my picture size when i hook up my hd cables.. makes my dam picture to big to fit.. so using an hd player wouldn't even be useful until i can use my hd cables and run in true HD.. good ole nvidia.. gotta luv em.. with a big iron stick, repititously.. :laugh:
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#15
Ashen
like i said when dvd first came out " wait for the price drop" the players will price drop, the disks, well who knows, as i understand it the costs of hd-dvd/bluray/hd content is going to be higher because the actors/everybody who works on the films has to get a cut now like they did back in the vhs days, so they gotta give the hairdresser,janitor,plumber,painter, actor, exct each a cut, raising costs, lowering sales, effectivly meaning they make less and sell less :)
gotta love it when the guild/union system screws itself :P

not that im against unions, i think we need more of them, but sometimes the stuff that happens is just STUPID!!!!
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#16
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I would buy a HD-DVD player for 199.99
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#17
Ashen
oh, forgot to say, im not buying a player till its able to play both formats!!!!!(quite doable and they are on the way)
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Wile E
Power User
by: overcast
Blu-ray definitely does not have many more titles available.
Yes it does. More studios are signed up on Blu-Ray. That may be changing soon, but it still stands at the moment. I own both formats, btw. I started with just HDDVD, but then bought Blu-Ray because of the fact that Blu-Ray had a better selection.
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