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Wal-Mart to Exclusively Support Blu-ray

Posted February 15, 2008 11:47 AM by Josh Dreuth

Blu-ray DiscWal-Mart has confirmed with Blu-ray.com that beginning in June the world's largest retailer will only stock Blu-ray players and movies. Over the next few months, they will phase out all HD DVD products and reorganize their stores to focus on Blu-ray. This move comes days after similar statements of support for Blu-ray by Internet movie rental site Netflix and retailer Best Buy.

Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Wal-Mart, U.S. commented, "We've listened to our customers, who are showing a clear preference toward Blu-ray products and movies with their purchases. 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."

This is just the latest in a series of shifts towards either Blu-ray support or exclusivity since Warner Brothers announced in January that they would go Blu-ray exclusive in June.

Earlier today, sources reported that Toshiba would soon be announcing that they would drop support for HD DVD. No official statement has come from them, but without support from retailers, it will probably come sooner than later.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (159 comments)



glenn22
  Feb 15, 2008
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Yeah, go Wally world! Big news indeed!

evo_dadi
  Feb 15, 2008
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nice!!! looks like blu-ray movies will start to get really cheaper.
ezcobar411
  Feb 15, 2008
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I'm glad wally world had the good sense to join the Blu side. But what do you expect, the company colors are blue and white right?

msetten
  Feb 15, 2008
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That is great news. This must be Penton's other "nail".

richteer
  Feb 15, 2008
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More great news for HD DVD!

Slckevin
  Feb 15, 2008
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Nice! i think im going to get across the universe from wally world tonight to say thank you

Sonny
  Feb 15, 2008
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This just gets BETTER & BETTER!!!!!!!:)

Caligula
  Feb 15, 2008
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Yep my insider at walmart told me that they will be blu ray exclusively this summer! I did not want to announce here if i didnt have credit but he was confirmed by this news! FYE IS NEXT IN SPRING, my reliable source at FYE said.

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Batman00
  Feb 15, 2008
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Just saw it on Gizmodo, good job Sprawlmart
whoelse
  Feb 15, 2008
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3-2-1... YAY!

w_tanoto
  Feb 15, 2008
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take that HD DVD. It seems you lost support everyday around the world. give it up already

Toshiba PR would be interesting

Lord_Stewie
  Feb 15, 2008
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lol. This is a definite knockout now for HDDVD.

kaliraver
  Feb 15, 2008
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Man this is the best week ever. Blu-Ray should win on VH1's show, it better win

kenga236
  Feb 15, 2008
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WoooooHooooo!

ILOVEBLU!
  Feb 15, 2008
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this is news i like to hear hd dvd will be gone before we know it go blu

Bizdady
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wow... Just wow

ogscorpion
  Feb 15, 2008
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Woohoo! It's definitely a deatch watch now for the other camp. BTW, the Hollywood Reporter have also reported that Toshiba is planning on pulling the plug. Read more:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib77125d96b22e86027d0bfb0c25aa58d#

stockstar1138
  Feb 15, 2008
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how far off is Fry's, CC, Hastings, etc. They gotta be within a week.
zirzird
  Feb 15, 2008
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Blockbuster, Best Buy, Netflix, and now Wal-Mart. On top of that, unnamed sources tell the Hollywood reporter that Toshiba is going to abandon the HD-DVD format, with an announcement expected soon.

That sound you're hearing is a death knell. Or maybe it's that Universal chorus urging Universal and Paramount to come home.

Nati man
  Feb 15, 2008
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I think this is bigger than Best Buy's news. Wal-Mart hits a larger group of people. This combined with a Paramount switch over(hopefully soon) would officially do it.

cathexist
  Feb 15, 2008
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The end...

JTK
  Feb 15, 2008
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Official. Signed, sealed, and delivered.

U4K61
  Feb 15, 2008
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Like the army in 300, DUD and company are are all going over the cliff.
EL FIN, VIVA BLU.

Branden
  Feb 15, 2008
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GREAT NEWS!!!
but still gonna avoid WM like the plague.

CptGreedle
  Feb 15, 2008
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WOOOT! This is awesome! ParaVersal are locking themselves out of the HD market unless they go
Blu fast!
We will see only Blu-ray everywhere by summer!

keene6132
  Feb 15, 2008
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Toshiba will surely be following with a statement very soon! It was expected within the next two weeks but I think this just might speed things up.

Russell_L
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wow. Combined with Best Buy's announcement and the (supposedly) imminent announcement from
Toshiba that they're dropping HD DVD, Universal and Paramount can't be far behind.

little_boy_blu
  Feb 15, 2008
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wholy crap! HUGE news~!

yspkrk
  Feb 15, 2008
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Great news!

tru blu
  Feb 15, 2008
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Finally. One large retailer. The rest will follow, and then so will Universal & Paramount/Dreamworks. Expect them very soon.

May the Blu be with you...

Joon
  Feb 15, 2008
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It is really coming to an end now. We are in step 7 of a 10 step process.

BigBluu
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wow!!! This has got to be a huge blow to HD-DVD. The world's largest retailer will no longer sell their product! Other retailers should follow suit soon and Toshiba's white flag shall be waving. GO BLU!!!

Papi4baby
  Feb 15, 2008
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LOLOLOL. i wonder what the HDDVD soldiers faces look like when they read that LOLOOL.

little_boy_blu
  Feb 15, 2008
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Do we have an external link?

00_blue
  Feb 15, 2008
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Great news and it's all blue

Skillz5
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wow, the end is really here! I cannot believe all of this news lately! Universal and Paramount Movies will have to come to Blu now!

pscoop
  Feb 15, 2008
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Man Warner really started a domino effect. Thank you WB.

tru blu
  Feb 15, 2008
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Expect Amazon to follow. That would be death in an instant.

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Toxa
  Feb 15, 2008
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War is over
Stuart_Larkin
  Feb 15, 2008
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It's not just one Large retailer. Anyhow it seems to me that no one is going to be selling Toshiba's product. They have no choice but to pull the plug between now and June.

barnak
  Feb 15, 2008
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woot...now who will say it's not over?

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Johk
  Feb 15, 2008
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Every piece of the puzzle falls in place!!!

Blu-heaven
  Feb 15, 2008
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ok, now this is huge news - HD DVD is gone forever

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nathanp
  Feb 15, 2008
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This is by far the biggest news since the Warner announcement! Done and done.

Caligula
  Feb 15, 2008
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I wonder whats going on at AVS! LOL

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DAMNSAM77
  Feb 15, 2008
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No wonder we 've heard reports that Toshiba is working on their first two BD players to be released in July. WOW! Its amazing how one big studio (Warner) changed the outcome of the format war in a matter of weeks, now Hollywood reporter is saying Toshiba is dropping HDDVD in the coming weeks....Ouch for those RED fanboys!

DefTechPioElite
  Feb 15, 2008
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Ok, so there are officially only 3 nails left to seal HDDVD's coffin for good: Toshiba, Paramount, Universal. This is definitely the biggest news yet, bigger than Best Buy or Netflix. DUDDERS always talk about "Wal-Mart is not included in Neilsens and they sell more HDDVD's there!" Hey guess what? That argument is gone. HDDVD is dead.

Moefiz
  Feb 15, 2008
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And the cards keep falling......

little_boy_blu
  Feb 15, 2008
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Found some external sites linking to confirm! Congrats Blu!!!

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9873029-7.html?tag=tb

http://checkoutblog.com/entries/2008/2/15/wal_mart_chooses_a_hi_def_platform.aspx

quaylie
  Feb 15, 2008
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this is amazing...never thought HD DVD would fall this quick..i'm tearing up..i'm so happy...amazing.

Iain
  Feb 15, 2008
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cool, now i can get eastern promises and zodiac (puts money aside)

Squall_10
  Feb 15, 2008
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HD-DVD dead as the dodo... Coming soon! lol

Blu-Runner
  Feb 15, 2008
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The format war is essentially over. But the faster it's *officially* over (Toshiba's pull-out), the faster we'll get Universal and Paramount movies. I'm just glad all the nay-sayers are finally silenced. No more "history repeats itself," "VHS beat BetaMax," "HD DVD is better because it's cheaper."

Xerious
  Feb 15, 2008
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this is the BLU-EST week since Warner's upset... break out the champange everyone, let's all celebrate!!

Rainman208
  Feb 15, 2008
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The fat lady is getting hoarse from all the singing. Give it up Toshiba, come back home Paramount, and welcome to Blu Ray Universal!!!

Nuttdriver
  Feb 15, 2008
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What a blow for HD DVD! LOL!!

gambare
  Feb 15, 2008
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The Wolrd is Blu

Y3k Bug
  Feb 15, 2008
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Well, looks like Penton's Valentines week massacre happened afterall.
cirecire
  Feb 15, 2008
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HD-DEAD
BLU_BOY02
  Feb 15, 2008
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ITS DONE! yesssssssssssssssss! The HD war is over! Blu-ray is victories! PS3 will out do and out shine all other consoles in '08! WHAT A GREAT YEAR SO FAR!

Xerious
  Feb 15, 2008
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you really need to make the icon a Walmart one...
dakota81
  Feb 15, 2008
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I kept telling everyone the small retailers, then the big retailers would be dropping HD DVD. But the faithful kept believing HD DVD would stick around.

A little reminder why Rob Enderle needs to go away:
http://news.digitaltrends.com/talkback184.html

Bullseye
  Feb 15, 2008
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This has been truely incredible week. Surely now Universal and Paramount will go BD.

Darth_Bane
  Feb 15, 2008
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This is great. Some people were saying that whichever HD format was chosen by Wally World was the one that would win because of their huge customer base. Maybe as the article says this is the last nail in the coffin for Toshiba, hopefully they defect soon, cause they pretty much only have K-mart left supporting them.

Elandyll
  Feb 15, 2008
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holy smokes...

Penton said it was coming, but I didn't think it was as big of a retailer (and HD DVD supporter) as Walmart...

No wonder Toshiba is thinking about dropping HD DVD.

kaliraver
  Feb 15, 2008
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The silence of Toshiba is deafening.

TauHeel05
  Feb 15, 2008
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wow, I mean WOW!

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Rike255
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wow...just wow. Thank you Wal-Mart this war is now OFFICIALLY over.

blukrank
  Feb 15, 2008
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Awsome news! Blu-Ray rules We know it,Warner knows it,and now Wal*Mart knows it. 2008 the year that HD DVD died!

TauHeel05
  Feb 15, 2008
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This is definitely the END OF THE END!

mustang750r
  Feb 15, 2008
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go wal mart!!!

Kimosaabee
  Feb 15, 2008
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now we'll be able to see more than 5 movies at ol' walmart... That should be helpful.

Cbailey
  Feb 15, 2008
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I completely agree with Nati Man, this is much bigger than Best Buy, Wal Mart is such a huge brand, this is probably the biggest news since the Warner Bros. move to Blu...GO BIG BLU!!!

jurassic_pork
  Feb 15, 2008
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Keep in mind how huge this news is. All the fanboys associated Walmart with Toshiba's low price spin (remember the sub 100 players?). Many though Walmart would go with what was affordable but apparently Walmart could not ignore the fact that blu-rays sold better even at higher cost. Now every tom, dick and harry that go to Walmart will have Blu-ray staring them right in the face. Go Blu-ray!!!!!
JT_Designer
  Feb 15, 2008
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This is a 1000th nail in the coffin for HD-DVD.
maxcalvino
  Feb 15, 2008
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I guess there is not need for Toshiba to announce that HD DVD is officially dead Walmart sells 40% of all DVDs sold in the US. this was the true deathblow. I guess the rumored official pull-out by Toshiba reported by Hollywood Reporter is true. jaja go blu!!!!

let see how longs it take Universal/Paramount to announce going blu. I give it a week.

Blu-king
  Feb 15, 2008
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Now that's what i'm talking about! Hell ya, go Blu!

rebfandan
  Feb 15, 2008
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I saw this post earlier this morning, then went over to the enemy's site (hddvd.com). It is so amazing the state of denial the HDDVD camp is in. That site is the Fox News of hi def. They spin everything to give those idiots who support them the sligtest shred of hope.

Stick a fork in 'em! Go Blu!

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Blu Titan
  Feb 15, 2008
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You Da Man Josh!!!! What an incredible week! Congratulations to all!

shatta
  Feb 15, 2008
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bend me over and spank me,,,this is good news

mji245
  Feb 15, 2008
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now lets see what hd dvd camp will say ofcourse we know they will say hd dud is still the best format for the consumer and other bulls**t lol they should just give up and move on with our lives

bajor27
  Feb 15, 2008
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this is amazing news. way to take charge wal-mart!!!

Minimejer05
  Feb 15, 2008
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NICE!

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Irrob
  Feb 15, 2008
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2008: the year the Blu-ray/HD DVD format war officially ends.

Kuraudo
  Feb 15, 2008
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Its funny how I got people still arguing with me that hD DUD is still going strong.
SUCKERS!

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nathanp
  Feb 15, 2008
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Universal and Paramount should start announcing Blu titles by March. In plenty of time for Cloverfield, There Will Be Blood and Sweeney Todd just to name a few!

MissingPiece
  Feb 15, 2008
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The spin from HDDVD.com (responding to the HolloywoodReporter article):

***
As a whole, itís really easy to come away from the article and believe that Toshiba is about to call it quits in a few days. But nobody at Toshiba or the HD DVD group actually said so in the article, this is really just talk from some industry sources. Since they donít name the sources, itís fair to guess that those sources are Blu-ray aligned people trying to create some bad publicity for HD DVD (although they did say one of them is ďcloseĒ to the HD DVD camp). This wouldnít be unheard of, since itís been people from the Blu-ray camp who have leaked bits and pieces to news outlets in the past and been able to make sure that bad news was definitely getting well distributed.
***

I'm sure that the announcements from Netflix, BestBuy, Walmart, etc. are also just Blu-ray fanboy smoke-and-mirrors too.

NOT!

Good try, HD-DVD fanboys.

techyted
  Feb 15, 2008
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It is all over, thanks for playing HD-DVD.

jurassic_pork
  Feb 15, 2008
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I wonder why HDDVD.com does not even mention the Walmart news on their home page, hehehehehehehehe

They are touting the ton's of sales for HD-DVD I guess they are in denial these are fire sales!!

Stephie_is_a_dork
  Feb 15, 2008
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sweet! Hey, does this mean we get to see Jodi Sally cry again?

thespindoc
  Feb 15, 2008
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I called this one a few days ago earlier in the week! Look at the "Spain's Tripictures Goes Blu-ray Exclusive" comments - bottom of the 1st page baby! For those who missed it "Retailers need to solely stock Blu going forward, and let the HDDVD stock rot. Let's get a retailer to Blu Exclusive this week!" *** I'm off to buy a lottery ticket now! :^) *** Sweet news indeed!

Vince Bond
  Feb 15, 2008
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Time to say mahte HD DVD!!!

GSX600F
  Feb 15, 2008
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WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!
@ HD DVD fanboys, since you guys always claimed the Nielsons are looking good for Blu-ray because all HD DVD owner buy their HD DVDs from Walmart, what you gonna do now? it seems your argument on this one is............gone?
severdia
  Feb 15, 2008
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Game. Set. Match.
DigitalRain
  Feb 15, 2008
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GREAT!!! now does that mean they will sell the actual Blu-Ray Players? my Wal-Mart I go to has a small stock of discs and NO PLAYERS!! got to love it

visual0ne
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wal-mart's the fork and HD-DVD is done folks! Everyone knows John Q. Public buys his movies at
Wally World and it just a matter of time before the prices drop and Blu will be poised to take out
SD DVDs

shankmanmonster
  Feb 15, 2008
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hahaha you HD DUD mother fuckersz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bhampton
  Feb 15, 2008
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I would feel bad if WM had done this to Blu Ray, They wield a lot of power and can be pretty ruthless
with it. But ... I picked the right format so I'm happy to see retail take a stand to end the "war".

The studios wind up not being so significant if the stores decide the victor of the format war. This
week certainly was the Valentines Day crushing with Netflix, Best Buy, and Walmart choosing Blu Ray.

thespindoc
  Feb 15, 2008
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Looking into my crystal ball now...Next Target announces Exclusive Blu-Ray support, followed by a smattering of other retailers. Paramount announces the "switch" to Blu based on out clause. Bundled with this announcement comes the release dates of Blades of Glory, Transformers, etc. Universal announces daul support one week, only to then go Blu exclusive the following week.

Toshiba decides to offer manufacturing direct sales of its remaining players, since no retailers/distributers want them.

Last but not least...Rob Enderle eats crow.

Rainman208
  Feb 15, 2008
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Hey Universal, I'll take my Blu ray titles now thank you.

To Paramount, time to boot up that Blu Ray encoding computer again. Too bad the dust didn't have time to collect on it.

bkbluray
  Feb 15, 2008
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HD-DVD is truly dying the death of a thousand needles. Now the question is, how long until they concede defeat?
TheEnd187
  Feb 15, 2008
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Did someone call my name? yep its TheEnd of HDDuD. How wil Toshiba Respond?

[FUD]We are very Sorry, that Wally World Has gone Blu, with HDDuD having %60 market share and, over a 2 movies per player attach rate, this makes no sense for them to go Blu, besides only your average Joe goes to Wally World and he cant even afford a DuD player so whats the chance of him getting a Blue-Ray(misspelled on purpose lol) player?[/FUD]

http://www.walmartfacts.com/articles/5673.aspx

here is an External Link
nennew
  Feb 15, 2008
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WOW! This war is ending very fast. Toshiba will come soon and then Blu-ray releases from Paramount and Universal. :-) I am just shocked and tickled pink. LOL
hubcityrider
  Feb 15, 2008
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Tough week for hd-dvd!!!
Looking foward to The Bourne Trilogy 1 day! =)

sardaukar1977
  Feb 15, 2008
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war's over.

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Gamma_Winstead
  Feb 15, 2008
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Yeah that was just about the final nail in the coffin.

MuG
  Feb 15, 2008
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hahaha. dagger to the heart of HD DVD. YEEEEEEA.

bf767
  Feb 15, 2008
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whats universal and paramount waiting for?

audioquest
  Feb 15, 2008
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It has been a non-stop flurry of bad news for HD DVD since Warner's decision to go BD exclusive. Between studios and retail stores abandoning the format, it will be interesting to see if Toshiba bails before Paramount and Universal.

We will now see if the format war truly slowed the adoption of high-def media, or if the general public is just satisfied with plain old DVD. If Blu-ray fails to take market share away from DVD, it may never elevate itself beyond niche market status. 2008 is going to be a fascinating year.

tricky
  Feb 15, 2008
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I just shot a load all over my keyboard! SHOVE THAT UP YOUR ASS HD DVD! Time to do the honorable thing and give up. Actually, you should have done that before August. DIE DIE DIE!

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DAMNSAM77
  Feb 15, 2008
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Tricky, may I suggest you get another keyboard?

cartman2k8
  Feb 15, 2008
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GO BLU RAY!!!!!
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9873029-7.html

UTVOL06
  Feb 15, 2008
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sweet now maybe my local walmart will start to carry more catalogue title releases.

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DAMNSAM77
  Feb 15, 2008
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HDDVD GOT EATED By BLU!!!! hehehehe

PS3-Playb3yond
  Feb 15, 2008
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Wow, cool!!

AlexCruz
  Feb 15, 2008
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I knew I worked there for a reason!!! Yay no more red in the stores!!! Now all we need is an
announcement from Amazon and Toshita and we can finally sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie!
chrisshea
  Feb 15, 2008
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alot of u americains say ur wal mart has not much hi def to start with
i donnu about states but my 3 local walmarts in quebec canada ( gatineau to be presice) have PLenty of blu-ray and hd-dvd disks
recently theve started putting the blu-rays up front of electronics section
i check out the price everytime i go just too see
i never see any1 else there but they must sell becuase sometimes shelves are almost empty and then there full
ive bought maybe 5-8 blu-rays at walmart a lil cheaper then i could get em off amazon
but they dont sell players
just ps3 and xbox addon when there in stock

Blurred
  Feb 15, 2008
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Shop Blu, shop smart, shop Wal-Mart.

frenchglen
  Feb 15, 2008
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I'm so happy for the blu-ray format. I hope it has a long and prosperous life before downloads take over. It sure will be the best consumer HD experience for a long time.

camaro17
  Feb 15, 2008
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sick!

Peace

saljr
  Feb 15, 2008
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It can't get any better then this.

Tizflizz
  Feb 15, 2008
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Awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jk1138
  Feb 15, 2008
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After WWII there were remote islands in the Pacific that Japanese troops where hiding out, they did not know the war was over. it seems that Toshiba, Paramount and Universal are keeping up the fine tradition of ignorance.

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Nerdkiller likes BD
  Feb 15, 2008
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My, my thats a big nail, that'll just break the coffon.

JaCKyL
  Feb 15, 2008
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Couldn't hear much better news!!!

CassilineKnight
  Feb 15, 2008
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Excellent. I just got 15 movies off Amazon and with this announcement I have no insecurities about purchasing another 15 if not 20!

I Do Blu!

jcdDigix
  Feb 15, 2008
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YES indeed!
VEGAZ5
  Feb 15, 2008
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i for one am proud to be blu this news is awesome !!!!!!!

Blu_Avenger
  Feb 15, 2008
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And that was the end of HD-DUD.

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Guinness7
  Feb 15, 2008
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Now things are really starting to tumble. I bet target goes next.

sj001
  Feb 15, 2008
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HD-DVD just took another kick in the nuts! BAM!

BluNinja
  Feb 15, 2008
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Yes like I predicted if Toshiba does not want to bow out they will be forced out by retailers. This is great news though I bet the HD-DUD fanboy tears are just flowing and I need to drink it. HD-DUD fanboys tears make me stronger.LMAO

Marcsten
  Feb 15, 2008
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Kind of pathetic at this point. Give up Tosh.
dseedm
  Feb 15, 2008
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That's all folks!
Blu machine
  Feb 15, 2008
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I'll have to swing by Walmart and check their stock.

dtrush
  Feb 15, 2008
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What has it been...about 42 or so days since the Warner announcement? It's simply amazing how much Toshiba has been like a deer in headlights for the last month and can't seem to add 2+2=4. Everyone keeps screaming for them to move out of the way before they get squashed but they stand there like everythings just fine and even keep walking towards the headlights. Get a clue Toshiba.

venom121584
  Feb 15, 2008
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this is so much bigger then best buy!!! such a great victory, I love how blu is winning all the battles!!!

LBJMVP23
  Feb 15, 2008
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Great News!

ESUNintel
  Feb 15, 2008
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That's great news!! Maybe it'll make me shop there once in a while : )
topcoach
  Feb 15, 2008
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Has anyone heard if Walmart's announcement applies to Canada also?

thespindoc
  Feb 15, 2008
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Isn't ironic that Universal hasn't announced any new HD-DVD titles since American Gangster, and it cancelled two titles, Dazed & Confused and Land of the Dead. Both of these titles are telling of the state of HD DUD. We have Toshiba that is Dazed & Confused, and HD DUD in general is bound for the Land of the Dead. How's that for similes?!?!?

lildon24
  Feb 15, 2008
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I always buy all my movies on blu-rays from Walmart every damn months... Wal-mart got the best price tag than any other stores i know... this is why i shop Wal-mart for some reason.. wal-mart cant keep up with all the blu ray movies cause they were selling hd-dvd right beside it and thats what make me mad and want to just buy movies on every released dates. Well my next blu will be Beyonce in a week after. Damn I feel so good that Walmart will spit HD-DVD out of this store!!!

Dew
  Feb 15, 2008
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HD-DVD camp has issued a response to Wal-Mart's move to support Blu-ray exclusively:

"We have long held the belief that HD DVD is the best format for consumers based on quality and value, and with more than 1 million HD DVD players on the market, it's unfortunate to see Wal-Mart make the decision to only stock Blu-ray titles going forward."




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Barulez2k7
  Feb 15, 2008
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With Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, Netflix, comapnies from Europe, FYE and others, there is no hope for HD-DVD. Biggest nail to the coffin or already buried for HD-DVD. It's very sad day but it looks like HD-DVD supporters will get mad and bad language. Where I work, Sam's Club (part of Wal-Mart) are not getting any more HD-DVDs but we got the players. It doesn' t make any sense but no matter. It's all over and Paramount and Universal will be getting ready for Blu-ray really soon. Great and best news I heard since WB announcement. Go Blu Go!!!!!!

X400
  Feb 15, 2008
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its over!!!

richard lichtenfelt
  Feb 16, 2008
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To every hd dvd supporter that was rude and condescending during the format scuffle I would like to take this auspicious opportunity to say; HA, I TOLD YOU SO.

dpomp
  Feb 16, 2008
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does HD DVD have anything exclusive anymore besides para and uni? come on guys don't be the last to jump ship! wow walmart. that just means more j6p will relize the difference between hd and blu. nice!

Blu-Jedi
  Feb 16, 2008
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HD DVD-You are the weakest link...........goodbye! Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey....goodbye. Way to go Walmart!

RCO
  Feb 16, 2008
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Beautiful----just Beautiful!!!!!

The Great Robu
  Feb 16, 2008
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Awesome.. I doubt that HD DUD will be around much longer.. They lost studio support, and now they are losing store support as well... The have no future, and I think that if Target and circuit City was to announce Blu only support as well, than Toshiba would fold their crappy format...

Im guessing that by this years end, (if not sooner, like around the end of summer) we will see the end of hd dud once and for all...

cajun1975
  Feb 16, 2008
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The HD DUD fanboys won't be able to SPIN this!!! Good Buy Toshiba and HD DUD and don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. I'm so glad this stupied " War " is over.

Chocolatejas
  Feb 16, 2008
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Forum down?
gonzoox
  Feb 16, 2008
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First post here, but read this.... amazing what is about to happen

http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSL1627196120080216

The war is over
funkimunky
  Feb 16, 2008
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What?!!? no frikin way!!! way to go blu!! and uncle wally!!!! FU hddvd

Iceman713713
  Feb 16, 2008
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it just keeps on getting better and better! haha, way to go wally world!
VEGAZ5
  Feb 16, 2008
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today after work i went to wallyworld to buy some blu-rays only to see their rack empty !
turns out they have to keep them in the back because people were shoplifting them, so i had to tell em which movies i wanted and they went to the back room to retrieve them for me. in the end i bought CON AIR &THE ROCK for under 20 bucks each !! not bad for blu-ray i thought

Excalibur-king
  Feb 17, 2008
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Blu-ray wins again.

R.I.P. beatmax 2 hahahaha avsforums must be on fire right now.

TruBlu2
  Feb 18, 2008
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Earth shaking announcement. Finally

hddud is dead, as all of us have known for sometime now. We all fought the FUD from the Dud's.

And we WON!!!!!!!!!! The BETTER format WON!!!

thetruthisoutthere
  Feb 24, 2008
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Blu-ray could still lose HD video war: Toshiba

http://www.current.com.au/2008/02/20/article/HXGEAZOXNF.html


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