Wal-Mart chooses Blu-ray
In case you didn’t think the format war was over, this should be the final word on the topic: Wal-Mart chose Blu-ray this morning. Now with the number one retailer for high-def media (Best Buy) behind Blu-ray and, and the number two (Wal-Mart), it’s only a matter of time before the entire retail industry is behind Blu-ray. We’ve already heard that Circuit City has Toshiba HD DVD players on clearance.
Come June Wal-Mart will only stock Blu-ray Disc players and movies in high-def. This coincides with Warner’s move to drop HD DVD in June as well. Susan Chronister, the movie buyer for Wal-Mart, said “I am very excited about this news!! This decision will make my job so much easier.”
I don’t imagine I’ll have to write any more about this “war,” that is until Toshiba admits they’ve lost. But until then, we’ll keep writing about new trends in technology. I’ll write a few more “how to” guides as well.
Update: Read the press release on WalMartFacts.com. An interesting note, the press release claims there will be a “predominant move towards Blu-ray” in “less than 30 days.”