Blu-ray Steven Kippel on 15 Feb 2008

Wal-Mart chooses Blu-ray – Updated

Wal-Mart chooses Blu-ray

Wal-Mart logoIn 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.”

4 Responses to “Wal-Mart chooses Blu-ray – Updated”

  1. on 15 Feb 2008 at 10:53 AM 1.what said …

    toshiba will be admitting defeat very soon. good news for everyone!

  2. on 15 Feb 2008 at 3:15 PM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    It seems every time a company drops HD DVD support that the HD DVD fanboys commit to a boycott of that company. I wonder how they’ll subsist when everyone drops HD DVD.

  3. on 15 Feb 2008 at 3:30 PM 3.Sporty said …

    Probably not. They will just boycott Toshiba for loosing in the first place.

  4. on 16 Feb 2008 at 3:38 AM 4.Koba said …

    Well according to NHK news in Japan Toshiba will pull out of the race for the Jpn market. Toshiba has stopped the production of all HD-DVD related products for the Jpn market leaving Bluray as the winner in the format war. This however is only related to standalone HD-DVD players and recorders atm.

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