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Final nail in Sony's coffin = Walmart

Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by Spyro, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Spyro

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    Wal-Mart to sell HD-DVD players (Toshiba) for $99 starting this Sunday. HD-DVD's for $14.

    Goodbye Sony.
     
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    anyone want to buy one for me and "gift" it through customs?!!
    Wonder how long before the UK will get HD-DVD at this price.
     
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    screw wal mart. they are a bunch of money hungry local business-outing d-bags. their employees get next to nothing and barely any health care.
     
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    What are you talking about? Walk down to your mom and pop' department store and ask them if they have health care. I bet the employees would laugh at you. As far as I know, Walmart offers higher pay rates than almost any department store. They have their sh*t together, thats how they have become so successful. They are at a point, financial-wise to not give up, they want to expand even more.

    My girlfriend is a manager at Walmart, and she enjoys her job quite a bit. She makes enough for a college student. They're a department store, plain and simple.

    Anyway, I don't think thats going to kill Sony. Without gaming, and Blueray, theres still a huge company. If they fail with Blueray they would support HD.

    EDIT:Samxcor3, The Early November quit making music?? That sucks.
     
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    do they force people to work there?

    I wish we had a walmart to buy an HD player for 50quid
     
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    Any link to this?
     
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    And do they force people to shop there and no longer go to the local businesses?

    Local businesses are putting themselves out of business.
     
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    only by providing cheaper deals..
     
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    Yeah, I found several sites debunking this - the "Walmart" player price I see being quoted is $299, which is still a good deal ($14 new discs would be outstanding).

    I'm still waiting on my UP5000 so I can be Format Neutral :D

    ~DT
     
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    Exactly. That's become the cry of the uninformed who rage against the machine. Most of the "Mom and Pop" arguments are not based on econometric analysis, they lump other major retail chains in with small business, they don't look at creative destruction and recycling.

    Anyway, back to cheap HD-DVD players :D
     
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    I guess what I meant to say was "The PS3", not "Sony" in general.
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    Goddam, I stand corrected (plus I see all those articles I found were like from Aug/Sep) - that is amazing! It's an A2, which isn't a bad player either (decent entry/low-mid). I see from the fine print it's geographically limited/store based, but pretty amazing no doubt (I guess ri-walmart.com is the B&M based site).

    Thanks ~

    DT
     
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    Wow, somebody on the AVS forum just posted this:

    And from Best Boob, holy hell:

    Maybe I will score one of these, even if it eventually migrates upstairs. It's almost "disposable" at this price.
     
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    Im telling you guys, this means the end of the PS3. They just won't be able to get out the good games in time. And it's not like they can remove the Blu-Ray player, all the games are on Blu-Ray!
     
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    It's probably a no name player. The true nail would have to be the price of the discs. To this day I have yet to pick up Casino Royale because it's way too expensive at US$25. Yeah it's HD, but the extras are still in standard def. If people see low prices and group specials on movies, they are more likely to pick them up. Since neither BluRay nor HDDVD have acceptable prices at this point in time, it will boil down to player price, titles and availibility.
     
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    It's a Toshiba. Not exactly a "no-name" brand.
     
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    It's a Toshiba HD-A2, which has kind of become the low/mid market standard for HD-DVD players. Supposed to have really outstanding (for 1st gen) upscaling hardware as well (to drive standard DVD's to 720p or 1080i).
     
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    720p looks better than 1080 p/i to me. 1080 kinda hurts my eyes. My 360 is always in 720p...I tried playing Halo 3 with 1080 p and i and I had to switch back within a few minutes.
     

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