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Wal-Mart Goes Blu-ray Exclusive in June

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  1. manred

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    Source:http://gizmodo.com/357024/wal+mart-goes-blu+ray-exclusive-in-june

    Toshiba should just give up.
     
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    Finally, a clear sign of domination. I hated walking into a best buy and seeing two new formats. Was just silly. Now I can breathe easier.
     
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    Indeed. Now I can just buy a blu-ray player and not worry about anything.
     
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    Wait for version 2.0 players...

    Even though all players will be able to play all movies, some special features may not be available to you if you don't get a BD spec. 2.0 player!
     
  5. Skorp

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    Do PS3's have version 2.0 players?
     
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    sweet so ill be able to finally put my hdtv to use for something besides my 360.
     
  7. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    blue ray, that stuff is so god damn expensive ill stick to vhs haha...no wait, its dvd
     
  8. Bigred

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    this is just like beta and vhs...
    I'm glad one of them finally won. I haven't bought a movie in a while because of it... lol
     
  9. FR.

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    I have a working HD-DVD player. The screen does not have to be liquid crystal perfect to please me so this doesn't really affect me. About Toshiba, let's hope they made enough money off their TVs and laptops. ;)
     
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    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    i could care less about blu ray. its so expensive and for what, better picture. not worth it IMO. i wont move to any of those HD stuff until they force me to.
     
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    Same with me :yesnod: I did the same thing with dvd. I don't watch to much movies anyway.
     
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    i don't like sony getting a foothold... i'd bet their royalties are higher than hd-dvd... they make hardware that competes with other vendors version of blu-ray... thus their competition has an added expense that sony doesn't have to pay.
     
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    Very true idjut. We were just discussing in one of my classes how when there is competing formats it is rarely the better product that wins.
     
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    Wow, somebody who gets it. :yesnod:

    I would've thought after the debacle that was Beta, UMD, MiniDisc, etc., people would never embrace another attempt by Sony to create a media standard. Oh well, what actually led to the current situation is little sketchy, but it IS what it IS.

    Well, *hopefully* the war went on long enough for Sony, the other studios and the CE manufacturers to get a good sense of the price point where the "regular consumer" says yes to HDM.

    At the end of the day I just want a solid, HD media experience, that doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg.

    I'll be investing into a BD solution +very+ soon. I may, or may not sell/bail on my existing HD-D gear/media (though a quick offer turned up 2 or 3 buyers almost instantly, so that' one possible direction).
     
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    Yeah I'm happy with DVDs, until I'm forced to move on.
     
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    Same here. I don't need an HD movie, to me it all looks the same.
     
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    After having had HD-D for a few months, I'll be migrating to BD pretty quickly. I'm planning on replacing 300 and Blade Runner Final Cut HD-D with BD versions as soon as I decide on the BD player (might be a PS3, seems like a decent mid-range, plus of course, there's some kind of game machine tossed in there :D )

    It's better, I don't think that's up for debate - now the specific equipment, movie, person watching might introduce_some_ variance - the BIG difference is whether it's *important* to you and your movie watching experience. We're huge movie enthusiasts, so we like the best experience possible, and without question, that's HDM (whether it's HD-D or BD).
     
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    Well I heard toshiba has now dropped hd dvd aswell
    This isnt good for xbox
     

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