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Woolworths dumps HD-DVD

Woolworths has announced that it is to drop HD-DVD from its product mix in March – leaving Blu-Ray as the sole 'next-gen' DVD format in its stores.

The decision was made by Woolworths execs after Blu-Ray discs outsold HD-DVD by ten-to-one at the chain over Christmas.

Woolworths will continue to sell HD-DVD online, but a new Blu-Ray-only chart will now appear in 820 stores online.

The retailer started selling both HD-DVD formats in October.

"Sales figures clearly show that the market is moving towards one format of high definition DVD," says Woolworths DVD buyer Steven McGunigel.

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monks3433d ago

as a UK consummer this is very interesting

woolworths have a very big impact on the standard non tech people in the UK so it will help people who have no idea if they boost there displays and info

krackchap3433d ago (Edited 3433d ago )

HDDVDEAD
coffin-->nail-->hammer- -> *BANG BANG*

Rims3433d ago

MS is supporting the 21st century betamax.

bootsielon3433d ago

lol, and that's what's confusing consumers, the ignorant press.

shine13963433d ago

bubbles for you, missed it first time round..

monks3433d ago

if stores like

whsmiths, HMV and game go bluray exclusive the uk market is over for hddvd

the only other one i never know about until the other week is blockbuster is exclusive which in my personal opinion means the store rental business is controlled

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