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Wal-Mart Won't Carry $200 HD-DVD Player

Wal-Mart has opted not to carry Ventura's $200 SHD7000 HD-DVD player, which could have pre-emptively won the next-gen format war, beating Blu-Ray to death with the nerfbat of cheap. Why would Wal-Mart turn its nose up at such an amazing piece of technology?

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sonarus3740d ago

didnt see that coming. Low low low prices are hd-dvd's only shot of winning this war

LoydX-mas3740d ago

It will be packaged under a different name though. Wal-mart loves to do that, they will get essentially the same player with the same specs, but it will be for Wal-mart only.

----Which of course means they will pay even less for them.:)

bung tickler3740d ago

perhaps they have some deal with a chinese HD DVD manufacturer since those are coming out this holiday too...

cuco333740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

exactly what i was thinking...

walmart is infamous for outsourcing to the lowest supplier. they are known to basically cut the costs from a vendor if they want to distribute their product in walmart stores. i have a feeling walmart isn't happy with the profit they'ld make off venturer and probably has something up it's sleeve

Lightning Mr Bubbles3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

right... you guys can hope. But in reality it's anyones guess. But right it just looks like they won't carry that HD DVD player for some reason.

Maybe they only carry certain brands.

THE_JUDGE3740d ago

will bring them some early so they have them in time for the holidays.

Rims3740d ago

Damn, even walmart doesn't want this cheap crap.

g-nome3740d ago

Clever people , they know where this is heading.

cdzie13740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Old news. Wal-mart has already said they are going to carry the name brand Toshiba HD DVD players. They don’t carry every Blu-ray model from every manufacturer either.

Wal-Mart merchandise spokeswoman Melissa O’Brien said. “We will continue to offer the best values on popular HD DVD and Blu-ray products from leading consumer brands like Sony, Samsung, Philips, Toshiba and RCA.”

Omegasyde3739d ago

then why sell crap TV's? Or let alone every cheap chinese knock off?

Answer that one bright one.

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