Despite varying reports, KMart seems to be denying that they will be HD-DVD only.
HDDVD is getting PWNED
How are they getting owned?
Kmart still sells the PS3 so by nature, you can't be exclusive without dropping the game console.
I'm not one for stores, studios, and businesses to pick sides. I think everything should be offered everywhere and let the CONSUMER decide... blu wouldn't want that though since the masses go first to price and we all know... HD DVD hardware is far cheaper than BD hardware.
Now watch as all the Sony droids disagree with me
But not for what you might think. While his opinion is clearly just that, he leaves no room for anyone to argue his points by declaring that anyone who disagrees with him is, by implication, a "Sony droid". He starts with a statement that anyone would be a fool to disagree with stating that Kmart can't be exclusive so long as they're still selling the PS3. But then he goes on saying that he thinks that all stores should sell every option and to let the consumer decide. He forgets, however, that this option usually ends up with a split format userbase and no one wins including the consumer. Or maybe that's exactly what he wants because he'd rather see Microsoft win with some sort of electronic distribution which, by the way, the network infrastructure in the US can't possibly support en masse for many years to come. Or maybe it's just his die-hard hate of the Sony brand that makes his decision for him? Who can tell? But one thing is for sure: you can't ever disagree with him on any point or else you MUST be a Sony droid regardless of how you disagree. Very clever indeed.
Mis-characterize your opponent, rather than logically debate a different point of view.
Unfortunately many of these so-called "gamers" lack the mental stamina to wage a sustained debate over something innocuous as a plastic disc.
I know this tactic. This is the same tactic that Liberals use when you try to explain to them that Global Warming isn't scientifically founded. They immediately mis-characterize you as an environment hater and a person that wants to see the world burn in flames and die.
You guys are funny, you actually made me realize there are SOME people on here with a sense of humor and a decent head on their shoulders. But I'll come out and give you another spin... I'm an engineer, and such have been trained to look at things from ALL sides. Sadly N4G is the next blu-ray.com, filled with Sony droids and idiotic comments that have no basis but fanboyistic opinions. Free world though right? These posts I make are opinion as well but I can support any opinion I have with fact. Again, goes back to what I do and how I think. ;)
I have no hatred towards Sony products (well, OK their laptops are horrible), I just don't like how they conduct business. I have a ton of Sony products at home (old CRT TV, mini dresser radio, alarm clock, PS2, PSP, soon to be PS3, etc). I just personally think that the masses aren't deciding yet on HDM not just because of pricing but mainly because they are heavily confused. Think how they own a tv that says HDTV and now Sony, preaching 1080p, says their products are 'trueHD' (just for an example). I know a lot of people personally that won't enter HDM because of this war and because they want ALL movies, not just the ones their player supports. It's clear price is a big factor and such, if all studios were neutral, and all stores carried all players and software, price would be the only concern. Why pay more for the same thing?
Be a movie fanboy, not a format fanboy.
kidding, bubble + for cuco33, Bleyd and Armyless for being good sports and actually showing intelligence with wit. lesser types would of taken the 'disagree with me and your a sony droid' way TOO seriously.
bluray ftw, joking, couldn't giva really apart from the fact that i own a ps3. ill also add that i hate sony ericssons so you cant pigeon hole me so easily (nokia ftw)
The weekends are dull on N4G, but it beats the rampant crap that filters through here every weekday.
I think you nailed it with this comment.
"the masses aren't deciding yet on HDM not just because of pricing but mainly because they are heavily confused."
I can't tell you how many times I've overheard the "average" consumer asking questions in Best Buy or Circuit City and the only thing they're looking for in HD TV's is...
wait for it...
"Flat Panel." Sad but true. "I want to buy a Flat Screen TV".
"Well look no further, you've come to the right place!"
if they did sell just HD DVD, Blu Ray is the way to go.
There are a lot of bluray backers with big names like Disney carrying numerous licenses.
How HD DVD camp and his associates in the media industry are trying to mislead consumer again.
lol.....Kmart? Thats still around?
they can't afford to replace the florouscent bulbs in the big red K
see they actually want to make money off of their products. Now how cheap do you think Toshiba actually sold them those players?
HAHAHA to all you HD-DVD fanboys who talked smack yesterday. How do you feel now stupid.
HD-TV's nor HD-DVD player or Blu-ray players....there are a few PS3 games there...like 10-15 at most!! K-mart is for low class people anyway!! They are usualy behind in electronics especialy TV's.
They do have all three next gen consoles though but very limited.
I live in NYC and I know about 2 K-marts....one in Manhattan and one in Queens on Metropolitan Ave.
K-mart is a discrase anyway!
While I don't shop there myself, they do have 720P tv's there now... Also, I seen a stack of blu-ray and hd-dvd's the other day while checking my blood pressure. < one good thing for K-mart. They ahve highly accurate BP machines. "ha"
but I just been to K-mart a few days ago looking for FIFA08 (was sold out everywhere and K-mart is always my last resort) and they didn't have the game as well! Also I looked at the TV's and I fealt like it's 2003 all over again!!
For god sakes they had VHS players and VHS movies on shelfs...
I don't think I need to say any more than that!
There might be a few selected K-marts with 720p TV's (remember 720p is not full HD) but the majority of K-mart's don't have them!
They do have big screen TV's just not HD.
I shop at K-mart when I want a good deal on something they sell or I want some craftsman tools without having to drive all the way to Sears.
I must be low class, you know, since I shop there.
Hurrah for being obtuse!
The Kmart down the road from me doesn't sell any HD stand alone players but they do sell HD movies, and the only ones they stock are Blu-Ray movies so I kinda figured that those previous stories were here say.
Especially since those other stories didn't ever really cite what Kmart actually said about the exclusivity deals. So, I guess Kmart finally spoke out.
"K-mart is for low class people anyway"
when you say that do you mean ppl without money have no class? I myself do not shop at Kmart or Walmart but i would never say ppl that go there have no class. They just have limited money
Anyone who goes HD-DVD exclusive is a complete idiot
yea Parmamont is known for being a little behind the curve and they proved it with the MS/Toshiba buyout. If MS wasnt backing HD-DVD this format war would be over already
Well I mean "low class" your beer drinking guy who watches baseball and NASCAR all the time and his wife with 5 kids who look like they stuck at the 80's!
I admit I do go to K-mart but just to check for some PS3 games if everywhere else is sold out! K-mart is only my last resort! I don't like it and peoples atitude stinks there!!
Well that could be just the one K-mart that I go to a few times.
But I know this...it was way better a few years back...it gone downhill really and it look low class!
there's a lot of "low class" people driving Mercedes' and Beemers. A few Porshe SUVs too.
Wow, that like the third time in a week that there's misleading news about HD-DVD.
HD-DVD propoganda created by Micro$oft. Now it's coming back to bite them cause Blu-Ray has been stomping a mudhole in any thats opposed by micro$oft
Nothing to do with Microsoft, it was Toshiba that said it.
However, this is a bad week or so for HD-DVD.
First, Warner potentially going Blu-ray exclusive, Paramount inflating numbers and now just outright lying about a store being HD-DVD exclusive.
one minute is THIS, the next minute its THAT. we need to stop posting/approving any crap dug up from the deepest darkest corners of the internet.
also in reality, who gives a f*ck what K-mart do, i come here to find the latest GAMING NEWS, not find out what some crap store in america is or isnt gonna be selling.
NEXT TOP STORY.... K-Mart drop red apples in a sudden change of heart to support green apples.... shock horror!!
Ahahahaha!! Nice said, i'm tottally with you!!! bubbles for you!!!!
Sorry HD DVD. No Soup for you!
Didn't this site post how they dropped BD? You guys really need to research more.
that does not carry Disney products. Blu Ray all the way.
Soccer moms will decide the format war... mark my words.
news for gamers first it was hd exclusive then there purple we do blu ray too ,no one even asked the store what a bunch of pr*cks
ohh wow... when this news came out... Blu-ray fanboys burn K-Mart as a non important... non existent store that went out of business... today... K-Mart matters.. since they will possible sell blu-ray players... I love how fast and easly you blu-ray/sony fanboys change your heart...
This is the most advertisement I've seen for K-Mart....ever
I dont think K-Mart going blu-ray or hd-dvd exclusive really helps or hurts anyone. It's kinda like some really nasty chick wearing a pink thong...no one cares.
Now everyone that backs a single format in their store, take note... and before you open your mouths, that goes for BOTH sides...
I wonder when Walmart is gonna buy them.
toshiba is simply liquidating the hd-a2
there's no way they could be HD DVD exclusive while selling PS3's.
it doesn't make sense.
incorrect bladestar. you yesterday, 360 fanatics praised kmart for their exclusivity commitment. today, they choose to ignore this thread..
however, ps3 fanatics also swarm in.... so its kinda a lose lose situation
I bought my PS3 at KMart and it came out to be cheaper than everywhere else, due to my 10% employee discount. The local kmart here stocks a good amount of PS3 games and BluRay movies.
looks like bloodmask likes spreading FUD
I mean when I think to myself "Hmm I want to go buy some movies(or something techy)." Kmart is the last thing that pops into my head, hell Joe Blow's discount appliance store pops into my head first before Kmart. In fact, Kmart was totally eradicated from my memory until this post.
Well we call that "Kmart feet"
Kmart probably send the two messages one for HD DVD exclusive and one for denying that they will be HD-DVD only.
Kmart say youoooo! we are there, we exist. Kmart is there, we don't know nothing about HD but we want customers please.
Grrrr scuse for second post
I don't think the $98 dollar hd-dvd will do too much. First off, I wouldn't buy a $98 dollar player to accomidate my $3,000 tv. 2nd, those who waited this long to get a hd-dvd/blu-ray player because it's finally getting cheap probably don't have a HD Ready TV to play their new players on. Even if they buy this $98 dollar player, their standard def tv will not be able to show a difference between standard dvd picture quality to high def so it's still cheaper to go with a $40 dollar dvd player and cheap dvd's. That's just how I see it anyway.
I hope blu-ray wins though, I can't say I hate hd-dvd, they are sure driving the price for new technology. I love it when corporate have shoot outs like this because we, the consumers win. Best of all, we win because of their greed. It does not get any better then this. I don't know why so many people are fighting among each other.
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