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Old 04-26-07, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Wal-Mart Shoots Down Cheap HD DVD Rumor

For those who were looking for a cheap way around getting on jumping on the HD DVD Camp:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2122715,00.asp

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Wal-Mart denied rumors that it had placed a substantial order with a Taiwan supplier for ultra-cheap HD DVD players that could swing the format wars in that direction.

A spokesperson for the company said Thursday that reported leak concerning Taiwan-based consumer electronics manufacturer, Fuh Yuan, partnering with TDK in China to manufacture the $250-299 players, had no merit. The report first appeared in AVS Forums, and was picked up by other Web sites.
"The article… was full of inaccuracies and we had no participation in it," the spokesman said in an e-mail to PC Magazine. "Most of the facts, including the purchase, were untrue," she added. "Not sure how it originated."
When asked to comment specifically on a statement appearing on Fuh Yuan's site, which implies the retailer is at least interested in ordering the players, the spokesperson said she could not comment on or disclose Wal-Mart's internal business with suppliers and our orders. However, the supplier said that no deal was imminent.
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While Wal-Mart denied that any orders had been placed, the company did say that it plans to sell both Blu-ray and HD-DVD components in its stores and online, at least until a definitive winner in the format war is declared.
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Old 04-26-07, 11:41 PM   #2
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Hmm, I guess we'll have to wait and see how it turns out.
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Old 04-27-07, 12:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wal-Mart Shoots Down Cheap HD DVD Rumor

Not surprised to heard that, it appeared Wal-Mart $299 HD-DVD rumour was made up by jealous HD-DVD supporters attempted to derailed Blu-ray sales.
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Yeah that must have been it.
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Old 04-27-07, 07:21 AM   #5
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Hmm...

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When asked to comment specifically on a statement appearing on Fuh Yuan's site, which implies the retailer is at least interested in ordering the players, the spokesperson said she could not comment on or disclose Wal-Mart's internal business with suppliers and our orders
Weird.

So, their business got leaked before THEY were ready to tell the public and now PR is in there trying to clean things up. This must be the first time in history this has ever happened.
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