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Old 04-20-07, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default Walmart orders 2 million $299 HD DVD players, in stores soon!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/20/t...er-on-the-way/

$299 Walmart HD DVD player, 2 million ordered for sale in WalMart stores. By XMAS, I wouldn't be suprised to see $199 players!
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Old 04-20-07, 09:48 AM   #2
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Awesome.
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WTF, Walmart?? bahahahaah I thought they still sold VHS decks only
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Dudes.. there is a correction. It seems they translated it wrong. It's not HD-DVD it's Blu-ray HD DVD.
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Old 04-20-07, 11:23 AM   #5
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Dudes.. there is a correction. It seems they translated it wrong. It's not HD-DVD it's Blu-ray HD DVD.
I just saw that...sad panda.
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Old 04-20-07, 11:33 AM   #6
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$299 standalone BD decks seem unlikely but we'll see.
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Dudes.. there is a correction. It seems they translated it wrong. It's not HD-DVD it's Blu-ray HD DVD.
The translation was actually blue laser HD DVD. This was specified because in China they have red laser high definition disc as a format, too. Nothing to do with "Blu-Ray" which would simply read as "Blu-Ray."

In addition the press release also talks about being able to press the discs on the same equipment as regular DVD, which is not possible with Blu-Ray.
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The translation was actually blue laser HD DVD. This was specified because in China they have red laser high definition disc as a format, too. Nothing to do with "Blu-Ray" which would simply read as "Blu-Ray."

In addition the press release also talks about being able to press the discs on the same equipment as regular DVD, which is not possible with Blu-Ray.
SWEET!!!! To bad the site that was linked initially hasn't cleared things up yet.
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haha we got walmart on our side, the BD camp is screwed
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It easier to identify which side it is, I searched HD-DVD members list here, TDK is not a member of HD-DVD group and then I searched Blu-ray members list here, TDK is listed as a member of Board of Directors for Blu-ray Disc Assocation.

It mean 2 million $299 cheap Blu-ray players for Wal-Mart.
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It easier to identify which side it is, I searched HD-DVD members list here, TDK is not a member of HD-DVD group and then I searched Blu-ray members list here, TDK is listed as a member of Board of Directors for Blu-ray Disc Assocation.

It mean 2 million $299 cheap Blu-ray players for Wal-Mart.
Thats solid proof that its Blu-Ray and not HD-DVD... it for some reason it ends up being HD-DVD then TDK jumped ship...
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