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Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD: Wal-Mart & Best Buy Hugely Discounting Xmas HD-DVD Players

Here’s another punch thrown in the ongoing Blu-ray vs HD-DVD format war. Tomorrow at 8 am, Wal-Mart is offering a “secret sale” of a Toshiba HD A2 HD-DVD player for a rock-bottom price of $98.87 (and $15 HD movies…) Best Buy fought back and dropped the price of its identical Toshiba player to $99.00. I hear it sold out online nationwide within five hours. As one tipster told me, “Cheap prices like this will crown the champ.” But Hollywoodstudios think they will anoint the king with their content.

Certainly consumers who’ve had no intention of dropping a dime for either format DVD player may reconsider now. Plus, more crazy HD-DVD discounts are coming later this holiday season. So I asked some studios in the Blu-ray camp what they think about this deep discounting. “The initial target for high-def discs are not consumers simply seeking the lowest price. After all, the whole appeal here has to do with quality of image,” an insider told me. “We’re talking about people who’ve already spent several thousand dollars on an HD flat screen TV and high-end sound system. So if you spend that much and want to upgrade to a high-def disc experience, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to jump on the cheapest player out there.” The Blu-ray camp also questions whether selling at a loss is an HD-DVD “desperate measure” in recognition of the power of the competition which still has the advantage in terms of studios, players, titles and storage capacity. “This seems to be little more than a one-off stunt (and one which has not precipitated much in the way of media coverage thus far). Maybe their next move will be an Abbie Hoffman-esque ‘Steal this HD-DVD player’.”

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Mar 12th, 2005 3:42 am
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Mar 12th, 2005 3:42 am

[Walmart] WALMART: dvd player $45

hello guys,

i bought this Diamond Vision dvd player at Walmart in Surrey, BC and it seems to be a good deal. Features includes: DVD+-R/RW, VCD, CR-R/RW, HDCD, JPEG & MP3, Prog. Scan, Coaxial output for Dolby and DTS, S-Video out and Component Video Out. Comes in either black or silver. I got it for $44.95 plus tax. Model # DVDV803-04.

I'm just wondering if there's a region-free hack or a macro-vision hack for this player?

Thanks.

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Mar 12th, 2005 5:44 am
alexkidd
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Mar 12th, 2005 5:44 am

Walmart always has DVD players for this cheap so I dont see even a warm deal here. If you want DVD tips go to videohelp.com next time.
Mar 12th, 2005 7:14 am
hellokitty70
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Mar 12th, 2005 7:14 am

I bought 2 DVD from Walmart before, both stop working after 6-12 months. I was able to return them but I don't think this is a good deal.
Mar 12th, 2005 8:08 am
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Mar 12th, 2005 8:08 am

Definately keep your receipt as their is a good chance you will be needing to return it later.

It's definately a low-end DVD player ( as one could assume at that price ).

I find it odd that when my DVD player is off, the red light is on ,, however when its on, the red light goes off. One would think the light would come on when its powered up.

This is quality Korean manufacturing!
Mar 12th, 2005 11:12 am
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Mar 12th, 2005 11:12 am

spinbot wrote:I find it odd that when my DVD player is off, the red light is on ,, however when its on, the red light goes off. One would think the light would come on when its powered up.
My mid range Panasonic, Technics, and JVC amps, cds, vcrs all do the same thing.... red light goes off when powerd on.
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Mar 12th, 2005 12:22 pm
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Mar 12th, 2005 12:43 pm
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Mar 12th, 2005 12:43 pm

spinbot wrote:I find it odd that when my DVD player is off, the red light is on ,, however when its on, the red light goes off. One would think the light would come on when its powered up.
GreenWeenie wrote:My mid range Panasonic, Technics, and JVC amps, cds, vcrs all do the same thing.... red light goes off when powerd on.
The red light indicates that the unit is on standby. This is fairly typical.
Mar 12th, 2005 4:56 pm
eap_44[OP]
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Mar 12th, 2005 4:56 pm

actually i'm only going to use this to play my burned dvds and those asian copied dvd. the picture quality is great. :lol:
Mar 12th, 2005 5:31 pm
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Mar 12th, 2005 5:31 pm

hellokitty70 wrote:I bought 2 DVD from Walmart before, both stop working after 6-12 months. I was able to return them but I don't think this is a good deal.
How do you able to return it after used for several months, can you give us some detail?
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Mar 12th, 2005 5:32 pm
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Mar 12th, 2005 11:46 pm
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Mar 12th, 2005 11:46 pm

i actually bought 2 dvd player at walmart... the Regent and this Diamond Vision to compare them. I played my VCD and the Regent has pixelation (freezing blocks) at the middle of the movie while Diamond is so stable all throughout the movie (VCD).

I returned the Regent a while ago and kept the Diamond Vision.

The lady at the cashier said the dvd player has a warranty for 1 year for as long as you keep the receipt. :lol:
Mar 13th, 2005 1:05 am
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Mar 13th, 2005 1:05 am

old_old_7 wrote:How do you able to return it after used for several months, can you give us some detail?
typical walmart policy..they're known not to give returns a hardtime..some CSR's dont even request a reciept...

typically its 3months but i've read on the fourms people have witnessed clothing being returned a year later...
Mar 13th, 2005 2:55 am
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Mar 13th, 2005 2:55 am

runamuck wrote:typical walmart policy..they're known not to give returns a hardtime..some CSR's dont even request a reciept...

typically its 3months but i've read on the fourms people have witnessed clothing being returned a year later...
Wow, better keep my reciept then!
Mar 14th, 2005 9:58 pm
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Mar 14th, 2005 9:58 pm

well since they don't states that how many days for return so I guess u can return it anytime..as long as u have the patient to augure with them.
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Wal-Mart Says No Deal on Cheap HD DVD Players

Both Wal-Mart and a Chinese manufacturer want to make it clear this week that no deal has been inked to ship up to 2 million relatively inexpensive HD DVD players to the world's largest retail chain, despite persistent rumors on the Internet that it was a done deal. At the same time, Wal-Mart appears to have not ruled out such an arrangement sometime later this year and suggests if consumers do choose one format over the other, it could happen by the end of 2007.

Fuh Yuan, a Chinese manufacturer, said in April it had received an order for a couple of million low-priced HD DVD players from the big-box store chain, leading to idle speculation that perhaps Wal-Mart had decided to side with that HD disc format over Blu-ray Disc, which is a bit more complicated to mass-produce and typically comes with somewhat higher price points. But the Chinese firm has placed a message on its Web site apologizing for jumping the gun on a potential deal that had not been made.

In part, the statement read: "We are sorry to correct the statement that we have [a] 2 million HD DVD players order from Wal-Mart and manufactured by China Great Wall Group. The actuality is that we had not received [it] yet. We are asked to provide the schedule to Wal-Mart and cost to determine the quantity even more than 2 million, if the cost is good enough and timing is correct. So the capacity is under consideration. Any qualified manufactured base group will be welcome."

Currently, the retailer is offering both HD DVD and Blu-ray players and titles at most of its North American outlets. In a statement given to Video Business, Wal-Mart said, in part:

"...As with all new technologies, we are committed to providing the best value on products that customers choose as most relevant to them. With new industry developments, we will make shifts in our selections as customer preferences evolve and they vote with their purchase. We expect that as prices decrease and new elements are added in the coming months, that consumers will choose which format will dominate, and that could happen by the end of this year."

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Wal-Mart picks Blu-ray in HD DVD disaster

By Franklin Paul

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday abandoned the flailing HD DVD format, potentially ending a war over next-generation DVDs as it joined Best Buy and Netflix in supporting rival Blu-ray technology.

The format war between Toshiba Corp-backed HD DVD and Sony Corp’s Blu-ray, often compared to the Betamax-VHS battle in the 1980s, has slowed the development of what is expected to be a multibillion dollar high-definition DVD industry.

It also has been a thorn in the side of retailers, which have had to commit shelf space to devices from both camps even as they field complaints from customers frustrated that some films come out in HD DVD while others are released in Blu-ray.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, announced the move as a phase-out at 4,000 U.S. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores by June, saying it was responding to consumer preference.

Wal-mart’s on-staff movie and gaming blogger put the future of HD DVD in stark terms.

“So ... if you bought the HD player like me, I’d retire it to the bedroom, kid’s playroom, or give it to your parents to play their John Wayne standard def movies, and make space for a BD (Blu-ray disc) player for your awesome Hi Def experience,” Wal-Mart blogger Susan Chronister wrote in a posting.

Consumer electronics chain Best Buy Co Inc and online video rental company Netflix Inc defected to the Blu-ray camp earlier in the week.

Next-generation DVDs and players, boasting better picture quality and more capacity, were expected to help revive the $24 billion global home DVD market. But Hollywood studios had initially split their alliances between the two camps, meaning only certain films would play on a consumer’s DVD machine.

The balance of power, however, tipped toward the Sony camp in January after Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros studio said it would only release high-definition DVDs in Blu-ray format. With that, studios behind some three-quarters of DVDs are backing Blu-ray, although some release in both formats.

Toshiba responded by slashing prices of HD DVD players, but Wal-Mart’s move cast doubt on the success of that strategy.

“Where are you going to sell the cheaper high-def format if not at Wal-Mart?” said Stephanie Prange, editor in chief at Home Media Magazine, who in January had cautioned against declaring Blu-ray the winner.

“The dominoes are falling pretty quickly .... I think it’s over,” she said, tallying up previous wins for Blu-ray at Target Corp and Blockbuster Inc as well.

Blu-ray also has support from News Corp’s 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Sony’s PlayStation 3 game console can also play Blu-ray films.

To be sure, Toshiba has secured agreements with studios including NBC Universal’s Universal Pictures, Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

Microsoft Corp’s Xbox 360 also currently works only with HD DVD. However, Microsoft said in January it could consider supporting Blu-ray technology at consumers’ behest.

Blu-ray said the Wal-Mart move showed its format had emerged the winner.

Toshiba could not be reached to comment on Wal-Mart’s move, while earlier on Friday, the Hollywood Reporter quoted unidentified industry sources as saying Toshiba was widely expected to pull the plug on HD DVD in the coming weeks.

Toshiba spokeswoman Junko Furuta said none of what was reported in the magazine had been decided. “We cannot comment on speculation,” she said.

Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka in Tokyo and Peter Henderson in Los Angeles; editing by Phil Berlowitz, Gerald E. McCormick, Richard Chang

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