[geeks] HD-DVD player for $99?
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Nov 1 20:04:06 CDT 2007
Dan Sikorski wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> Dan Sikorski wrote:
>>> If this story is accurate, and Blu-Ray doesn't come out with something
>>> close in price, this could be the beginning of the end of Blu-Ray.
>> Sounds like Wal-Mart is playing loss-leader again. Probably bought up a
>> huge lot of about-to-be-obsolete stock just to dump it at the lowest
>> price they could manage
> Probably true, but regardless of how it happens, between wal-mart and
> Sears, there will be a lot of sub-$200 HD-DVD players out there, which
> means a lot of people buying HD-DVD movies. This could give it a big
> advantage over Blu-Ray, and start to sway the movie houses to HD-DVD.
> Sony loses again.
I can't say I'd be sad to see Sony lose. But I hate to see the
technically superior format lose.
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