Posted April 20 2007 - 09:53 AM
| Originally Posted by Shane Martin |
Except Wally World will rumored to be selling them at $299.
Walmart is pretty influential in terms of studio support since they tend to sell the most. I'll be curious to see if Wally World indeed changes their loyalty.
They can buy 2 million players but they need to sell them as well and educate the customer that BR discs won't play on them. Wal mart could in turn stop stocking Blu Ray all together to end the confusion.
I'm a bit worried about the whole ordeal because of how Walmart tends to dumb things down. This could result in a negative affect.
I actually see it more as a driving force for Uni-Players. I really don't see Fox and Disney shifting stances with the P2P problem left unchanged, even with Wallmart's leanings. Especially since Wallmart tried to push the studios to P&S in the early DVD years, and the studios, for the most part, ignored them.
2 million's a fairly substantial number, over 10x the current number of HD-DVD Players sold thus far. It's a very interesting change to things that could play out in a number of ways.