Worse than anything else this week, perhaps worse than any news since Warner Bros. dropped HD-DVD just prior to CES ... the world's largest retailer has announced it is dropping HD-DVD.
Enough about my family and on to the Wal-Mart plans… by June Wal-Mart will only be carrying BluRay movies and hardware machines, and of course standard def movies, DVD players, and up convert players. Not sure of the short term pricing plans, but history tells us that as more people move to a new technology prices typically go down.
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 player for your awesome Hi Def experience.
Once again, as we've said previously, Blu-ray's won this war, but will likely lose to VOD too fast for much gloating to occur.