Originally Posted by ninjanki
Can't u guys wait till CEDIA ends before comming to conclusions like that?
No need, when you're speculating.
This thread started with an unconfirmed rumor about when a BD player will or will not make to market
It didn't say it won't make it to market. It said Funai itself it won't be on the market any time soon. The guy reporting this is a hardware reviewer from DVD Times, not just some rabid fanboy troll.
and ended with the conclusion that Venturer will put 150 HD-DVD players on Walmart. Can't you guys stop going all over the place and focus each thread on it's freaking topic?????
The whole point of the Funai player is to compete against the a lower cost player like the Venturer. However Venturer has already
confirmed the MSRP is $199.99 to several sites, and has emailed some people at AVS to say it expects it to sell at $150. To say Venturer will sell at Wal-Mart is speculation, but not much of one, because Wal-Mart already sells Alco/Venturer products, including tons of its DVD players.
It's like connect the dots, except here, it's not terribly complicated.
Originally Posted by wewantflair
You would be incorrect. Walmart is the biggest electronics retailer. Best Buy is solidly #2. This was repeatedly frequently by corporate presentations when I worked there while in college.
So, just to confirm: You worked at Best Buy, and they said this? If so, I stand corrected.