Originally Posted by thebland
I don't think so, the average Walmart customer is below the income level of Joe 6 pack at Best Buy. To buy a HD DVD player, they would likely surmise the need of an expensive plasma ($1.5K or more)....and movies that cost $25 -$40 each! Moreover, the movies are likely unavailable for rental at the local Blockbuster (and not found in the $5.99 bin either)... I think the demographic is all wrong. ...$299 HD DVD players and $30 movies are going to collect cob webs at Walmart.
Wal-Mart already sells both Blu-ray and HD DVD movies, and has been for the past year.
Strangely enough, they've recently raised prices at the Wal-Mart near my place. That's one of the reasons I no longer buy hi-def movies there.
Originally Posted by theflux
I wonder how quickly it will come down in price.
Well, if it's $299 list, I suspect it might just be significantly less than that early on.
FWIW, the $399 Toshiba went to $299 in some places pretty damn quickly, even though some of the big retailers still sell it for $399.
Mind you, if Wal-Mart controls all these players, then they might just lock it at $249-299 until the other brands drop their prices.