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I searched to see if anyone had said this before, because I know wal-marts around the country can have certain items well before others, and i didnt find any posts pertaining to it.


Anyway - I live in Arkansas (wal-mart HQ area) and I was looking at the electronics in the Rogers store and to my surprise, they had two different HDTVs on display. The first one was the 36" RCA MM36110 selling for $1592. The second was the 61" RCA P61310 selling for $3486.

The 36" was playing the "a bug's life" dvd and the 61" was sitting there with a directv "insert your access card" message.

I was at this walmart on friday night and they were not there, so they must have just arrived.


I think this is pretty good news, as wal-mart is the largest retailer in the country (world). I just hope they setup the 61" widescreen with some directv hd action so everyone can see how much HD rocks.


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That is interesting news. Up until now, Wal-Mart had never carried any DTV products, so this should be seen as a positive step in getting the masses exposed to DTV and HDTV.


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Yes Roger I agree.


"The 36" was playing the "a bug's life" dvd and the 61" was sitting there with a directv "insert your access card" message."
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Thats if they actually disply HDTV images.
 

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We have arrived (at least in Arkansas).



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Yes, this is good news for sure. The noted "Joe Sixpack" can now join us in digital splendor.


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great! the ******** can now see products they cant afford.


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great! the ******** can now see products they cant afford.

The '********' around here drive Ranger Rovers and Mercedes SUVs to Walmart.

 

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great! the ******** can now see products they cant afford.

Some people just still amase me with comments like this!


Having been to Rogers ,(service tech. for the movie theater out of Birmingham years ago), it seemed small but not the ******* type.


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i was just talking about wally world in general. it is a low class establishment where the lesser groomed and poorly mannered of America congregate to "hav fun in tha city".


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Great. Now many of them will be amazed at the quality of the burnt-in 'your access card' display.


If they are going to sell products like that, they need to have a staff which knows the in's and outs of HD-RPTVs, Agreed?

 

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Sean,


No. Why should mass merchandisers be any different than the electronics stores, like Best Buy & Circuit City, who's employees generally don't have a clue about HDTV.


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great! the ******** can now see products they cant afford.

Well, ******** or not, this may be the most important developement to HDTV in awhile. If the masses get exposed to HDTV, and buy them, prices will drop and demand for programming will be high. We will all win out in the end... Now if the people that work there can just get the sets hooked up right so everyone can see how much different HDTV really is.

 

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If the masses get exposed to HDTV, and buy them, prices will drop and demand for programming will be high. We will all win out in the end...
...and come to think of it, we may have found an ally in Walmart. Imagine if you will the effect on such a giant if all of those HDTVs that they've been selling (fast forwarding a year) become useless because certain industry forces obsolete them with a certain encryption scheme?



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(you're not seriously equating being low income with being lesser groomed and poorly mannered?!!!!)
i did not mean "low class" as in economic class. the term "low class" means you lack respect, grooming abilities, and manners.


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Which is the most accurate self-description you've made so far.


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Which is the most accurate self-description you've made so far.

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I think this is great news! They have a ton of stores all over. We being early adopters may have a few more bucks but we should not come across as snobs around this forum. We need people to put down that Winston and get a new TV!
 

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Attention Kmart shoppers, we have a blue light special on Pioneer Elite rear projection TV's on isle 6, just $3599 for the next 15 minutes, plus you'll get a free Billy Bass and a year's supply of pork rinds. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif



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You know, we can't have it both ways. This will either be an elite hobby for folks who have the knowledge and the money to make it work (which is what it is now), or a mass market phenomena which is plug and play for people who will never spend even a moment on a forum like this.


I vote for the latter. To the extent to which everyone becomes a consumer of HDTV, it will raise the general level of demand and understanding for programming, which will in turn further stimulate the market.


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