Wal-Mart to HD-DVD: go to your room!

February 15, 2008

As rejections go, this one borders on the deranged.

Not only has the biggest retailer on Earth drop-kicked the HD-DVD format by deciding to stop selling its movies or players, Wal-Mart blogger Susan Chronister, a buyer in the movies category at the retailer, tells shoppers just what to do with those soon-to-be relics.

From Wal-Mart’s blog:

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. I am probably going to surprise my husband with BluRay player for Father’s Day, so please don’t tell him!

John Wayne movies in standard def!! We’d personally hang on to them for a future (20 years, perhaps) payout on eBay.

In case you weren’t sure if Toshiba still had a prayer for its format after Warner Bros, Netflix and Best Buy dumped the format, today’s news might clear things up.

HD-DVD, meet the MiniDisc.

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