Wal-Mart to ditch HD DVD

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Let’s hope the widespread rumors about Toshiba’s plan to kill HD DVD are true. If not, it might as well prepare for its hara-kiri as soon as possible. It’s because the country’s largest retailer Wal-Mart has announced its allegiance to Blu-ray.

Poor Toshiba, only DreamWorks remains as a major studio loyal to HD DVD. Recently, Best Buy and online video renters Netflix also betrayed the weakened DVD format.

In the next 30 days, the Wal-Mart’s online business and its 4,000 brick-and-mortar Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores will exclusively carry Blu-ray players and movies. Moreover, the retail giant will retain the standard definition DVD players and movies in its inventory.

Just in case you’re still a loyal supporter of beat-up HD DVD, Wal-Mart will continue to sell the remaining items. Though I’m sure most of you will not be interested to buy it even at discounted rate.

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