Wal-Mart Makes the Push for $299 HD DVD Machines

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Rumor on the interwebs has it that Wal-Mart is about to bring HD DVD to the masses. The retail giant we all love to hate just bought 2 million HD DVD units from Taiwanese electronics corp Fuh Yuan, who along with TDK recently built a massive factory to handle HD DVD cores.

What does Wal-Mart have in store for us? Well, people are speculating that with this many HD DVD players in their hands, Wal-Mart is gonna sell them to consumers at a hefty discount, specifically $300 each. Sadly, this probably won't put an end to the format wars, but it'll definitely come as a blow to the Blu-ray camp, especially since their cheapest machine is nowhere near $300. You can expect to see Wal-Mart's players sometime in 2008.

Fuh Yuan Will Make Two Million HD DVD Players for Wal-Mart [AVS Forums]

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The format walmart picks is the format that will win. It's sad, but true.

But this doesn't mean they are "picking" one format.