Wal-Mart's just made a statement claiming that they have no plans to carry the Venturer $199 HD DVD in stores this holiday season. This is probably the first time Wal-Mart's turned down a cheap, Chinese- made solution in preference to name brands like Toshiba, but they do still offer Venturer DVD players on walmart.com. We still believe that the sub-$200 Venturer will be the tipping point that gets HD DVD into many homes this Christmas, as long as they can deploy the stock in time for people to actually find them in stores. [Video Business]