06.04.2008 12:00 AM
Wal-Mart, Amazon Go Into High Gear for Blu-ray
While Blu-ray Disc units and titles now demand more “shelf space” (both in retail stores and online) since the recent demise of HD DVD, two very different retailers are pushing Blu-ray products this month, although the bottom line remains that most HD disc players cost several times more than standard DVD progressive-scan units.

As of June 4, Amazon.com was offering a Samsung Blu-ray player for $299, which is 25 percent below MSRP compared to similar players typically retailing closer to $399. The Amazon “come-on” includes free shipping, and no one knows for sure how long the deal (or the supply) will last.

Wal-Mart, for its part, soon plans to offer Blu-ray consumers a $100 gift certificate when purchasing a variety of players—including Sony’s BDP-S300 ($388) and the Magnavox NB500MG9 ($298). Other makers’ players also are expected to be included for a sale that runs June 8-14, according to Blu-ray.com.

The $100 gift card cannot be used to lower the price of the player, but may be used to buy Blu-ray titles, among other products, including some Blu-ray packaged content specially discounted to $15 for the one-week sale.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

Sue Sillitoe, White Noise PR /   Thursday 09:10 AM
Fairlight Unveils the Next Generation of Audio Post Production
Wall Street Communications /   Thursday 01:00 PM
NUGEN Audio AES Product Preview

 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology