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Target will feature Blu-ray player, discs in store displays

LOS ANGELES (AP) Target Corporation will start selling a Sony Blu-ray high-definition DVD player during the critical holiday shopping period and feature the player along with Blu-ray discs in store displays.

The move deals a potential blow to the rival HD DVD format.

The companies will formally announce the move tomorrow. It's another step in resolving a format war that has kept confused consumers from rushing to buy new DVD players until they can determine which format will dominate the market.

Target said it will sell the Sony BDP-S300 for 499 dollars in October.

Target would not say why it decided to sell only Blu-ray players in stores.
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So it's basically Sony & Target vs. Toshiba & WalMart. Also note Target does sell HD DVDs, just not players apparently.
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post #2 of 33
Sont, Target, Blockbuster...

I didnt have a preference who wins, but BR is better technology that you dont see a difference for right now.
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post #3 of 33
Well Im not one for caring to much about formats aslong as they serve me well but it seems Sony is doing a very good job and it seems that Blu-ray is definately in the lead.
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So Target does not sell x-box 360's?
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So Target does not sell x-box 360's?
they do but xbox 630's don't came with an HDDVD drive, you have to buy it seperatly. all this is saying is that they are selling blu-ray movies, and not HD DVD movies.
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So Target does not sell x-box 360's?
Dont you mean the HD DVD format ?
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and big business continues to pull the strings behind the scenes. the only reason i really want Sony to lose is because they should know better after their BetaMax failure.
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I called the local target store and they do sell the upgrade hd dvd player for x-box 360. Original post said nothing about not selling hd dvd's.
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I think thats another reason for the slow down for HDVD and thats that there format wasnt supported out of the box by the 360. If it was I think people would have gotten HDDVD a little more.
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I am the guy who waits until the winning format is $30 for a player before I make any move.
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