For those of you like me, who may not be able to afford some of the more expensive Blu-Ray players, rejoice, as we now have the outlet we can turn to.
According to Blu-Ray.com, Walmart has announced that it will ‘allocate up to 50% more floor space for Blu-Ray players and movies in more than 1,200 stores across the US.’ With this expansion, the chain also plans on offering two new low-price players, the Magnavox MB500MG1F ($78) and the Philips BDP3020 (with BD-Live) for a low $97.
For those who may think that may be still a bit too expensive, the stores have now also begun a new trade-in program, that allows customers the option to trade in electronics for Walmart Visa cards.
I don’t know how many of you do, or do not shop at Walmart, but aside from their $5 DVD bin, I don’t go there too often. However, the idea of being able to get a rather cost effective Blu-Ray player is both enticing, and definitely must appreciated. I’ve been wanting to make the jump to the format for a while now, but being in college, my money definitely doesn’t stack up to justify purchasing one of the higher end players. However, if they are of respectable visual and audio quality, I think that this is a win-win for anyone who has yet to go HD.