Walmart Expanding Blu-ray Selection, Sub $100 Players

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.

Source: Blu-Ray.com

4 Comments

  • I refuse on principle to shop at Walmart but I'm also at a place in life where I can afford to make that conscientious decision. If it pressures the overall marketplace down in regards to DVD/Bluray prices, well, I guess I'm fine with that. And please let me know if you ever see any Criterion titles in that $5 bin!

  • Hahaha, if I find Criterion titles in the 5 buck bin, you'll be the first to know. Other than the occasional grocery that I get when in a bind to find something quick, I try to avoid Wal-Mart as well. However, I would definitely pick up one of these players, if the video and audio quality are worth while.

  • I refuse on principle to shop at Walmart but I'm also at a place in life where I can afford to make that conscientious decision. If it pressures the overall marketplace down in regards to DVD/Bluray prices, well, I guess I'm fine with that. And please let me know if you ever see any Criterion titles in that $5 bin!

  • Hahaha, if I find Criterion titles in the 5 buck bin, you'll be the first to know. Other than the occasional grocery that I get when in a bind to find something quick, I try to avoid Wal-Mart as well. However, I would definitely pick up one of these players, if the video and audio quality are worth while.

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