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Wal-Mart selling $78 Blu-ray player on Black Friday, other great deals

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Nov 2009 14:56 User comments (9)

Wal-Mart selling $78 Blu-ray player on Black Friday, other great deals Wal-Mart has unveiled that it will sell a $78 Magnavox Blu-ray player on Black Friday, the cheapest retail price for a BD player this year, undercutting Meijer’s $89 Sylvania Black Friday promotion.
Notably however, neither the Magnavox or the Sylvania models are BD-Live compliant, and will lack Web features such as Netflix-streaming, which is available via Best Buy's $99 Insignia model, which should be the best deal available if the $20 higher price tag is not a deal breaker.

Wal-Mart will also have $9.99 Blu-ray titles such as The Dark Knight, Wanted, Fast and Furious and all the Harry Potter films. For those who have not moved to HD, standard DVDs will be on sale for $1.99 including movies such as Casino Royale, Hellboy II, I Am Legend, Blood Diamond, Underworld and Spaceballs.

For new releases, Star Trek and G.I. Joe will sell for $8.99, extremely cheap for movies that were released in the last month.

On the gaming front, the company is offering a $299 PS3 bundle that also includes the new games Batman Arkham Asylum and Infamous, as well as Dark Knight on Blu-ray.

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9 user comments

122.11.2009 19:50

What the article fails to mention is that sure they will have a $80 BluRay player. But they will only have like 5 of them. Quantities are extremely limited so I wouldnt waste my time. Besides if you want a BluRay player just buy a PS3 it does everything.

222.11.2009 22:51

Also, by buying at walmart, you undermine the already crumbling economy.

samshizze - I love my PS3, but if someone just wants bluray, then they can get a basic unit for $100...that's just 1/3 the price of a ps3.

323.11.2009 14:02

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Also, by buying at walmart, you undermine the already crumbling economy.

samshizze - I love my PS3, but if someone just wants bluray, then they can get a basic unit for $100...that's just 1/3 the price of a ps3.
Undermine the economy? Don't blame Wal-Mart, blame us for letting everything ship overseas. How many of those DTV converter boxes were made in the USA? And how much money did our government pour into that conversion?

Back to the subject, I had this Magnavox player (then $100) and took it back after a few weeks for a Samsung player. Sound and picture was gorgeous, but slow load times, no firmware updates, and the competitor's ability for internet content (BD Live, Netflix, YouTube) made it worth trading the Mag for Samsung.
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423.11.2009 17:48

Remember the HD-DVD vs BluRay competition. HD-DVD was having a $99 black friday sale "this will be the end of the war, HD-DVD will reach mass adoption." Oh well, good deal but low quality product. Spend a little more and get a good BluRay player.

523.11.2009 23:38

Originally posted by glassd:
Remember the HD-DVD vs BluRay competition. HD-DVD was having a $99 black friday sale "this will be the end of the war, HD-DVD will reach mass adoption." Oh well, good deal but low quality product. Spend a little more and get a good BluRay player.
While quality is better on bluray, the tipping point was the PS3, not some 1-day-only store special.

724.11.2009 7:55

I think the tipping point for Blu ray was the Porn industry's selection of Blu Ray!

824.11.2009 8:19

Quote:
Originally posted by glassd:
Remember the HD-DVD vs BluRay competition. HD-DVD was having a $99 black friday sale "this will be the end of the war, HD-DVD will reach mass adoption." Oh well, good deal but low quality product. Spend a little more and get a good BluRay player.
While quality is better on bluray, the tipping point was the PS3, not some 1-day-only store special.
I know. Just odd that at that time, some thought (wished) that $99 players would change the world. No logic involved.

927.11.2009 13:18

For today only 11/27/2009 on Dell's website, the Sony Blu-Ray s360 is on sale for 109.99 plus tax.

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