Blockbuster's Blu-ray Endorsement Having Major Impact on HD DVD Player Sales

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    Blockbuster's decision to support Blu-ray in all of its 1,450 stores is having a bigger impact than it seems. A tipster at an unnamed retailer tells us they've had more HD DVD player orders canceled over the last few days than they've seen over the entire life cycle. The kicker? All of them were canceled because of the Blockbuster announcement.



    Not only that, new sales of HD DVD players are nonexistent, with Blu-ray being the only things moving now.



    The more tech savvy of us rent our stuff on Netflix or Blockbuster Online (which is still supporting both formats for now), but this announcement—covered in many mainstream media sources—had a big impact on people who actually rent at Blockbuster.



    Any of you tipsters working at other retail outlets see something similar? Email us if you have. – Jason Chen
     
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    I'm so releived that Blu Ray is winning. It has the larger capacity which was the reason why I always stuck by it over HD DVD.
     
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    I hope BR does indeed win. I am not a Sony fan, but it is a superior format. Plus I'll probably get a PS3 eventually, so I will end up using that as my BR player until standalone prices drop to reasonable. I did the same with my PS2 and it worked out well.
     
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    I'll buy whichever get's the cheapest, the fastest.
     
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