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JB Hi-Fi backs Blu-ray at official Australian launch

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:31 pm

Gotta feel bad for the HD DVD fans in Australia.


More than twenty Australian companies, including retail giant JB Hi-Fi, have thrown their support behind Blu-ray at the high definition format's official launch in Sydney.

Entertainment retail chain JB Hi-Fi has come out in support of the new format, declaring it will only stock Blu-ray products and not those of the rival HD DVD format.

"Blu-ray is the only format that has the ability to tell the whole story, with the most comprehensive offering on the market. With seven of Hollywood’s leading studios accounting for the vast majority of 2006’s home video sales, among the 170 plus companies globally that support Blu-ray Disc, it makes sense that content will be king when it comes to Blu-ray," said JB Hi-Fi marketing director Scott Browning
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Postby PARACAPS on Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:52 am

I believe it's a ghastly mistake that JB will only stock one format. It's bad for consumers and it will effect there movie sales in the long run. Having both formats will give a wider choice and variety which is in the best interest for consumers but unfortunately JB Hi Fi don’t feel the same way.
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:54 am

Other Australian stores such as Harvey Norman, Good Guys, Dick Smith Electronics, Sanity/Virgin or general department stores such as Myer, Target, Kmart and others could still carry HD DVD products.

Here's my post on the subject:
http://wesleytech.com/blu-ray-takes-aus ... e-yet/134/
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