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Is Best Buy IS next on the Blu-only list – UPDATE

Posted by lozenp on February 11, 2008

Update – It’s true, it’s all over the interwebs now.

If This report from Street Insider.com is true, it looks like Best Buy will be moving away from HD DVD starting in March.

Quoting Brian Dunn, Best Buy’s President and Chief Operating Officer, the article states that “Consumers have told us that they want us to help lead the way. We’ve listened to our customers, and we are responding. Best Buy will recommend Blu-ray as the preferred format.”

It goes on to say that: “Beginning in early March, the leading consumer electronics retailer will prominently showcase Blu-ray hardware and software products in its Best Buy retail and online channels in the United States.”

HD DVD software and equipment will still be available, but from the sounds of it you’ll find them next to the toaster ovens, blenders and other items no one really goes to Best Buy for.

Now not only will I not be able to rent HD DVDs, it’s going to be harder to buy them.

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